10/22/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals!

This week has been Good, and busy! I’ve been carving out time to post 4-5 times a week, and our fridge will be fixed next Friday. I am really looking forward to buying all new condiments.  I finished up the gathering of bits and pieces for Halloween costumes, including face masks for the kids to wear, as they are not yet vaccinated.

Speaking of Halloween, here are some fun San Diego, Ca area events coming up. 

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

Freebies:

Free La Victoria Salsa
Free OLIPOP Sparkling Tonic
Free Plant Apothecary Skincare Product
Free Moonshot Organic Crackers
Free Box of Klondike Reese’s Bars Frozen Dessert Bars
Free Bottle of Pepsi Mango at Walmart
Free Neuro Natural Mints
Free Wowables Paper Towels
Free Walmart Welcome Baby Registry Box
Free Chi-Chi’s Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Free Target Bullseye Insiders Program
Free Rustic Maka Charcoal & Clay Bar Soap
Free Lash & Brow Growth Products
Free Burger & Fries at Red Robin for Veterans & Active Duty
Free Herdez Guacamole Salsa
Free Hero Pill Box
Free Holiday Candy
Free Drink at Blaze Pizza
Free Skillmatics Holiday Game Night Party Pack
Free FIELD + FARMER Vegan Queso Dip
Free Subscription to Westchester Magazine
Free Beauty Products with 0.8L
Free Ocean’s Halo Noodle Bowls
Free Scalp Coverage Product + $25 Amazon eGift Card
4+ Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Subscription to Main Line Today Magazine
Free SMN Sampler Samples
Free Sample of Xyzal Allergy 24H
Free Kadenwood Purity Preferred or Level Select CBD Product
Free Body Skincare Product + $75 Amazon Gift Card
Free Wicked Strong Stickers
Free Rockstar Zero Sugar Drink at Publix
Possible Free $150 Snacks Research Study
Free allyLikes Clothes, Accessories, Discounts & More
Free Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub Sample
Free Zuru Toys

Deals

 

New Freebies from Try Products!

I posted about Try Products over the summer. There are a few new freebies from Try Products now. Try Products has amazing products for you to try absolutely FREE.  It’s 100% Free. No credit card is required EVER!

Here are the latest new offers:

Cross Country Cafe: Pumpkin Pie Hot Cocoa Recipe!

Yesterday, Cross Country Cafe shared a simply fabu fall recipe! And I know how many of you dig on the fall pumpkin spice drinks.

This is the best pumpkin pie hot cocoa with two ingredients and a Keurig® brewer! You can too with these simple directions.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Brew your hot cocoa K-Cup® pod in a large mug using the lowest water setting on your brewer.
  2. Now, brew your Pumpkin Spice K-Cup® pod directly into the same mug. Again, the lowest water setting is optimal.
  3. Top with tons of whipped cream and mini marshmallows, and if you are feeling extra festive, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

If this isn’t your jam, Cross Country Cafe has an entire page dedicated to fun, easy recipes here. 

10/19/2021 Weekly Meal Plan & Life Update

0a5e9dab796cea8a07eabe4eb4795b9e.jpgWe are starting week FOUR with no full-size fridge and no freezer. Still living that #coolerlife.

We are still waiting for our fridge to get fixed. They’ll be out with the parts on 10/30/2021. So that means 6 weeks without a fridge and freezer. Never buy anything from Sears or American Freight (formerly Sears Outlet). Seriously, this has been a nightmare.

The CSA Box came yesterday and I did some light meal prep. I’ll post pics on Insta later today with info about our fun meal prep for lunches this week.

Veggies and fruit are delivered by Yasukochi Family Farms CSA. For $25, it’s a great deal. I don’t have to pick anything, go to the store, or carry it upstairs. I can’t go to the store and get the same amount we get weekly for $25. Seriously. It’s a deal.

And I’ve been getting a lot of really great freebies from Social Nature lately too. It’s fun to try new foods.

For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.

I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I try to update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste. If you are looking for a kitchen inventory printable, I have made my own and you can find them for sale here on my Etsy Store.

I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day.

Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2  for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids. They are also into fruit and bagels for breakfast. The Ancient Grain bagels from Einstein Bros. are the current family favorite. I pick them up on Mondays when a dozen is only $7. I slice them and freeze them to keep them from going bad too quickly.

Lunch: I have a plastic tote in the cupboard full of self-serve snacks. I buy treats and snacks in bulk and fill up snack-sized zip-top bags. I’m back to packing lunches again. However, school lunches are free this year, but so far, there is nothing on the menu that appeals to the kids.

Dinner: Until this fridge debacle is over, I won’t be doing any meal prep beyond the stuff in the CSA box. We’re trying to eat up as much of the produce as possible. We’re eating a lot of salads early week, and more hardy stuff (roasted potatoes and baked apples with grilled cheese and soup) towards the end of the week, with our usual Friday night takeout. I want a new fridge- I miss bacon!

  • Monday: Mac n cheese, strawberries
  • Tuesday: Roasted veggies, salad (avocado ranch)
  • Wednesday: Roasted chicken, baked potatoes, veggies
  • Thursday: Chicken noodle soup, biscuits
  • Friday: take out
  • Saturday: leftovers
  • Sunday: breakfast for dinner (pancakes, eggs, fruit salad)

Please stay safe you guys!

Cents of Style Deal of the Week: Jagger & Joanna + 2 More Boyfriend Tees ONLY $9.99 & $12.99

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I have one of these shirts and it’s so comfy and versatile.  These boyfriend tees in both the short sleeve (JAGGER) and long sleeve version (JOANNA) + 2 other BEST SELLING styles are on sale for ONLY $9.99-$12.99 with coupon code IDEALTEE.

This deal is good through 10/26/2021, and don’t forget: Shipping is free with purchases of $35+.

These shirts are great for fall layering and work in any wardrobe!

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Cents of Style: Lounge & Jogger Sets EXTRA 20% OFF Starting UNDER $16

Sets

** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Sets Today for Fashion Friday, Cents of Style is offering an EXTRA 20% off the lowest marked price on our lounge and jogger sets! These pieces are comfy and will be so cute to snuggle up in all Fall and Winter seasons! If there is a world where jogger sets were the uniform, I’m in! Since we’re always in the mood for much-needed R & R, why not do it in these fabulously gorgeous and fabulously soft lounge sets.

These sets come in a variety of sizes from Small-3XL, so there is something for everyone. To take advantage of this deal, use coupon code FALLSET at checkout.

This is a great chance to start your holiday shopping! These sets make a great gift- and they come in the season’s hottest colors. Don’t forget FREE Shipping over $35! The code is active until 10/19/21 at midnight.Sets

10/15/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals!

This week has been busy. Trying to get Halloween costumes situated, plus medical appointments and all the other fun stuff that comes along with fall.

Speaking of Halloween, here are some fun San Diego, Ca area events coming up. 

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

Freebies:

Free Thanksgiving Photo Frame Craft at JCPenney
Free WLDKAT Skincare Products
Free The Body Shop Give with Joy Chatterbox Kit
Free Anthony Men’s Skincare Trio Sample Pack
Free Kiehl’s Dark Spot Solution
Free Wedderspoon Immunity Gummies
Free NeeDohToys
Free Wedderspoon Digestive Gummies
Free Mezzetta Marinara Sauce
Free Mike & Ike Candy at Dollar General
Free Mosaic Family Meals
3 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Force Factor Leanfire Thermo Gummies
Free Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Matrix
Free Sample of Rascal + Friends Diaper
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free Cesar Wholesome Bowls Sample
Free Coca-Cola with Coffee at Walmart
Free $5 Off $5 at Ace Hardware = Free Item
Free Heineken 0.0 Sample Pack
Free Purina Hens Tote Bag, Whisk, Sticker & More
Free Impossible Foods T-Shirt, Socks & More
Free 2-Year Subscription to People Magazine
Free Subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Free Coca-Cola with Coffee at Kroger & Affiliates

Deals:

Infinity Home Novelty Print Fleece Throws ONLY $5.93 (Reg $20)
8-Inch Gel-infused Memory Foam Mattress ONLY $317 (Reg $1,027)
Free October Makeup Box ($100 Value)
MUK LUKS Women’s Short Fashion Boots ONLY $14.99 (Reg. $125)
Hiker Boots ONLY $19.99 at Walmart (Reg. $110)
Style & Co Cotton Tank Top ONLY $3.93 at Macy’s (Reg $15)
Coleman 50-Quart Cooler with Wheels as Low as $19.50 (Reg. $49)
Buy 2 Get 2 Free 3-Wick Candles at Bath & Body Works
60% Off Under Armour: $9 Shorts, $13 Sports Bras and More
Green Toys Watering Can Toy ONLY $6.80 (Reg. $17)
3-Pc Reversible Full/Queen Comforter Set ONLY $24.93 (Reg $80)
Shark ION Robot RV761 ONLY $199.99 at Macy’s (Reg $434)
LEGO BrickHeadz Nutcracker ONLY $9.99 on Amazon

Savage X Fenty- 2 Bras or Bralettes for $29!

I am in love with Savage X Fenty! They are size-inclusive, and have a great array of styles. I’ve been a member of their monthly club for over a year. The quality is great, and I love that they make lingerie in my size.

And right now when you take their Style quiz, you can score two bras or bralettes for $29 plus 50% off all other items!

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Save Everyday As An Xtra VIP – As an Xtra VIP Member you’ll save up to 25% on every full-priced style.

Saving Money with the Target App!

This post isn’t what you are thinking it is. The Target App is great, don’t get me wrong. There are coupons and discounts available, and you can shop through the app for store pick up, or curbside pickup.

But one of my favorite parts of the Target app is that you can scan barcodes to see if Target carries the item, and how much it costs. I use this feature to my advantage a lot. I love shopping at 99 Cents Only, but recently they have started carrying tons of items that are way more than 99 cents.

To see if these offerings are actually a good deal, I use the scan barcode feature of the Target App to see how much the items are at Target- That gives me a good idea if it’s a good deal or not. The app will also tell me if there are coupons or discounts within the Target app to make the cost at Target even lower.

Recently, on a visit to 99 Cents only, I found a couple items that I was interested buying, but I wasn’t sure if they were a good value or not. I pulled out my phone, opened the Target App, and scanned.

In each of the cases above in the pictures, the items at 99 Cents Only are a good deal. I also use this app at Grocery Outlet, Dollar Tree, and Sprouts. Why Sprouts? Sometimes their prices can be a little high. Since I use my Target Red Card, I get an additional 5% off every purchase.

If you’re not a Target shopper, check out my post here with more savings tips shopping at the Bullseye!

10/11/2021 Weekly Meal Plan & Life Update

0a5e9dab796cea8a07eabe4eb4795b9e.jpgWe are starting week three with no full-size fridge and no freezer. Still living that #coolerlife.  We did buy a mini-fridge last week, so we are able to keep some fresh food in the house. Milk and creamer and drinks live in the cooler in the kitchen. I’m hoping the warranty company makes up their mind this week and we can get our new fridge. Life without condiments is rough, y’all.

We’ve been eating a lot of shelf-stable stuff (beans and rice, crockpot chili), and I’ve been hitting the store solo to pick up salad kits, and bananas, and apples. Last week we ended up having the share a lot of our CSA box as I wouldn’t store some of the items in the cooler without freezing/damaging the more delicate items.

The CSA box will be here today while I’m at work. I’ll do the prep work this afternoon/evening.

Veggies and fruit are delivered by Yasukochi Family Farms CSA. For $25, it’s a great deal. I don’t have to pick anything, go to the store, or carry it upstairs. I can’t go to the store and get the same amount we get weekly for $25. Seriously. It’s a deal.

I’m super stoked that I’ll be getting flowers this week too as my add-on. Look over at my Instagram and Facebook for pics later today.

And I’ve been getting a lot of really great freebies from Social Nature lately too. It’s fun to try new foods.

For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.

I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I try to update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste. If you are looking for a kitchen inventory printable, I have made my own and you can find them for sale here on my Etsy Store.

I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day.

Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2  for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids. They are also into fruit and bagels for breakfast. The Ancient Grain bagels from Einstein Bros. are the current family favorite. I pick them up on Mondays when a dozen is only $7. I slice them and freeze them to keep them from going bad too quickly.

Lunch: I have a plastic tote in the cupboard full of self-serve snacks. I buy treats and snacks in bulk and fill up snack-sized zip-top bags. I’m back to packing lunches again. However, school lunches are free this year, but so far, there is nothing on the menu that appeals to the kids.

Dinner: Until this fridge debacle is over, I won’t be doing any meal prep beyond the stuff in the CSA box. We’re trying to eat up as much of the produce as possible. We’re eating a lot of salads early week, and more hardy stuff (roasted potatoes and baked apples with grilled cheese and soup) towards the end of the week, with our usual Friday night takeout. I want a new fridge- I miss bacon!

  • Sunday: We had bowls from El Pollo Loco, and the kids had leftover pizza.
  • Monday: Roasted Veggies, Salad, Quesadillas- Produce is delivered today and I roast up a pan of veg as soon as I can!
  • Tuesday: unknown
  • Wednesday: unknown
  • Thursday:  unknown
  • Friday:  Takeout Night
  • Saturday: Leftovers (if we have any)

Please stay safe you guys!