Happy Halloween

The Frugalicious Mommy Team would like to wish all of you a Happy Halloween. Have lots of fun but most importantly BE SAFE!

Freebie Friday

One Free Black Jack Taco at Taco Bell
Note: Valid on 10/31/09 from 6am-12am

Free Telescope Keychain

Get a Free Cherry Coke & 5 cents Off Per Gallon of Gas
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Get a Free 3lb Bag of Apples
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Tip-a-licious Thursday

A great way to save money is by making your own baby food. It is time consuming but by making your own baby food you have total control of what is put into your baby's food & of course you save $.

Is your baby ready to start solids?

(From MedicineNet)
  • She is able to indicate in some way that she's ready to be fed, such as opening her mouth when you touch a spoon to her lips.
  • He is able to eat sitting up and has the oral motor skills to move the food from the front of his mouth to the back and swallow.
  • She is able to signal when she's had enough, such as turning her head, showing displeasure, or using a hand to push the spoon away.
  • He shows a distinct interest in your food, grabbing at items on your plate or utensils.
Here are the tools you may need:
  • Regular kitchen blender (or)
  • Food processor (or)
  • Hand blender
  • Storage containers/ice cube trays for refrigerating or freezing extra portions.
How to choose your produce:

Choose the freshest fruits and vegetables, and try to use what you buy in a day or two. Fresh is the best option but you can also use frozen. You can use: apples, apricots, bananas, blueberries, mangoes, peaches, pears, plums, and prunes, asparagus tips, avocados, carrots, peas, potatoes, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, and winter squash. Remember to not feed babies who are less than 6 months of age home-prepared beets, carrots, collard greens, spinach, or turnips. They are high in nitrates and can cause a type of anemia in young babies.

How to prepare baby food:

(Great tips from Baby Center)
First, wash your hands, the produce, and all the bowls and utensils. Peel and pit the fruit if necessary.

All vegetables — and fruits like apples and prunes that need to be softened — should be cooked before pureeing or grinding. To preserve vitamins and minerals, bake, boil, or steam the produce until soft. If you boil the food, use as little liquid as possible and add some of the leftover liquid when mashing the food (or add it to your family's soup stock).

To prepare fruits or vegetables, simply add a little liquid (breast milk, formula, or cooking water) to the produce as you puree or grind until the consistency is soupy. As your baby adapts to solid foods, you can add less liquid. If the fruit has seeds, strain before serving.

Grains like rice or millet can also be pureed or ground in a food mill. Cook them first according to package directions.

To prepare meat and poultry, remove the skin and trim the fat before cooking. Then puree the cooked meat in a blender or grind it up in a food mill with a little liquid. For older babies, you can simply chop the meat into very small pieces.

How to store your baby food:

Fill up ice cube trays with the pureed food, freeze them solid, then store in ziplock bags, and label. Keep baby food in freezer for no longer than 3 months for fruit, vegetable and meat puree. Do not refreeze baby food that has already been frozen. There are also a number of products for baby food storage such as: BabySteps freezer tray, Baby Cubes, or Fresh Baby food trays. Although using such products can help out, using regular ice cube trays will also work just fine & save you $.

Note: ALWAYS consult your child's pediatrician before starting solid foods. We do not claim to be experts.

Wordful Wednesday

My husband & dad are serving on a new ship called the USS Makin Island aka the "Prius". This past Saturday more than 5,000 family, friends, distinguished guests and crew members were on hand to see USS Makin Island (LHD 8) come to life in an official commissioning ceremony. It was AWESOME! Here are some pictures from the ceremony:

(Below is an article I found about the USS Makin Island.)

The USS Makin Island, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, was commissioned last Saturday morning at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego.

Dubbed the 'Prius of Navy warships,' the Makin Island is built with gas turbine engines and electric drive. The Navy projects that this will save nearly $250 million in fuel costs over the ship's lifetime.

The ship, which was built by Northrop Grumman at a cost of about $1.8 billion, was delivered to the base in April. It will be a member of the U.S. Pacific Fleet as part of Amphibious Group Three. It's 844 feet long, weighs 42,800 tons, and was designed to transport Marines and their equipment.

It can hold 1,100 to 1,200 sailors and about 2,000 Marines. It can also carry up to 25 aircraft, including six CH-53 Sea Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopters, AH-1 attack helicopters and AV-8B Harrier II ground attack aircraft.

This week's Wordful Wednesday hosted by Angie at:

Tasty Tuesday

This recipe is for Bonnie of Tulare.


1-Pkg Boneless Chicken
1-Pkg of Corn Tortillas
1-Bunch of Chopped Green Onions
1-Pkg Shredded Jack Cheese
1-Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
Olive Oil (just enough to soften the tortillas)

Cook the chicken, once cooled shred and set aside. Heat a little olive oil in small fry pan and place each tortilla in oil, just enough to soften. Place chicken, cheese, onions in tortilla and roll. Fill pan with the enchilada rolls. Heat cream of chicken soup with half a can of water, pour over enchilada rolls. Top with more cheese and bake until cheese is melted.

CVS on a Ten Dollar Budget

Trans #1

3-Dove Shampoo $4.00 ea (2/$1.00 Q's & 2/$1 Q's from CVS $100 savings Book))
3-Dove Conditioners $4.00 ea (3/$1.50 Q's & 3/$1 Q's from CVS $100 savings book)
4-Campbell Soup 2/$1 (1/$1 off 2 Q & .40 off 2 Q)
2-Glade Candles $3.29 ea (2/$3 Q's)

Total $28.58
-Q's $18.90
-$3.00 off $15
-$5.00 ECB
=$1.68 OOP
Earned $10.00 ECB


Trans #1

1-Contour Meter $14.99 ($30 Q adjusted)
1-One a Day Vitamin $7.99 ($2 Q)

Total $ 22.98
-q $16.99
=$5.99 OOP
Earned $5.00 RR (System did not give it to me for buying $20 worth of participating products, the manager had to manually goive me the RR)

Trans #2

1-Beano $2.49
1-Chapstick $2.99

Total $5.48
-$5.00 RR from Trans #1
= .48 OOP
Earned $5.50 RR

Trans #3

1-Dulcolax $7.00 ($3 Q off bottle)
1- Candy .33

Total $7.33
-$3 Q
-$3.00 RR from Trans #2
=$1.33 OOP
Earned $4.00 RR

Trans #4

1-Poligrip $2.00
1-Beano $2.49

Total $4.49
-$4.00 RR from Trans #3
=.49 OOP
Earned $4.50 RR

Trans #5

1-Pacifier .82
1-Dulcolax $7.00 ($3 Q)

Total $7.82
-$3 Q
-$4.50 RR from Trans #4
=.32 OOP
Earned $4.00 RR

Today's Breakdown for both CVS and Wags
Total Purchases $76.68
Total OOP $10.29
$10.00 ECB and $6.50 RR left for next time and send in for my 2-$5 rebates for the Dolcolax

Walgreens 10/25-10/31

*RR Deals*
$4 RR WYB Dulcolax Balance $7
(free after RR & $3 Q on back)
$3 Printable
$3 Q on back of product
$5 MIR info here

$2.49 RR WYB Fiber Choice or 12 ct Beano To Go 12 ct FREE

$2 RR WYB Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive FREE
Polident or Super Poligrip Products, any $1 on 2 (12-31-09) V 10/4/09

$2.49 RR WYB Robitussin To Go FREE

$2.99 RR WYB ChapStick Fresh Effect FREE

$2 RR WYB Suave Hair Care, Suave Antiperspirant, Rave Hairspray 3/$5
$1/2 Shampoo or Conditioner Printable
$1 Suave Hair Care (exp 10/25) RP 8/2/09
Suave Deodorant .75/2 (10/25/09) V 8/2/09
Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairspray or Styling Product $1.00/2 (10/25/09) V 8/2/09

$1 RR WYB Glad Trash Bags $5.99
$1 Glad ForceFlex IP

$1 RR WYB Glade or Oust Surface Disinfectants or Air Sanitizers $2.99
Oust $2/2 (11-28-09) SS 10/4/09

$1 RR WYB Colgate Dental Care $2.99
2 in1-4.6 oz. or Total TP .4 oz
Colgate 360 Clean TB

$3 RR WYB Zicam Cold Remedy $9.99
$3 MQ on Product

$5 RR WYB $20
Poise 36 - 72 ct Pads $10.99
Poise Pads $1.50/2 (10/25/09) SS 9/13/09
Depends 14 - 20 ct Underwear $10.99
Depend Product $1 (11/01/09) SS 9/13/09
Citrical $8.99
Aleve 80 ct or 100 ct $7.99
Aleve 80 ct Liquigels $10.99

$2 RR WYB (2) Always or Tampax 2/$11
Always Maxipads 20 - 48 ct
Always Pantiliners 72 - 120 ct
Always Pad, Clean, or Feminine Cleansing Cloth .50 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09
Always Pantiliners 34ct+ .50 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09
Tampax Tampons 40 ct
Tampax 18ct+ .50 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09

$1 RR WYB (2) DiGiorno Pizzas 2/$10

$1 RR WYB Kelloggs Cereal or Bars 2/$5

$2 RR WYB Doritos, Tostitos, Salsa Con Quesa, Stacy's Pita Chips, True North Chips or Clusters 2/$6

$4 RR WYB BOTH SS Ensembles Pump $5.99 & Base $3.99

$5 RR WYB (2) Biotene Dental Care 2/$14

$3 RR WYB (2) Sudafed 2/$12

*Other Deals*
Dove or Caress Bar Soap 99¢ w/in ad Q
Nature Valley Bars B1G1 2/$3.99
Quaker Quick Oats B1G1 limit 4 w/in ad coupon 2/$3.19
Quaker Instant or Old Fashioned Oatmeal $1.25/2 (11-30-09) V 8/30/09
Nestle Single Bars 2/$1 w/in ad coupon
Clorox Bleach $1.29 w/in ad coupon
Dickinson's Witch Hazel $1.99 ea until 10/31, no Q needed
IP at Dickinson's website for $1.00/1 or $3/2
BOGO Revlon Cosmetics
IVP Revlon Foundation $4 Off (ColorStay Mineral, Custom Creations, Beyond Natural - October Booklet
Revlon Beauty Tool, any $1 (11/18/09) SS 10/18/09
Revlon Color Cosmetic Product $1 (10-18-09) SS 9/13/09
Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, any $1 (11-15-09) SS 10/11/09
Revlon ColorSilk Products $1.00/2 (11-4-09) SS 10/4/09
Revlon Cosmetic Product $1 (12-31-09) (TARGET) SS 7/19/09

BOGO Covergirl Cosmetics
CoverGirl Product, any $1 (11-30-09) P & G 10/11/09

CVS Deals 10/25-10/31

$1 ECB wyb 2 Pepsi 2 liter bottles(variety) ($1.50 each) Limit 1

$5 ECB wyb $15 Duracell batteries Limit 1
Duracell CopperTop, PowerPix & Ultra Digital, Ultra Advanced, Ultra Photo Lithium Batteries .75 (10-31-09) .10 each P & G 9/27/09
$2 ECB wyb 2 Revlon ColorSilk for $6 Limit 1
Revlon ColorSilk Products $1 on 2 (11-4-09) SS 10/4/09 Save $3 on any Two(2) Hair Color or Highlights CRT

$2 ECB wyb 1 Aveeno Shampoo or Conditioner 10.5 oz ($7) Limit 1
Aveeno Product, any except Cleansing Bars and Trial Size $1 (12/31/09) V 9/27/09 Aveeno Product, any except Cleansing Bars and Trial Size $1.50 on 2 (12/31/09) .10 each V 9/27/09

$1 ECB wyb 1 ALL Mennen Speed Stick ($2.49) Limit 1

$5 ECB wyb 1 Gilette Fusion, Venus Embrace or Spa Breeze Razor 1 ct $9.99 Limit 1
Gillette Fusion Razor $4 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09

$1 ECB wyb 2 Colgate Total 6 o, 2-in-1 4.6 oz or Cavity Protection 8.2 oz ($2.75 each) Limit 4
Colgate Total, Max White, Max Fresh, Sensitive or Kids Toothpaste, any 4 oz+ .75 (10-31-09) SS 10/11/09

$2 ECB wyb 1 Crest Spinbrush or 2 ct refill ($6.99 each) Limit 1
$2 Spinbrush Printable

$3 ECB wyb Multi-pack Crest, Fixodent Glide or Oral-B (2 & 4 packs only) psa $4.99 Limit 2
Fixodent Adhesive 1.2oz+ .50 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09 Crest Premium Paste 4.1oz+ (Multicare, Extra Whitening, Whitening Expressions, whitening plus scope, etc.) $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09 Crest Toothpaste, 4.1 oz+ or Liquid Gel .75 (11-30-09) P & G 10/11/09 Crest Toothpaste 4.1oz+ or liquid gel $1.00/2 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09 Oral-B Floss Pick, 45ct+, Satin Floss, or any Glide Product $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09 Oral-B Floss Pick, 45ct+, Satin Floss, or any Glide Product $1 (11-30-09) P & G 10/11/09

$8 ECB wyb $20 CoverGirl cosmetics Limit1

$7 ECB wyb 1 Harajuku ($29.99) Limit 1

$10 ECB wyb $20 Dove or Degree products Limit 1
Dove Shampoo or Conditioner 2/$8
Dove Hair Care Products, any except trial size $1 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09 Dove Hair Care, excludes trial size $1 (10/25/09) V 8/2/09 Dove Conditioner, any except trial size $1.50 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09 Dove, Hair Care Product, $1 any Here
Dove Shampoo or Conditioner,$1 any, FLU SHOT BOOK (12/31/09)

Dove Body Wash, Lotion or 6 pk Bar Soap $7
Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion or Hand Cream, any except trial size $1.25 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09 Dove Cream Oil Shea Butter Body Lotion or Hand Cream, any except trial size $1.50 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09 Dove Deep Moisture, Sensitive Skin or Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash ,12 oz+ $2 (10/18/09) V 8/2/09 Dove Deep Moisturizer, Sensitive Skin or Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash, 12oz.+ $1.50 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09 Dove Beauty Bar (6 bar pk.+) OR Body Wash (10oz.+) $1.25 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09 Dove, Cream Oil Body Lotion, $1.50 any Here Dove, Body Wash, $1 Here

Dove or Degree Ultimate Clear Deodorant 2/$7
Dove Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant and/or Body Mist $1.50/2 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09 Degree Absolute Protection, Clinical Protection, Fine Fragrance or Ultra Clear $1.25 (12/6/09) V #2 (NESTLE) 9/13/09 Dove, Ultimate or Clinical Protection , $2off any Here
Dove or Degree Clinical Strength Deodorant, $1 off FLU SHOT BOOK (12/31/09)

$3 ECB wyb 2 Nature's Bounty Supplements (on sale BOGO) Limit 3
Natures Bounty, $2 off any Print

$3 ECB wyb Select Gas-X (48 - 50 ct) or Benefiber (chewable 100 ct/powder 58-62 doses/Stick packs 28 ct) ($9.99) Limit 1
Benefiber $2 (10/31/09) SS 7/12/09 Benefiber , any $1 (11/07/09) SS 9/20/09 Benefiber Stick Pack $2 (10/31/09) SS 7/12/09 Benefiber Stick Packs $1/1 box (11/07/09) SS 9/20/09

$10 ECB wyb $20 on the following Limit 1
Benadryl or Benadryl-D $5 Benadryl Allergy Product $1 (12/31/09) V 8/23/09 Benadryl Allergy Product, any except trial $1 (11/12/09) SS 8/2/09
Zyrtec $13
Zyrtec , 14 ct. tablets $2.50 (12/6/09) V 9/13/09 Zyrtec , 30 ct.+ $4 (12/6/09) V 9/13/09 Zyrtec Childrens $2 (11/2/09) SS 8/2/09 Zyrtec Itchy Dry Drops, .17 fl oz. $4 (12/6/09) V 9/13/09 Zyrtec, 24 ct+ $4 (11/2/09) SS 8/2/09
Claritin $10
Claritin Non-Drowsy Childrens, 4oz syrup or 10ct+ $2 (10/11/09) SS 9/13/09 Claritin Non-Drowsy or Claritin-D, 15ct+ $4 (10/11/09) SS 9/13/09
Breath Right $12
Sudafed $7
Sudafed Product, any AND Sudafed OM, .5 fl oz $4 (4-30-10) V 10/4/09 Sudafed, Sudafed PE or OM $2 (11/2/09) SS 8/2/09
Simply Saline $5
Simply Saline, any $1 (12/31/09) SS 1/11/09 Simply Saline or Wound Wash Saline $1 (12-31-09) SS 7/26/09 Simply Saline Nasal Product, any $1 (12/31/09) SS 10/18/09
Halls cough drops $2
Halls 20ct+ Single Bag, any .35 (11/7/09) SS 9/27/09
Delsym $10
Delsym 3oz or larger, any $2 FLU SHOT BOOK (12/31/09)
Chloraseptic $6
Zicam $11.50
Zicam, $2 off printable
Zicam Cold or Allergy Products, any $2 FLU SHOT BOOK (12/31/09)
Immune Defense $11
Carmex $1.50

$10 ECB wyb Omron Blood Pressure monitor Limit 1

$9.99 ECB wyb Nova Max Blood glucose monitoring system ($9.99) Limit 1 FREE

$7 ECB wyb 2 picture frames or Albums psa @6.99 Limit 4

$10 ECB wyb Alli $59.99 Limit 3

Tip-a-licious Thursday

Great places to visit this weekend, all with FREE admission.

Lexington, NC
Saturday, October 24th 8:30AM-6:0PM

Downtown Lexington
The largest one-day street festival in North Carolina. Music, children's games, crafts and, of course, the Best Barbecue in the world!
Visit Here for more info.

Philadelphia, PA

October 24, 2009 11 am
S. 2nd Street and Pine Street
Children can get their faces painted and decorating pumpkins, they can rock out to live music by the miniature stars of our future, The School of Rock All Stars and the up and coming Philly group, The Josh and Pete Band. There will also be a special performance by the children’s dance group Darlington Dance Co.
Visit Here for more info

Smyrna, TN
October 24, 2009 Saturday 4:00pm
Cornerstone United Methodist Church
349 Chaney Road Smyrna, TN 37167
There will be a Trunk-or-Treat at 4:00pm. There will be lots of games, a chili cook-off and a silent auction. Don't forget to wear a costume!
Visit Here for more info

Dacula, GA
Fall Festival at Rancho Alegre Farm

Saturday, Oct 24 10:00a to 5:00p
2225 Givens Road
Dacula, GA 30019
Fun family activities including: Live Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Hay Rides, Theatre Performances, Fall Foods, Farmers Market
Visit Here for more info

New Iberia, La
Halloween Festival

10/25/09 11AM-3PM
New Iberia City Park
300 Parkview Drive
New Iberia, La 70563
Games, food, drinks and costume contest.
Visit Here for more info

San Diego Zoo
Kids Free Days
Oct. 1-31
Children 11 and under receive free admission to the San Diego Zoo.
Kids have an opportunity to try out two new play areas at the San Diego Zoo, one at Elephant Odyssey and one in the Children's Zoo.

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Visit Here for more info

More in San Diego, CA
The following is a list of the free Tuesdays available in Balboa Park*:

First Tuesday

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Centro Cultural de la Raza
Model Railroad Museum
Natural History Museum(See Special Information following museum listings)

Second Tuesday
Museum of Photographic Arts,
Museum of San Diego History
Veterans’ Museum and Memorial Center

Third Tuesday
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Museum of Art
Mingei International Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
Japanese Friendship Garden **

Fourth Tuesday
San Diego Air & Space Museum (See Special Information following museum listings)
San Diego Automotive Museum (Last admission at 3:45 p.m.)
San Diego Hall of Champions
House of Pacific Relations International Cottages

Fifth Tuesday
Normal museum prices in effect.
The Timken Museum of Art is always free.

*Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only and charge admission to special exhibitions or films. San Diego Air and Space Museum's Da Vinci exhibit requires a separately priced ticket.

**Free to San Diego County Residents and Active Military only

Wordful Wednesday

I don't know how many of you have been so lucky enough to travel abroad; sadly I am not one of them. As you know my husband is in the Navy & recently sailed around South America to San Diego, Ca. One of the ports he stopped at was Rio De Janeiro, Brazil!

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I am so jealous of my husband because of ALL places in the world, I would love to visit Rio. I have always been fascinated with the statue of Jesus Christ better known as Christ the Redeemer. I wish so much I could have been by my husband's side in this picture. :(
However, one day I will get to experience this statue for myself.

This week's Wordful Wednesday hosted by Angie at:

Tasty Tuesday

My husband made this for me today and it was delicious.


1/2 lb. mushrooms
1 lg. onion
3/4 slices 4 beef tenderloin steaks (filet mignon)
1/2 c. water
2 tbsp. prepared mustard
4 tbsp. capers, drained

In 2 tablespoons butter cook onion until tender. Remove to bowl.
In same pan with drippings, cook mushrooms and steak over medium-high heat until desired doneness, about 6 minutes for rare. Into remaining drippings, stir water, mustard, and capers over medium heat; cook, stirring until mixture thickens and onions. Pour over and around steaks.

CVS on a Ten Dollar Budget

Trans # 1

1-Glade Diffuser Oil $6.99 ($3 Q)
1-Lysol Toilet Cleaner $3.00 (.75 Q)
1-Bounce Dryer Bar $5.49 ($1 Q)

Total $15.48
-Q's $4.75
-$9.50 ECB
=$1.23 OOP
Earned $6.99 ECB

Trans #2

4-Herbal Essence Products $3.00 ea (2/BOGO+ 2/$1 Q's)
4-Hefty Bags $1.00 ea (2/$1 off 2)
1-Oven Cleaner $1.00

Total $17.00
-Q's $10.00
-$6.99 ECB from Trans #1
=.01 OOP

Trans #3

1-Glade Diffuser Oil $6.99 ($3 Q)

Total $6.99
-$3 Q
=$3.99 OOP
Earned $6.99 ECB

Totals for the day
Purchases $ 39.47
Total OOP $5.23
ECB left for next time $6.99

Skelanimals Halloween Giveaway (Closed)

Have you heard of the Skelanimals?
They are adorable little animals who have met an untimely end-mostly due to their own reckless and ill-advised behavior. They love people with warm hearts, after all they're just bones!

My 10 year old daughter & I love Skelanimals because they have the perfect combination of edginess & cuteness! Each adorable character has a personality of their own & fun little backstories that tell you exactly how they became a Skelanimal.

This year's Skelanimal are Target's featured Halloween product line. There are a variety of great products offered by Skelanimals as part of Target's Halloween line. Such products include Halloween gear, costumes, clothing, pajamas, and stuffed animals. You can even trick out your Halloween celebration with party goods, treat-or-treat bags, candies, window clings and other décor.

Are you planning a Halloween party? Well here is your chance to win a Skelanimals Themed Halloween Party Pack that includes:
  • Skelanimals Brand Party Paper Products
  • Skelanimals Party Favors
  • Snacks for the Party

To Enter:
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**Good Luck ♥-CVSer & Foxy**

Freebie Friday

Free Happy Baby Product (Baby Food)
*Note: with coupon

Free Sample of Salada Tea

Free Sample of Arm & Hammer Fresh-Ins
*Note: For free sample email: armhammervac@speedymail.com or call 1-888-800-2302

->On Oct. 20th the 1st 10,000 get a FREE Mary Kay Limited-Edition Simply Chic Fragrance/Lip Gloss Duo! ENTER CODE: duo.

Free Sample of Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste
*Note: 0.8 oz Aquafresh Extreme Clean

Free Sample of Purple InTrain Workout Formula

Free Sample of Hussana Halal Bodycare

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Tip-a-licious Thursday

We found some great places to visit this weekend and guess what admission is FREE. If you know of any great places with Free admission please feel free to share:

Mansfield, Texas
Historic Mansfield Music Festival
Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17
Main St and Broad St in Downton Historic Mansfield
Car show, Live Bands, TX/OU Football on big screen, kids area
Visit Music Fest Here

Salt Lake City, Utah
Green Sprouts Organic Baby and Family Festival
Saturday, October 17 10-3 PM
Hogle Zoo
2600 E Sunnyside Ave. Salt Lake City, UT
Local vendors will offer products, services, and education focusing on holistic pregnancy, healthy childbirth, non-toxic nursery & home ideas, and early education. Come to this FREE event for seminars & workshops, live music, an animal costume contest, children's clothing swap, a green baby gift registry and more.
For a full list of activities please visit Here

Madison Square Park, New York
Fall Kids Fest 2009
Saturday October 17 10:30-1:30
Kids Fest activities include: pumpking picking and decorating, spooky bat and ghost arts and crafts, face painting, a costume swap and costume parade led by Big Apple Circus clowns!
Visit Fall Kids Here

Deer Lodge, MT
Pumpkin Sunday

Sunday October 18 1:00PM-4:00PM
The Grant-Kohrs Ranch is located midway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, 1/2 mile off Interstate 90 at Deer Lodge.
This is an excellent afternoon family outing. There will be children's activities in the dairy barn and refreshments will be offered. There will be a children's carnival, warm up at the bonfire. The kids can come out and pick their own pumpkin and paint it and take it home with them. Hay rides are available and a variety of crafts for children.
Visit Pumpkin Sunday info Here

Island Lake, IL
Fall Festival

Friday October 16 -Sunday October 18
Water Tower Park
Route 176 East of River Road
Island Lake, IL
Celebrate fall at Island Lake's Fall Festival. Fun for everyone which includes pumpkin carving, music, carnival, and food. Saturday a 5K run/walk and 'touch a truck' so young and old can touch, climb and pretend to drive dump trucks, fire trucks, snowplows and ambulances. Sunday is Halloween costume day.
Visit Fall Festival Here

Half Moon Bay, California
39th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Historic Downtown Half Moon Bay
Main Street Half Moon Bay, CA
Sat October 17-Sun October 18 : 9am-5pm
Festivalgoers will be mesmerized by the remarkable “Picasso of pumpkin carvers” sculpting and shaping a monster 1,000+ pound pumpkin, a special display of massive weigh-off champion pumpkins, three stages of blockbuster entertainment, everyone's favorite home-spun parade, harvest-inspired crafts, the tastiest pumpkin pie on earth, enchanting events and contests for the whole family, and the never-ending search for the Great Pumpkin.

Winston-Salem, NC
Fall Festival

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Confluence Coffee Shop
12394 N. NC Hwy 150
Winston-Salem, NC, US 27127
We will have a little something for everyone (Craft Village, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Painting, Food, Face Painting, and more). Don't miss out on this event. (A few activities will have a small charge
Visit Fall Festival Here

Philadelphia, PA
Fall Festival

October 17, 2009 11am-3pm
Spruce Street at the Schuylkill River
From great food and music to fun for kids and pets to neat stuff to buy and amazing raffle prizes, this year's Fall Festival is too good to miss! While you meet with neighbors, shop for great crafts and gifts, and take in the crisp autumn air, feast on hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, cotton candy, and delicious baked goods. Rock out with DJ Scott Goldoor from Signature… swing nostalgic with 40’s era singers, The New Andrews Sisters Revue, or enjoy a performance by Arnie and the Line Dancers. Got kids? They’ll love climbing aboard the real Philadelphia fire truck, painting pumpkins, fun games, and the super "moon bounce."
Visit Fall Festival Here

Auburn, California
Auburn's 2009 Fall Favorite Community Event

Saturday, OCTOBER 17th 2009
123 Recreation Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
At the Community Festival we feature quality live music, giant pumpkin and scarecrow contests, arts and crafts booths showcasing local artisans and a costume contest and parade for young and old alike.
There are carnival games and pony rides for kids, food and vendor booths hosted by local nonprofits and Auburn’s own Sugar Plump Fairies are out in friendly force.
We produce a day of wholesome activities that cater to the entire family. And it’s free, thanks to our generous sponsors.
Visit Community Festival Here

Bedford, VA
Annual Apple Harvest Festival

Sat 10/17/09 - Sun 10/18/09 7:00 Am - 6:00 PM
Gross Orchard
Address 6817 Wheats Valley Road
Bedford, VA
Lots of activities for the children, buggy rides through the beautiful orchard trails, lots of craft vendors and lots of APPLES!!! Bring your lawn chairs-and enjoy a beautiful day enjoying music in the mountains of Apple Valley!
For More Info Contact 540-586-2436

Great Deal at Walmart

I was at Walmart shopping for a few things when I stumbled upon some cheap outfits. Yaaay--I got these three outfits for $11! The two dresses were marked down to $3, probably because it will be cold soon. When the cold weather comes just throw some leggings on under the dress & BAM baby will be warm.

Wordful Wednesday

Today I thought I would do a comparison between my daughter, husband, and myself. Everyone keeps telling me that she looks just like my husband. Grr. What do you think? Keep in mind that I am using our baby pictures (mine looks horrible. Thanks mom!).

This week's Wordful Wednesday hosted by Angie at:

Tasty Tuesday

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


5 pounds unpeeled red potatoes, quartered
1/2 stick butter, room temperature (or 1 full stick if you like butter)
1/2 pint Carton of Heavy Whipping Cream
chopped garlic ( Add as much as you like, I use 1-2 cloves)
2-1/2 teaspoons salt
2-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano


1.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 45 minutes; drain. Stir in butter, heavy whipping cream , garlic, salt and oregano. Mash with an electric mixer.

Wags on a Ten Dollar Budget

Today I was so excited to finally do my weekly $10 budget post, only to be disappointed. CVS or Wags didn't have much and the few things I did want were out of stock. Luckily I was able to snag some great deals on hair color and a cute fish aquarium. I went to another Wags and they also had lots of clearance merchandise. Walgreens is doing a few modular changes so the clearance aisles are loaded with great deals.

6- Loreal couleur experte Express Hair color Reg $14.99 Clearance $3.89 ea (6-$3 Q's)
2-Loreal Feria Hair color Reg $9.99 Clearance $2.89 (2-$3 Q's adjusted to $2.89)
1-Fish 2 Gallon Aquarium Reg $24.99 Clearance $3.00

Total Reg Price $ 134.91
Total Clearance Price $32.12
-Q's $23.78
-$6.00 RR
=$2.34 OOP

Pearls of Joy Giveaway (Closed)

Recently the Pearls of Joy company sent me a pair of White Freshwater Hoop Earrings to review. I had never really been a huge fan of pearls, to tell you the truth they just seemed so grandma-ish (funny thing is I'm now a grandma of 6). When I opened the box I was quite surprised they were absolutely beautiful. They were delivered in a nice gift box, along with an appraisal. Great timing, my husband and I went out to dinner with friends for my birthday. I wore my pearl earrings and my friends loved them. I'm telling you pearls are a forgotten piece of elegance that are just enough and not overpowering, I love them.

The Pearls of Joy company offer a variety of designs, pearl styles, and colors. With every purchase they include a 3rd Party Appraisal & Certificate Of Authenticity.Pearls of Joy guarantees every item it sells for integrity of quality, and authenticity of pearls - In Writing. All of their prices are 80-90% below retail, which of course is important to all of us. In purchasing their products you can be certain that all of the pearls in their jewelry are genuine, good to excellent quality that have undergone no enhancements or treatments from their natural states, except for industry standard procedures. These pearls will bring many years of enjoyment!

Pearls of Joy have offered to give one lucky Frugalicious Mommy any one of the 21 products listed here.

To Enter:

Visit Pearls of Joy, then leave us a comment telling us your favorite piece from their line.
(This must be done first before you can complete extra entries)

Extra Entries:
•Follow our blog (2 entries)
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•Tweet about this giveaway & include #FrugalMom in tweet (Once per day)
•Blog about this giveaway & provide us with url (2 entries).
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Please leave a separate comment for each task that you complete. Also, make sure we have a way to contact you if you win! This giveaway starts today 10/11 and ends on Sunday (10/25) at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced on 10/26/09

Walgreens Deals 10/11-10/17

$8 RR wyb eight (8) participating Unilever products
Bertolli Meal ($5.99)
Bertolli Frozen Meals - Save $1.00 on any 1 V 10/4/09
Hellmann’s Mayonnaise (2/$5)
Hellmanns Product, 16.5 oz.+ .60 (10-25-09) V 8/2/09
$1 off 2 Hellman's IP
Ragu Pasta sauce (26oz; 3/$5)
Ragu, any .60/2 or .75/2 or $1/2 (regional variations) (11/08/09) V #2 (NESTLE) 9/13/09
$0.60 off 2 Ragu IP
Skippy Peanut Butter (3/$5)
Skippy, any $.75/1 or $1/2 (regional variations) (11/29/09) V 10/4/09

$4 RR wyb six (6) participating Dove products (According to SlickDeals: This deal is not listed in the ad, but source of information was Coupons Deals & More blog)
Dove Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant and/or Body Mist - Save $1.00 on any 1 V 10/4/09
Dove Beauty Bar (6 bar pk or larger) OR Body Wash (10oz or larger) - Save $1.00 on any 1 V 10/4/09
Dove Conditioner - Save $1.50 on any 1 - ETS V 10/4/09
Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion or Hand Cream - Save $1.50 on any 1 - ETS V 10/4/09
Dove Cream Oil Shea Butter Body Lotion or Hand Cream - Save $1.50 on any 1 - ETS V 10/4/09
Dove Deep Moisturizer, Sensitive Skin or Gentle Exfoilating Body Wash, 12oz or larger - Save $1.50 on any 1 V 10/4/09
Dove Face Care Products - Save $1.00 on any 1 - ETS V 10/4/09
Dove Hair Care Products - Save $1.00 - ETS V 10/4/09
Dove Skin Vitalizer - Save $3.75 on any 1 V 10/4/09

$5 RR wyb $10 worth of participating Quaker products
Quaker Instant Oatmeal (2/$5)
Quaker Instant or Old Fashioned Oatmeal $1.25/2 (11-30-09) V 8/30/09
Quaker Granola Bars (10ct; 2/$5)
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars - Save $1.00 on any 2 boxes Quaker Chewy Granola Bars - Save $1.00 on any 2 boxes 10/11/09
$1/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars printable 12/31/09

$5 RR wyb two (2) following products (2/$10)
DayQuil Liquicaps (20ct)
DayQuil Liquid (10oz)
DayQuil Mucus Control (10oz)
DayQuil + Vitamin C
NyQuil Liquicaps (20ct)
NyQuil Liquid (10oz)
NyQuil Less Drowsy (10oz)
NyQuil + Vitamin C
VapoSyrup Liquid (10oz)
Vicks Formula 44 (6oz)

$4 RR wyb two (2) participating P&G oral care items (2/$7)
Crest Outlast Toothpaste
Crest Extra Whitening Plus Scope Toothpaste
Crest Premium Paste 4.1oz+ (Multicare, Extra Whitening, Whitening Expressions, whitening plus scope, etc.) $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09
Outlast Mouthwash (25.4oz)
Oral B Pro Health Toothbrush
Scope Whitening (24oz)

$4 RR wyb 2/$9 Nivea for men products
Nivea Body or Hand Product $1 (10-15-09) V 8/30/09

Nivea for Men - Any ONE Energizing Face Scrub, Face Wash or Post Shave Balm 2.5 fl oz-5fl oz OR any 2 Shave Gels - Save $1.00 on any 1 V 10/11/09
Nivea for Men-Revitalizing Lotion Q10 or Revitalizing Eye Crème Q10 ( 0.5oz 14g-1.7fl oz 50ml) - Save $2.00 on any 1 V 10/11/09

$6 RR wyb Gillette fusion razor ($8.99)
$4 off Gillette fusion P&G 9/27
$1 RR wyb Schick disposable razor ($5.99)
Schick Disposable Razor Package $1 (10/25/09) SS 9/13/09
Schick Disposable Razors, any $1 (11/8/09) SS 9/27/09

$3 RR wyb one John frieda hair care ($5.99)
John Frieda Collection Product, any except trial sizes and kits $1 (10/10/09) SS 8/23/09

$1 RR wyb 2/$5 Colgate total 4.2 oz or wave toothbrush

$4 RR wyb 2/$18 Huggies Jumbo pk diapers, training pants or good nites
Huggies, Diapers or Training Pants, $1.00 off (CAB-WAGs Coloring Activity Book, exp 03/30/10) (Code 2035)
$2/1 Huggies Diaper Product printable - IE
$2/1 Huggies Diaper Product printable - Firefox

$2 RR wyb one (1) Garnier Fructis Stylist ($3.99)
Garnier Fructis Style Product .75 (10/15/09) SS 9/13/09

$1 RR wyb 2/$3 Ban deodorants

$1 RR wyb Renuzit odor neutralizer 13 oz ($1.99)

$1 RR wyb Glad trash bags 25 - 80 pl ($8.990)

$1 RR wyb one (1) Duracell AA or AAA 8pk, C or D 4 pk or 9V 2pk; ($5.99)
Duracell CopperTop, PowerPix & Ultra Digital, Ultra Advanced, Ultra Photo Lithium Batteries .75 (10-31-09) .10 each P & G 9/27/09

$5 RR WYB 2 Garnier Nutrioniste Ultra Lift or Skin Renew (2/$20)

$1 RR WYB 2 Hershey's Snack Size (2/$5)
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 10.5 oz
Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar 10.78 oz

$3 RR WYB Claritin Allergy Relief ($15.99)
20 ct Tablets or Children's Chewables
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Claritin-D, 15ct+ $4 (10/11/09) SS 9/13/09

$3 RR WYB Ecotrin, Citrucel, or Os Cal ($9.99)

Mars single bars 49¢ w/in-ad coupon

Arizona Tea 59¢ w/in-ad coupon

Character Band-Aids 20 or 25pk $1.99 w/in-ad Coupon (pg 12)
Licensed Character Band-Aids $2 (3/30/10) Wags Coloring & Activity Book

Healthy Choice Steamers 2/$5

Free Cover Girl Lash Blast Length Mascara OYNO WYB Cover Girl Lash Blast Length Mascara ($7.99)

CVS Deals 10/11-10/17

3 Day Sale Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

Brach's Candy Corn 2/88¢
$1.99 ECB WYB 4 in 1 Carving Tool 1.99 Limit 2 FREE
99¢ ECB WYB Halloween Nylon Treat Bag 99¢ Limit 1 FREE


$5 ECB WYB $20 Halloween Candy Limit 1
$1 printable

$5 ECB WYB $15 Kraft Products Limit 1
Maxwell House Coffee $8
Planters Nuts $5
Wheat Thins $3 - $1 off 1 box Printable
Easy Mac $3
DiGiorno $6
Cakesters $3
Oreos $3
Ritz $3
Triscuit $3
Velveeta Sauce and Cheese $3
Wheatables $3

$1 ECB WYB Lipton 12 Pk $4.99 Limit 1
Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton To Go or any Iced Tea Mix, any .75/2 (10-25-09 V 8/2/09

$5 ECB WYB $15 Energizer Batteries Limit 1
Energizer Batteries or Flashlight .75 (11-14-09) SS 10/4/09

$7 ECB WYB (2) Picture Frames or Albums $6.99 Limit 2

$5 ECB WYB Olay Pro X Starter Kit Limit 1

$5 ECB WYB Any Olay Regenerists Kit or Definity Facial Care $24.99 Limit 1
Olay Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09
Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser $1 (10/31/09) V 9/13/09

$5 ECB WYB $15 Axe Shampoo, Conditioner, Styler, Body Spray, Shower Tool, Shower Gel 2/$10 Limit 1
$1.50 printable

$5 ECB WYB $15 Gillette Products Limit 1
Gillette Body Wash (12oz)
Gillette Body Wash $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09
Gillette Conditioner
Gillette Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09
Gillette Deodorants
Gillette Clinical Strength $2/1 or any (2) Gillette deodorants except trial size (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09
Gillette Shaving Products
Gillette Fusion Shave Gel $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09
Gillete Shampoo
Gillette Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09

$2 ECB WYB Scope Outlast Mouth Rinse Limit 1
Scope Mouthwash AND two 4.2oz+ Crest Toothpastes $2 (12/31/09) (TARGET) V 9/27/09
Scope Mouthwash, 710mL+ .75 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09

$3 ECB WYB Prilosec OTC 42 Ct $22.99 Limit 2
Prilosec OTC Product $1 (10-31-09) P & G 9/27/09

$2 ECB WYB Non Drowsy Claritin $19.99 Limit 2
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Claritin-D, 15ct+ $4 (10/11/09) SS 9/13/09

$1 ECB WYB Quilted Northern 12 Pk or Brawny 6 Pk $6.99 Limit 3

In case you missed it!

When our giveaways end we list our winners on our winner's page (here). Our newest winner is JC, who won our Nature Valley Nut Clusters Prize Pack! Wooohoooo congrats!!!!

We would also like to inform our readers that we extended our Edens Fantasy giveaway due to our posting of an invalid link on MckLinky. SOOOOO you have until tomorrow at 11:59pm to enter. :) Good luck!

Wordful Wednesday

We would like to share some photos of our beautiful babies that were born on Sept. 25th & Sept. 27th! Karissa & Maleah are doing great & growing so quickly. They are simply beautiful & we have taken soooooo many photos of them. :)


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