Monday, July 25, 2011

Frugal Bargains-Deals-and Sometimes It's Free...Back to School Deals

Good Monday Morning,
May you be blessed with a happy and prosperous frugal day.  Time to get those school supplies bought, the push for supplies will start in a couple of weeks.  I posted several stores with great deals this week

If you need diapers, or you know someone with a baby in diapers; you do not want to miss the deal for today only at Babies R Us. tell every one.  We are stretching our dollars as far as they will go.    Happy shopping!!!!

Be sure to read the post

 School supply Deals for this week

Buy one get one deals at Toy's R US this week
Crayola Crayons, B1G1 Free
Crayola Dry Erase Boards, B1G1 Free
Crayola Dry Erase Crayons, B1G1 Free
Crayola Dry Erase Markers, B1G1 Free
Crayola Dry Erase Books, B1G1 Free
Crayola Color Wonder & Explosion, B1G1 Free
Crayola Food & Drink Containers, B1G1 Free
Crayola Pencils, B1G1 Free
Crayola Paint, B1G1 Free
Crayola Markers, B1G1 Free
Plus, receive a FREE lunch kit (up to $9.99 in value) when you buy any backpack priced at $12.99 or more.    Thanks, Cincinnati Cents

Here are a few of the back to school deals you can snag at Office Depot starting Sunday, 7/24 – 7/30.
Tug 2 Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener $.01
(limit 3 per household)  
Office Depot Brand 2 Pocket Poly Portfolios $.25
(limit 10 per household)  
Foray Write Off Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers (2 pk) $.25
(limit 3 per household)  
Scholastic Glue Sticks (4 pk) $.50  
Office Depot Brand Multipurpose Paper Ream (500 sheets) $6.49
Get $5.49 Mail-In Savings Prepaid Visa Card (limit 2)
Final Price = $1  
Elmer’s X-Treme Glue Sticks $2  
Fiskars 7? Student Scissors $2  
Office Depot Brand Invisible Tape in Dispensers (4 pk) $2  
Office Depot Brand Paper Clips (1000 ct) $4  
Office Depot Brand Compact Stand-Up Half Strip Stapler $4  
Office Depot Brand 2? Binder Clips (12 pk) $4

Post-It Note 3×3 Cubes $4  
Office Depot Brand Plastic Clipboards (2 pk) $5  
Post-It 3×3 Super Sticky Pop-Up Notes (6 pk) $5  
Post-It Apple Pop-Up Note Dispenser $5
PaperPro 12 Sheet Capacity 3-Hole Punch $5  
Swingline Smart Cut Personal Trimmer $5  
Select Crayola & Scholatic Crayons and Colored pencils 40% off  
Select Markers & Highlighters 40% off  
Select Pens & Pencils 40% off  

Thanks, Clippin' With Carie


School Supplies at Target this week

Crayola Colored Pencils 12 ct $.99
Licensed Items: 1 Subject Notebooks or Composition Books $2,
Licensed Items: Folders $.80
Mead Dry Erase Double Sided Board or 6 ct Markers $2.50
USA Gold Pencils 12 ct or Pencil Sharpener, 2 hole $.99
Sterilite Pencil Box, Select $.50
Mead Spiral Notebooks, folders, Composition books, Select $.99
Papermate Eagle Pens 10 ct Package $1.02 (Regular Price)
-$1/1 Papermate Writing Utensil Item Target Web Coupon (if you printed!)
= .02 cents for the 10 ct Eagle Pens
HP DJ1055 All-in-One Printer, Scanner & Copier $29.99
There is one thing I REALLY care about when buying a printer: INK!  How much will it cost to actually print?
Replacing both ink cartridges on this printer will run APROX. $30-$35 (black gets about 190 pages, color 165) or aprox $.08 -$.10 per page.

Go to I Heart the Mart for all the great Walmart Back to School deals for the week.
Crayola 10ct. Markers – $0.97
Crayola Washable 10ct. Markers – $1.97
CraZart Brand Crayons – $0.25
Elmers 2 pack glue stick – $0.40
Fiskars Blunt and Sharp point scissors – $1.47
Crayola Colored Pencils – $0.97
10 ct. BIC Crystal Pens ( Black, Blue and Red) – $0.97
40 pack pencil top erasers – $0.97
3 Pack Sharpie Markers – $1.47

  Great clothing for fashionable girls with roundness

Valid July 24-July 27 (Facebook Coupon)
Click here to print $10 off $20 or More at Fashion Bug
If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can try starting here.
Source, Printable coupons and deals

 ******Hurry, Hurry or you will miss this one... today is the last day
Here’s how the deal should look at the register:
Buy 2  Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers 22-33 ct $5
Use (2) $1.50/1 ANY Huggies SS-7/17
Get a $5 Toys R Us gift card
Final price $1 per pack!!
Go to this link to get all the details.

Survive this heat wave
I read a sign on the out side of a Church that said, "No, it is not hotter than hell".  But it is hotter than we have seen all over the country this year.  We all need to take special precautions and especially remember to drink more water.  Dehydration can come quickly when it's this hot; especially to children playing out side.  The red cross has posted some guide line that are benificial to all of us.

The American Red Cross has dedicated a portion of its site to heat waves.
The page explains information on heat-indexes. The site also provides a Heat Wave Safety Checklist to keep you healthy. You'll want to pay attention to this.
It lists what to do before and during a heat wave. It's likely that a situation could arise. So it also has instructions on how to treat and care for heat illness. With temperatures up across the country, this site could save your life.Source,

Heat Wave Safety Checklist

In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, often combined with excessive humidity. Generally temperatures are 10 degrees or more above the average high temperature for the region during summer months, last for a long period of time and occur with high humidity as well.
Know the Difference
Excessive Heat Watch—Conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event to meet or exceed local Excessive Heat Warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours.
Excessive Heat Warning—Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least 2 days (daytime highs=105-110° Fahrenheit).
Heat Advisory—Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for 1 to 2 days (daytime highs=100-105° Fahrenheit).

Preparedness Fast Facts

What should I do during a heat wave?

  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.
 Note: Please  click on all the article and read them,  stay safe and cool.

Substitutions of ingredients in a recipe

What should you do if you are in the middle of a recipe and realize you are out of an ingredient? You could send your child to the local convenience store for cream cheese and end up having to serve your caviar with Velveeta because to a 13-year-old they are both soft cheeses. This really happened when my Mother sent me for cream cheese.
Instead of sending off the kids, or launching into a panic attack and reaching for the Zoloft, try substituting.
Here are a few quick and simple substitutions.
--When using fresh herbs instead of dried, use 1 Tablespoon fresh for 1 teaspoon dry.
--Vinegar for lemon juice. Use ½ teaspoon white vinegar for 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
--When your recipe calls for buttermilk add 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to your regular milk. Some old banana bread recipes even call for this substitution.
--1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder can be substituted for 1 clove of fresh garlic.
--1 pound of fresh mushrooms will be about the same as a 10 ounce can of mushrooms.
--Powdered sugar can substitute for granulated sugar in baking. If you are looking for a delightful taste alternative try a cup of honey with a pinch of baking soda in place of a cup of granulated sugar.
--2 cups of fresh chopped tomatoes is equivalent to a 16 ounce can of crushed tomatoes. You may have to drain the can or adjust for moisture in the recipe.
--Adding about 2 Tablespoons of  molasses to a cup of granulated sugar will substitute well for a single cup of brown sugar.
--Sherry or port wine can be used instead of red or white wine. Just lower the amount to 2 Tablespoons equals ½ cup.
Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in creating gourmet meal plans. She has extensive experience cooking with easy to find grocery items to create delightful gourmet meals. She is also the publisher of a no cost bi-monthly gourmet newsletter. Her newsletter is always fun and informational packed with tips and trivia you can use every day.


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