Sunday, January 31, 2010
Get her Walgreens' deals HERE.
Coupon Katarina has the Rite Aid deals HERE. (Thanks, CK!) AND,
Couponing to Disney posted HERE how to get a new $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon on Redplum.com (Thanks, CTD!)
Friday, January 29, 2010
She said, "I subscribed to your blog! Congrats on your first giveaway!"
Thanks to all that entered and participated in my first blog. You were all very encouraging!! Be on the lookout for upcoming giveaways!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
From the Disney Store Website:
Session 1--11:00-11:45 a.m and Session 2--1:00-1:45 p.m
Wear your favorite princess gown and learn how to be a perfect princess!
I'm not sure what activities are planned for this event but we did attend the Disney Store's Halloween party and my daughter had a blast. The only downfall was that it was really crowded. This should be better because it will be all (mostly, I guess) girls and is broken down in 2 sessions. What to do, what to do? Dinosaurs vs. Princesses - My daughters absolute 2 favorite things in life are going head to head on the 30th. We are planning on going to the museum for an event that day that I posted about HERE. Knowing me, I'll attempt both. Spoiled much? I just love the fact that she is able to love both Princesses and Dinosaurs!
$1/4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
$1/2 Planters Mixed Nuts
$1/2 Capri Suns
$1/1 Grated Parmesan Cheese
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Meats
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Bologna
$1/1 Claussen Pickles
$1/2 Kraft Deluxe or the creamiest, the dreamiest Velveeta Shells & Cheese
(Thanks, Couponing to Disney)
Monday, January 25, 2010
My little lady has grown out of her first pair of tap shoes. I'm not sure why I feel so sad about this but I do. I need to pick up a new pair for her before her class tonight. I called Payless and they are holding what seems to be the only size 8 1/2 toddler in the tri-state area. That gave me a couple of hours to find a coupon. I found 2 options.
1. If you are a AAA member, they offer a 10% discount off of regular priced merchandise - just show your membership card at checkout. This is a good last resort savings.
2. I signed up for email notifications at Payless.com and they instantly sent an email with a coupon for an additional 15% off. I'm obviously going with this option :) Now, if they can offer anything for the sting I'm feeling due to my baby growing out of her first pair of tap shoes....
I made this hearty soup for the 2nd time last night. It is a must try if you like creamy soups. I would rate the skill level for this recipes as EASY.
Creamy Potato Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Serves 6
- 6 slices bacon (about 6 oz.), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 baking potatoes (about 2 lb. total), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup sour cream
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until crisp and browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. When cool enough to handle, crumble.
2. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. fat and return pot to medium heat. Add onion, garlic and thyme and sauté until onion is soft, about 7 minutes. Add potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Working in batches, process in blender with sour cream until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Ladle soup into bowls and top with chives and bacon.
- 13g (sat 7g)
Mamas New Shoes Recipe Notes- I don't have a blender (long story) so I used a mini food processor and it works just fine. I also used more than a cup of sour cream. I eyeballed it and I would say I used an extra 1/3 cup. I also added cheddar cheese for garnish. Why not, right?
This is a rather inexpensive meal that heats up well for leftovers. Here are printable coupons for Kraft cheese and Breakstone sour cream. (Thanks for the coupons, Saving with Shellie)
My Walgreens Trip
Total OOP $19.48
Got $5 RR
Took advantage of the spend $25 on select baby items get $5 RR
(2) Huggies Diapers on sale $8.99 each
(3) Huggies wipes on sale 2/$5.00
Used (2) $2 printable Huggies coupons HERE (Thanks, Nicoles Nickels)
Used (2) $.75 printable Huggies wipes coupons HERE (Thanks, Nicoles Nickels)
Used (1) $.50 Huggies wipes coupon I had hanging around
Total OOP $0.48
Used $5 RR from previous transaction
ALL $4 sale price $2 off Q
BIC BOGO in store and used (1) BOGO any Bic Disposable Q (Got 2 for free)
Johnson & Johnson floss In ad Q $.99 and $1/1 Reach floss Q (Got it free)
Coffee Mate in store BOGO $2.49 used (2) printable coupons HERE (.49 for 2) (Thanks, Nicoles Nickels)
Walgreens brand dryer sheets $2.99 No Q and not on sale - just needed badly
*The ALL, Floss & BIC coupons were all regional coupons found in previous Sunday Papers
Saturday, January 23, 2010
While you're there check out all of the offers and coupons they have. They even have an instant win game. Click HERE for all of the special offers Dove is currently running.
Friday, January 22, 2010
If you haven't joined the pink nation yet, the promo for new members is "get a free solid tank with any purchase" and "$10 off any $50 purchase". Join the VS Pink Nation for freebies and goodies.
Note: I wasn't paid for this post. I just like spreading savings one panty at a time :)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
My daughter is a huge dino fan. Like, she could name dinosaurs most adults can't pronounce when she was two. Her 3rd birthday party was a Dino party and when asked what she wanted to do on her "real" birthday, she opted for the museum for the umteenth time. This fall, we were so excited for the premiere of "Dinosaur Train" on PBS. We love it! The way the mesozoic period is represented is such a great idea! The main characters are dinosaurs and pterosaurs that lived in the Cretaceous period. They encounter dinosaurs from the Triassic and Jurassic period as well, but they board a train and travel back in time. This is a great visual for kids! And, if I've lost you with the different periods, it is a great visual for adults, too! It is very important to me that dinosaurs (and science in general) be realistically represented. Despite having talking dinosaurs that play games and travel on a train, there is real science behind this show. At the end of each episode, Dr. Scott Sampson talks to real kids about the info that was presented. We have found out that Dr. Scott will be at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on January 30th. I've contacted Dr. Scott and this is a child friendly lecture where he will also be signing a copy of his new book. Because my daughter has taken such a serious interest in dinosaurs, I've become a Dr. Scott groupie too! If you haven't checked out Dinosaur Train, you really should! If you have and you are Dr. Scott fans too, you might want to check out the lecture.
This info was taken from CMNH's website:
Scott Sampson, PhD
Saturday, January 30, 2010
CMA Theater, 2:30 p.m.
Free with museum admission
One hundred million years ago, the American West was separated from Pennsylvania by the Western Interior Seaway. This “lost continent,” Laramidia, was the home of giant and often bizarre animals. Dr. Scott the Paleontologist, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS and renowned scientist/educator, takes us on a journey into this lost continent and addresses a variety of mysteries, such as the enigmatic presence of so many giant, plant-eating dinosaurs, and the evolution of the tyrant king, Tyrannosaurus rex.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Monday, January 18, 2010
I'm really happy to be hosting my first giveaway! I watched Julie & Julia this weekend and couldn't help but notice some similarities with myself and Julie & Julia. No, I'm no Julia Child but like Julia, I'm an American taken with French culture and like Julie, I'm going to turn 30 this year, just started a blog and have been trying to grow as a cook. So, I thought that an appropriate giveaway would be the Julie & Julia DVD and book. (1) lucky reader will win a copy of each. Giveaway ends 11:59 EST January 28, 2010. A random winner will be chosen on or around January 29, 2010.
1. Mandatory Entry- Subscribe to Mama Wants a New Pair of Shoes and leave a comment letting me know that you do!
2. Additional Entry- Include a link to this giveaway in your blog. Make sure to leave a comment including the link. If I've placed this giveaway on a linky on your blog, you can include that in a comment for an additional entry.
As a new blogger, I'd like to thank everyone that enters and want to wish you good luck!!
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Clothing Sizes: Newborn to kid's Size 12
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Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I mentioned before that I'm loving Rite Aid lately. Tonight my love has grown deeper. Going into this transaction, I cashed in a $2 instant win from the "Game of Life" promo, so that's a plus. I went tonight to take advantage of the Johnson & Johnson $10 with a $30 purchase rebate. With store sales, in-ad coupons, manufacturer coupons and a Rite Aid $5 off $20 coupon, my total came to $13.11 OOP!
After the $10 J&J rebate and the $3 SCR for the Theraflu, my purchase cost $.11! So, with the $2 instant cash, I made money tonight at Rite Aid!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
There is a decent tuna pouch deal-8 for $10 with an instant $2 savings bringing the total to 8 for $8. Pair with this $1 off coupon found on Vocalpoint. (You can print twice) Login/Sign Up for Vocalpoint HERE. (Thanks, Freebies for Mom)
- Surprising product information
- Great coupons/samples
- Cool things to share with friends
Hope you enjoy!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Kotex Sample Pack- Read about 3 different links HERE. Thanks, HHC!
Note: I never seem to have to purchase feminine products because I have tons of samples and freebies. This may also have something to do with being pregnant 2 times in 2 years.
Purex 3-in-1- Score a 2 pack sample of this HERE. Thanks, MSM!
iS Chemical Youth Eye Complex- Read about this sample HERE. Thanks, DSM!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
(2) Stayfree 18 ct. pads
used BOGO coupon from 1/3/10 insert and they are BOGO in store so these were FREE!
(2) Nivea Lip Care
used BOGO coupon from 1/3/10 insert and they are BOGO in store so these were also FREE!
Johnson & Johnson Baby Bubble Bath
on sale for $2.99 and used $1 off in 1/3/10 coupon insert
Viva 8ct. Paper towels
on sale for $6.49 and used $1 off
They also started a "Game of Life" Promo. Read about it HERE. I received 2 game pieces for my purchase today and each game piece comes with a money saving coupon or an instant win piece.
If you have the BOGO coupons in your stash, get to Rite Aid this week and get your free stuff!