$20 for $40 Worth of Skincare, Bath, and Beauty Products at The Body Shop

$20 for $40 Worth of Skincare, Bath, and Beauty Products at The Body Shop

Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only in US Body Shop stores. Not valid online. Not valid on Black Friday (11/25/11). Not valid toward purchase of gift card or “Love Your Body Club” card. Valid toward sale items. Valid with existing “Love Your Body Club” card. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Non-transferable.

Expires Dec 26, 2011

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Glade Lasting Impressions Printable Coupon and More!

Group A coupons added some great new coupons this morning.  This Glade Lasting Impressions warmer $3/1 coupon is just one of them.  Remember, you can print each coupon twice.

Old Navy 25% off Printable Coupon!!

Save 25% off at Old Navy with THIS coupon!  This coupon is valid through 10/30.

Cyber Saving Week @ ToysRUs.com ~ Lego, Monster High, Little Tikes & MORE

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Save $25 on ANY LEGO Construction Set or Game purchase $100 or more and Save $10 with $50. Offer good from 10.23.11 to 10.29.11

Save $10 on ANY Monster High Doll or Doll Accessory purchase $50 or more. Offer good from 10.23.11 to 10.29.11

Get a FREE Little Tikes Toy up to $24.99 value with ANY Little Tikes toy purchase of $25 or more. Offer good from 10.23.11 to 10.29.11.

Get a FREE Disney Princess & Me Tea for 2 Set ($19.99 value) with ANY Disney Princess & Me Gown purchase. Offer good from 10.23.11 to 10.29.11.

Buy 1 Get 1 50% off ALL NERF Blasters. Offer good from 10.23.11 to 10.29.11.

Buy 1 Get 1 50% off ALL Mega Bloks HALO Construction Sets. Offer good from 10.23.11 to 10.29.11

Buy 1 Get 1 50% off ALL Imaginarium. Offer good from 10.23.11 to 10.29.11


Free Shipping on most orders over $75. Some items also qualify for FREE in-store pick-up.

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Rite Aid 10/23-10/29

* Check out the PYP Navigating Rite Aid posts to help you along your shopping journey at Rite Aid.

* Read the Rite Aid coupon policy and keep it in your coupon binder.

* These are just the BEST offers this week. Always check your local ad to verify prices as they change by region.

* Participate in Rite Aid’s Video Values to be able to print valuable coupons, like $4/$20 purchase!

Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy $7.99
Use Zicam Product, any $2/1 (3-31-12) SS-10/23 AND $2/1 Zicam Rite Aid coupon (from the Rite Aid Flu Shot coupon booklet, free when you get your flu shot at R.A)
Get a $7 +Up Reward
Final Price: FREE plus overage after coupons and reward!

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Use Simply Saline Nasal Product, any $1/1 (12-31-12) SS-10/18 AND Simply Saline Nasal Product, any $1/1 (12-31-12) SS-11/15
Get a $5 +Up Reward when you buy $10
Submit for NetiPot Kit Rebate (if you buy this one)
Final Price: FREE after coupons, rebate, and reward!

Mitchum Deodorant $3.99
Use $2/1 Video Values printable
Get a $2 + Up Reward
Final Price: FREE after coupon and reward!

Carefree Pantiliners $1
Use Carefree product, any .50/1 (10-31-11) SS-8/21
Use $1/2 Video Values Carefree printable coupon
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The Little Ways to Save: Around Your House

Pinching Your Pennies has ROCKIN’ forums where you can find out all sorts of awesome tips. The One Penny at a Time forum has lots of ideas on little ways to save and pinch your pennies! Go check it out. Maybe you can find a new idea.

Here are some of those ideas on how to pinch your pennies, all from different PYP members in the PYP forums. If you have any penny pinching ideas for saving money around your house, leave a comment and share!

I pull out all the pages in magazines that have perfume samples and keep them in my dresser. Whenever I want to smell good, I rub one on my wrists and neck. I get to wear Dior, DKNY, and a bunch of expensive perfumes that I could never buy. I keep the men’s scents for my DH. It’s fun…just don’t get a paper cut.

Only wash laundry when you have a full load. With most shirts I put them in the dryer for just a few minutes to get the wrinkles out and then hang them to dry. For jeans they dry a few minutes and then get thrown over the top of the shower bars to dry the rest of the way. Always reuse the dryer sheets 2 or 3 times.

Keep your heat turned down to 68 and just put on a long sleeved shirt and socks.

I wash out bags from bread and veggies anything but meat really and reuse them for everything. My kids favorite is the veggie bags because they will fit over a plate that way they do not have to transfer there extra dinner into a Tupperware making it easier and faster to pick at later… and less dishes for mom.

Make your own homemade cleaners instead of buying them. It is much much cheaper. Vinegar is the staple for homemade cleaners. It is so cheap and it disinfects and sanitizes. Here is a post on how to make your own window cleaner.

I only use dryer sheets in the winter when the static gets bad and then i use only a 1/2 a sheet and will use that for as many loads as i can I think 6 is about the limit. I just use it until a load comes out a bit statistic and then toss in a new one. I also slide them under the flaps that are inside the drum to break up the clothes that way it dose not get lost in the load.

Any paper that comes into our house with only one side printed on (mostly school notices) go’s into a drawer by the printer and is used as scrap or mostly for the printer for printable coupons, test prints for digital scrapbook stuff etc.

I keep a funnel in the bathroom drawer so that when a bottle of whatever is on its last few drops i can put it upside down on the new jar to transfer all the last goodness out of it. I also do this with stuff in the kitchen as well. Anything that is runny gets this treatment.

Unplug everything you possibly can ~ In addition to turning off lights, if you unplug everything not in use, it can really add up. Our electric bill was consistently $110-$130 up until we started unplugging everything. We are now consistently between $58-75 simply from unplugging things that aren’t in use.

We keep a bucket in the bathroom so when we’re running the water trying to get it to the right temp for a shower, we collect the too-cold water (that would usually go down the drain) in the bucket and then dump it on the unwatered plants outside or in the clothes washer for when I do laundry so the washer doesn’t have as much to fill. We turn the shower faucet all the way to the hottest setting so that it is much faster for the water to get hot and that saves on the amount of water that goes into the bucket, too.

Have heard that stepping on the toilet paper (when it’s still in the package) so that it goes a little flatter can keep kids from using as much since it won’t roll as freely and they are more likely to grab what they need when it stops a little sooner. I haven’t tried it, but I’ve heard from several other moms who swear it works.

Sell Your Halloween Candy! Support the Troops!

cleaningHalloween is coming. It is so much fun for children to dress up and go trick-or-treating. Then comes the part many Moms dread – the candy consumption!


cleaningPerhaps you can convince your children to participate in this year’s Halloween Candy Buy Back. Just visit the website and find a participating dentist near you. Your children may select a few favorite pieces of candy and donate the rest to our troops! In exchange, they get money, coupons, prizes, etc. For example, many dentists offer $1/lb for the donated candy. Each participating dentist is a little bit different, though, so you may want to call their office ahead of time to find out the specifics. What a great idea!

How to Pressure Can Chicken

I first learned about canning meats when I was watching a show about surviving in Alaska, and the participants were catching salmon and canning it. Up until that time, for some reason it had just never even occurred to me that one could can meats, even though I had seen canned meats in the store plenty of times. My mother would can peaches and pears when I was little, but she never did pressure canning.

A year or so after watching that show, my local church asked me to help put together some ideas and plans for emergency preparedness for those who might be interested. I have to confess that I was not exactly an example of preparedness at the time. So I had to kinda learn it all from scratch. Some of the preparations we worked on involved having some food stored away in case of an emergency. And so I did more research on canning meats, and talked with a few people who had done it, and found it was a lot easier than I expected it to be. (Note: By “easy” I mean ‘not overly complicated’ rather than easy as in ‘quick’. Just want to throw that out there right now.)

I have since found that I really enjoy having canned meats around – they have been so helpful on nights when I need a quick and easy meal!

I usually can chicken when I can find it on sale in the 40lb boxes for about $1.30-$1.50/pound. Since we’ve had a few of those sales where I live recently, and with the Zaycon chicken deals being introduced into some new states and areas, I wanted to give you guys another option for storing/preserving all that chicken!

Now, I’m not going to go through all of the specific details for the actual canning part, because that will differ based on your particular model of pressure canner. So be sure to read through your canner’s instruction manual for the specifics. And for those who are new to pressure canning, please note that a pressure CANNER is different from a pressure COOKER (although a pressure canner can be used to pressure cook, a pressure cooker cannot usually be used to pressure can unless the manual specifically states that it is approved) – totally clear as mud?

For canning chicken using the raw-pack method (meaning that you don’t have to pre-cook the chicken), start by gathering all your supplies. You will need:

  • pressure canner (this is NOT the same as a pressure cooker)
  • chicken
  • approved canning jars
  • canning lids and rings (lids must be new, rings can be used)
  • salt, preferably pickling salt if possible
  • boiling water, chicken broth or chicken bouillon

You’ll also want to have some tools handy. Here’s what I use:

  • ladle (for filling jars after chicken is in)
  • wooden chopstick (for removing air bubbles from jars)
  • jar lifter (for moving jars into and out of hot canner)
  • tongs (for taking lids out of simmering water)
  • hot pads or hot mitts

Start by preparing your jars. Wash and dry them. For chicken, I add 1/2 tsp of salt to each jar. (The official instructions say to use pickling salt, but I’ve used regular kosher salt in the past with no problems.)

Then get your stove and pots all situated. You will need your pressure canner with the appropriate amount of boiling water (and vinegar to help reduce water spotting) – check your canner’s instructions for how much water you need. You will need another pot with boiling water (for adding to the jars), and a smaller pot with simmering water so you can heat the lids.

Here’s what my stovetop looks like on chicken-canning day:

Next, time to prep the chicken!

The big 40lb boxes pf boneless, skinless chicken breasts come with 4 bags inside. The breasts are butterflied, and have a little bit of fat on them which you’ll need to trim off.

Cut the breast halves apart and trim any remaining fat. Keep the fat and trimmings in a separate bowl (you can use them to make chicken stock).

Cut each chicken breast into smaller chunks – doesn’t have to be precise, just so they are easier to stuff in the jars.

Pack the chicken pieces semi-loosely into the jars, leaving 1-inch of space between the top of the chicken and the top rim of the jar.

You don’t want a lot of big empty spaces, but you don’t want to smash it flat beyond recognition, either. The chicken will expand while processing, and then shrink. If you pack it too full, you may prevent the lid from being able to seal (more on that later).

Next, add boiling water (or you can use chicken broth if you’d like) to within 1-inch of the top rim of the jar. Pour some water in, poke around the sides with a spatula, plastic knife or chopstick, to help remove air bubbles, and then fill a little bit more if the water has settled below that 1-inch mark.

Once filled, take a clean wet rag or towel and wipe the rims of each jar to make sure they are clean and there is nothing there to impede the seal. Take a hot lid from your simmering pot, and place it on the jar, make sure it is centered, and then put on your ring.

Because the pressure canner uses steam that fills the entire container, you can double stack your jars in a pressure canner. Make sure the water in your canner is now at boiling. Place your jars in your canner according to the manufacturer instructions. Mine says to place the second layer of jars offset by half a jar, so the top jar rests on the edges of two bottom jars.

My particular model of canner can fit 16 pints jars at a time.

Once all your jars are in, put on the lid and process according to the instructions. (It’s basically a process of: create steam, let it vent for 10 minutes to get all extra air out, put on stopper/weight, bring to pressure, then hold at pressure for specified time, turn heat off after time is up, let pressure reduce to zero naturally, wait ten minutes, then open the lid and carefully remove jars.)

For chicken, the processing time is 75 minutes for pints, and 90 minutes for quarts. (One pint jar holds about 1lb of chicken, and a quart jar holds about 2lb.) You’ll need to look up in a canning book or in your canner manufacturer’s instructions to find out what pressure to can at – here where I live it is 13 psi. You must keep your pressure at that amount (or higher) throughout the processing time – if it dips below that, you’re supposed to start the time all over again. Because of that, I usually end up processing at 14 psi, because for the first little while the pressure will fluctuate as you get the heat settings figured out, and that way I have a few moments to adjust the heat before dipping below the 13 mark.

Once the jars are in, and you’ve vented the canner and brought it to pressure, there isn’t much to do but sit and wait. I usually bring a book with me and just sit in the kitchen so I can keep an eye on the pressure. You will need to adjust your burner settings periodically, as the heat and steam builds up and the pressure increases. I start out at high for getting to a boil, venting and getting to pressure. Once at pressure, I can turn down to med-high, then turn it down little by little every 10-15 minutes or so, until by the end I’m down to med-low for the last half hour or so.

Once your jars are out of the canner, leave them alone for 12-24 hours and then test for seal. Press the middle of the lid – if it flexes down, it isn’t sealed. If you can barely move it, then you’ve got a good seal. Any jars that don’t seal can be reprocessed (with a new lid) or moved to the refrigerator to be used soon. After 24 hours, you can remove the rings, wash the jars, label them with the date, and store them away!

[For specific instructions on the actual canning process, which I have not gone into here, I recommend the Ball Blue Book or the National Center for Home Preserving’s web site at https://www.uga.edu/nchfp/.]

Here are a few of my favorite recipes for using canned chicken to make quick meals: (please forgive the terrible pictures – I have absolutely no photography skills whatsoever)

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Vermicelli
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
Curry Chicken Pot Pie

Note: The canned chicken works best in recipes calling for diced/chopped or shredded chicken.

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$25 for a $25 Target gift card and a $50 Restaurant.com gift card!

Today’s Save: $25 for both a Target gift card and a Restaurant.com gift card

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Look on the right side under “Bonus Saves”

Save Details:

Pay just $25 for a $25 Target gift card and a $50 Restaurant.com gift card

Use your Target gift card on anything in-store or online

Restaurant.com offers deep discounts on thousands of participating restaurants and venues nationwide

Makes for a fun girls’ day out complete with shopping and dining

You’ll receive physical gift cards in the mail – perfect for stocking stuffers

For Restaurant.com, you will receive the physical card in the mail. Next, go online to Restaurant.com to pick out a certificate for your favorite place.

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Today’s Freebie Roundup 10/24

Jalapeno Poppers – WW style

I love the jalapeno poppers from a certain fast food restaurant. LOVE them! I looked up the nutrition info on their website, plugged it into the online WW points plus calculator, and came up with 15 points plus for 8 poppers and the yummy sweet dipping sauce they are served with.
(I’m skeptical about that nutrition info though. I was expecting the points to be MUCH higher for those deep fried delicacies)
I decided to try making a WW friendly version at home. I think they turned out great!
Crispy baked wonton wrappers give you the crunchy exterior. Diced jalapenos mixed with low fat cream cheese give you perfect melty, creamy heat. And Thai sweet chili sauce brings the sweet to the heat. Which is a perfect flavor marriage in my world. My mouth was happy!
Try them yourself
The recipe makes 8 appetizers.
If you share with someone, it’s 5 points plus per 4 piece serving.
If you share with 3 of your friends, it’s 2 points plus per 2 piece serving.
Or, if you go a little crazy and eat all 8 yourself, it’s 9 points plus per serving. Hey, it happens!

Wonton Jalapeno Poppers
8 wonton wrappers
4 Tablespoons low fat cream cheese
2 finely diced jalapenos (more or less, depending on your heat tolerance)
2 Tablespoons Sweet chili sauce (found in the Asian foods section of your grocery store)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and diced jalapenos until well combined. Set aside
Lightly spray a baking sheet with non stick spray.
Lay 8 wonton wrappers on baking sheet.
Place a tablespoon or so of the cream cheese mixture onto each wrapper, dividing the cream cheese mixture evenly among the wonton wrappers.
Dip your fingertip into some water and wet two sides of the wrapper, then fold over, forming a triangle. Press gently to seal. Repeat for all 8 wrappers.
Spray the poppers lightly with non stick cooking spray.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the poppers are golden brown and crispy.
Serve with the sweet chili sauce for dipping.

If you are thinking of joining Weight Watchers, now is a great time.

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*HOT* Bar-S Franks or Bologna Printable Coupon and More!

Group C added some great new printable coupons this morning.  This Bar-S Franks or Bologna .75/2 coupon is just one of them.  The everday price at my Walmart on these is $1.28, so just $0.91 after coupon.  Group C coupons tend to disappear fast, so print quickly!  Remember, you can print each coupon twice.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-Riffic Double Feature $4.99

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