Despicable Me & Minion Themed Pops: Fun Snack Idea


Minion Pops

The Despicable Me movie series and Minions are such popular movies right now, many people are looking for fun DIY ideas that are “Minion Themed.” These Minion Pops are easy to make and such a cute idea for a summer party or an afternoon snack after the pool.  [Read more...]

5 Healthy Squash and Zucchini Recipes

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This time of year squash and zucchini are typically bountiful especially if you happen to have your own garden. Just over the past year or so, I’ve fallen in love with squash and zucchini and add it to all kinds of recipes. If you are looking for clean eating recipes or low fat meal ideas, these recipes are fabulous. Here are 5 healthy squash and zucchini recipes [Read more...]

Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes Recipe

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Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes

Kasey here, as my family continues our quest to eat healthier I am always looking for new recipes. Since we are staying away from boxed processed foods as much as possible, I have prepared many of our favorite meals from scratch. I’ve been looking for a good homemade whole wheat pancake recipe but have had a hard time finding one that sounded good.  As I was perusing recipes online this morning, I found one that looked delicious and I just so happened to have all the ingredients on hand. I modified the original recipe a bit and can’t wait to share my version with you.

My kiddos have raved about these pancakes all day long! They said they were the absolute best they have ever had. Although I still think that it’s hard to beat Cracker Barrel’s pancakes, these turned out delicious! [Read more...]

How to Shop Around for Car & Home Insurance

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There are many ways to save money besides using coupons. I understand that for some, couponing can be overwhelming or feel like a waste of time. Also, depending on what season of life you are in it may not be feasible. I have been looking at ways to cut overall unnecessary monthly spending.  At this point reducing our cable bill really isn’t an option because my husband basically only watches sports.  What next? As I took inventory of our monthly expenses I noticed that our car and home insurance took a large part of our monthly budget. It had been a long time since we had shopped around, so I was ready for the challenge. As a mortgage broker, my husband is constantly helping his customers shop around for the best insurance rates. He talked to several of his friends in the insurance business to help me develop a list of questions to ask when shopping around for the best rates. Keep in mind when shopping for home and auto insurance cheaper isn’t always better. Most importantly, you want to be adequately covered in the event of an accident. I have included several questions and key areas of consideration to keep in mind when shopping around.

General Questions:

  1. Do you offer a discounted “bundled” insurance or multi policy discount? Most insurance companies will offer a discount when you bundle both your auto and home insurance together.
  2. Annual or Monthly rates – Depending on what you prefer make sure you are comparing apples to apples when shopping around.
  3. Can you quote several different deductible options? Oftentimes the higher the deductible the lower the amount of monthly premium. Depending on your current financial situation most people save money by opting for a higher deductible.
  4. Do you offer a discount if I have remained claim free for an extended amount of time?
  5. Do you offer discounts for seniors (if applicable)?
  6. Do you offer a 24 hour claims service?

Car Insurance:

  1. Information to have handy – current policy, drivers license, and vehicle registration number.
  2. Liability Limits – Find out what your state minimum liability limit is and consider if it would be enough to cover an accident. Your insurance company isn’t liable to provide coverage outside of your liability limits. Therefore, if you are in an accident that you are at fault you could be sued for the remaining amount.
  3. Consider your driving habits – Do you have a history of car accidents, or a long commute? My husband used to be on the road all day driving from appointment to appointment, now he works at his office which is less than a mile from home. When he reduced his commute our payment decreased.
  4. Does your coverage include other people driving my car?
  5. Does your coverage include uninsured motorist and underinsured?
  6. How is personal property value calculated in relation to my policy?
  7. Does the policy coverage include comprehensive damage (damage as a result of a non car crash).
  8. Determine if it’s important to you if in the event of an accident that your insurance coverage uses original manufacturer parts. Depending on the model and age of your car, this could be an issue. Many policies cover aftermarket parts to keep costs down. My car is 11 years old so personally this is not an issue for us, however when our car was brand new we felt otherwise.

Home Insurance:

  1. Does coverage include actual cash value or replacement cost?
  2. Please explain the coverage on wind and hail. (After 2012 tornadoes in Tennessee some insurance companies implemented coverage limitations on wind and hail. Even if you don’t live in Tennessee make sure to have the agent clarify coverage.)
  3. Some insurance companies offer discounts for dead bolts, smoke/fire alarms, and home security systems, don’t forget to ask.
  4. Renovations – if you have recently completed renovations on your home that increase it’s worth make sure that you are covered for improvements.
  5. What level of ALE (additional living expenses) does the policy you are quoting cover? In the event that you cannot live in your home due to an insured event or disaster it’s important to understand what and how much your policy covers in regards to ALE.
  6. Does this policy cover flood/hurricane/tornado damage?
  7. Does the policy cover home and land? Even after a disaster or accident the land your home is on will be there and doesn’t necessarily need to be covered.
  8. Are my personal possessions covered (jewelry, electronics, lawn equipment, etc)?

If you are in the market to purchase a new home or refinance your primary residence or investment property and live in TN or Georgia, make sure to give my husband, Gary Trenum, a call. He works for a local mortgage company and understands the importance of saving you money. He can be reached at 423-284-4082 or www.garytrenum.com.

Dollar Tree Deals: July 26 – Aug 1

dollartreelogo Here are the TOP deals and freebies at Dollar Tree this week!

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Product May Vary by Store

Canned Goods & Soups

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Campbell’s Canned Soup, 10.5 oz – $1.00

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.00
Final Price: $0.25
Buy (1); Use (1) $0.75/1 MobiSave

Frozen Foods

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Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bites, 3.5 oz – $1.00

  • $0.55/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Product – 7-12-15 RP – (exp. 08/16/15)
  • $1.00/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Product – 7-12-15 RP – (exp. 08/16/15)
Final Price: Free

Home Supplies

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Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 4 pk – $1.00

Final Price: $0.55

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DampRid Moisture Absorber – $1.00

  • $1.00/1 DampRid Product – 5-10-15 SS – (exp. 12/31/15)
Final Price: Free

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Febreze Set & Refresh, 1 ct – $1.00

Final Price: Free

Personal Care

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CoverGirl Mascara – $1.00

Final Price: $0.25

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Reach, Total Care toothbrush 1 ct – $1.00

  • $1.00/1 Reach Toothbrush – 5-31-15 SS – (exp. 07/26/15)
Final Price: Free

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Right Guard Extreme 72 Hour Spray Deodorant, 6 oz – $1.00

  • $2.00/2 Right Guard Antiperspirant Deodorant Products – 6-28-15 RP – (exp. 07/26/15)
Final Price: Free

Pharmacy

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Airborne – $1.00

  • $1.00/1 Airborne Product – 3-29-15 SS – (exp. 09/29/15)
Final Price: Free

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Alka-Seltzer Cold Plus – $1.00

Final Price: Free

Target Ad & Match-ups: July 26 – August 1

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Here are all the deals from this week’s Target Ad! Below you’ll find our list of TOP deals in stores this week. To be directed to the COMPLETE  & PRINTABLE version of the Target Ad – simply click the pink box below. . full-list-button

Sign up and download the FREE Favado Deals app to your smartphone to take these deals with you.  It helps you compare prices between competing stores, and includes info for how to find the coupon you need (in case you carry whole inserts with you to the store).

 

Shopping Tips:

 

Multi-Item Deals

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Baby Registery In Ad Coupon – Prices Vary

  • $10.00/1 Baby Registry Purchase of $75 or More – Target Gift Card Promo – (exp. 08/01/15)

Breakfast & Cereal

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General Mills Cereal, 9 – 13 oz – $2.50

Includes: Select varieties; Minions, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Reese’s Pufffs

Final Price: $2.00

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Oreo, 10.1 – 15.35 oz – $2.99

Final Price: $2.49

Target Gift Card Rewards

$10 Target Gift Card WYB 2 Iams or Pedigree Items Listed

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Pedigree Complete Nutrition; 53 lb – $17.99

    • $3.00/1 Pedigree Dry Dog Food For Dogs – 6-28-15 RP – (exp. 08/22/15)

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Out-of-Pocket Price: $14.49
Final Price: $9.49
Buy 2; Use (2) $3.00/1 Coupon and Stack (1) $1.00/1 Target Coupon; Includes Gift Card Offer

$10 Target Gift Card WYB 4 Cascade, Clorox, Swiffer, Bounce, Charmin, Tide or Downy Items Listed

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Tide PODS Laundry Detergent, 35 ct – $9.99

  • $2.00/1 Tide PODS
  • $2.00/1 Tide PODS
  • $2.00/1 Tide Pods
  • $1.00/1 Tide PODS, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Downy Fresh Protect, Bounce Bursts, Dreft Blissful, or Gain Fireworks – 7-12-15 RP – (exp. 08/08/15)
  • $2.50/2 Tide PODS, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Downy Fresh Protect, Bounce Bursts, Dreft Blissful, or Gain Fireworks – 7-12-15 RP – (exp. 08/08/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $7.99
Final Price: $5.49
Buy 4; Use (4) $2.00/1 Coupon; Includes Gift Card Offer

$10 Target Gift Card WYB any 2 Diapers or Formula Items Listed

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Huggies Diapers, Super pk – $24.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $21.99
Final Price: $14.49
Buy 2; Use (2) $3.00/1 Coupons; Includes Gift Card Offer and Catalina Offer

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Luvs Value Pack Diapers – $24.99

  • $0.50/1 Luvs Diapers
  • $0.50/1 Luvs Diapers
  • $1.00/1 Luvs Diapers (2) Bags or (1) Box – 7-5-15 PG – (exp. 08/02/15)
  • $1.00/1 Luvs Diapers – 6-21-15 RP – (exp. 07/31/15)
  • $3.00/2 Luvs Boxed Diapers – 7-26-15 PG – (exp. 08/22/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $23.49
Final Price: $18.49
Buy 2; Use (1) $3.00/2 Coupon; Includes Gift Card Offer

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Pampers Diapers, Super pk – $24.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $21.99
Final Price: $16.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $3.00/1 Coupon; Includes Gift Card Offer

$5 Target Gift Card WYB 4 Personal Care Items

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Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner, 13.5 oz – $4.99

  • $5.00/2 Head & Shoulders Full Size Products – 7-26-15 PG – (exp. 08/09/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.49
Final Price: $1.24
Buy 4; Use (2) $5.00/2 Coupon; Includes Gift Card Offer

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Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner, 13.5 – $4.99

  • $3.00/2 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers – 7-5-15 PG – (exp. 08/02/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.49
Final Price: $2.24
Buy 4; Use (2) $3.00/2 Coupons; Includes Gift Card Offer

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Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner, 21.1 oz – $4.99

  • $2.00/2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner
  • $1.00/2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner Products – 6-14-15 SS – (exp. 07/31/15)
  • $2.00/2 Pantene Products – 7-26-15 PG – (exp. 08/22/15)
  • $3.00/2 Pantene Products – 7-5-15 PG – (exp. 08/02/15)
  • $5.00/3 Pantene Products – 7-26-15 PG – (exp. 08/22/15)
  • $5.00/3 Pantene Shampoo AND Conditioner or Styler – 7-5-15 PG – (exp. 08/02/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.74
Final Price: $2.49
Buy 4; Use (1) $5.00/3 Coupon; Includes Gift Card Offer
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Rite Aid Ad & Match-ups: July 26 – August 1

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Here are all the deals from this week’s Rite-Aid Ad! Below you’ll find our list of TOP deals in stores this week. To be directed to the COMPLETE & PRINTABLE version of the Rite-Aid Ad – simply click the pink box below.

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Sign up and download the FREE Favado Deals app to your smartphone to take these deals with you.  It helps you compare prices between competing stores, and includes info for how to find the coupon you need (in case you carry whole inserts with you to the store).
Rite-Aid Shopping Hints:

  • *NEW* The Rite-Aid coupon policy has recently changed regarding BOGO deals.  Check out the most recent Rite-Aid Coupon Policy
  • Get Rite-Aid Video Values Coupons by watching very short videos HERE
  • Read our helpful Posts about Getting Rainchecks and Beating the Drugstore Rush!
  • MANY small-town Rite-Aids have a smaller ad than you see here.  Their “Small” ad excludes some of the deals you see here – so make sure to pick up the ad at your store and CHECK before you buy!

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Prices and sales may vary by store

Rite Aid Plenti Points

Buy $10 in partpating Hair Care products; Get 300 Plenti Points (=$3.00); Limit 2 (7/26/15 – 8/28/15)

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Dove Stylers – $3.50

Excludes: Advanced and Men’s

  • $2.00/1 Dove Hair Treatment or Styling Product – 7-26-15 RP – (exp. 08/23/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.16
Final Price: $1.17
Buy 3; Use (2) $2.00/1 coupons; Includes 300 Plenti Points (=$3.00)

Buy $15 in participating L’Oreal Advanced Hair Care products; Get 500 Plenti Points (=$5.00); Limit 4 (7/26/15 – 8/29/15)

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L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hair Care Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz – $3.99

  • $2.00/1 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Shampoo or Conditioner – 7-26-15 RP – (exp. 08/22/15)
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon; Combine with other participating L’Oreal products for Plenti Points savings

Buy $25 in participating Gillette Personal Care products or Old Spice Body Wash; Get 800 Plenti Points (=$8.00); Limit 2

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Gillette Cartridges – $8.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $3.00/1 Gillette or Venus Razor or Refill Package – 7-26-15 PG – (exp. 08/22/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.99
Final Price: $3.32
Buy 3; Use (3) $3.00/1 coupons; Includes 800 Plenti Points (=$8.00)

Buy 1 participating Crest, Oral-B product or Scope; Get 250 Plenti Points (=$2.50); Limit 2

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Oral-B Floss Picks, 75 ct – $3.00

  • $0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Floss Picks
  • $0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Picks
  • $0.20/1 Crest Toothpaste, Crest Rinse, Oral B Glide Floss, or Glide Floss Picks – 7-5-15 PG – (exp. 08/02/15)
  • $0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste, Crest Rinse, Oral B Glide Floss , or Glide Floss Picks – 7-5-15 PG – (exp. 08/02/15)
  • $0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks – 7-26-15 PG – (exp. 08/22/15)
  • $1.50/2 Crest Toothpaste, Crest Rinse, Oral B Glide Floss , or Glide Floss Picks – 7-5-15 PG – (exp. 08/02/15)
  • $3.00/3 Crest Toothpaste, Crest Rinse, Oral B Glide Floss , or Glide Floss Picks – 7-5-15 PG – (exp. 08/02/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.50
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $0.50/1 coupon; Includes 250 Plenti Points (=$2.50)

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Scope Mouthwash, 500 ml – $3.00

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.50
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $0.50/1 coupon; Includes 250 Plenti Points (=$2.50)

Buy 1 participating Oral-B Battery Action Toothbrush; Get 400 Plenti Points (=$4.00); Limit 2

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Oral-B Battery Action Toothbrush, 1 ct – $6.00

    • $2.00/1 Oral-B Adult Battery Toothbrush – 7-26-15 PG – (exp. 08/22/15)

Stacks With 

Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.00
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon; Includes 400 Plenti Points (=$4.00) AND $1.50 Ibotta Rebate

Buy 1 participating Sure or Brut Anti-perspirant/Deodorant, Get 100 Plenti Points (=$1.00); Limit 2

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Brut Antiperspirant/Deodorant – $3.00

  • $1.00/1 Brut Classic Fragrance or Antiperspirant/Deodorant – 7-26-15 SS – (exp. 08/09/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon; Includes 100 Plenti Points (=$1.00)

Buy 2 participating Brawny Paper Towels or Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue; Get 100 Plenti Points (=$1.00); Limit 2

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Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, 9 ct – $4.00

2/$8.00 (or $4.99 Each); Brawny Paper Towels or Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.45
Final Price: $2.95
Buy 2; Use (2) $0.55/1 coupons; Includes 100 Plenti Points (=$1.00)

Buy 3 participating First Aid, Personal Care or Allergy Care products; Get 300 Plenti Points (=$3.00); Limit 2

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Neosporin Kid Wound Cleanser, 2.3 oz – $2.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.32
Final Price: $1.32
Buy 3; Use $2.00/3 coupon; Includes 300 Plenti Points (=$3.00)

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

Mints Mix & Match; 2/$3.00 (or $1.79 Each)

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Cool Blasts, 0.8 oz – $1.50

  • $0.75/1 Ice Breakers Cool Blast Chews – 7-12-15 SS – (exp. 09/06/15)
  • $1.00/1 Ice Breakers Cool Blast Chews – 7-12-15 SS – (exp. 09/06/15)
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.00/1 coupons

Personal Care

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Schick Disposable Razors – $5.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $0.50/1 Schick Disposable Razor Pack
  • $3.00/1 Schick Men’s Disposable Razor Pack – 6-14-15 SS – (exp. 07/26/15)
  • $4.00/1 Schick Disposable Razor Pack – 7-26-15 SS – (exp. 09/06/15)
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 1; Use $4.00/1 coupon

Pharmacy

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Zonnic Nicotine Gum, 10 ct – $3.00

2/$6.00 (or $3.59 Each)Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.00
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Rosemary Chicken and Veggies in Mustard Sauce Recipe

Rosemary Chicken in Mustard Sauce

I love easy recipes! Especially those that I can throw in one pan together and bake so I can focus on other tasks at hand. This recipe for Rosemary Chicken and Veggies in Mustard Sauce turned out amazing!! I used all fresh veggies including carrots, onions, red potatoes, and green beans. You could use any kind of chicken you want, however my kids requested legs (which I hate) so I bought a whole cut up chicken. Serve with a simple green salad for a healthy easy dinner.

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly.
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