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Hi, I am from Oregon, OH also known as Oregon on the Bay, I work full time as an RN with hope to semi retire and write books on saving money. I am married to Jeff for 25 years and have 3 beautiful daughters, Jessica 25, Kara 23 and Kristie 16. My main goal is to be debt free!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Yankee Candle BOGO Large Candle or Tumbler Free

Go Here to nab your great BOGO large jar candle or tumbler free. Hurry expires Oct 3rd!

Wow Restaurant.com Gift Certificates for $1: Today Only

Can you believe this? Coupons.com has teamed up with Restaurant.com to offer the $25 gift certificates for $1 Today Only! Go Here to get this great deal.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Free Sample of Aleve

Free sample of Aleve from Sam's Club. You do not have to be a member to get this sample. Go Here to get your free sample. Thanks Common Sense With Money

Who Wants to Win Biscuits?

I Do! Go visit my friend Frances Here to try to win her great Pillsbury Give-away. I'm just dissappointed I can't enter everyday!

2 Great New Restaurant Coupons

Go Here to get $5 off $15 at TGIFriday's.Valid till Oct 9th.

Then go Here to get $10 off a $20 purchase at Smokey Bones, valid till Oct 9th.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Swagcode Alert

Check your toolbar, there's a code on the loose. I believe this one lasts till 3am EST! Worth 7 bucks.
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New Scrubbing Bubbles Coupons

New Scrubbing Bubbles coupons. Go Here to get yours.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Free Wrinkle Relief Eye Cream

Go Here to score a free sample of Wei East wrinkle relief eye cream. Thanks Hip2Save

Make an Impact and Receive a Free Gift

In honor of the strong peer-to-peer connection our consumers have with one another, ALL YOU has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to help raise money for women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. If you able able to donate please go Here . Give what you can to help make an impact for those who need it most.  Anyone who can donate $15 or more will receive a Free copy of our Fashion and Beauty issue.

Please consider making a donation, my own mother-in-law passed away from breast cancer.

Disclaimer: Please note I will receive the free gift from All You for helping to spread the word about the promotion with or without a donation.

Free John Frieda Root Awakening Product

Go Here to snag your Facebook freebie! It's a great one, get a full size John Frieda Root Awakening product redeemable at Ulta. My daughter Jessie will love this. Thanks Swaggrabber

Free Cookie on Oct 1st From Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies is celebrating National Cookie month ob Fridat Oct 1st. Pick up your free cookie anytime between 10am and 2pm. To find out more info go Here . If you are local there is one at Westfield Mall in the food court.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

House of Meats $2 off Stuffed Green Peppers with $20 Purchase

Go Here to get your weekly coupon for $2 off oven ready stuffed green peppers from the House of Meats.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Caribou Coffee BOGO Free This Weekend

Go Here to print out your BOGO free drink, this weekend only Sept 25th and 26th.

Do You Do Sponsored Tweets?

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Well I've finally taken the plunge to try the sponsored Tweets! You know the ones where you get paid to Tweet. I've just recently joined and am very pleased the offers. I usually get around 3 offers per day and they are super easy to do. If you're interested in trying a new money-making adventure, just click the button (it's my referral link).

While you're here please clcik my Twitter button in the right sidebar and become a follower. As usual I will follow you back.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free Sample Garnier Fructis From Walmart

Go Here to get your free sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-dandruff shampoo from Walmart.

$2 Off Coupon for John Frieda Root Awakening

Go Here to get a $2 off coupon for John Frieda Root Awakening line.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Left-Over Noodles?

Have left over plain noodles? Here's a quick and easy lunch tip.

Put cold left-over noodles in a pan, add 1 tblsp margarine, 2 eggs and season.Combine together. Heat till eggs are cooked. A great way to use up noodles and tasty too! My girls love them.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

TGIFriday's BOGO Entree Free With Appetizer Purchase

Go Here to print a coupon for BOGO Entree free with an appetizer purchase. Good through Oct 2nd.

My Pop Deal or Rather Steal at Meijer's

If your a pop drinker like my DH and DD's are then I hit the Motherload! All this pop for under $15. Here's what I got:
2 cases Pepsi 2/$5 or $10 used $2.50 off catalina from last week "$2.50 off $10 of any carbonated beverage" total: $7.50

2 2l Cokes $1.33 or $2.66 used 2/50 cents coupons on Coke Products, look around they are on a variety of Coke items total: 66 cents

7 16oz 6 packs of 7Up products, I used the raincheck from the Super Saturday sale" Buy3 get 4 free" Since the raincheck didn't have a price listed I received the pop for $2.75 each, plus I used another catalina for "$2 off any carbonated beverage" total with tax for these $6.67.

If your buying it anyway, you might as well score the deal!

Cheap Maxwell House Coffee at Meijer's

The Maxwell House 10.5-11.5 oz coffee is on sale at Meijer's for 50% off. My Meijer's had the price at $1.77 with 50% off. Use the coupons found Here to score a coupon  for $1 off Maxwell House bringing this down to 77 cents per can. Now that's a cheap Cup of Joe!

Swagcode Alert Till 2pm EST

Hurry there's a Swagcode alert till 2pm EST in the blog. Simple no hunt this time, the code is worth 6 bucks!
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Free O.N.E. All in One Skincare Sample

Go Here to get a free sample of O.N.E. Skincare. Thanks Swaggrabber

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday's Twitter Hop

Tuesday's Twitter Hop! I'm hoping to make it to 60 followers today! Come follow my wacky world of tweets!

Free Pack of Icky Bands (Like Silly Bandz)

Go Here to request up to 4 packs of Icky Bands (like Silly Bandz) Thanks Saving Money in Toledo

25% Off on Aeropostale

Go Here to get a coupon for 25% off Aeropostale 9/23 to 9/26 instore and online.

Monday, September 20, 2010

House of Meats BOGO lb Meatloaf With $20 Purchase

Go Here to get your coupon for BOGO 1lb meatloaf with a $20 purchase from the House of Meats

Saturday, September 18, 2010

$10 Off $25 at Yankee Candle

Go Here to print a coupon for $10 off $25 at Yankee candle. Expires 10/16.

Don't Forget Swagcode Still Available Till 12am EST

If you've been busy or working all day, there still is a swagcode available till midnight est. Its available on the blog and worth 7 bucks!
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Free Sample Divine Skincare

Facebook freebie, go Here to get your free sample. Thanks Swaggrabber

Free Uncrustables at 12 Noon EST Today

Go Here at 12 noon today and enter an organizational tip to get a coupon for a free box of Uncrustables. Be ready there is only 400 coupons to give.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Entrecard Mid Month Top Droppers

Here are my top droppers so far this month:

The Ad Master


Rambling Thoughts

The Fitness Diva

Unofficial Chart Blog


My Second Trial

Frugal friends on Entrecard:


Jus Frugal Living

Frugally Fabuloso

If you'd like to join the Entrecard Community, click my link!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Free Arby's Shake with Sandwich Purchase

Go Here to get a coupon for a free Arby's Jr shake with any sandwich purchase.

3 Free Months of Seventeen Magazine

Go Here to receive your free 3 month subscription. No need to cancel.

Tuesday Twitter Hop

Please help me hit 50 Followers today on Twitter!
1. Add your Twitter to the Linky below: when you add it, it will automatically appear on everyone’s page that posts this Linky so you do not need to add it more than once

2. Click on the top 5 Twitter Names and follow them: The first one will be me, Shining2Save, and every week I will pick 4 more randomly. To change it up a little bit, this week the first 4 people to join the Twitter Hop will be part of the top 5!

3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like: just ake sure you at least do the Top 5. Also be sure to leave comments with your twitter name so they will know where to follow you!

4. If someone follows you from this Linky, PLEASE follow back.

5. You do not have to make a post to join: but it is always a plus if you do so everyone else can see and join in on the fun!
Don't forget to follow me I'm #33!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Granite City Mug Club Party Tonight: Free Food

If your a Granite City Mug Club member, tonight is they're free party! Free brats and sauerkraut, coleslaw, chips and broad axe staout beans. The party is free to all mug club members and one guest. Not a member? Tonight (Mondays) is the night to join, half price memberships $10. This is a one time membership fee, not yearly. Go Here to find more info.

Hurry Free Uncrustables at 12 Noon EST First 500

Go Here at 12 noon EST and be one of the first 500 to submit an organizational tip for the on the go mom or dad and receive a coupon for a free box.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Free 1lb Bulk Sausage from House of Meats With $20 Purchase

Go Here to get your coupon for 1 lb of bulk suasage free with a $20 purchase from the House of Meats.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Free Sample of Wisk From Sam's Club

Go Here to get your free sample of Wisk from Sam's Club. You do not need to be a member to receive. Thanks Hip2Save

Easy Swagbucks

Be sure to check your scrolling offers on the main home page. I found 2 videos at 3 bucks each and together they were under a minute. Hurry as you know these videos come and go.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Free 2oz sample of Twilight Woods From Bath and Body

Go Here to nab your free 2oz sample of Twilight Woods for men from Bath and Body. No purchase is necessary. Hurry good 9/10 through 9/12.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kmart Write 5 Reviews Receive $5 Gift Card

Go Here to read about Kmart's product reviews. The reviews are short 250 characters or 45 words. You must log in up sign up to participate.

TGIFriday's Buy One Entree Get $5 Off the Second

Go Here to print off a coupon for buy one entree get the second for $5 off. Hurry coupon expires Sept 18th.

Twitter Hop Thursday

I'm taking part in Twitter Hop Thursday! Yes, I know a little late but I worked at day. You can find me  on twitter here.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Swagbuck Alert

Check your toolbar, there's a Swagcode alert. Its only worth 4 bucks, but easy. Expires 2pm EST.

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Cool Weather Time For Slovak Pigs in the Blanket

My mother's parents came from Slovakia, so naturally we made traditional stuffed cabbage. Here's my mom's recipe, enjoy, it's worth the work!

3 1/2 lbs lean ground pork (yes this is pigs in the blanket, not cow in the blanket)
1 1/2 cup white rice
2 eggs
Seasoning, I use salt, pepper, garlic and season salt
handful, 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup water
1 can tomato sauce or some sort of stewed tomatoes
2 heads of cabbage, I also stuff a few mild peppers from my garden
First parboil your cabbage. This step must be done to prevent cracking of leaves and ease rolling. I boil mine roughly 10 min from start of burner. Remove and drain water.
Prepare your meat. In large bowl, season, add eggs .

Next prepare your rice. You must rinse your rinse to remove the starch. Simply add water and drain. Don't question it just do it! My mother did!
Add your rice and water to meat. It will look soupy, but will end up like this:
See, no juice, the rice absorbs it all. You will have dry stuffed cabbage if you forget the water.
Now rolling. See its parboiled. Also cut off some of the stem if its tough. Please No toothpicks! Simply roll and tuck the ends in, place the end down where the seam is so it stays closed.
The finished product before cooking, cut up the left over cabbage that was unsuitable for rolling. Add your tomato sauce and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Mom's secret it cuts the acid, and slightly sweetens. Add extra water to pan. We like lots of juice, but fair warning it usually runs over in my oven. I cook at 300 in my ancient oven, now remember you've already seen it from the sixties. I recommend 350 for 2-21/2 hrs.  Serve with mashed potatoes of course!