Sunday, August 26, 2012

My famous no-bake taco dip

Whenever I bring my taco dip to a party, it is a hit. It is very easy to make, and it is vegetarian-friendly. The recipe is below.

-2 x 8oz packages of cream cheese
-16oz sour cream
-Taco seasoning packet
-Lettuce (shredded)
-3 tomatoes
-Approximately 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
-Olives and jalepenos are optional

1) Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and contents of taco seasoning packet. Spread mixture in rectangular foil or Pyrex container. It is best if you do this step the night before the party so that this layer can solidify in the fridge overnight.
2) The following day (or same day if you don't have time), sprinkle the shredded lettuce over the cream cheese- sour cream mixture.
3) Dice the tomatoes and spread evenly on top of lettuce. If you wish to add jalepenos or olives, you can spread them out as well.
4) Top with 1.5-2.0 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (depending on how cheesy you would like the dip to be).
5) Serve with tortilla chips. Make sure to keep refrigerated until it's ready to be served.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shoes and Office Supplies for BTS

Going back to school shopping? If your kids need shoes and office supplies (which they probably do), then Office Max and Payless have a deal for you. Bring your Payless (in-store) receipt with you to Office Max and receive $10.00 off of an order of $40.00 or more!

The science of shopping at Target

Thank you to Chris who shared this article with me. The article discusses Target's schedule for mark-downs and the savings programs that they offer.

Mary also shared that Ebates has rebate and coupon programs for many stores including Target.

Thank you to Mary and Chris for sharing the info! :-)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

1/2 off admission to Academy of Natural Sciences in Philly

Deal is on Groupon for the next 3 days. Voucher good until February 2013.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Steel Pier deal

If you're a AAA member, you can get $60 worth of tickets at Atlantic City's Steel Pier for only $30!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Famous Footwear- BOGO 1/2 off Plus an Additional 20%

Famous Footwear has a buy one get one 1/2 off sale right now (obviously the 1/2 off item is of equal or lesser value) plus an additional 20% coupon (15% if you aren't a rewards member)!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cheap Camden Riversharks Tickets

Living Social has a great deal on Camden Riversharks tickets.

"Get two 100-level tickets to any Riversharks home game till September 23 at Campbell's Field for $14 (regularly $28), four tickets for $28 (regularly $56) or ten tickets for $60 (regularly $140).

This deal is good for another two days, and is a great deal for someone with kids (or especially someone with a child who enjoys baseball and has a birthday and possible birthday party coming up).

Shop Rite Sale- Week of 12/Aug

Hello all. Target's ad is mostly geared towards back to school this week (especially back to college), so if you need a mini fridge, cheap furniture, or random small appliances, this week is the week to get it. The rest of the ad isn't overly spectacular so I won't waste your time with it. Shop Rite's sale is mediocre this week, but several of its items match up with coupons from this week's paper. The best deals at Shop Rite are listed below.

-$0.99/lb- Red, green, or black seedless grapes
-$1.49/lb- Plums, peaches, or nectarines
-3 for $5- Ken's salad dressing. Must buy 3. Plus $1.00 off purchase of two coupon in paper.
-$2.49- General Mills Cereal. Plus $1.00 off purchase of three coupon in last week's paper.
-$4.99- Small Steps towels 12-pack. Plus $1.00 off coupon if you like their Facebook page.
-$1.99- 2 count 26, 43, or 72-watt Sylvania Halogen light bulbs
-$1.99- Scotch Brite scrub sponges. Plus $1.00 off purchase of two coupon in paper.
-$3.99- Irish Spring bath soap 8-pack. Plus $0.50 off coupon in paper.
-$2.99- 25 oz bottle Palmolive dish detergent. Plus $0.25 off coupon in paper.
 -$1.99- Mennen Speed Stick deodorant. Plus $1.00 off coupon in paper.
-$2.99- Softsoap liquid hand soap. Plus $0.35 off coupon in paper.
-5 for $5.00- Glaceau Vitamin Water
-$0.20- ShopRite one subject notebook
-$2.49- Ziploc bags or containers. Plus $1.00 off purchase of two coupon in paper.
-$1.00- Oikos Greek yogurt. Plus $1.00 off purchase of three coupon in paper.
-$0.99- Poppy's pierogies
-1/2 price Andrea ravioli
-$0.49 ShopRite floss

The below deals are only good from Wed (8/15) through Saturday (8/18):
-$0.88- Scotties tissues
-$0.99- Aunt Jemima frozen waffles
-$1.88- Nature Valley granola bars

Let me know if there's a great deal that I haven't sniffed out so that I can share it with others! Sharing savings is a great thing to do! :-)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Free Garnier Fructis Sample

50% off Domino's Pizza

Order Domino's online and get 50% off of any pizza (at menu price). You must order online, and the 50% discount only applies to the pizza portion of your order (not to breadsticks, wings, etc). This deal is good through Sunday, August 12th. If you click on coupons, the 50% off any pizza coupon (to apply to your oder) is at the top.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Target deals- week of 8/5

Except for the P&G products (which were on a better sale last week and the previous week), there aren't really any coupons to match with the Target sale this week. As expected, most sale items are geared towards back to school/back to college.

-$249.99 for Gateway 15.6" Notebook (usually $379.99). Comes with Windows 7 Home premium (can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99)
-$6.00- Lexar 8GB USB Drive
-Many back to school items/office supplies on sale
-$34.99 Epson NX230 Small-in-one wireless printer, scanner, and copier (usually $59.99)
-$59.99 Western Digital 320 GB portable hard drive- Plus $10.00 gift card (usually $64.99)
-$199.00 Nook 16GB Tablet with 7" touch screen (usually $249.00) and 25% off all Nook covers
-$69.99 Panasonic Internet-connected Blu-ray player (usually $89.99)
-25% off all C9 Shoes (athletic shoes by Champion)
-$6.99 Sterilite 18-gal Ultra Tote (usually $9.99)
-5 for $5- Annie's canned pasta or mac & cheese
-10 for $10- Vitaminwater or Smartwater (plus $5 gift card when you buy 10)
-$12.49- Pedigree 32 count DentaStix, 17-lb dog food (plus $5 gift card when you buy 2)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CVS did a Jewtasic job this week!

Thanks to loyal Jewtastic Jems follower Sarah R for catching the great sale at CVS this week. CVS has many items on sale (or even for BOGO 1/2 price) and lists the coupons that match the products from this week's paper (mostly P&G products, like Target).

Be sure to check out CVS's weekly ad to stretch your money and match coupons to sales (like I said, they literally did it for you this week), and thanks again to Sarah. If you see a great deal, please let me know about it via Twitter, email, or text.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Whenever I make buffalo chicken dip, people seem to ask what the recipe is (because it is really the best recipe that I have found to date). Below, find the extremely easy recipe for an awesome dip that will be sure to get a great reaction at parties.

(194 Cal per 1/4 cup serving)

~1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (approximately 2-3 large chicken breasts)
~1 cup ranch dressing
~1 cup Frank's Original Red Hot (should not be substituted)
~1 8-oz block of cream cheese (you can use 1/3 less fat, but do not use fat free)
~1 package of fancy shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 cups)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2) Boil chicken breasts on stove until cooked all the way through. (I tend to cut mine before boiling because this reduces the cooking time)
3)While the chicken is boiling, cut the cold cream cheese into cubes (12 cubes works well for me) and place into an 11.5"x 8" x 2" Pyrex style baking dish lightly misted with butter flavor Pam
4) Evenly sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the cream cheese cubes.
5) Pour 1 cup of ranch and 1 cup of Franks Red Hot on top of the cheesy mixture and place the dish into the oven uncovered for 7-10 min.
6) Stir the mixture and put back into the oven to bake for an additional 7-10 minutes.
7) While the mixture is baking, shred the boiled chicken (after cooling of course. I usually run cold water over the chicken to speed up the cooling process).
8) After the cheesy mixture is done baking and well mixed, you should add the chicken. Pour the chicken on top of the mixture and carefully stir the chicken in. Cover the container with aluminum foil and bake for an additional 20-30 min.

Target Weekly Deals- 29/Jul

-$9.74 Gillette Fusion Pro Glide or Venus Razor (buy 2, get $5 Target gift card. $3 off coupon from P&G Brand Saver coupon book)
Looks like Target got some deals on P&G items (and the P&G Brand Saver coupon book just came out for additional savings!)

-Buy any 4 of the below items, get $5 Target gift card
     -20.3-23.7 oz Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner
     -Selected Olay (or Old Spice) body wash and soap bars ($1.00 off 2 Old Spice products coupon  from P&G Brand Saver)
     -Selected Secret and Old Spice Deodorant ($1.00 off 2 Secret deodorants in P&G Brand Saver)

-$16.77 Charmin double roll 36 pack or 18-pack mega roll (was $19.99. Also, $1.00 off purchase of 2 coupon in P&G Brand Saver)

-$12.00 Bounty 6 pack huge-roll paper towels. Free $5 Target girt card when you buy 2. Also $1.00 off purchase of 2 Bounty in P&G Brand Saver.

-3 for $4 Puffs ($1.00 off purchase of 6 single Puffs packs in P&G Brand Saver)

-$3.79 Mio Liquid Water Enhancer (plus $1.00 off coupon)

-$4.99 ZzzQuil ($2.00 off coupon in P&G Brand Saver)

-$11.99 Tide ($2 off purchase of 2 Tide or Downey products coupon in P&G Brand Saver)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Shop Rite- Week of 22/Jul

Only one more day to get these deals (sorry- it's been a crazy week)!

Shop Rite Butter- $1.97 (1 lb package)

40% off of Tyson poultry products (excluding roasted rotisserie, oven-ready, and frozen products)

$0.99/lb- California plums

$0.97/lb- red or green seedless grapes

$1.29/lb- peaches

3/$5- Dole Classic Romaine Salad

$0.20- Shop Rite One Subject Notebeook

$0.59- Kodak batteries

$1.33- Great Lakes Chunk Cheese (8 oz)

$0.88- Colonna pasta sauce (26 oz)

$0.88 Shop Rite Greek Yogurt (6 oz)

Shop Rite Frozen Veggies- $0.99

Arnold Bread 1/2 Price Sale

$24.99- Proctor Silex 4-slice toaster oven (save $15!)

3 for $1.00- 24 pack Cra-Z-art crayons

Buy $75 of participating Go for the Gold Products, and get $20 off of your next shopping order.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Franklin Institute Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition Deal

Found this great deal on Living Social. $15 gets you admission to the museum, one show in the Fels Planetarium, and admission to the traveling exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls (usually this would cost $31.50). Must use by 28/September.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Target Deals- Week of 22/Jul

$0.99-$1.00 for numerous back to school items:
~Mead Composition Books/ Selected Mead Notebooks and FOlders
~12 count Crayola Colored Pencils
~8 count BIC Mechanical Pencils
~6 count Elmer's Glue Sticks
~24 count Up & Up #2 Pencils
~Up & Up 40-sheet drawing pad
~Up & Up 96-sheet construction paper
~2 count kids' scissors

$0.49- 100 count ruled index cards
$0.49- vinyl pencil pouch/pencil box
$0.20- 2 count pink erasers or 1-hole pencil sharpener
$3.00- 400 count printer paper
$59.99 HP DeskJet 3054A Wireless All-in-One Color Printer, Scanner, and Copier (also get $10 Target gift card when you buy this printer)

$4.49- Room Essentials Storage
~2 pack 15 qt boxes
~5 pack shoebox-size boxes
~56 qt storage box

$29.99 ClosetMaid 15-cube or 2-drawer cabinet
$12.00 Sunbeam 32 oz hot pot express or 2-slice wide-slot toaster
$16.00- Sunbeam 4-slice toaster oven, Sunbean 12-cup programmable coffeemaker, Oster 10-speed 450-watt blender
$8.99 5-piece Room Essentials mixing bowls set
$39.00 Sunbeam .7 cu foot microwave

$7.99 Thomas O'Brien Vintage Modern Bath Towel (30"x 56"- usually $9.99)

$12.00- All Mossimo ballet flats
$18.00 Women's Mossimo skinny or boot-cut denim
$19.99 for selected Xhilaration and Mossimo dresses
$5.00- Mossimo camis

$8.50 Venus Embrace Razor (plus $5.00 Target gift card with purchase of 2 razors/cartridges-$2.00 off coupon in 01/Jul/2012 paper)

$5.00 Clairol Natural Instincts ($1.00 off coupon in 01/Jul/2012 paper), Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color ($1.00 coupon here)

Free Embark lunch kit ($9.99 value) with purchase of Embark Jar top backpack ($22)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fashion Bug- $25 plus 25% off!

Fashion Bug has a deal online for $25 off your purchase of $75 or more (25FORYOUFB) and all merchandise is 25% off of original prices online!

Lane Bryant and The Body Shop Deals- Today Only!

Lane Bryant- order online to save 40% off of $150 ($150 for $90) or 50% off of $250 ($250 for $125). Free shipping on $125+ (after discounts). Use TRENDYMELB at check out.

The Body Shop- 50% off of all Tea Tree and Hemp products

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Go for gold promotion at Shop Rite

Spend $75 on participating products, get $20 off coupon for future order.

Details are here-

Thursday, July 19, 2012

50% off E.L.F. Studio Line

Go to E.L.F. website and enter code BDSTUDIO to receive 50% off of orders over $20! :-)

This offer is valid 19/Jul and 20/Jul only. deal

Use code EARLYBIRD30 to get 30% off of $50 purchase.

Thanks to Jen for the tip!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Print below image and bring to Dunkin tomorrow... get free 4 pack of amusement park tickets!

Makeup- less is more

20% off (online) Ulta purchase

20% off of online purchase for rewards members (online coupon code 86249)

15% off of online purchase for non-rewards members (online coupon code 82108)

These deals are valid through Saturday (21/Jul). Shipping is free on orders of $50.00 or more, and all online orders come with 3 free samples.

Target Deals for Week of 15/Jul

Target is starting its usual back-to-school and dorm decoration sales a bit early this year.

-$89 Emerson dry-erase fridge (2.7 cubic foot) ($89 reflects $10 coupon printed from website)
-$3.75 for fast dry 30"x54" Room Essentials bath towel (or 8 pack of washcloths)
-$0.99 for 8 count Crayola crayons, 10-pack Bic Cristal Pens
-$0.25 for Rose Art 4 oz glue or glue stick
-$19.99- Chefmate 8 piece nonstick cookset
-$8.00 Hanes Women's 6+2 pack premium socks
$11.00 Hanes Men's 6+2 pack premium socks
-$8.00 Hanes Women's 6+2 pack cotton underwear
-$12.00 Room Essentials "husband" (bed rest) pillow
-$14.99 Room Essentials 3-shelf bookcase (after $5 coupon printed from website)
-$29.99 Room Essentials 5-shelf bookcase (after $5 coupon printed from website)
-$5.50 Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner (25.4 ounces) $3.00 off 2 coupon in paper
-$1.33 Kleenex facial tissues
-$2.74 Select Crest or Colgate Toothpaste (plus $0.35 coupon in paper)
-$0.99 Market Pantry round-top white bread
-$6.99 Simple facial product ($2.50 coupon on Coupon Suzy)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Check back tomorrow

Happy Sunday fun day! I am in a friend's wedding today, so you will have to wait until tomorrow for savings tips!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Free Signature Collection Item and Bath and Body Works

Here's the coupon for the free Signature Collection Item (with additional $10.00 purchase)! Happy Friday! :-)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Save 20-30% at Old Navy

Save 30% if you use your Old Navy Card or Gap Card, or Banana Card, or save 20% off purchases in-store or online. Offer expires 18/Jul.

Celebrate Bastille Day at Eastern State Penetentiary

"It's one of Philadelphia’s most popular summertime events! Eastern State Penitentiary teams with Philadelphia cabaret act The Bearded Ladies and local businesses for a playful reenactment of the Storming of the Bastille (influenced more by Monty Python than the French Revolution), followed by a French-themed street party. You're invited to come early and take a tour of Eastern State, or stay late and take a 25-minute evening tour following the reenactment."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Free Slurpees, Starbucks, and Chick-Fil-A, oh my!

Today is 7/11 day, which means free Slurpees at 7-Eleven stores from 11:00-7:00!

On Friday, 13/Jul, Starbucks will be handing out free 12 oz Refreshers beverages.

On Friday, you can get a free meal at Chick-fil-A if you are willing to dress like a cow (which even I am not willing to do to save a buck).

See full details here!

A big thanks to Chris for providing the above info. :-)

Free Appetizer at Long Horn Steakhouse

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Shop Rite- Can Can Sale!

$0.88 Deals
-Gatorade Drinks
-Powerade Drinks
-Hunt's Tomatoes (diced, crushed, etc.), Hunt's Pasta Sauce
-Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding (4-pack)
-Ronzoni Pasta (12oz- 16oz- includes Healthy Harvest, excluding lasagna, jumbo shells, non-egg or garlic fettuccine, and small egg bows)

Dollar Deals
-4C Bread Crumbs (8-15 oz canister- any variety)
-New York Texas Toast Croutons
-Quaker Quakes Mini Rice Cakes (3.03-3.53 oz package)
-Shop Rite Bagels (6-pack)
-Shop Rite Bread (16-oz Italian, 20-oz slip-top, 16-oz wheat, 20-oz white)
-Fuze drinks (16.9 oz)
-Glaceau Vitamin Water (20-oz)
-Honest Tea (16.9 oz)
-Campbell's Spaghettios (14.75-15 oz)
-Hunt's Manwich Sauce
-Hunts BBQ Sauce or Ketchup (must buy 3)
-Tuttorosso Pasta Sauce
-Healthy Choice Soup
-Birds Eye Vegetables (8oz- 10oz) (Coupons available on Birds Eye website)
-Colgate Plus Toothbrush
-McCormick Grinders
-Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes
-Pasta Roni or Rice A Roni
-Act II Popcorn (8.14oz -8.25 oz box)
-Austin Sandwich Crackers (7.4 oz)
-Nestle Theater Box Candy
-Nips Candy
-Baskin Robbins Hard Candy
-Wonka Theater Box Candy
-Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt

$1.33 Deals
-Rice Krispies Treats (must buy 3)
-Aunt Jemima Waffles
-Kellogg's Pop Tarts (must buy 3) (Coupon here)

Cleaning Deals
-$1.88 Lysol cleaning sprays (Coupons here)
-$1.84- 3 pack Scotch Brite Scrub Sponge (Plus $1.00 off of 2 coupon in Sunday paper)

Health and Beauty Deals
-$5.00 off next sopping order when you purchase $15.00 worth of these products:
         -$2 Off Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Care (Coupons for L'Oreal and Garnier here)
         -$2.49 Fructis Shampoo (13 oz)
         -$7.99 L'Oreal Preference (Coupon can be found here)
         -$3.99 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
         -$5.99 Natural Instincts
         -$5.49 Nutrisse Hair Color
-3 for $7.97 Herbal Essence Shampoo (must buy 3 and spend an additional $10.00)
-20% off L'Oreal Skin Care(Coupons for L'Oreal and Garnier here)
-$0.66 White Rain Shampoo or Body Wash

Other Miscellaneous Deals
-40% off Perdue Poultry
-50% off Hefty slider bags, foam plates
-$1.99 Blueberries (1 pint)
-$1.99 Strawberries (1 lb)
-$0.69 per lb Red Seedless Watermelon
-$1.49 per lb Peaches
-$1.25 Dole Classic Salad Mix
-3 for $6.00 Frito Lay Snacks (must buy 3)
-5 for $11 Pepsi 12-pack (must buy 5)
-$1.99 Kellogg's or Quaker Cereal (Coupons here)
-$1.99 Colonna Grated Cheese (half price)
-Zantac 75 ($6.99) ($5.00 off coupon in Sunday paper)

-Shop Rite Canned Vegetables 12 for $5.99 (must buy 12)
-Andrea Cavatelli or Rortellini- 1/2 Price ($1.49-2.49)
-Smart Ones Frozen Dinners- Buy 8, save $4 (Classic Favorites on sale for $2 each- final price if you buy 8 is $1.50 each!)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Longhorn Steak House Coupon

The below Longhorn Steak House coupon expires on 29/Jul. You can get $4 off of 2 dinner entrees or $3 off of 2 lunch entrees. Enjoy! :-)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Obesity and skinny jeans

Will be back with more savings tomorrow

This Jewtastic Jem is having too much fun during a 5-day weekend to post about savings. Going to Atlantic City for the 3rd time in 3 days (and I don't even gamble!). I will be back tomorrow to post about the new weekly savings. :-)

Don't forget- there are only 3 days left to take the poll that tells me where you shop. If I know where you shop, then I know where to look for deals for you!

Stay cool! It's supposed to be 100-105 degrees out there!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July YoGo Deal

If you mention YoGo's FB status, you get 4 oz for free! :-) Happy fourth!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Great deals at Ulta (plus coupon!)

The below deals are available this week at Ulta. The coupon is also copied below.

1/2 off Philadelphia Inquirer

For all of my followers that are in the Philadelphia area, Living Social has a deal for 50% off of Sunday deliver of the paper. It would only be $1 per week to get the paper delivered to your front door, which is a great deal (there's always over $1 worth of coupons in there). Click here to get the deal for yourself!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Target Deals- Week of July 1st

As promised, below find a list of the best deals at Target this week (with coupon information).

-$1.00 Market Pantry hot dog buns
-$1.50 Oscar Mayer hot dogs (16 oz) ($1.00 off coupon can be found here)
-$3.99 Tresemme styling products (or 25 oz shampoo or conditioner)
-All MorningStar Farms products on sale
-$7.99 Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara (coupon in P&G brand saver for buy one get one free)
-$3.79 Secret Deodorant (coupon in P&G brand saver for $1.00 off)
-2 for $4.00- Lays Potato Chips

$5 Target gift card if you buy two of the below items (I don't generally buy name-brand paper products, but I know that several people do):
-$17.99 Bounty huge roll 8 pack (coupon in P&G brand saver for $1.00 off two)
-$17.99 Charmin double roll 36-pack or 18-pack mega roll (coupon in P&G brand saver for $1.00 off two)
-$17.99 Tide Boost Duo Packs (coupon in P&G brand saver for $1.50 off)

$5 Target gift card if you buy two of the below items:
-$8.99 Nice N Easy Hair Color Foam (coupon in P&G brand saver for $3.00 off)
-$6.99 Nice N Easy Hair Color (coupon in P&G brand saver for $1.00 off)
-$8.99 Gillette Venus ProSkin or Fusion ProGlide razor (cartridges on sale also) (coupon in P&G brand saver for "Buy one cartridge, get one razor free")
-$17.99 Olay Total Effects Moisturizer (1.7 oz) (coupon in P&G brand saver for $1.00 off)

Wanna catch up on the Spider Man movies before the reboot of the series? Spiderman 1-3 are on sale for $5 each (DVD).

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Last day for the below sale items at Shop Rite

$0.99/lb green seedless grapes
$0.99 Pictsweet frozen veggies (including deluxe)
$2.99 Boca burgers
$1.00 Shop Rite pitas
$1.50 Dole classic romaine salad

Please respond to post to let me know where you shop so that I can work to look at sales for the majority of my followers. :-) There will be a poll shortly.

Friday, June 29, 2012

$1 Flip Flops!

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 30th is the day that flip flop lovers have been waiting for. Old Navy flip flops (the plain, solid color ones) are $1 for tomorrow only (limit 5 per customer). Get there early; the store will be crowded with other crazed shoppers.

Patio furniture deal

For all of you that are hosting bbqs but are short of outdoor seating options, all patio furniture is 30% off through Saturday at Target.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

First Sunday and upcoming sales

This week's sales were not that great, but definitely look for sale and coupon comparisons for next week's sales. July 4 sales are usually pretty decent, and based on the Shop Rite and Target circulars, there should be plenty of good deals next week.

For those of you in the Philadelphia area, this Sunday is First Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The first Sunday of each month, the museum allows you to pay whatever you would like for entry. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Great low calorie dinner- Vegetable and Rice Burritos

I have Cooking Light magazine delivered to my house every month (thanks to Matt- I got it as a birthday present last year). The magazine often features low calorie versions of popular foods, such as mac and cheese and burgers in addition to some more high brow fare (salads with veggies and nuts for example, lot of fish recipes, and they really seem to love gruyere cheese). The magazine usually has 20-30 recipes in it, of which 1-5 are vegetarian (because, let's face it, most people eat meat). As most of you know, Matt is a vegetarian, so we usually eat vegetarian fare because it doesn't make sense to cook two separate dinners (although you can bet that I eat meat most of the times that we go out to eat!).

I clipped a recipe for vegetable and rice burritos with quesadilla cheese out of May 2012's Cooking Light, and we ate it for dinner this evening. The recipe isn't really classic Mexican- closer to what you would get if you ordered a veggie burrito in a pub, but it was still really good. I added some chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin to Matt's (because he prefers spicy food), but made mine without. Also, we substituted brown rice for white rice and sharp cheddar for quesadilla cheese (because that's what we had in the house). The meal can be made for under $15 and if paired with a hearty salad can easily be a light summer dinner (each burrito is about 380 cal).

Monday, June 25, 2012

Don't mess with Liam Neeson


Matt told me that he was always being told about how much people enjoy reading my comments, pictures, and links on FB and that I should start a blog, so here I am. I hope that this blog becomes a place where I can continue to share random things that I come across in addition to savings tips (what's on sale that matches up with coupons that were in recent papers or online), recipes, and local restaurant reviews. If you can think of anything else that I should include, please feel free to share. Thank you for coming, and enjoy the ride!