Showing posts from February 19, 2012

Brandcation "Bloggers Gone Coastal" May 4-6

Once again Trisha Haas, owner of, has put together a fantastic Brandcation called "Bloggers Gone Coastal"!

Brandcation - Bloggers working with "brands" while bonding with other bloggers on "vacation".

This event will take place May 4-6 in....drumroll....Pensacola Beach, FL!! I have been to the previous two Brandcations in New Orleans (Bloggers on Bourbon) and Orlando (Global Gateway) and there just aren't enough words to describe what a great experience these trips are. Needless to say, I can't wait for May 4th to get here.

You will NOT find classes at Brandcation events, but rather real life conversation in an environment conductive with learning and growing. I learned more about Twitter and SEO in one weekend (from other bloggers) than in 3 years of searching on my own.

PLUS....There's Zipling!!

This is something I may not have done on my own and I was just plain AWESOMENESS!! Check out this itinerary for Bloggers Gone Coastal:

Walgreens Coupon Matchup 2/26 - 3/3

If you are new to saving at Walgreen's read Walgreen's 101.

If you are new to using coupons read Coupons 101 first.

You will find the weekly ad in the store, you will need to pick it up to use the coupons. You can also view the ad and print the coupons. You can now print Walgreens Corporate Policy to bring along with you.

Look for the March Coupon Book!


Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent $2.49
Use $1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Product 02/12/2012 SS Insert (exp 04/01/2012)
Pay $1.99 each after coupon wyb 2

Hershey’s Bliss Candy 2/$5
Use $1/1 Hershey’s Bliss, 8.6 oz+, p. 97 All You, Feb 2012 (exp 03/20/2012)
PLUS $1/2 Hershey’s Bliss, 8.6 oz – 9.6 oz, Walgreens Coupon Book
Pay $1.50 each after coupons

Pantene Hair Care 2/$8
Use $3/2 Pantene 02/26/2012 SS Insert
Pay $2.50 each after coupon

Q Tips $1.99
Use $0.60/1 Q-tips, 300 ct+ (30 points)
Use $0.30/1 Q-Tips 01/29/2012 RP Insert (exp 02/26/2012)
Pay as low as $1.39 each after coupon

Scott Bathroom Tissue $7.99
Use $1/2 Sco…

CVS Coupon Matchup 2/26 - 3/3

If you are new to shopping at CVS or just need help with some of the lingo in this post, visit my CVS 101 first. Make sure you print their coupon policy and keeping in your coupon binder.

You may also want to check out Couponing 101 if you are new to using coupons.

Get $1 in ECB for every fourth time you remember to use your "green bags".

**Keep in mind that most ECB deals exclude clearance items**


Thermacare Heat Wrap Lower Back and Hip $3.79 (Limit 1)
Get $3.79 ECB
Final price, FREE

UP2U 14 ct $0.99
(1/1 or 2/5 SS) save $1.00/1 UP2U (1/1 or 2/5 SS)
Final price, FREE

Extra Care Bucks Deals

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothbrush or toothpaste 4 oz $4.99 (Limit 2)
Get $4 ECB
(2/26 or 2/12 SS) save $0.75/1
Final Price, $0.24 each

Colgate Toothpaste $2.74 (Limit 1)
Get $1 ECB
(2/26 or 2/12 SS) save $0.75/1
Final Price, $0.99 each

Pantene Hair Products 2/$6.97 (Limit 1)
Get $1 ECB wyb 2
(2/26 SS) save $3.00/2
Final price, $1.50 each

Pepsi 12 packs 2/$9.00 (Limit 1)
Get …

*NEW* Target up & up Coupons + Deals

Target is the only store that I know of that actually puts out coupons for their store brand and they
have added quite a few new up & up coupons. These prices may vary per store but here are some deals that you can find with these new coupon:

Up & Up foam scrubbers 2-pk $0.99
Use the $1/1 Target store coupon
Final Price, Free

Up & Up Vinegar Multi-surface Cleaner $1.99
Use the $1/1 Target store coupon
Final Price, $0.99

Up & Up Bleach $1.79 (Regular Price)
Use the $1/1 Target store coupon
Final Price, $0.79

Up & Up Bathroom Cleaner Aeresol 22 oz $1.97
Use the $1/1 Target store coupon
Final Price, $0.97

Up & Up Ammonia 64 oz $1.19
Use the $1/1 Target store coupon
Final Price, $0.19

Up & Up floss $0.89

Use the $1/1 Target store coupon
Final Price, Free

Up & Up Mouthwash 16.9 oz $2.44
Use the $1/1 Target store coupon
Final Price, $1.44

Up & Up Single Count Toothbrush $1.29

Use the $1/1 Target store coupon
Final Price $0.29

Up & Up storage bags 100-…

Sunday Coupon Preview February 26th

This Sunday there will be a Smartsource and a PepsiCo insert in the newspaper. Check out Sunday Coupon Preview for a list of what coupons that you can expect. Please note that these may vary by region.

*ALWAYS make sure to check your papers for inserts before you purchase!!

After speaking to a representative for The Times Picayune, I've learned that most of the insert coupons are now going to people who have home delivery on their Sunday Papers. This may be why many of you aren't finding coupons in the papers available for sale in our area.

The most asked questions that I get are about local newspaper inserts so here are a few answers:

First of all, I would like to note that in my weekly Sunday Coupon Preview, I list the inserts that are available nationally. While I realize that both The Advocate and The Times-Picayune will/may not have all of the available inserts in them, I want to give you information about what's out there.

With that said, here are some que…

Select Associated Food Stores 3-Day Sale (LeBlanc's, Matherne's, Ralph's and Possibly More)

I noticed that several Associated Food Stores have advertised a 3-day sale that begins today (2/24 - 2/26). The stores that I have seen so far, as advertised in this sale, are Leblanc's, Matherne's and Ralph's. I'm sure there may be more or all.

Here are the sales:

Kingsford Charcoal twin pack 2/20lb bags $8.88

Purex laundry detergent 50oz $1.99

6pk Blue Bell Fruit Bars 2/$3.00

Quaker Instant Grits $0.99

Shurfresh Orange Juice 64oz $1.19

Big Easy peeled shrimp 1lb $3.99 each

Boneless chicken breasts $1.39/lb

Shurfine rice medium or long grain 5lb bag $1.99

Bell Peppers 4/$1.00

Golden Flake Tostados 2/$3.00

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*HURRY* $5.00/1 Enfamil Coupon

Get a $5.00/1 Enfamil Formula coupon for yourself or someone who needs it!!

Thanks SLCMommy!

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REMINDER: B1G1 Free Chicken Sandwich thru March 5th at Burger King

As a reminder, Burger is offering Buy One Get One FREE Chicken Sandwiches now thru March 5th. No coupon needed!

Sandwiches include the Original Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Club Sandwich and the Italian Chicken Sandwich, now through March 5th. At participating restaurants. Restrictions apply.

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What's For Dinner? "Grilled Shrimp with Lemon-Pesto Rice"

This recipe was submitted by Elizabeth courtesy of My Recipes


1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup pesto (purchased or homemade)
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp (31 to 40 per lb.), tails on
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup halved grape tomatoes


1. Heat a grill to medium heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above grill level only 4 to 5 seconds) or set a broiler to high and position a rack 6 inches below the heating element.
2. In a 2- to 3-quart pan, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover, adjust heat to low, and cook until most of the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit 5 minutes. Stir in pesto and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl toss shrimp with oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, and the pepper.
4. Grill shrimp, turning once, until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side, or broil on a…

FREE Sample of gud From Burts' Bees Lotion

Head over to gud (from Burt's Bees) on facebook to request one of 3 gud lotion samples.

I choose the Orange Petalooza! Which one did you get?

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RARE $1.00/2 Tostitos Coupon + Albertsons Deal = $1.99 Each

There's a new coupon out this morning to save $1.00 on 2 Tostitos Chips and/or Tostitos Dip or Salsa! The chips and dips are on sale at Albertson's this week for $2.49 making them $1.99 each after this coupon. Remember that you can print 2 coupons per computer!!

If you're having trouble finding the coupon, use zip code 33061.

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$0.75/1 Athenos Feta Cheese Coupon

Head over to Athenos on facebook to print a $0.75/1 Athenos Feta Cheese coupon! I actually bought Feta Cheese a couple of days ago (without a coupon - I know shameful) to make chicken greek pita pizza.

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Retail Deals for Your Weekend Shopping

Here are your weekend retail coupons courtesy of Your Retail Helper:
Aeropostale - $10 off $50 Exp 3/11Bath & Body Works - Free Fine Fragrance Mist with any $10 Purchase Exp 2/29Chico's - 50% off highest item when you spend $100+ Exp 2/26Fashion Bug - Facebook Exclusive $10 off $25 Exp 2/24Goody - 20% off purchase Exp 2/28Old Navy - "Reveal-A-Deal" Facebook Exclusive 20% off single item Exp 3/1Pottery Barn Outlet - Facebook Exclusive Extra 20% off quilts Exp 3/7Yankee Candle - $10 off $30 or $15 off $45 Exp 3/18Full List Aeropostale - $10 off $50 Exp 3/11Banana Republic Factory Outlet - 15% off $100+ purchase Exp 2/29/12Bath & Body Works - Free Fine Fragrance Mist with any $10 Purchase Exp 2/29Cacique - $25 off $75 Exp 2/27Carter's - Facebook Exclusive 20% off $40+ Exp 2/29Chico's - 50% off highest item when you spend $100+ Exp 2/26Coach - Facebook Exclusive 25% off purchase Exp 2/24Children's Place - 15% off purchase Exp 2/29Express - 15% off purchase

IHOP: February, 28th - National Pancake Day = Free Pancakes

It's that time of year again! On February, 28th - IHOP will be giving us all a FREE short stack of pancakes in honor of National Pancake Day!

Here are the deats from IHOP:

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 28, 2012, guests from around the country are invited to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals(c) and other designated local charities.

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Friday = Mega SwagBucks Day!!

It's Mega Swag Bucks Friday! What does that mean? When you search online through Swagbucks today you will have a chance at winning higher than average bucks, for instance: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or 500! These Swagbucks can then be turned in for fun gifts like Amazon Gift Cards - it's free money in your pocket!

Not a member of Swagbucks? Why not? It is an easy and fun to earn free money! Go here to learn more about Swagbucks and to join, plus you'll earn 30 Swagbucks for joining!

What is Swagbucks?

Swag Bucks is one of the easiest ways to earn free gifts on the web. All you do is use the Swag Bucks website as your daily internet browser. Instantly as you are searching the web you can and will win Swag Bucks. As you earn more Swag Bucks you can start trading them in for prizes. My favorite gift from the Swag Store is a $5 Amazon Gift Card and all you have to do is trade in 450 Swag Bucks for it!

How to Swag easier?

For the easiest Swagging expe…

FREE Cookie at Subway For Leap Day February 29th!!

Stop by any participating Subway on Leap Day (February 29th) for a FREE cookie with any purchase. Don't forgot that during February, all foot long subs are only $5!!

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

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FREE Pretzel Day at Aunt Annie's March 3rd

On Saturday, March 3rd from 10am - 3pm, Aunt Annie's will be giving everyone one complimentary Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel! NO STRINGS ATTACHED!!

Free Pretzel Day also provides the opportunity to introduce guests to Auntie Anne’s new national charitable partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Throughout 2012, Auntie Anne’s will help change children’s lives by fighting childhood cancer with this nonprofit organization, which is committed to raising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes (primarily research into treatments and cures). Auntie Anne’s will embark on its inaugural nationwide fundraising event for ALSF this summer.

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Albertsons Coupon Matchup 2/22 - 2/28

If you are new to couponing you may want to read Coupons 101. Did you know that you can print coupons right on Albertsons site?

4 Day Sale (Thursday-Sunday only)

Asparagus $0.99 each bunch (Limit 3)
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts $1.69/lb
Top Sirloin Steak $3.88lb
London Broil roast beef $7.99/lb (Limit 6)
Edy's Ice Cream 3/$10
6-pack Coke product bottles 3/$8.88


Fresh Express Garden Plus Salads 2/$4.00
Grapefruit $0.69 each
Hot house tomatoes $1.69/lb

5lb bag Klondike red or Russet potatoes 2/$5.00
3lb bag yellow onions 2/$3.00
Blackberries 2/$4.00
Earthbound Organic Romaine Hearts 2/$5.00
Red bell peppers $0.99 each
Celery $0.99 each

California navel oranges $0.69/lb 
1lb strawberries 2/$5.00


Assorted pork loin chops $1.98/lb
85% lean ground beef 3lbs or more $2.98/lb
Pork shoulder steak $1.98/lb
T-bone steak $6.99/lb
Chicken drumsticks $0.69/lb

Other Weekly Sales

Good Day Milk gallon $2.99 (Limit 2)

Tostitos, Lay's Kettle Chips or Canned dip $2.49

Flavorite canned vegetables sel…

Gianormous List of Coupons on facebook!!!


If you're not on facebook yet, you are missing out on a huge piece of the coupon puzzle! Social Media is a great way for companies to communicate with their customers on a personal level and because of this, they will give out almost anything FREE just to get you to "LIKE" their page.

Here's a seriously amazing list of current coupons* that you will find on facebook now put together by my friends over at MyCNYMommy! While you're there, make sure to LIKE My Baton Rouge Mommy and join 4,598 other fans friends!

*Keep in mind that these coupons can reach their print limit at any given time.

Food & Beverages:

$0.55 Challenge Dairy Salted or Unsalted Butter
Buy one, get one free Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal
$1.00 Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads
$0.50 Greek Gods Yogurt
$1/3 Campbell's Healthy Request Soup
$2.00 Rudi's Gluten Free Bread
$1.00 McCain Purely Potatoes
$1.00 Wholly Guacamole Queso or Salsa
$1.00 Or…

GONE: New $2.00/1 Welch's Fruit Fizz Coupon = FREE at Target!!! HURRY

This coupon is now gone

Hurry and print this coupon (just click on "get coupon") because with it you'll get FREE Welch's Fruit Fizz at Target!!

$2.00 off one Welch's Juice BeverageGET COUPON
Welch’s Fruit Fizz 4 pack $2.50 - $2.99
Use $2.00/1 Welch’s Fruit Fizz coupon
Stack with the $1.00/1 Target Welch’s Fruit Fizz printable coupon
Final price, FREE!

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What's For Dinner? "Homemade Krystal Burgers"

This "Homemade Krystal Burger" recipe was submitted by Rachael Davis from her blog Team Davis.


1/2 cup dried onion flakes
2 lbs ground chuck (80/20 ground beef)
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
6 slices cheddar cheese
24 small party rolls - Martin's Potato Bread Party rolls are the best!
24 dill pickle slices

Evenly spread the onions on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Gently press the ground beef on top of the onion flakes, making one giant patty. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.

 Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Using a paper towel, pat the excess grease from the top of the patty.  
Top with cheddar cheese, return to oven for 2 more minutes.
Remove from the oven. Let stand for 5 minutes, then cut into 24 patties.
Slice open and separate each party roll. Put a patty with onion layer onto each roll. Top each slider with a pickle slice and then the bun lid. Serve immediately.
If you like this recipe, head over to Rachael's blog and leave her a "thank y…