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School Supply Deals for the Week of 8/14/16

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Preparing for the school year can get expensive!  Take control of that supply list and save some cash by shopping the best deals each week!  Here are the deals for the week of 8/14/16

OfficeMax/Office Depot

Penny Deals w/$5 purchase minimum

Office Depot Brand Ballpoint Stick Pens, 10-PK: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

Scholastic Crayons, 24-PK: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Paper Folders with and without Prongs: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 10 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

Office Depot Brand 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

Other great deals no minimum required

  • Office Depot Brand Index Cards, 3″ x 5″, 100 pk: $0.50
  • Office Depot Brand Spiral 1-Subject Notebooks: $0.50
  • Poly Envelopes: $0.50
  • Westcott 12″ Shatterproof Ruler: $0.75
  • Office Depot Brand Composition Book: $0.75
  • Office Depot Brand Notebook 3-Hole Punch: $1
  • Pencil Pouch with Mesh Window: $1
  • FORAY Magnetic Dry-Erase Board: $2

Expo Dry Erase Low-Odor Chiseled Tip Markers, 4 pk: $1

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household business.

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $1

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household business.

Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 5 pk: $3

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household business.

Sharpie Permanent Fine-Point & Ultra-Fine Point Markers, 12 pk: $3

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household business.

Office Depot Brand Color Copy Paper: $3

Limit 5 per household/business.

SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drives, 16 GB: $3.99

SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drives, 32 GB: $5.99

SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drives, 64 GB: $12.99

  • Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, 0.7MM, 6 pk: $2

$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pen or Pencil Pack – 7-31-16 SS Very Regional

Final Price: $1.45

  • Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 32 GB: $5.99
  • Sharpie Accent Tank Highlighters, 24 ct: $10
  • Mr. Sketch Twist Crayons, 8 pk: $3

$1.00/1 Mr. Sketch Crayons – 7-31-16 SS Very Regional

Final Price: $2

  • BIC Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens, 12 pk: $2

$1.00/2 Bic Stationery Product – 8-7-16 SS Very Regional

Final Price: $1.50

  • Ticonderoga #2 Soft Lead Pre-Sharpened Pencils, 18 pk: $3
  • Stellar Notebooks 1-Subject: $2
  • Sharpie Permanent Ultra-Fine Point Markers, 5 pk: $4
  • Save $2 instantly on any binder when you recycle an old one.
  • Office Depot Brand Mobile Folding Cart: $15
  • Swiss Gear backpacks: 50% off
  • ALL school backpacks: 30% off

Staples Deals

Staples “Steals”

  • Staples Cap Erasers, 3 ct: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pen, 10 pk: $0.75

$1.00/2 Bic Stationery Product – 8-7-16 SS Very Regional

Final Price: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

BIC Xtra Fun Pencil, #2 HB, Two-Toned Color Barrels, 8/pk: $0.75

$1.00/2 Bic Stationery Product – 8-7-16 SS Very Regional

Final Price: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

School Supply Deals

  • Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2″: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Westcott 12″ wood ruler, beveled edge: $0.25 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100/Pack: $0.48 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples 2-Pocket Translucent Poly Folder with Fasteners: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Crayons, 24 pk: $0.50 (Limit of 5 per customer, all season long)
  • Staples Composition Notebook, College Ruled: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.75 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples College Ruled Filler Paper, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 120/Pack: $0.75

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Classic Markers, Fine Line, 10 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Washable Glue Sticks, .26oz, 4/Pk: $1 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Westcott 5″ Kids Scissors, Blunt Tip, 2/pk: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitzer, Original, 8+2 oz: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples mini stapler: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase

No Limit School Supply Deals

  • Staples composition book, graph ruled: $1
  • Sharpie Accent Tank Style Highlighter, 5 pk: $2
  • Expo magnetic dry-erase markers, 4 pk: $3
  • Lexar JumpDrive 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16 GB: $4.99
  • Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, 24 pk: $10
  • Paper Mate Erasermate Pen, 5/pk: $2

$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pen or Pencil Pack – 7-31-16 SS Very Regional

Final Price: $1.45

  • BIC Matic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 6 pk: $2

$1/2 Bic Stationery Product – 8-7-16 SS

Final Price: $1.50

  • Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Soft Pencil, 72 ct: $10

 

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School Supply Deals for the Week of 8/7/16

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Preparing for the school year can get expensive!  Take control of that supply list and save some cash by shopping the best deals each week!

Week of 8/7/16

OfficeMax/Office Depot

Penny Deals w/$5 purchase minimum

Office Depot Brand Filler Paper, 100-CT: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

Scholastic Brand Glue Sticks, 4 pk: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

Other great deals no minimum required

Sharpie Single Permanent Markers: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business

Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, 6 pk: $0.50

$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pen or Pencil Pack – 7-31-16 SS; Includes 2 ct or Larger (very regional coupon)

Final Price: Free

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business

Kids’ Pointed and Blunt Scissors, 2 pk: $0.50

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business

Really Useful Boxes, 0.14L: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business

Office Depot Brand Poly Cover Notebook: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business

Office Depot Brand Tank Highlighter, 5 pk: $0.50

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business

Office Depot Brand Mini Stapler: $0.50

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business

  • Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 16 GB: $3.99
  • Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 32 GB: $5.99

 

  • BIC Xtra Fun #2 Wood Case Pencils, 8 pk: $2

$1.00/1 Bic Xtra-fun Pencil Product – 8-7-16 SS

$1.00/2 Bic Stationery Product – 8-7-16 SS

Final Price: $1

  • BIC Round Stick Ballpoint Pens, 60 pk: $4

$1.00/2 Bic Stationery Product – 8-7-16 SS

Final Price: $3.50

  • Paper Mate Inkjoy 300RT, 24 pk: $4

$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pen or Pencil Pack – 7-31-16 SS; Includes 2 ct or Larger

$0.75/1 Paper Mate InkJoy – 7-31-16 SS; Includes 2 ct or Larger

Final Price: $3.25

  • Office Depot Brand #2 Wood Pencils, 72 pk: $4
  • Office Depot Brand 3″ x 5″ Ruled Rainbow Index Cards, 100 pk: $1
  • Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, 3 pk: $1
  • Scholastic Pourable Glue, 4oz: $1
  • Pencil Box: $1
  • Stellar Notebook, 1-Subject: $2
  • Paper Mate EraserMate Pens, 5 pk: $2
  • Sharpie Accent Tank Highlighter, 4 pk: $3
  • Stellar Notebook with Covered Spine, 1-Subject: $3
  • Mr. Sketch Scented Neon Markers, 6 pk: $4
  • Office Depot Brand Sheet Protectors, 50 pk: $5
  • EXPO Dry-Erase Markers with Magnet Eraser Cap, 4 pk: $5
  • Westcott Scissors, 3 pk: $5
  • Office Depot Brand School Starter Kit: $7
  • Save $2 instantly on any binder when you recycle an old one.
  • Office Depot Brand Mobile Folding Cart: $9.99
  • Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters,20 pk: $10
  • Swiss Gear backpacks: 50% off
  • ALL school backpacks: 30% off

Staples Deals

Staples “Steals”

  • Staples Cap Erasers, 3 ct: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Pentel R.S.V.P. ballpoint stic pens, 5 pk: $0.75

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

 

School Supply Deals

  • Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2″: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Westcott 12″ wood ruler, beveled edge: $0.25 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100/Pack: $0.48 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • BIC Xtra Comfort Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens, 12 pk: $1

$1/2 Bic Stationery Product – 8-7-16 SS

Final Price: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store.

  • Staples 2-Pocket Translucent Poly Folder with Fasteners: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Crayons, 24 pk: $0.50 (Limit of 5 per customer, all season long)
  • Staples Composition Notebook, College Ruled: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.75 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples College Ruled Filler Paper, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 120/Pack: $0.75

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Classic Markers, Fine Line, 10 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Washable Glue Sticks, .26oz, 4/Pk: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Westcott 5″ Kids Scissors, Blunt Tip, 2/pk: $2

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitzer, Original, 8+2 oz: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples mini stapler: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase

No Limit School Supply Deals

  • Staples Poly Cover Wirebound Notebook, College Ruled: $0.75
  • Staples Poly Composition Notebook: $0.75
  • Crayola Crayons, 64 pk: $3
  • Dixon Ticonderoga Presharpened #2 Pencils, 18 pk: $3
  • Staedtler Math Tool Set, 4 pc set: $4
  • Crayola Twistables Mini Crayons, 24 pk: $4
  • Crayola Washable Super Tips Markers, 20 pk: $4
  • BIC Mechanical Pencils with Assorted Colorful Barrels, 24 pk: $4

$1/2 Bic Stationery Product – 8-7-16 SS

Final Price: $3

  • Sharpie permanent markers, 12 pk: $6
  • Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator: $14.99

$14.99 – $5 easy rebate = $9.99

Final Price: $9.99

  • Brother PT-H100 Easy Handheld Label Maker: $14.99
  • Fellowes SATURN 3i 95 Thermal and Cold Laminating Machine: $169.99

$169.99 – $100 instant savings – $30 easy rebate = $39.99

Final Price: $39.99

 

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Make Fresh Milled Flour! Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Bread Recipe #Mockmill #Baking #Fresh

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Check out the exclusive SALE on Mockmill Starter Kits!

Mockmill is offering 3 special Milling Starter Kits just for you, including a gluten free option with Maize, Buckwheat and Tefft!  The cost is only $179 which includes shipping!   The Mockmill alone sells for $229, and these kits include the Mockmill PLUS a variety of grains ready to use PLUS the essential book, Flour Power!  ORDER NOW Use coupon code couponistaqueen to get the $80 discount.

A KitchenAid mixer was used with my Mockmill, but it will fit most stand mixers that take attachments, including Kenmore and Elextrolux. 

When I was a kid my mom went with the lady across the street to a COOP that had a mill, and they ground their own flour.  It was the early 1970s and all kinds of stuff like this was happening, some fortunate (fresh bread, music) and some not so fortunate (macrame, velour).  Her flirtation with fresh milled flour ended when the neighbor moved, but I never forgot the light-as-air bread and cakes and the heavenly taste.  Ahhhhhhhh!  I have baked plenty of stuff from scratch through the years, always relying on the standard flours that are sold at the grocery store.  While they produce perfectly adequate results, I always wonder about how healthy that flour really is, especially in light of the recent E-Coli flour recalls.  Plus I would love to be able to try milling different things like beans, corn, etc. and incorporate some healthier options into our diet.  Enter the Mockmill.  I am NO pioneer woman who is going to be grinding stones together or sweating to grind anything let me tell you.  BUT I was reassured that in fact while this mill was not itself electric, it attached to my Kitchen Aid mixer which IS electric.  So I decided to venture into the realm of fresh milling.  I got the Mockmill and a great book Flour Power.  I am thankful for that book as I am clueless when it comes to the subject and this book was easy to understand and full of great information. I felt flour empowered! The mill itself is easy to attach to my KitchenAid.  It literally took me 30 seconds.  It is sleek and well constructed, and it perfectly marries with my mixer.

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Enough admiration, it was time to grind some stuff!  I started with a cup of plain white rice in order to clean the stones.  On the first use, some flaking of the stones occurs and I wanted to use something cheap that I could throw away, plus I wanted to experiment with the grinding adjustment.  After dumping that initial grind out, I was ready to mill some grain!  I decided for my first time out that I would not get TOO crazy, so I went with some Hard Red Wheat, which is great for overall use.  We love the taste and texture of whole wheat and don’t have any gluten issues in our home.  The beauty of this Mockmill is that you can grind just about ANY non oily grain.

Here’s the actual grinding in action.  I set my mixer on the recommended speed of 9 or 10 (I went with 10) and I poured the grains in the self feeding hopper.  It took a few minutes to grind the amount of flour I needed, but I went ahead and did a full pound to see how long it took and how the mixer handled the load.  I did a pretty fine grind as I wanted texture BUT fine flour to make muffins with.  It took a total of around 5 minutes to grind the full pound.  The mixer did not labor at all, and was NOT over hot at the end.  I have done worse beating heavy dough many times.
I ended up with perfect flour!  I did include gram measurements for the flour in the recipe since fresh ground flour contains more air than store bought and the measurements can be off. (Because it has not settled yet).
Here’s the recipe — and it turned out GREAT!  Definitely a keeper!  Moist and light, not heavy at all with perfect pumpkin flavor and just enough sweetness.
Pumpkin Spice Bread and Muffins Recipe with Fresh Milled Whole Wheat Flour
Ingredients
4 eggs
1-2/3 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Oil (I used canola.  Alternatively use another oil or substitute a cup of applesauce in place of oil.)
1 15-oz can of pumpkin
315 Grams of fresh milled whole wheat flour (This measured to approx. 2 level unpacked cups if you use store bought or if you don’t have a weight measure like this one.)
2 Tsp baking powder
1 Tsp baking soda
2 Tsp cinnamon
1/2 Tsp ginger
1/4 Tsp ground cloves
(If prefer, you can use 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice in place of the ginger and cloves)
Cinnamon and sugar mixed for topping, 1 tbsp sugar to 1/4 tsp cinnamon mixed together
Optional: 1 Cup chopped nuts, craisins, or raisins
Directions
Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line muffin tins with cupcake papers or spray the pans you will be using with cooking spray.  The baking spray works best as it contains flour.
Cream the eggs and sugar together till light.  Add the oil (or applesauce) and the pumpkin and mix together well.
Combine all dry ingredients together, then gently blend into the wet mix. Do NOT over beat the mixture as it will make the dough tough.  You just want to mix till combined (see image of mixed batter).  Fold in nuts, craisins, or raisins.
Allow batter to rest 2 or 3 minutes before filling pans.  I use an ice cream scoop to make it uniform and easy.  Fill mini and large muffins to 3/4 full.  For loaves, divide batter evenly between pans.  Top with cinnamon sugar mixture.
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Bake in 350° preheated oven till done.  Start checking if done 5 minutes before these times as ovens will vary.
Mini muffins approx 20-25 minutes.  Regular muffins 30-35 minutes.  Tops will spring back when touched when they are done.
Mini loaves 40-50 minutes.  Large loaves 60-70 minutes.  To check if done, insert a toothpick in center, if clean, they are done.
Cool all in pans for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool.  Store covered 2-3 days.  Freeze to enjoy later!
Approximate Yield: 36 mini muffins, 18-24 regular muffins, 2 large loaves, 8 mini loaves.  I like to divide it and make some mini muffins, regular muffins, and mini loaves at the same time.  They can all bake together, just watch the times so you don’t over bake, and you may want to rotate half way through to even the baking.
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I have to say, the Mockmill was a pleasure to use and easy.  I LOVE the idea of knowing exactly where my grains come from, and I am looking to local sources.  I can adjust the amount and the fineness of the grind with the turn of a dial, which is nice for milling all kinds of things.  I want to try corn next!  Then buckwheat!  Check out the Mockmill — Through 8/31/16 it is a great value for just $179.00 (with my coupon code couponistaqueen ) Shipping included in price!

 

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School Supply Deals for the Week of 7/31/16

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Preparing for the school year can get expensive!  Take control of that supply list and save some cash by shopping the best deals each week!

Here are the deals for the week of 7/31/16

OfficeMax/Office Depot

Office Depot Brand Multipurpose Ream Paper, 500 sheets: $6

Get $5.99 back in rewards

Final Price: $0.01

Penny Deals w/$5 purchase minimum

  • Office Depot Brand Erasers, 3-PK: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Elmer’s Pourable School Glue, 4 Oz: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Office Depot Brand Composition Book, 1-subject: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

 

Other great deals no minimum required

  • BIC Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens, 12 pk: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • Crayola Broad Line Markers, 10 ct: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • Poly Envelopes: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • Ticonderoga Pencils, 12 pk: $1
  • Office Depot Brand Reinforced Notebook Filler Paper, 100 ct $1

Limit 3 offers per member

  • Office Depot Brand Heavy-Duty 1″ Poly Binder: $1

Limit 3 offers per member

  • SanDisk Cruzer/Edge USB 2.0 Flash Drives, 16 GB: $3.99

Other Good Deals

    Save $2 instantly on any binder when you recycle an old one.

  • Highmark Original Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz: $1
  • Pencil Pouches: $1
  • Office Depot Brand Poly Index Card Box with 100 Cards: $1
  • Elmer’s Washable Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks, 8 pk: $2
  • Post-it ½” Flags Single Packs, 4 pk: $4

$1.00/1 Post-It Brand Flags Or Tabs, Any Purchase of $4.00 Or More

Final Price: $4

  • DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker: $10
  • Pentel Hi-Polymer Latex Free Eraser, 3 pk: $2
  • Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 4 pk: $3
  • BIC Mechanical Pencils, 24 pk: $3

$1.00/1 BIC Stationery Product – 7-24-16 SS (Very regional coupon)

Final Price: $2

  • Sharpie Fine & Ultra Fine Permanent Markers, 24 pk: $10
  • Stellar Notebooks: $2
  • High Sierra backpacks: 50% off
  • ALL Lunch Totes & Accessories: 30% off
  • Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator: $10.99
  • ALL school backpacks: 30% off

Staples

Staples “Steals”

  • Staples Cap Erasers, 12 ct: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • BIC Soft Feel Retractable Ball Pens, 5 pk: $0.50

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, 5/pk

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

School Supply Deals

  • Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2″: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Westcott 12″ wood ruler, beveled edge: $0.25 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100/Pack: $0.48 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples 2-Pocket Translucent Poly Folder with Fasteners: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Composition Notebook, College Ruled: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.75 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples College Ruled Filler Paper, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 120/Pack: $0.75

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Classic Markers, Fine Line, 10 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Washable Glue Sticks, .26oz, 4/Pk: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Westcott 5″ Kids Scissors, Blunt Tip, 2/pk: $2

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitzer, Original, 8+2 oz: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples mini stapler: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Lexar JumpDrive USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $5.99
  • Brother P-Touch PT-90 Personal Label Maker: $14.99
  • Amazon Fire 7″ Tablet: $49.99

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School Supply Deals for the Week of 7/24/16 – 7/30/16 – Includes Penny Deals!

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Preparing for the school year can get expensive!  Take control of that supply list and save some cash by shopping the best deals each week!

OfficeMax/Office Depot

  • Duracell Alkaline AA/AAA 16-PK Batteries: $13.99

Get: $13.98 back in rewards

Final Price: $0.01

Limit 2 offers per member.

Penny Deals w/$5 purchase minimum

  • Office Depot Brand Folders with and without Prongs, 2-PK: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 10 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Office Depot Brand Index Cards, 3″ x 5″, White, 100 pk: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Office Depot Brand Mechanical Pencils, 6 pk: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Pencil Box: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

 

Other great deals no minimum required

  • Stellar 1-Subject Durable Poly Notebook: $0.50

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

 

  • Kids’ Scissors, 2 pk: $0.50

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 pk: $0.50

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • uni-ball 207 Gel Pens, 4 pk: $1

Limit 3 offers per member

  • Sharpie Permanent Fine Point Markers, 5 pk: $1

Limit 3 offers per member

  • USB 2.0 Lexar Twist Turn Flash Drives, 16 GB: $3.99

  • Office Depot Brand Copy & Print Paper, 3 reams: $12

Get: $10 back in rewards

Final Price: $2

Limit 3 offers per member

  • Office Depot Brand Plastic 12″ Ruler: $0.50
  • Composition Books, Primary Rule, 80 Sheets: $1
  • Office Depot Brand Laminated Folders with and without Prongs: $1
  • Office Depot Brand Quad-Ruled Notebook Filler Paper: $1
  • Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 4 pk: $2
  • Crayola Crayons, 64 ct: $3
  • Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers, 4-PK: $2
  • Ticonderoga Erasable Checking Pencils & My First Ticonderoga Pencils, 4-PK: $2
  • BIC BU3 Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 18-PK: $4
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, 35 wipes per tub, 3 pk: $5

 

Use: $1.00/2 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Clean-Up Product, Liquid Bleach, or Manual Toilet Bowl Cleaner Product – 7-24-16 SS

Final Price: $4.50 each

  • Expo Chisel Dry Erase Markers, 4-PK: $5
  • Sharpie Permanent Fine-Point Markers, 12-PK: $6
  • SanDisk Cruzer Dial USB Flash Drive, 32 GB: $6.99
  • Brother P-Touch PT-H100 Handheld Label Maker: $10
  • Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator: $10.99
  • DYMO LM160 LabelManager Handheld Labeler: $15
  • 50% off Kenneth Cole, Roxy, Quicksilver & Solo Backpacks
  • 30% ALL Lunch Totes, Lunch Accessories & ALL Other School Backpacks

 

Staples Deals

Staples “Steals”

  • Staples Translucent Pencil Boxes: $0.50

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Crayola Crayons, 24/Box: $0.50 (all season long)

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pen, Black Ink, 10 pk: $0.75

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Pentel Hi-Polymer Latex Free Eraser, 3 pk: $0.50

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Staples Hype! Pen-Style Highlighters, 6 pk: $0.75

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • BIC Xtra Fun Pencil, #2 HB, Two-Toned Color Barrels, 8 pk: $0.75

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

 

School Supply Deals

  • Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2″: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Westcott 12″ wood ruler, beveled edge: $0.25 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100/Pack: $0.48 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples 2-Pocket Translucent Poly Folder with Fasteners: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Composition Notebook, College Ruled: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.75 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples College Ruled Filler Paper, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 120/Pack: $0.75

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Classic Markers, Fine Line, 10 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Washable Glue Sticks, .26oz, 4/Pk: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Westcott 5″ Kids Scissors, Blunt Tip, 2/pk: $2

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitzer, Original, 8+2 oz: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples mini stapler: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, 4 pk, 140 ct: $6

Use: $1.00/2 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Clean-Up Product, Liquid Bleach, or Manual Toilet Bowl Cleaner Product – 7-24-16 SS

Final Price: $5.50

Other good deals

  • Scott Mega Roll Paper Towel Rolls, 1-Ply, 6 Rolls: $4.99

Use: $0.75/1 Scott Paper Towels – 6-26-16 SS (regional)

Or: $0.65/1 Scott Paper Towels; Includes 6 or More Rolls

Final Price: $4.24

  • HammerMill Copy Plus Copy Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, Ream: $8.29

$8.29 – $7.29 easy rebate = $1 Limit 4 rebates per household

Final Price: $1

  • Get 25% off school supplies When you buy a backpack
  • Elmer’s School Glue, 4 oz: $1
  • Elmer’s Clear Glue Stick Class Pack, .24oz, 30 pk: $10
  • Sharpie Highlighters Yellow, 5 pk: $2
  • Staples Graph Ruled Filler Paper, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 80 sheets: $2
  • Staples notebook, graph ruled: $2
  • Staples 3 Subject Notebook, 8 1/2″ x 11″, College Ruled, 120 Sheets: $2
  • Staples 1″ standard view binder: $3
  • Pentel WOW Retractable Gel-Ink Pens, 12 pk: $5
  • Sharpie permanent markers, 12 pk: $6
  • Brother PT-H100 Easy Handheld Label Maker: $9.99
  • Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator: $9.99
  • Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Soft Pencil, Yellow, 72 pk: $10
  • PNY Turbo 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: $10.99
  • Omnitech 12-sheet cross-cut shredder: $79.99

$79.99 – $25 instant savings – $15 easy rebate = $39.99

Final Price: $39.99

  • Staples Laminator Thermal & Cold Laminating Machine: $39.99
  • Amazon Fire 7″ Tablet: $49.99
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School Supply Deals for the Week of 7/17/16 – 7/23/16

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Preparing for the school year can get expensive!  Take control of that supply list and save some cash by shopping the best deals each week!

OfficeMax/Office Depot

Penny Deals w/$5 purchase minimum

  • Office Depot Brand Spiral 1-Subject Notebooks: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Office Depot Brand 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Pencil Pouch: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, 3 pk: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Scholastic Brand Glue Sticks, 4 pk: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

 

Other great deals no minimum required

  • Office Depot Brand Multipurpose Ream Paper: $6

Get $5.99 back in rewards

Final Price: $0.01

Limit 3 offers per member

  • Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, 12 pk: $1

Limit 3 offers per member

  • Zebra Sarasa Pens: $1

Limit 3 offers per member

  • Master Lock Combination Padlocks: $1
  • SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drives, 3 pk: $9
  • Swiss Gear Student Backpacks: $10
  • Office Depot Brand Composition Book: $1
  • Office Depot Brand Folders, 10 pk: $1
  • Stellar Notebooks 1-Subject: $2
  • Westcott Ergo Kids Scissors, 5″, 3 pk: $3
  • Office Depot Brand 400ct Notebook Filler Paper: $3
  • Sandisk Cruzer USB Edge Flash Drive, 16 GB: $5.99
  • Sharpie Twin-Tip Permanent Markers, 4-PK: $5
  • BIC Mechanical Pencils, 24-PK: $5
  • Pilot Precise V5 & V7 Liquid Ink Rollerball Pens, 5-PK: $5
  • Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator: $10.99
  • ALL Crayola Washable: B2G1
  • Brother P-Touch PTD210 Label Maker: $20
  • All School Bookbags: 30% off

 

Staples Deals

  • Staples pink wedge erasers, 3 pk (Limit 5): $0.25
  • Pentel R.S.V.P. ballpoint stic pens, 5 pk (Limit 5): $0.75
  • Staples 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners: $0.17 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Ruled 3″ x 5″ White Index Cards, 100/Pack: $0.48 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Composition Notebook, College Ruled: $0.50 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen: $0.75 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Classic Markers, Fine Line, 10 ct: $0.97 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitzer, Original, 8+2 oz: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples mini stapler: $2 (all season long)

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

Other good deals

  • Get 25% off school supplies When you buy a backpack
  • Simply view binder: $2
  • Staples Accel 1-subject notebooks: $2
  • Staples 3-ring binder pouch: $3
  • Crayola Crayons, 64/Box: $3
  • Sharpie permanent marker 5 pk: $3
  • Expo dry-erase markers, 4 pk: $3
  • Paper Mate InkJoy 100RT ballpoint pens, 20 pk: $4

$1.00/1 Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel Pen Pack – 6-5-16 SS (regional)

Final Price: $2

  • Lexar JumpDrive LJDS50-16GABNL 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $5.99
  • Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator: $14.99

$14.99 – $5 easy rebate = $9.99

Final Price: $9.99

  • DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker: $9.99

 

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School Supply Deals for the Week of 7/10 — Penny Deals are included!!

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Preparing for the school year can get expensive!  Take control of that supply list and save some cash by shopping the best deals each week!

These are the deals for 7/10 – 7/16

OfficeMax/Office Depot

Penny Deals w/$5 purchase minimum

  • Office Depot Brand #2 Wood Pencils, 12 pk: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Office Depot Brand Mini Stapler: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

  • Slider Pencil Box: $0.01

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business. Minimum purchase is before taxes.

 

Other great deals no minimum required

Office Depot Brand Multipurpose Ream Paper: $6

Get $5.99 back in rewards

Final Price: $0.01

Limit 3 offers per member

  • Crayola Crayons, 24 pk: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • BIC Brite Liner Highlighters: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • Sharpie Single Permanent Markers: $0.25

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • Westcott 7″ Straight-Handle Student Scissors: $1

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens: $1

While supplies last. No rainchecks. Limit 3 per household/business.

  • Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 8GB, 2 pk: $6
  • Office Depot Brand Copy & Print Paper, 3 ream: $12

Get $10 back in rewards

Final Price: $2

Limit 2 offers per member

  • Boise X-9 Paper Case: $32.99

Get $20 back in rewards

Final Price: $12

No limit Deals

  • Office Depot Brand Notebook 3-Hole Punch: $1
  • Office Depot Brand 3″ x 5″ Ruled Rainbow Index Cards, 100 pk: $1
  • Post-it Super Sticky Die-Cut Notes: $2
  • Office Depot Brand Stellar Durable Poly 1-Subject Notebooks: $2
  • Ticonderoga Pencils, 24 pk: $3
  • BIC Atlantis Ball Point Pens: $3
  • Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 12 pk: $5
  • Sharpie Fine & Ultra Fine Permanent Markers, 24 pk: $10
  • ALL Heavy Duty Binders: B2G1
  • Ogio, Ful & Granite Gear backpacks: 50% off
  • All Other Bookbags: 30% off

Staples Deals

  • Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2: $0.17

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Cap Erasers, Pink, Dozen: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener: $0.25

In store only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

  • Westcott 12″ wood ruler, beveled edge: $0.25

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples 2-Pocket Translucent Poly Folder with Fasteners: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Crayola Crayons, 24/Box: $0.50

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples College Ruled Filler Paper, 8″ x 10-1/2″, 120/Pack: $0.75

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Staples Washable Glue Sticks, .26oz, 4/Pack: $1

Limit 30 per customer in store. Limit 10 per customer online with $25 minimum purchase.

  • Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives, 8GB, 4 pk: $12

Other good deals

  • Buy a backpack Get 25% off school supplies
  • Elmer’s School Glue, 4 oz: $1
  • Staples Slider Pencil Case: $1
  • Staples Translucent Pencil Boxes: $1
  • 1″ Simply view binder: $2
  • Accel 1-subject notebook: $2
  • Crayola Ultra-Clean Markers, Fine Line, 10/Pack: $3
  • Crayola Colored Pencils, 24/Box: $3
  • Dixon Ticonderoga Presharpened #2 Pencil, Yellow, 18/Pack: $3
  • Staples fashion composition notebook: $3
  • BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pens, 60 ct: $4
  • Elmer’s School Glue Stick, Purple 6+2 Pack: $4
  • Expo Dry-Erase Starter Set: $5
  • Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers 8/pk: $5
  • Staples 1″ heavy-duty view binder: $5 (each wyb 3)
  • Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers 24/Pack: $10
  • Fellowes SATURN™ 3i 95 Thermal and Cold Laminating Machine:

$169.99 – $70 instant savings – $60 easy rebate = $39.99

Final Price: $39.99

Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 500/Ream:

(Sunday – Tuesday): $7.99 – $7.98 easy rebate = $0.01

(Wednesday – Saturday): $7.99 – $5 easy rebate = $2.99

Final Price: As low as $0.01

 

Thanks to This Mommy Saves Money!

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Target! Easter Clearance 70% Off! Candy 50%! Disney Infintiy 50%!

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Easter Clearance 70% Off at Target! Candy at 50%! And look what we found Disney Infinity 50% Off!

 

Score FREE printable coupons and search my FREE coupon database as well.

Are you a Shop Your Way Rewards member?  Join my Shop Your Way Facebook groups to connect with other Shop Your Way members!  We have a very active and awesome community and would love to have you with us.  Personal Shopping with Stacy 

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Kmart Easter Clearance! Candy, Stuffed Animals & More!

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Easter Clearance has begun at Kmart! Candy, Stuffed Animals & More! Check it out!

Here is how to score the very best deals at Kmart and Sears!

  1. Add me (Stacy King Maines) as your FREE Personal Shopper
  2. Make sure to score ALL the best deals at Sears and Kmart — Join my Shop Your Way Facebook group Personal Shopping with Stacy to connect with other Shop Your Way members!  We have a very active community and would love to have you with us.   
  3. Score FREE printable coupons and search my FREE coupon database as well.
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25 Delicious Easter Dessert Recipes! #Easter #EasterDesserts #EasterRecipes

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25 Delicious Easter Dessert Recipes!  WOW the crowd this year with some creative and tasty desserts for Easter.

Easter Chick Cupcakes – Thrifty DIY Diva

White Chocolate Dipped Peeps – The Joys of Boys

Reese’s Cup Easter Basket Treats – Arts & Crackers

Frozen Yogurt Easter Egg Pops – Arts & Crackers

Easter Bunny Cupcakes – Smart Party Planning

Mini Layered Funfetti Easter Cake – Artsy Momma

Spring Push Pop Cupcakes – The Country Chic Cottage

No Bake Rainbow Pie – Spend with Pennies

No Bake Bird Nest Cookies – Sugar, Spice and Family Life

Easter Bunny Rice Krispie Treats – Close to Home

Carrot Strawberries – Life Love Liz

Chocolate Egg Cups with Pudding – Life Love Liz

Krispie Treat Easter Carrots – Cincy Shopper

Easter Bunny Peeps Race Cars – Simplee Thrifty

Baked Donut Nests – A Mitten Full of Savings

Simple Spring Cupcakes – Thinking Outside the Sandbox

Pink Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Generations of Savings

Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs – Family Frugal Fun

Peeps Whoopie Pies – The Country Chic Cottage

No Bake Oreo Cookie Ball Carrot Truffles – Sizzling Eats

Easter Candy Bark – The Classy Chapter

Individual Brownies with Peanut Butter Bird’s Nest Frosting – Smart Savvy Living

Easter Eggs in the Grass Chocolate Cupcakes – Savvy Saving Couple

Easter Puppy Chow Mix – Simply Stacie

Easter Macadamia Bark – Thrifty Jinxy

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Hand Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Spring or Easter

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Hand Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Spring or Easter

This recipe will yield one dozen hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries.

INGREDIENTS
12 large strawberries
12-20 Wilton chocolate melting chips each in pink, purple, orange, blue, yellow and white -NOTE : 12 chips will cover approximately 2 average size strawberries

DIRECTIONS
1. Line a cookie/baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
2. Rinse strawberries and dry completely. Place in refrigerator to chill.
2. Place the various colors of melting chips in small microwaveable bowls.
3. Microwave each bowl one at a time, for 30 seconds on 50% power, stirring well until chocolate is melted but not too hot.  You don’t want to burn it, so watch carefully.
4. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate onto 2 strawberries, covering completely except for the stem.  Alternately, hold the green stem and dip the strawberry in the chocolate to cover it completely.    Lay on baking sheet to harden. It will not take long to “set” because the strawberries were chilled.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all 6 colors.
5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days until ready to serve.
6. ENJOY!!
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Wilton Orange Candy Melts, 12-Ounce

Wilton Yellow Candy Melts, 12-Ounce

Wilton White Candy Melts, 12-Ounce

Wilton Blue Candy Melts, 12-Ounce

Wilton Lavender Candy Melts, 12-Ounce

Wilton Bright Pink Candy Melts, 12-Ounce

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Minecraft Valentine’s Day Cards – FREE from Couponista Queen

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Download your FREE Minecraft Valentine’s Day Cards from Couponista Queen.

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Hazelnut Nutella Macaroon Cookie Recipe

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Enjoy a tasty twist on this classic French cookie!  Hazelnut Nutella Macaroons

Ingredients:
2/3 cup hazelnut meal*
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional)
½ teaspoon salt
2 egg whites, room temperature
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
*Hazelnut meal is sometimes called hazelnut flour. You can use almond meal in it’s place, or grind toasted hazelnuts to make your own.
Filling:
1/2 cup Nutella
1 cup powdered sugar, optional
Directions:
Separate your eggs and allow them to come to room temperature while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix hazelnut meal, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, espresso powder, and salt until combined.
Sift into a medium bowl.
When the egg whites are room temperature, add the cream of tartar. Beat on medium speed until frothy. Gradually add sugar, beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.
Add half of the dry ingredients and fold with a rubber scraper, then repeat with the other half of the dry ingredients, being careful not to over-fold and deflate the whites.
Place the batter in a large piping bag fitted with a large round tip (Wilton #806 is a good size), and pipe circles onto lined baking sheets. Tap each baking sheet against the counter once to remove any air bubbles. Let sit 15-30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Bake the macaroons for 15-16 minutes, rotating the pans from front to back and top to bottom halfway through baking time. The macaroons are done when they just begin to separate from the parchment. Cool completely on a wire rack.
You can use straight Nutella for the filling, or mix the Nutella with powdered sugar for a thicker paste. Use an offset spatula or an icing bag to top one macaroon, and then find a similarly sized macaroon to complete the sandwich. Repeat with all.
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5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday in 2016, which is great because it’s a weekend and really opens up the possibilities of how and where to celebrate with your One True Love.  

But, the reality is that a lot of us are still recovering from the Holidays so although we want to make the day special we don’t have a lot of money to spend.  So what can you do that is romantic but frugal?

Stay Home

Babysitters are pricey.  So are meals out.  SO skip the cost of both and stay home.  Valentine’s Day falls on a school night, so if you are like me I will still enforce regular bedtime. After a nice family dinner, plan something like a fun Valentine’s Day treat for the family. Chocolate Fondue is great!  Add in some family fun time, then make sure you put them to bed at their normal time or maybe just a wee bit earlier so you have some alone time with your significant other.  I’m not saying put the kids to bed right after dinner, but if you plan out your time a romantic spot in your bedroom with a bottle of wine is a nice celebration at home that won’t cost too much.  

Celebrate Early

My wedding anniversary is the same week as Christmas which never works out for ANYTHING. We have become masters at celebrating before or after.  No frills.  Keep that in mind for Valentine’s Day.  Having it fall on a Sunday also puts a HIGH demand for babysitters but what about celebrating the Wednesday or weekend before?  Avoid the crowds and in some cases inflated costs associated with holidays and celebrate early.  

It doesn’t have to be Dinner

It can be brunch (especially on a Sunday!) or lunch.  Even better how about making a special lunch and meeting your significant other for lunch during the week?  Or how about coming home for a romantic lunch when the kids are at school?  

Ditch the Sitter!

Babysitters cost as much as dinner.  Yes they do, so what is an alternative?  If you have good friends, offer to watch their kids in exchange for them watching yours.  How about you go to dinner on Friday or Saturday while they watch your kids and they go out on the other day? Or the Weekend before?  If you have family nearby, start buttering them up NOW.   Sundays may not work well for them, so be flexible and make sure your kids schedules aren’t disturbed too much either

My Funny (or Sexy) Valentine

When we were newlyweds, many many years ago, I use to buy silly notes and put them in my husband’s lunch.  I stopped that after a while what with work and kids, but Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to include a note in your significant other’s lunch, wallet, briefcase or leave it in the car visor so it falls on them or whatever works for you.  If you really want to heat things up how about a sexy text?  Or find on a deals website a boudoir photo shoot or couples massage?   I checked on Groupon for romantic ideas, and several places are running great specials for boudoir photo shoots and couples massages, so make sure to look in your area if you want to get adventurous.

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Forever Always Inspiral Pendant – Perfect Gift for that Special Lady in Your Life!

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I love jewelry and I especially love jewelry with a meaning behind it. That’s what makes the Forever Always Inspiral Pendant from Pretty Peacock such an awesome gift idea. It’s perfect for someone that you just want to give a small reminder to that you are with them everyday, even if it is only in your thoughts. Each Forever Always Insprial Pendant is handmade in the Pretty Peacock studio just for you with the perfect message:

Life is filled with fleeting moments and temporary circumstances. There are very few things that you can count on through distance and sustain the test of time. You and I…we are one of those things.

Wear this pendant as a reminder that in this life, you can trust that you will forever be my always…”

Pure sterling silver with an 18″ sterling silver chain, this hand stamped, handmade pendant from Pretty Peacock is the perfect gift!  I was sent this very necklace and I love it.  Nice weight and great quality, plus I love the unique spiral.

My readers get to save big! Visit PrettyPeacock.com and use code FAMILY2015 for 30% off the entire site valid until 12/31/15!

 

Looking for more great gift ideas? Check our our other Pretty Peacock posts and our 2015 holiday gift guide!

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20 Cupcakes Perfect for the Christmas Holidays

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Cupcakes for Christmas 1 Final

1. Santa Cupcakes | Source: The Joys of Boys

2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes | Source: Frugal Mom, Eh!

3. Easy Reindeer Cupcakes | Source: Stockpiling Moms

4. Christmas Cupcakes with Drizzled Chocolate | Source: Slap Dash Mom

5. Santa Hat Cupcakes | Source: Cincy Shopper

6. Elf Christmas Cupcake Cones | Source: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

7. Rudolph Cupcakes | Source: Cake Whiz

8. Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | Source: More Than a Mom of Three

9. Santa Legs “Oops” Cupcakes | Source: Simplee Thrifty

10. Christmas Tree Cupcakes | Source: Harper Mondays

11. Cupcake Ornaments | Source: Taste Better from Scratch

12. Tootsie Tree Christmas Cupcakes | Source: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

13. Adorable Rudolph the Reindeer Cupcakes | Source: Crafty Morning

14. Snowman Cupcakes | Source: A Mitten Full of Savings

15. Buddy the Elf High Hat Cupcakes | Source: Lady Behind the Curtain

16. Hot Cocoa Cupcakes | Source: Life with 4 Boys

17. Sugar Cookie North Pole Cupcakes | Source: Thrifty Jinxy

18. Santa Hat Cupcakes | Source: Frugal Mom, Eh!

19. Rudolph Christmas Cupcake Cones | Source: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

20. Marshmallow Snowman Cupcakes | Source: Southern Girl Ramblings