Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Any pet lovers out there?

Get samples for your furry friend here:


Here are a few great new deals from Staples!  Right now there are several coupons available on specific products at Staples, which will make for some great deals on office supplies through 7/2/11 at Staples:

You can also save 15% on any one purchase with this coupon through 7/2/11.  And don’t forget to check your emails for a $5 off coupon from Staples as well!

Free Carefree Sample & Coupon


If you love pizza and just can't get enough, then print this coupon, good for a Buy One, Get One Free Pizza at Uno Chicago Grill. 

The Uno Pizza Coupon
 BOGO is valid now through July 31.


 Hurry over here and you can get a FREE 1 year subscription to ESPN Magazine!!


If you weren’t able to snag a Pantene coupon yesterday, then here’s your chance! Head on over to the Pantene Facebook page, “like” them, and click on the Pantene Coupon Giveaway tab to snag a FREE product coupon good for one Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner up to 12.6 oz. (up to $4.99 value!).
* Available for US residents only. Must be over 18 years old to participate. Limit one coupon per household while supplies last. Coupon will be received by mail 4-6 weeks from submission. Coupon expires September 30, 2011.

Thanks, Hip2Save


Yay! Bath & Body Works just released a new coupon: Save $10 on ANY purchase of $30 or more! This coupon is valid thru July 5th. Pair this coupon with all the in-store promotions and sales they have available and you’re bound to score some sweet deals!

Tuesday Daily Deals for San Diego

Today's Save: $25 for $50 worth of personalized stationary, gift cards, calendars, photo cards, and SO much more at ErinCondren.com

$12 for $25 of Burgers, Fries & More at The Weevil Burger

Apertivo Italian Tapas & Wine Bar
Half off Savory Small Plates & International Wines

Malo Lava Massage
Up to 64% off Massages in Mission Valley

Adventure Water Sports
Two- ($40) or Three-Hour ($60) Intro to Water Sports for Kids

The Village Hat Shop – Hillcrest
$15 for $30 Worth of Hats


Wow!  Head on over to the Shout Facebook page and “like” them to request a Free sample of Shout Wipe & Go wipes!

Amazon: Free $2 MP3 credit = FREE MUSIC

Wow!  Head on over here and enter the code CLOUDMP3 and then sign into your Amazon account to score a FREE $2 credit valid for any MP3 purchase in the Amazon MP3 store, valid through June 30th!  Be sure to check out the Bestsellers in MP3 page for a list of popular songs under $1.29 each, as you should be able to score a few free songs with this credit!

(Thanks, Freebie Shark!)


Don’t let the title scare you. 
I’m a newbie to freezer cooking and can’t hold a candle to people with these results!

But I’ve been intrigued by the idea for some time so decided to give it a whirl “in moderation.”

I imagine if you are a single person you may have stopped reading at this point, assuming there is nothing here that will apply to you. Well let me tell you, YOU ARE WRONG.

Here are the excuses reasons I hear over and over again about why cooking at home is not desirable from my single friends:
  • I’m just one person, so much goes to waste
  • I don’t like eating the same food over and over again
  • I don’t like eating alone
  • It’s just as cheap to eat out
  • The work isn’t worth the time/mess

I hear ya! But I actually think freezer cooking can actually address most of these issues and save you money in the process.

Here are just a few basic tips for starting freezer cooking:

      1. Pick 1-2 recipes

I generally base my recipes on food that’s been on sale. Recently Smart & Final had Jenni-O Turkey for 2/$5. This is the cheapest I’ve seen it in San Diego. I bought 4 lbs.

2. Buy all the supplies

I decided I would make a batch of sloppy jo and some taco meat, so I made sure to have all the ingredients for both recipes on hand.

3. Choose one chunk of time to do all the cooking

On a Sunday night while Gary (the Hubs) was watching basketball I enjoyed whipping up some meals in about 30 minutes. I made 1 lb. of taco meat and 1 lb. of sloppy jo. I put ½ of each in the fridge for meals this week and the other ½ in freezer containers for some other time.

4. Assess your results

Not only did we have two dinners and leftovers already prepared this week, I have another two dinners and leftovers for a week when I don’t feel like cooking or we’re short on time. It took me 30 minutes to prepare 4 meals for 2 people. If I’d prepared these meals individually at different times it would have taken me an hour.

Obviously these results are specific to our family (a family of 2 adults only). But I think the same principles can be applied whether you are single or a family of 10.

So how about it? Who’s willing to give it a try? Just once? Leave a comment below if you are willing to try freezer cooking and I’ll send you one of my favorite freezer cooking recipes.

Do you have a freezer cooking recipe you'd like to share? Link up below!