Couponing for the Rest of Us

Free Teeth Whitening & 25% off Crowns! Exclusive Time 2 $ave Offer!

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I am going to be a big girl and admit something to you. I really, really, really, really, really do not like going to the dentist. I don’t like the sounds, smells, or anything poking around my mouth. There you go. Every stinking time I go to the dentist I have to get a cavity filled, a root canal, or a crown. I promise I am not exaggerating. Let me interject here it is NOT because I don’t brush my teeth and floss. In fact, I don’t drink sugary drinks and I am purposeful in taking good care of my teeth. I just happen to have weak enamel. So no matter what I do to prevent problems genetics have the upper hand.

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In saying all that, I absolutely love my dentist, Dr. Shabo. Not only does he have a gorgeous brand new office in Chattanooga, but a staff that is very gentle and complimentary spa treatments that certainly make going to the dentist a more pleasant experience for babies like me! He always makes me feel very comfortable and is understanding about the problems I have had with my teeth. I started going to Dr. Shabo several years ago after his wife, Tina, had organized and hosted a coupon workshop. Recently, while Tina and I were chatting I mentioned the possibility of Dr. Shabo offering an exclusive coupon to Time 2 $ave readers and she loved the idea! [Read more...]


Baking with Chocolate: High Value M&M’s Coupon!

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I don’t know about you, but I love to bake with M&M’s® chocolate candies during the holidays. They are so versatile, the red and green colors are bright and cherry, perfect for baking Christmas cookies. Here is a fabulous high value coupon that will come in handy for all your baking needs! [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Ham & Egg Breakfast Cups

Disclosure: I wrote this post will participating in a campaign as a Good Cook Kitchen Expert, on behalf of Good Cook and received Good Cook kitchen products to facilitate a review. All views and and opinions regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed by the company prior to posting.
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We usually travel every Thanksgiving, so I don’t typically have any leftovers. However, I LOVE my mama’s baked ham so much I asked if she would send some home with us. Like most, my kids and hubby aren’t typically excited about eating leftovers. I have found, that if I prepare a dish that is totally different than the original then sometimes they don’t even realize we are having leftovers. So, instead of traditional dishes with leftover ham, I made ham and egg breakfast cups for breakfast. An easy meal, packed with protein!

I used the Good Cook non stick muffin pan, and the Ham & Egg Breakfast cups came out perfectly! You can find more Good Cook Thanksgiving Leftover creations here. [Read more...]

Basketball Cookies with Royal Icing

Disclosure: I wrote this post will participating in a campaign as a Good Cook Kitchen Expert, on behalf of Good Cook and received Good Cook kitchen products to facilitate a review. All views and and opinions regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed by the company prior to posting.

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My daughter turns 10 this week. How the years have flown by, it seems like yesterday she was a curious toddler.  Her special request for her birthday, cookies decorated like basketballs. After doing a little online research, I decided to give royal icing a try. Also, I just received a package from Sweet Creations by Good Cook™ that included a Silicone Baking Mat, decorator bottles, and a pastry cutter that I wanted to try out. [Read more...]

Schoola Stitch: Enjoy A Clean Closet. Amazing Savings. Money for your School

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schoola Stitch. The opinions and text are all mine.

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If you love getting a great deal on gently used kids clothes while helping others at the same time, Schoola Stitch may be the perfect fit for you. Never heard of Schoola Stitch? The concept is actually quite simple: Schoola Stitch runs clothing drives at schools all around the country.  They collect gently loved clothing items and then sell them at their online storefront at up to 90% off retail prices. Then, they gift up to 40% percent of the proceeds directly back to the school who donated the items. The end result? The parents enjoy less clothing clutter, someone is able to purchase some much needed clothing at a great price, and the donating school gets cash. Everyone wins.

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Does Schoola Stitch sound like a venue you would like to shop at? Start your search by finding the perfect size, brand, item type and even color. You can search by looks, styles, and gender as well. The simple search tool helps you find the perfect article of clothing for the event you need it for. Plus, don’t forget you will be able to purchase it at a great price and enjoy free shipping on orders over $50! To make this deal even sweeter (is that even possible) use the code TIME2SAVE to get an additional 30% off through 11/19.

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While you shop, you can see the good you are doing by simply making a purchase. Schoola Stitch will let you know what school you are helping by your purchase as well as how much your purchase will net the school. This is a great way to buy, seeing exactly who your dollar is helping.
Does this sound like a way you would like to shop while helping others at the same time? Then request a postage paid donation bag!  Simply fill out the name of your school, seal the bag, and UPS will pick it up right from your front doorstep. There is no charge to you and a great way to get rid of clothing items you can’t use anymore. Just think what a difference it would make if every parent at your child’s school gave Schoola Stitch a try?

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Give Schoola Stitch a try and see what a difference it can make to your closets, your child’s wardrobe, and your child’s school!

 

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Marbled Brownie Recipe

We put our tree up last week in the Trenum house and are already fully in the Christmas/Thanksgiving spirit. I like to experiement with new recipes as it gets closer to the holidays. I enjoy giving freshly baked goodies to our friends and family at Christmas but like to try recipes first to make sure they turn out okay. These Marbled Brownies with M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies turned out amazing! The recipe was super easy as well. 

I’ve included step-by-step pics above of the marbling process above for your convenience. 

 

Holiday’s are better with M.  Go to Brightideas.com for recipes using M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies Holiday Blend.  Click. Create. Celebrate.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MARS®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Marbled Brownies

Marbled Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 box (8 oz.) reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package brownie mix (choose directions for the cake-style brownies)
  • 1 cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar.
  2. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions.
  4. Spoon 2/3 of the brownie batter into a parchment-lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  5. Spoon the reserved cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter.
  6. Now scrape the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Swirl the tip of a knife through the batter to make a marbled effect.
  8. Press M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies into the batter.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes in a preheated, 350-degree oven until slightly moist in the center.
  10. Cool completely before cutting 8x4 into 1½-inch squares.
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Kmart Fab 15 Toy List: New Coupon $3 off $10 Toy Purchase

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I don’t know about you, but I love to shop online, especially during the Christmas season. I have two young children with no family close by, which can make “Santa” shopping problematic. What we have found that works for our family and is a fun tradition, is curling up on the couch together and perusing online with our kiddos to pick out their favorite toys. Then, later my hubby and I can make our purchases online and pick up in store to avoid shipping charges.

Kmart offers many different options to make shopping during the holiday season more convenient. If you’ve never shopped online with free store pickup I’ve included instructions below to simplify the process. Even better, there is also a printable coupons below you don’t want to miss to save $3 off your toy purchase of $10 or more.  [Read more...]

Chocolate Mint Popcorn Balls

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Chocolate Mint Popcorn Balls on time2saveworkshops.com

I haven’t made popcorn balls in years. When I was given the opportunity to try out a cool new popcorn baller from Good Cook, I immediately said yes as I knew my kids would enjoy helping me. Also, I have learned that I can incorporate lessons on fractions and measurements when we cook together.

These were so easy to make. I started with homemade microwave popcorn, then found an easy 4 ingredient recipe for the yummy sweet “sticky” part of the recipe.

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