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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FREEEE Cookie at Subway


Get a free cookie with any purchase.  Today is the last day of Febru-ANY, so get a footlong sub of your choice plus the cookie for only $5.  NO coupon needed!!

Caribou Coffee BOGO

Go here to print your coupon for Caribou Coffee's Leap Day BOGO!  Buy one get one free on February 29 only:)  Seems lucky that I am making a trip to Children's Hospital today so I can take advantage of this... Mequon or Mayfair here I come!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Partylite-- Half Price Votives!


Are you ready for Leap Day??  Be prepared for a major onslaught of One Day Only type sales as retailers attempt to score a piece of the excitement for adding an additional day to our calendar.

The first message in my inbox was from Partylite, manufacturer of my favorite candles in the world.  The burn longer, smell better, and have a bunch of fragrance and color options available.  So, to celebrate February 29, 2012 consider contacting your consultant to choose twelve votives for the price of six!  If you do not have a consultant contact me via email at centsablesavings@hotmail.com and I can hook you up with a good one:)

Free Flips Flops at Victoria's Secret


Head over to www.pinknation.com to sign up (or sign in) and print your coupon for free flip flops with an pink purchase.  While you are choosing something from the Pink line to receive your flip flops, I recommend checking the clearance and fragrance items to get the most bang for your buck.  Good luck!!

Free Pancakes at I Hop



Today is free pancake day at IHOP!  No purchase necessary, no coupon needed, and happening at any IHOP.  The down side is that the free pancakes are the plain ones, my favorite Cinn-A-Stack is not included:(  See www.ihop.com for more details and to find locations.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Free Fragrance Mist at Bath & Body Works

Go HERE to print your coupon for a free fragrance mist at Bath & Body Works.  A $10 purchase is required, but to justify it (if you need to) the value of the mist itself is $14.  Personally, I love the mist as it is more like a perfume formula than the splash. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Walgreens $16 12x12 Canvas!

All this week, Walgreens has been offering daily deals in thier Seven Days of Deals promotion, happening through Saturday.  So far the deals haven't really been all that smashing, until today!!  Go to Walgreens Photo to snag a 12x12 Canvas Print for only $20.  Additional Coupon codes make this deal even sweeter!  Just add the canvas print to your cart, and at checkout enter code FREEAT20 for free shipping on a $20 order, and then enter code GIFTWEEK for 20% off of your order.  BOTH codes are able to be used on one order, making your total $16 before tax.  I love this deal!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chili's Kids Eat Free Today!!

Go here to print your coupon for kids 12 and under to eat free at Chili's!  With this coupon, you must purchase ONE adult entree to receive up to TWO kids meals free.  The free meals are for kids 12 and younger, if you are simply young at heart you are out of luck:(  This offer is valid for 2/21 and 2/22 only so hurry in!

FREE Photos At Target


I've got a lot of pictures to print so I am on the lookout for some good photo deals lately.  I like free, so I am happy to find Target's photo deal this week.

4x6 Basic Photo Prints are on sale at Target this week for only .10 each.  Check out the Target website (click the "Coupons" icon) to get a coupon to pair with this sale for $1 off with the purchase of ten prints, making the prints free!  Don't forget to hit your "Back" button when printing the coupon to get two copies.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Michael's 50% Off Plus More!

Michael's has some great savings available this week!  Go HERE to print your coupons, one is for 50% off good today only.  Others include 20% off your purchase and 40% off of one item. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lego Store in Milwaukee


I'm always happy to hear about a new shopping experience, and the Lego lover in me is really excited about this one.  "Lego" will be opening thier first store in Wisconsin, right here in our area at Mayfair Mall.  It is scheduled to open in May and will be located between Gymboree and Starbucks on the second level.  The store is rumored to offer a Pick-a-Brick wall, fun lego facts, and over two million legos in the store at one time. WOW!  My son has already opened his piggy bank in preparation for a Grand Opening Event.

I've been to Lego in Illinois and I know from experience how fun the pick a brick wall is.  It is set up like the grocery store candy bins with legos set up by color, shape and size.  This display is easy to shop and is the perfect place to find that "one" missing piece from your little one's set at home.  Some Illinois stores also offer Build-a-Figure sections where you can customize your own lego people right down to special hair color and syles.

50% Off at Dairy Queen

Rumor has it they're doing it again!  If you are spending time in West Bend this weekend and need to eat out, you may want to check out Dairy Queen.  Two weeks ago they had all of thier menu items on sale for 50% off, and I heard this Saturday they are doing it again.  The sale applies to ala carte items ( no combos including kids meals) and special order cakes.

Pantone Color Report


Pantone has released the Fall 2012 colors.  A little early you think??  The fashion world is two steps ahead and this is what will be happening when summer is long gone.  How does this save money you ask?? 

You can still be fashionable, and frugal.  Think of these colors when you are hitting the clearance racks this spring and summer.  You may be able to score a nice classic piece NOW to pair with something more trendy from this fall, saving you money for an on point wardrobe next winter.

Find out more about the 2012 colors here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hasbro Fun & Game Event

WOW!!  I was up early this morning (for once) so I had my morning coffee and Facebook, only to find a link to the Hasbro Annual Fun and Games Event.  Click the link to sign yourself up for access to "Over $125 in coupons" and access to a daily deal.  Todays deal was Buy One Get One Free My Little Ponies, which my daughter LOVES!!  I scored two for $5.27, shipped!!  (The Daily Deal ships FREE!)
I know that the deal codes for the ponies are gone for the day, but I recommend getting your account set up to be ready for a deal that you may be interested in!!  AND.... enjoy the coupons!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Homemade Marshmallows??

marshmallow, toasting 
 
I found this recipe at Smitten Kitchen and I am posting to my blog to share with you AND so I don't loose it.  A couple weeks ago I anti'd up and bought a Kitchen Aid Professional 600 to replace the one I had.  Last week, I used it for the first time.  What did I make??  Two pouches of Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix.  That's like committing "Professional mixer Abuse" in my eyes, so I find myself wanting to be redeemed after said violation.  I think that this is the perfect recipe to try, especially as a fellow blogger recommended using a Kitchen Aid to make life easier while mixing this concoction.  Stay tuned, I am hoping to post photos of my first attempt soon, successful or not!!
 
 
Springy, Fluffy Marshmallows
Adapted from Gourmet, December 1998
These homemade marshmallows are not only easy to make, they set as perfectly as promised: puffed and lightweight, bouncing off one another as I tossed them in the container. Even better, they toasted like a campfire charm speared on the end of a skewer, and s’mooshed between two graham crackers with a square of chocolate.
Makes about 96 1-inch cubed marshmallows
About 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 1/2 envelopes (2 tablespoons plus 2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water, divided
2 cups granulated sugar (cane sugar worked just fine)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites or reconstituted powdered egg whites
1 tablespoon vanilla (alternately: 1/2 of a scraped vanilla bean, 2 teaspoons almond or mint extract or maybe even some food coloring for tinting)
Oil bottom and sides of a 13- by 9- by 2-inch rectangular metal baking pan and dust bottom and sides with some confectioners’ sugar.
In bowl of a standing electric mixer or in a large bowl sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold cold water, and let stand to soften.
In a 3-quart heavy saucepan cook granulated sugar, corn syrup, second 1/2 cup of cold water, and salt over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to moderate and boil mixture, without stirring, until a candy or digital thermometer registers 240°F, about 12 minutes. Remove pan from heat and pour sugar mixture over gelatin mixture, stirring until gelatin is dissolved.
With standing or a hand-held electric mixer beat mixture on high speed until white, thick, and nearly tripled in volume, about six minutes if using standing mixer or about 10 minutes if using hand-held mixer. (Some reviewers felt this took even longer with a hand mixer, but still eventually whipped up nicely.)
In separate medium bowl with cleaned beaters beat egg whites (or reconstituted powdered whites) until they just hold stiff peaks. Beat whites and vanilla (or your choice of flavoring) into sugar mixture until just combined. Pour mixture into baking pan and don’t fret if you don’t get it all out (learning from my mess of a first round). Sift 1/4 cup confectioners sugar evenly over top. Chill marshmallow, uncovered, until firm, at least three hours, and up to one day.
Run a thin knife around edges of pan and invert pan onto a large cutting board. Lifting up one corner of inverted pan, with fingers loosen marshmallow and ease onto cutting board. With a large knife trim edges of marshmallow and cut marshmallow into roughly one-inch cubes. (An oiled pizza cutter works well here too.) Sift remaining confectioners’ sugar back into your now-empty baking pan, and roll the marshmallows through it, on all six sides, before shaking off the excess and packing them away.
Do ahead: Marshmallows keep in an airtight container at cool room temperature 1 week

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