Tasty Thursday

The New Year is just about here. Of course we have to bring in 2010 with two of our favorite dishes Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage w/smoked chops

Did you know that many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas. They are usually cooked with some type ham, we use sausage. Black-eyed peas have been considered good luck in many cultures. The hog, and thus its meat, is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's Day by many. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity, being representative of paper currency.

Creamy Black Eyed Peas
1-Bag of Black Eyed Peas
1-Lg Can of Broth
1-Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1-Bunch of Green Onions
1-Package Sausage (You can use brand of your choosing)
1-Tsp garlic powder
Season Salt & Pepper to taste

Rinse peas, and then soak in water over night. In large pot simmer onions and sausage in broth (you can add more broth or water if needed), add peas, garlic powder, season salt, and pepper and cook thoroughly until peas are soft. After cooking is complete, stir in heavy whipping cream (this needs to be added as last ingredient...)

Slow Cooked Cabbage

1 Head cabbage, sliced
1 Pkg Smoked Pork Chops, 1 pkg sausage or you can use cooked 1 lb bacon (cook and drain then add)
1 Onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Lg Can Beef Broth

In a large crock pot add sliced cabbage, onion, chops and broth. Season to taste. Cover and cook in crock pot until Cabbage is tender.

Colonix Colon Cleanse by Dr. Natura Review

If you remember about a month ago I started taking Colonix Colon Cleanse by Dr. Natura. Sorry for the delay in posting my results, I had to stop taking it for about a week because I was so sick. (nothing to do with the product, I just had the flu bug)

With Colonix my bowel movements have been more frequent and much more productive. Every morning I take my capsules and my powder and like clockwork I have my morning bowel movement. Before I started taking Colonix I would have days of constipation and then bouts of diarrhea, and now I feel so much better.

I haven't had bowel movements like the ones posted on their site but I did have some pretty strange looking ones. I thought about posting pics but I just couldn't share that much of myself. It's pretty funny, every time I went I was like a child so excited to see what I had done.

I'm actually going to extend my cleansing and do another month. I think I need it, I have too many years of build up inside of me that is ready to come out. Prior to taking Colonix I was never regular, now I feel like my body is finally on a schedule.

For those of you that have never tried a colon cleanser I would highly recommend Colonix by Dr. Natura. I tried other colon cleansers in the past, but I did not have the results I have had with Colonix. This product gets two thumbs up.

Frugalicious Mommy Disclosure: The information & Colonix Colon Cleanse was given to me from Colonix. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own. No other compensation was received for this review.

Wordful Wednesday

I love finding old pictures of family members, especially when they are family members you never got to meet. While my family & I were visiting my in-laws I stumbled across a bunch of old pictures of my husband's family.

This is hubby's great-grandmother, it has been told to me that she had a decent amount of Native American in her. Of course that got me excited because I am a quarter Yaqui. Hopefully I can find out how much Native American she was so I can do the calculations for my kids.

Here is hubby's grandmother. I absolutely love her outfit, hairdo, & the flowers in her hair! She looks beautiful & wish she could have met her great grandkids but unfortunately she passed away when my hubby was a child.

This week's Wordful Wednesday hosted by Angie at:

Tasty Tuesday

Last week my husband bought a book called The $7 a Meal Cookbook by Linda Larsen. I was determined to find a quick & easy meal for my family (mainly due to the fact that we desperately needed to go grocery shopping). After a few minutes of skimming through the book I found a recipe called Mexican Chicken Pizza. The recipe below calls for 2 chicken breast (cubed) but I used a 12.5 oz. of canned chicken.

Serves 6

  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1 (15 oz.) can refriend beans
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Place tortillas on two cookie sheets and bake for 5-8 minutes until tortillas are crisp, reversing the cookie sheets during cooking time and turning tortillas over once.
  2. In medium bowl combine beans, taco sauce, and chili powder. Spread mixture over the baked tortillas. Top with chicken and cheeses.
  3. Bake for 12-18 minutes or until pizzas are hot & cheese is melted and begins to brown down. Reverse cookie sheets once during cooking time. Serve immediately.

CVS on a Ten Dollar Budget

Today I used 2 cards because I wanted to start with zero ECB for new CVS'ers. My aunt (Barbara Tia, yes I know I say it backwards for those that know spanish, but this is what I've called her all my life) stated she doesn't do as well as we do. So this plan is for her and those starting out with no ECB's.

Trans # 1
1-Bayer Contour $14.99 ($3o Q (adjusted) from the 10/25/09 RP insert)
1-Total Colgate $2.99 ($1 Q All you & $1 Q CVS Q)
1-Soy Joy Box $6.00 ($1 Q)
2-NB Fish Oil $7.99 (BOGO & 2-$2 Q's 12/27 Kroger insert)

Total $39.96
-$5.00 off $30 Take a short quiz Here
-Q's & BOGO $29.98
=$4.98 OOP
Earned ($5 from Contour,$2 from Colgate, $6 from Soy Joy & $3 from the NB) Total $16.00

Trans #2 & 3
1-Soy Joy $6.00

Total $12.00
I purchased these in seperate transactions so I could just use my $6.00 ECB and roll it over
=00 OOP
Earned $6.00

Trans #4
1-As seen on TV Belly Burner $19.99 I wanted this so I worked my plan around this, of course you may not want it so you can roll over your $16 ECB's into another plan or save for next week.

Total $19.99
-$16.00 ECB
=$3.98 OOP

Trans # 5 (2nd card)
1-Colgate $2.99 ($1 Q & $1 CVS Q)

Total $2.99
-Q's $2.00
=.99 OOP
-.99 ECB from last week
=00 OOP
Earned $2.00

Trans # 6
1-Soy Joy $6.00 ($1 Q)

Total $6.00
-Q $1
-$5.00 ECB from last week
=00 OOP
Earned $6.00 ECB

Trans # 7 & 8
Purchase 2 more Soy Joy Bars and rolled over the ECB

Trans #9
3- South Beach Bars 3/$10 (3-$1 Q's)

Total $10.00
-Q's $3
-$6.00 ECB
=$1.00 OOP
Earned $5.00 ECB

Breakdown Totals
Purchases $102.94
Total OOP $9.96
$7.00 ECB left from my second card

Progresso High Fiber Soup Review/Giveaway (Closed)

The cold weather is upon us now! Brrrrr. My family & I love to warm up with a good ol' bowl of soup.

Progresso is my favorite because they have a large variety of flavors - 75 to be exact. Just recently Progresso added four new, great tasting Progresso soups that have 28% of your daily fiber intake per serving (7 grams) and have no added MSG or artificial flavors. The new varieties include Chicken Tuscany, Creamy Tomato Basil, Hearty Vegetable and Noodles and Homestyle Minestrone.

MyBlogSpark sent me a can of Homestyle Minestrone, two branded soup mugs and two branded spoons. The Homestyle Minestrone tastes so yummy & is quite filling. The Homestyle Minestrone soup has plenty of veggies, flavor, & is low on calories! I can get full off 1 can yet not feel guilty because 1 can=220 calories.

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I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own. No other compensation was received for this review.

Reading Glassses Shopper Review (Closed)

Is it difficult for you to read the small print? Lately I have been having a little trouble reading the small print. I have to adjust the reading material back and forth to get it focused. Well great news Reading Glasses Shopper sent me a pair of reading glasses to review.

I was reluctant at first to wear reading glasses but when I saw these and they were so cute I had to try them on. I put them on, tried reading and was amazed by the difference. I knew I needed them I just wanted a stylish pair and thanks to Reading Glasses Shopper I found the right frame for me. I chose the Destiny in Black which is pictured above.

Reading Glasses Shopper offer a variety of stylish frames and best of all all are under $20. Great looking glasses at an affordable price. Reading Glasses Shopper offers Bifocal Reading glasses, half frame, full frame, folding and compact. So many choices to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect frame for you. They offer same day shipping, hassle free returns, free shipping over $30, and a 100% money back guarantee.
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Happy Holidays

Hey everyone. Christmas is approaching us fast!!! We hope all of you are having a great time with family & friends. We will be posting as often as we can due to the holidays.

Happy Holidays from the Frugalicious Team.

Walgreens Deals 12/20-12/26

Weekly RR Deals
$1 RR wyb Post Cereal 2/$5
Post Cereal, any 10oz+ $1/2 (1/17/10) SS 12-6
Post Kids Cereal: Cocoa Pebbles, Fruity Pebbles, Alpha Bites Or Honey Comb, Any 10 Oz. + $1/2 (1/17/10) SS 12-6

$1 RR wyb Dove or Mars 2/$6

$1 RR wyb Planters Nuts $4.49
Planters products 9-21oz, $1/2 (1/31/10) SS 12-13 Planters peanuts 12oz $1 D&Y

$1 RR wyb Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength $3.49
Colgate Total, Max White, Max Fresh, Sensitive Or Kids Toothpaste, Any 4.0 Oz. + $.50 (12/26/09) SS 12-06-09
Colgate Max Fresh or Max White toothpaste, any 4.0 oz or larger - $1 (3-24-10) AllYou, January 2010

$3 RR wyb $10 Robitussin $6.99
Robitussin Product, Any Excluding To Go 2 Ct - $1 (1-31-10) V 12-13-09
Robitussin To Go, 10ct $1 Walgreens catalina
Robitussin Children's $1 (12-31-10) V 11-15-09

$3 RR wyb Claritin $19.99
Claritin-D Non-Drowsy 24 Hour Allergy 10 ct.+ - Claritin-D $4 (12-31-09) SS 11-15
Claritin Non Drowsy Liqui-Gels, Any 24 Ct. + - SS $5 11-15-09
Claritin any 24 or 30ct HSB

$5 RR wyb $20 or more Bayer 2/$10 or Aleve $3 Products
Aleve 80 - 100 ct $3
Bayer 20 ct quick release, 100 - 120 ct Aspirin or 40 ct Heart Health 2/$10

$3 RR wyb Theraflu 2/$10

$3 RR wyb Pepsi 12 packs 3/$10

$5 RR wyb Prilosec OTC 42 ct $24.99

$5 RR wyb Kids Dental Care 2/$10

$3 off coupon for appliances $9.99

$5 off coupon for appliances $19.99

Free 2 Liter Coke wyb (2) Chinet Products 2/$5

Other Sale Items
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent BOGO $6.99

Equal 100 ct 2/$5 Limit 4

St Ives Body Wash $1.49 w/in ad q
St. Ives Body Wash or Body Polish, any $1 (12-31-09) SS 11-15-09

Revlon Nail or Lip BOGO
Revlon Color Cosmetic product, any $2 (1-17-10) SS12-13-09

Dove or Degree $1.99 w/in ad q

Dove Hair Care B2G1 $4.99

Nature's Bounty Energy or OsteoBi-Flex BOGO

Nature Made BOGO

Maybelline Cosmetics BOGO50%

Walgreens Jumbo Pack Diapers BOGO 50 % $8.99

CVS Deals 12/20-12/26

Weekly ECB Deals
$2.49 ECB wyb ThermaCare Neck to Arm wrap 1 ct. $2.49 FREE limit 5
$1 off ThermaCare Heat Wraps CRT

$1.99 ECB wyb Alteril Sleep Aid 4 ct. $1.99 FREE limit 1

$5 ECB wyb Revlon Super Lustrous or Moon Drops Lipstick $6.99 limit 3
Revlon Color Cosmetic $2 (12-20-09) SS 11/15/09 (Note expires first day of sale)

$2 Revlon Color Cosmetic (SS 12/13)

$1 ECB wyb Russell Stover Chocolates 11.5-12 oz. or Sugar Free 8.25 oz. $4.99 limit 1

$10 ECB wyb 3 AmEx Prepaid Gift Cards limit 2

$5 ECB wyb 2 Clinical Strength Secret, Old Spice or Gillette 1.6-1.7 oz. 2/$15.00 limit 1
Secret or Gillette Clinical or Old Spice ProStrength $1.00 (12/31/09) CVS $100 book

$3 ECB wyb Schick Quattro men's or women's razor, 4 ct. cartridges, or Intuition Plus razor or 3 ct. cartridges $8.99 limit 1
Schick Quattro for Women or Intuition Plus Razor or Refill, any $2 (1/31/10) SS 11/22/09
Schick Quattro Titanium Razor, Trimmer or Refill, any $2 (1/31/10) SS 11/22/09

$1 on any Schick Intuition razor CVS $100 book

$2 ECB wyb any Oral-B single manual toothbrush Indicator, Advantage, CrossAction or Zooth $2.99 limit 1

$3 ECB wyb Listerine Antiseptic 500ml or PocketPaks 72ct $3.99 limit 1
Any Listerine Antiseptic 500 mL or larger .50 (12/31/09) RP 4/26/09
$1 Listerine Antiseptic (500ml+) (RP 12/6)
$1 Listerine CVS $100 book

$5 ECB wyb Nivea Body Wash 16.9 oz. $5.99 limit 1
Nivea Body Wash for Women (16.9 oz.) $2 print

$5 ECB wyb $15 Essence of Beauty limit 1

$2 ECB wyb Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health toothpaste 4.2oz or rinse 250 ml, Oral-B floss 27-55yds. or SuperFloss 50 ct. $2.88 limit 1
Crest Toothpaste, 4.1 oz+ or liquid gel (excluding Crest Extra White Plus Scope Outlast) .75 (12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09

$3 ECB wyb Any Almay Eye Makeup Remover or One Coat Mascara $4.99 limit1

$1 ECB wyb Duracell AAA, AA 16 pk, C,D 8 pk, or 9-volt 4 pk $8.99 limit 2
Duracell CopperTop, PowerPix & Ultra Advanced, or Ultra Photo Lithium Batteries .75 (12/31/09) SS 11/22/09

$5 ECB wyb $15 Energizer batteries limit 1
Includes: Max AAA, AA 8 pk. C, D 4 pk. 9_volt 2 pk. $5.99 or Energizer Lithium or Rechargeable 4-8pk or value charger $6.99 - $37.99

$5 ECB wyb Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra Lift $16.99 limit 1

$2 ECB wyb $10 Any Blade product limit 1

$1 ECB wyb Lysol Disinfectant spray 12.5 oz. $3.99 limit 1

$4 ECB wyb $12 Glade Sense & Spray or Lasting Impressions $6
or Essentials oils candle 4oz, scented oil candle refills or holder, S&S refill, fresh refills 3pk, or scented oil refill 2/$6 limit 1
Buy any Scented Oil candle holder, get one refill pack FREE (1/02/10) SS 12/06/09
$2 off any 2 Scented Oil Candles refill packs (1/02/10) SS 12/06/09
$4 off Glade Sense & Spray (3/31/10) various magazines
$1.50 off any 2 Glade 4oz. jar candles (1/02/10) SS 12/06/09

$1 ECB wyb Lysol All Purpose 32oz. toilet cleaner 24oz Neutra Air 10oz or disinfecting wipes 35 ct. $2.99 limit 1
Various Lysol Coupons found Here
Save $1 on any Lysol cleaning products CRT

$1 ECB wyb 2 Tropicana 64 oz. 2/$6.00 limit 1

$5 ECB wyb Philips Sonicare Essence power toothbrush $49.99 limit 1
Save $10 on any Philips Essence Rechargeable Toothbrush(01/31/10) SS 11/22/09

Freebie Friday

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week. Christmas is approaching us fast...hope you have all your Christmas shopping done. Well my husband is home for the Holidays, so we're heading up to central California to visit family. Tweet ya later. :)

Free Sample of Benefiber Orange

Free Sample of Hill's Science Diet Simple Essentiels

Free Sample of Gax-X Thin Strips

Free Sample of Kashi All Natural TLC Chewy Granola

Fee Sample of Pampers Extra Protection

~Share your great finds!~

Wordful Wednesday

This week my friend Chriselda took some great photos of my daughter & I. I am so thankful for these pictures because they are an adorable keepsake for us. I love the one of my daughter in the tea cup because she looks so tiny. Haha in reality Maleah is not that tiny anymore; she weighs 12lbs 6oz!

Thank you so much Chriselda!

This week's Wordful Wednesday hosted by Angie at:

Tasty Tuesday

Magical Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 1 cup of peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • 1 1/3 cups baking sugar replacement (recommended Splenda)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet.

In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, 1 cup sugar replacement, the egg, and vanilla, and stir well with a spoon. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. With a fork, dipped in sugar replacement to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle the cookies with some of the remaining sugar replacement. Cool slightly before removing from pan.

I was surprised how well these cookies came out. I thought for sure they were going to come out funky because there is no flour in them. They are truly magical because somehow they manage to rise & turn into delicious cookies. These cookies taste just like any other peanut butter cookies, the only difference is that they are healthier.

CVS on a Ten Dollar Budget

Trans #1

1-12 Ct Bows $2.99
1-Tissue $1.99
1-Neo Lip Therapy $5.39 ($2.50 clipp free & $3 Q)

Total $10.37
-Q's $5.50
-$4.00 ECB from last week
=.87 + .07 tax= .94 OOP
Earned $4.98 ECB

Trans # 2
1-12 Ct Bows $2.99
1-Tissue $1.99

Total $4.98
-$4.98 ECB from Trans #1
=00 OOP
Earned $4.98

Trans #3
1-Roll Tag $1.99

Total $1.99
-$1.99 ECB from trans #2
=00 OOP
Earned $1.99 ECB

Trans #4
1-Roll Tag $1.99
1-Bic Soliel $4.99 ($2 Q)

Total $6.98
-Q's $2.00
-$4.98 ECB ($2.99 from trans #2 & $1.99 from trans #3)
= 00 OOP
Earned $5.99 ECB

Trans #5
2-Lubriderm $5.99 ea (these were marked on shelf $5.99 but rang up $7.99 so the manager gave them to me for the shelf price) 2-$2 Q's and 2-$1 CVS Q's

Total $11.98
-Q's $6.00
-$5.99 ECB from trans #4
=00 OOP
Earned $5.00 ECB

Trans #6
4-Hefty Bags $1.00 ea (2-$1 off 2 Q's)
6-Emerald Nuts $1.00 ea (3-$1.50 off 2 Q's) **these are located in the dollar section
1-Advil .99
1-Snickers .99

Total $11.98
-Q's $6.50
-$5.00 ECB from trans #5
=.48 + .03 tax =.51 OOP
Earned .99 cents ECB

Trans #7
(my husbands card)
1-12 Ct Bows $2.99
1-Tissue $1.99

Total $4.98
-$4.00 ECb from last week
=.98 + .08 tax=$1.06 OOP
Earned $4.98 ECB

Trans #8
Repeat of #7 and use the ECBs from #7

Trans #9
1-Bic Soleil $4.99 ($2.00 Q)
1-Roll Tag $1.99
1-Advil .99

Total $7.97
-$2 Q
-$4.98 ECB from trans #8
=.99 OOP
Earned $6.98 ECB

Trans #10
1-Roll Tag $1.99

Total $1.99
-$1.99 ECB from trans #9
=00 OOP
Earned $1.99 ECB

Total Purchases $ 68.20
Total OOP $3.50
ECB's left for next time .99 on one card & $6.98 on the other

Walgreens Deals 12/13-12/19

$8 RR wyb Complete Multi-Purpose Solution 12 oz. $7.99
Complete Multipurpose Solution, 12oz+ $1 (12/31/09) V 10/25/09
Complete Multipurpose Solution, 12oz $1 (12/31/10) Peelie on bottle

$10 RR wyb (1) Kodak Camera CD14 ($69.99)
8.2 megapixal
3x optical zoom
2.4″ LCD screen

$5 RR wyb (1) Luster Tooth Whitening $14.99
Weekend System or 114 pk. On The Go Ampules

$6 RR wyb Luster Tooth Whitening Light System $29.99

$5 RR wyb (1) Omron Deluxe Blood Pressure Motor, Arm or Wrist $54.99

$5 RR wyb (2) Mucinex 14 or 20ct $9.99

$4 RR wyb Nivea for Men 2/$9
Body wash, After shave balm, Lotion, Face Scrub
or Wash 2.5-16.9 oz.

Purchase $20 worth of Photo Finishing Services, Receive $5 RR off your next photo finishing service

$4 RR wyb (1) Gillette Fusion or Venus Razor System $8.99
Gillette Fusion Razor $4 (12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09

$2 RR wyb Playtex Tampons $7.99
GentleGlide or Sport 36 pk.
Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, any $1 (12-31-09) SS 10/11/09
Playtex Sport Tampons, any $1 (12-31-09) SS 10/11/09

$3 RR wyb $10 worth of Dimetapp 4oz 2/$10 or Robitussin 4oz 2/$10

$10 RR wyb $30 worth of participating products or $5 RR wtb $20 worth of participating products
Alka Seltzer 24 or 36 ct $4
Benefiber $10
Benefiber Product, any $1 (1/9/10) SS 12/6/09
Benefiber, Various, $2.00 off (DB, exp 01/31/10) (Code 5090)
Dulcolax Balance 8.3 oz $10
Dulcolax Laxative Tablets or Suppositories $1 (12/31/09) SS 9/13/09
Ex-Lax $5
Gas-X $5
Gas-X Product $1 (3/31/10) SS 12/6/09
Gas-X Thin Strips Product $1 (3/31/10) SS 12/6/09

Imodum $10
Imodium Product, any except trial size $1 (3-29-10) SS 3/29/09
Imodium Product, excludes trial $1 (3/31/10) V 12/6/09

$2 Imodium Printable FF Link
$2 Imodium Printable IE Link
$1 off 1 / $4 off 2 / $6 off 3 any Pepcid, Imodium, Lactaid, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Tucks - Digestive Care Q booklet found on pharmacy Counter
Lactaid 60 ct $10
$1 off 1 / $4 off 2 / $6 off 3 any Pepcid, Imodium, Lactaid, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Tucks - Digestive Care Q booklet found on pharmacy Counter
Maalox $5
Maalox Liquid $1.50 (3/31/10) SS 12/6/09
Maalox Products $3.00/2 (3/31/10) SS 12/6/09

Pepcid 25 or 30 ct $10
$1 off 1 / $4 off 2 / $6 off 3 any Pepcid, Imodium, Lactaid, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Tucks - Digestive Care Q booklet found on pharmacy Counter
Pepto Bismol $5
Pepto Product .50 (12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09
Phillips $4
Prilosec OTC 28 ct $19
Prilosec OTC, 42-ct $7.00/2 (12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09
Prilosec OTC, any size $1 (12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09
Prilosec OTC, any size $3 (12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09

Tums 24 or $150 ct $4
Tums, 24ct+ $1.00/2 (12-31-09) V 11/15/09
Zantac 65 or 80 ct $19
Zantac 8ct+ $1 (3/31/10) SS 11/15/09
Zantac any 8ct+ $1 (12/31/09) SS 10/18/09

$3 RR wyb Biotene Dental Care $6.99
Toothpaste 3.5 or 4.5 oz.
regular mouthwash 16 oz.
OralBalance Dry Mouth Moisturizer 1.5 oz.
$2 Q exp 3/31/10, Diabetes and you book

$3 RR wyb Hershey's Pot of Gold
8.7 oz. or 10 oz.
Hersheys Bliss bag, Hersheys Bliss Gift Box or Hersheys Pot of Gold $1 (12/25/09) SS 12/6/09

$5 RR wyb Oral-B
Vitality Toothbrush or 3 or 4 pk. replacement heads

$1 RR wyb Colgate 2/$5
Total Toothpaste 4.2 oz. or Wave Toothbrush

$2 RR wyb Dental Care
75 or 90 ct. Oral-B Advantage Floss Picks
Scope white, 24 oz. or Outlast Mouthwash, 25.4 oz.

$1.50 RR wyb Oral-B Toothbrush $5.49
4 pk. Advantage Plus
Cross Action Power
2 pk. Cross Action Replacement Brush Heads

$2 RR wyb (1) Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Training Pants or Good Nights $8.99
PULL UPS $1.50 off any package (Smart Savings Book)
GOOD NITES $1.50 Smart Savings Book
Huggies Printable link here for $2 off any huggies diaper product

$2 RR wyb (1) Pantene 25.4oz or Head & Shoulders or Herbal Essences 23.7oz $5.99

$3 RR wyb Just For Me! Hair Care 2/$9
Relaxer kit
Hair Milk Hair Care, 8-13.5 oz.

$2 RR wyb (2) Vaseline Intensive Care or Pond’s Products

Purchase one (1) participating Crest Dental Care, Receive RR for next one free
Glide Floss 38.3 – 55 yards
Pro-Health Mouth Rinse 440 or 500ml
Pro-Health Toothpaste 6oz

Other Deals
Progresso Soup 99¢ limit 4
Progresso Soup, any .50/2 (1/2/10) SS 11/8/09
Progresso Soups .50/2 (12/19/09) SS 10/25/09
Progresso Soups, any .50/2 (1/9/10) GENERAL MILLS 11/15/09
Progresso Rich & Hearty Soup .25 (1/30/10) SS 12/6/09
Progresso Soups .50/2 (1/30/10) SS 12/6/09
Progresso Soup $1.10/3,

Mars Candy 39¢ limit 6 w/in-ad coupon
M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers or Dove 1.16-2.13oz B1G1F up to.89 (12-13-09) V 11/15/09

Christmas Pencils 5/$1 limit 10 w/in-ad coupon
Votive Candles 6/$1 w/ in-ad Q

Excedrin 20 or 24ct 2/$5

Oscar Mayer Bacon $2.99 limit 2

Almay B1G1
Schiff Supplements B1G1

Blistex $2/2
Blistex $1/2 (1/31/10) SS 11/15/09

DiGiorno Pizza, 12", $10/2
DiGiorno Ultimate Toppings 12" Pizza $1.50 (1/31/10) SS 12/13/09

Scotch Photo or Bubble Mailers $.49 with in-ad IVC (code=1025) (on page 13)
Scotch Mailers $1/2 (12/31/09) Publix Winter Family Savings Booklet

Scotch Packaging Tape $3.49 - BOGO with in-ad IVC (code=1024) (on page 13)
Scotch Mailing or Packaging Tape $1 (12/31/09) Publix Winter Family Savings Booklet

Hunt's Tomato Sauce, 8 oz, $1/3 (or 34 cents ea.) with in-ad IVC (code=1013)
$1/3 Printable (You will need to keep hitting "refresh" until you see the ad for Lindt come up--under the picture of the turkey in the roaster)
Ravinia Knee-High Stockings, $1/3 (or 34 cents ea.) with in-ad IVC (code=1032)
Geisha Mushrooms, 4 oz, $.39 with in-ad IVC (code=1012)
Madam Mandarin Oranges, 11 oz, $.39 with in-ad IVC (code=1012)
Jell-O Gelatin, Regular or Sugar-Free, $.39 with in-ad IVC (code=1008)
Russell Stover Christmas Candy, .75-1.25 oz, $.39 with in-ad IVC (code=1015)
Disney Stickers (146 pack) or Puzzles $.39 with in-ad IVC (code=1029)
Campbell's Soup, Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom, $.69 with in-ad IVC (code=1009)
Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 14.5-15.25 oz, $.69 with in-ad IVC (code=1010)
Geisha Canned Fruit, Peaches, Pears, or Tropical Fruit Salad, $.79 with in-ad IVC (code=1007)

Lindsay Olives, 5 or 6 oz, $.99 with in-ad IVC (code=1005)
Lindsay Olives, any, $1 off 2, Print (reg. required)

CVS Deals 12/13-12/19

3 Day Sale Sunday, Monday & Tuesday only
Merry Brite holidays bows 12ct $2.99 with $2.99 ECB (FREE) limit 2
Merry Brite holiday gift tissue 20ct Red and Green $1.99 with $1.99 ECB (FREE) limit 2
Merry Brite Peel 'n stick gift tag 35- 50 ct $1.99 with $1.99 ECB (FREE) limit 2

Weekly ECB Deals
99¢ ECB wyb Advil PM 4ct 99¢ FREE limit 1

$2.00 ECB wyb Listerine Total Care, Advanced Citrus, or arctic mint 1 liter, limit 1
Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash $2 (12/31/09) SS 3/15/09
Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, 500ml $2 (12/31/09) V 4/26/09
Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, 500ml+ OR Listerine Whitening Pre Brush Rinse, 16 oz.+ $1 (5/31/10) SS 6/14/09

$3 ECB wyb $10.00 on any CG cosmetics Limit 1
Covergirl Product $1 (12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09

$5 ECB wyb $15.00 on Wrinkle free or Acne free system limit 1

$5.00 ECB wyb 2 Lubriderm lotion Limit 1
Lubriderm Body Lotion, Cream, or Ointment, any 1 oz or 3.3 oz $2 (12-31-09) V 10/11/09

$4 ECB wyb (2) Dove Body wash 19.4- 24 oz 2/$14.00 limit 1
Dove Deep Moisturizer, Sensitive Skin or Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash, 12oz.+ $1.50 (12-27-09) V 10/4/09

$2 ECB wyb (3) Suave Body wash 12 oz. 3/$6.00 limit 1
Suave Body Wash .50 (1/17/10) V 10/25/09
Suave Body Wash, buy two and get one Suave Body Wash FREE (1/17/10) V 10/25/09 (regional Q)

$4 ECB wyb L'Oreal Collagen filler 2 steps lip treatment or RevitaLift deep-set wrinkle am/pm eye repair duo $15.99 limit 1
LOreal Collagen or Age Perfect Product $1 (2/7/10) SS 11/15/09
LOreal Collagen or Age Perfect Product, any $1 (12-13-09) V 9/20/09
LOreal Revitalift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair 24 Hr Eye Repair Duo $3 (12-13-09) V 9/20/09
LOreal Revitalift Product $1 (2/7/10) SS 11/15/09
LOreal Skin Genesis or Revitalift Product, any $1 (12-13-09) V 9/20/09

$5 ECB wyb $10.00 on any Colgate Toothbrush (adult or children) limit 1

$2 ECB wyb Arm and Hammer SpinBrush1ct or Brush heads 2ct $6.99 limit 1
Arm & Hammer Kids Spinbrush Powered Toothbrush, any $1 (3/31/10) SS 12/6/09
Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Powered Toothbrush, any $1 (12/31/09) SS 10/18/09
Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Powered Toothbrush, any $1 (3/31/10) SS 12/6/09
Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Refill, any $1 (12/31/09) SS 10/18/09

$4 ECB wyb Bic disposable razors comfort 3 advance or Soleil 4 ct. $4.99 limit 1
Bic Comfort 3 disposable razors, any $1 (peelie found at Walgreens)

$5 ECB wyb $15.00 on Gillette Fusion or Venus razor or cartridges limit 1
Gillette Fusion Razor $4 (12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09

$2 ECB wyb AXE gift set $9.99 limit 3

$10.00 ECB wyb 3 American Express prepaid gift card, limit 4

$1 ECB wyb Duracell AAA-AA 8PK C-D 4pk or 9V 2 pk Batteries $5.99 limit 2
Duracell CopperTop, PowerPix & Ultra Advanced, or Ultra Photo Lithium Batteries .75 (12/31/09) SS 11/22/09

$1 ECB wyb Duracell AAA, AA 16 pk, C, D, 8 pk, 9V 4pk or bonus pk AA 16 ct + 4 Ultra Advanced $ 9.99, limit 2
Duracell CopperTop, PowerPix & Ultra Advanced, or Ultra Photo Lithium Batteries .75 (12/31/09) SS 11/22/09

Revlon Cosmetics & Beauty tools Buy 1 get 1 FREE
Revlon Beauty Tool $1 (12-20-09) SS 11/15/09
Revlon Color Cosmetic $2 (12-20-09) SS 11/15/09

Freebie Friday

Hey everyone! We hope you had a great week. Wow can you believe we are only about 2 weeks away from Christmas?! Well enjoy your weekend & take advantage of these freebies:

FREE $10 Macy's Giftcard to anyone with the name Virginia. The special one-time-only offer runs from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 11, 2009, while supplies last. (Virginia can be first, middle or last name. ID required.)

Free Sample of Trail Mix Bar + Granola Nut Clusters

Free Sample Packets of Sun Crystals Sweetener

Free Sample of WipeOut Fat Burner

Free Sample from the Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care Collection

Don't forget to enter our Holiday Gift Pack Giveaway! Included in the gift pack is:
  • Emily Osment's new album, "All The Right Wrongs." For those of you that don't know, Emily Osment plays Hannah's best friend Lily Truscott on the Disney Channel Show Hannah Montana. Her new album, “All The Right Wrongs,” features the hit single, “All The Way Up.”
  • Skelanimals winter beanie. Skelanimals is a 4 year old company. They have a variety of great products including winter wear, accessories, backpacks, & so much more!
  • Copy of "A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 7," a Christmas album featuring some of today's hottest artists! The artists, including Carter Twins, Vanessa Hudgens, Leighton Meester, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston, Colbie Caillat, Carrie Underwood and others.. all come together to record a Christmas album for charity.

V.Smile Motion Active Learning System Review

Still looking for the perfect gift for your child? Consider buying a V.Smile Motion Active Learning System for that special kid in your life. VTech has made learning FUN with this game console!

V.Smile Motion™ Active Learning System
  • Wireless, motion activated joystick is also for left-handed or right-handed children
  • This learning system is 100% compatible with the entire V.Smile Smartridge library
  • Use V.Link to track your scores and earn bonus online games
  • Comes with Action Mania sampler Smartridge

I was sent a V.Smile Motion Active Learning System to review & I could not wait to set it up for my son. Jae'Sun stood next to me saying, "Oooh mommy what's that? Is that my game? I want to play! Prrrretty please." Setting it up is super easy! Just insert the batteries into the game console & into the controller. Then connect the game console to your TV using the A/V cable that comes with it, insert a game aka Smartridge, & now your child is ready to have fun learning!
Now if you're like me then you are pretty bummed out to read that both the console & controller use batteries, however, I read that you can purchase a AC/DC adapter. Maybe future systems will include it in the package.

V.Smile Motion Active Learning System was made especially for kids ages 3-7. There are simple on/off buttons on the front of the console with sun/moon pictures for the child to understand. The wireless motion controller is adaptable for right- or left-handed players, which is something I appreciate because Jae'Sun is left-handed. As for the games, there are a bunch of your child's favorite characters including Scooby-Doo, Thomas the Tank Engine, Winnie the Pooh and Spider-Man, Disney Fairies & list goes on. Most games are motion activated (very much like a Wii controller) & other games require use of the joystick/buttons. Overall, the V.Smile Motion Active Learning System is super easy for kids to use & your child has endless fun learning things like letter, numbers, & etc. Definitely mom approved!

*Enjoy some great tips for the Holiday (Click here)! Provided by VTech Mom, Pilar Clark and the VTech Voices.

Frugalicious Mommy Disclosure: I was given a V-Motion by VTech for my review. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own.

Wordful Wednesday

I'm a little bummed out that I have yet to meet my new niece. She lives in Texas & I live in California. If plane tickets weren't so darn expensive, I could go meet her & smother her with kisses. Until the day I can meet her I have to settle for pictures. Just the other day my mom sent me a recent picture of my niece, Karissa:
Oh my goodness she is beautiful! Karissa will be 3 months old on Christmas...Time goes by too fast. It seems like just yesterday I was bossing my little brother around & now he is a dad to this beautiful little girl. :(

This week's Wordful Wednesday hosted by Angie at:

Tasty Tuesday

Tortilla Soup Recipe

8-10 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1/4 cup oil
1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium Anaheim, poblano or jalapeƱo chile, seeded, veins removed, chopped
4 cups chicken broth or homemade chicken stock
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
Chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, cut into wedges

1. Cut tortillas in half, cut halves into 1/4-inch strips. In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Fry strips in oil, 1/3 at a time, until light brown and crisp. Remove from pan; drain on paper towels and set aside.

2. Heat oil remaining in saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and chile; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in broth, tomatoes and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add cooked chicken; heat until hot.

3. Divide half of tortilla strips among 4 individual serving bowls add in the soup. Top with cheese and garnish with remaining tortilla strips and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

CVS on a Ten Dollar Budget

Today I used two cards and did identical transactions.
I only listed one transaction but the breakdown totals include
both cards.

Trans #1
1-Essence of Beauty Body Wash $4.99
1-Gillette Shave Cream $1.99 ($1 Q & $1 CVS Flu Q)

Total $6.98
-Q's $2.00
-$4.98 ECB from a previous Trans
= 00 OOP
Earned $4.00 ECB

Trans #2
1-Essence of Beauty Lotion $4.99
Total $4.99
-$4.00 ECB from Trans #1
=.99 + tax .07= $1.07 OOP
Earned $4.00 ECB

Trans #3
1-Immune Boost $3.99

Total $3.99
-$4.00 ECB from Trans #2
=00 OOP
Earned $3.99 ECB

Trans #4
1-Santa Hat $3.99

Total $3.99
-$3.99 ECB from Trans #3
=00 OOP
Earned $3.99

Trans #5
Repeat of Trans #4

Trans #6
2-Mini Ornaments $1.99 ea

Total $3.98
-$3.99 ECB from Trans #5
=00 OOP
Earned $3.98 ECB

Breakdown for both cards
Total Purchases $55.84
Total OOP $2.14

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