A sensitive subject in the Coupon World I know, but one I feel that needs to be covered. On Midwest Coupon Clippers Facebook Page, I have often heard, “I would LOVE to see a picture of your Stockpile!” Well Folks, You would be surprised to know, I ONLY have TWO Shelf Units in my kitchen. YES…ONLY TWO, and NOT all the shelves are for my “Stockpile.”
Yes I own a Coupon Blog, Yes I shop the Sale Cycles, Yes I am a big double Coupon Shopper…BUT that DOES NOT MEAN I am a Hoarder! On my blog page, Midwest Coupon Clippers, you WILL NOT SEE the bragging pictures of shelves and shelves full of product.
Honestly, I DO NOT SEE THE POINT. Sure, I could get 100 Razors, 100 boxes of noodles, 100 boxes of cereal, etc. for FREE…BUT WHY?
Ever had these little guys?
Once you get Pantry Moths, Getting rid of them is NO SIMPLE or in expensive task! And if you over the top stockpile, I guarantee YOU WILL GET THEM! They are already in the food you are buying. Flour, Pastas, Cereals, even Dog Food. Once this happens, ALL your Stockpile, ALL the money spent on buying coupon inserts or the ink and paper printing them is wasted.
I think often the “Stockpiling Obsession” is not about using the products, it is about that little “Rush” you get seeing everything you got for so cheap or often FREE.
If you need that feeling…that rush…that excitement of getting that deal… ADD TO THAT EXCITING FEELING and Donate these products you are “Scoring.” There honestly is no better feeling in the world then knowing you are helping someone in need! Be it another human being, or Animal. Donate, Donate, Donate.
Now, Let me explain to you what I DO Stock up on for our family personally! I shop sale cycles. (You can learn more how to do this HERE) We use a lot of BBQ Sauce, so when the summer sales hit and the coupons are out, I grab usually twenty to thirty to last throughout the year. For example last June, I got 25 bottles of Sweet Baby Rays FREE Thanks to the Sales and Coupons that were out. A few weeks ago I did the same for this year. About eight months ago I got $1/1 Gatorade Coupons, When my store ran these on sale, I not only got the Gatorade for FREE but it also turned this coupon into a $$ MoneyMaker $$ for me which in turn I could use the overage towards other groceries, like produce and meats. In this case, I stockpiled 50 to 75 Gatorades with Summer coming up at that point and Gatorade being one of my sons favorite beverages when he is out doing his sports, I knew these would be used. Another example, I recently got Snasuage Dog Treats for FREE with a Coupon and a Sale. I pre-ordered 30 of these, Kept 15 for our family dogs, and donated the other half. Besides these products, I DO NOT have an over abundance of any other products. At most maybe six of some, four or so of another.
Remember Folks, there is a FINE LINE between stockpiling and hoarding, which time and time again I see people crossing to the dark side. Stockpiling takes up room (A LOT OF ROOM) MONEY and Time! Why not keep a reasonable amount, and donate the rest? You will find a system that works right for you by buying less on a more frequent schedule. You will spend less, not waste as much, and MOST IMPORTANT be able to donate your extras and HELP OTHERS!
- 4 slices cinnamon raisin bread (can use any bread)
- 1/4 cup Cream Cheese Spread
- 8 slices Deli Fresh Honey Ham
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. maple-flavored or pancake syrup
1. SPREAD cream cheese spread onto 2 of the bread slices.
2. TOP with ham; cover with remaining 2 bread slices. Lightly press edges of each sandwich together to seal.
3. BEAT eggs, milk and sugar with fork in pie plate or square baking dish until well blended.
4. DIP sandwiches in egg mixture, turning over to evenly moisten both sides.
5. SPRAY large nostick skillet with cooking spray; heat on medium heat (adult assisted). Add sandwiches; cook 2 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Serve with syrup. Makes 2 servings, one sandwich each.
Cooking Club of America = 3 Months for $3
National Home Gardening Club = 3 Months for $3
** Please note these are MY PERSONAL opinions after reading reviews and investigating the company.
Their ads are popping up ALL OVER blogs since their new program was released today, offering FREE Gardening Tools and FREE Kitchen Gadgets for you to trial and keep. Reason being right now blogs that promote these get over a $5 commission each time someone signs up. Since it has shown up to be monetized by bloggers, I have been investigating this program to see if it was legit and something I would share with my members. The negatives I am finding FAR out weigh the positives by 90% Negative to 10% Positive! Members that join their programs can not cancel, keep getting charged, and we are talking HUNDREDS of dollars. PLEASE FOLKS, before joining these investigate them well on your own, I do not want to see any of you get taken like so many people have.
Pan Pizza (white or wheat), Thin Crust Pizza, Stuffed Crust Pizza, Pizza by the slice…
Pastas (white & red sauce), Breadsticks, Garlic Bread, Desserts…
SO MUCH MORE!
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Many moons ago when I was attending Junior High, a new pizza place opened right by our school Rocky Rococo’s! None of us had ever heard of this pizza, but being teenagers and having a love of hanging out together and pizza we had to try it! One night after volleyball practice a bunch of us headed over to Rocky Rococo’s to try it out. Well 25 plus years later, it is still a weekly meal for me! Usually I order delivery, but about once a month we still go to the restaurant to sit down to enjoy the atmosphere and the nostalgic feeling it brings.
If I had to choose my favorite product at Rocky’s, I honestly do not think I could pick between the breadsticks or the pizza.
WE HAVE to order the Family size breadsticks which comes with Marinara sauce and Cheese sauce to dunk these AMAZING sticks. (though granted they taste JUST AS GOOD WITHOUT BEING DIPPED)
The Pizza I LOVE is the Sausage, Mushroom, and Extra Cheese Pizza. Typing this is just making my mouth water! Guess what I think we may be having for supper tonight? They also have a new Sweet Sticks…We tried the white frosted with raspberry drizzle, and they were AWESOME! I cannot leave out the Salad Bar (at most locations) & the Pastas (red or white sauce) they offer!
What makes Rocky’s Pizza different?
1. The FRESH dough (white or whole wheat) is made daily using FOUR different rising processes
2. The 100% REAL WISCONSIN CHEESE
3. The sauce is not too spicy or too sweet, JUST a tangy PERFECT goodness.
4. Lets not forget their FRESH toppings, including THE BEST hand-pattied Italian sausage you will EVER EAT. (Did I mention their Italian sausage is HUGE)
5. How about the SIZE of their pizza! They do NOT CUT corners! More pizza for your buck!
You can find Rocky’s ALL OVER Wisconsin, there is even one in Minnesota & Washington State. Click HERE to find one that is closest to you! If you do not have one in your area, YOU CAN STILL try their amazing Pizza and Dipping Sauce, they Ship HERE! It works GREAT on homemade pizza or with ANY breadsticks or french bread. Find some recipes to use their sauce with HERE.
Now, I have some EXCITING NEWS…HOW about Two Giveaways?
Go to Rocky Rococo’s Facebook Page where you could win $500 or FREE PIZZA for a Year in their “Are you Smarter than a Cow?” Giveaway celebrating June Dairy Month.
THEN on Wisconsin Coupon Clippers Facebook Page we will give TWO WINNERS the following… Six (6) jars of Rocky Rococo Pizza and Dipping Sauce, One large Rocky Rococo pizza (any toppings), 2 Slices of Rocky Rococo pizza, A Rocky Rococo blanket, A pizza cutter, and a Rocky Rococo t-shirt! (Now that is A LOT of Prizes!) Enter below in the Rafflecopter Form.
My four-year old is starting to take interest in helping my cook. So I am going to try to make ” Cooking with you Kids” a weekly blog post with a new recipe each week.
Another bonding idea is to let your child(ren) have the coupons and list in their hands and let them pick out the items for their special dinner 🙂
Mini Taco Bowls
HEAT oven to 350°F.
MICROWAVE tortillas on HIGH 30 sec. Line each of 8 muffin cups with 1 tortilla. Carefully fold back edges of tortillas, leaving opening in centers for filling.
BAKE 10 min. Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in salsa; bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min.
SPOON meat mixture into tortilla bowls; top with remaining ingredients.
**Kids can help with the tortilla lining and scooping the ingredients into the cups after they cool a bit.
$1/2 Chi Chi’s Tortillas (any variety) 5-20 SS insert
$0.75/1 La Victoria Tortillas 5-20 SS insert
$1/1 Wholly Salsa PRINTABLE
$0.50/1 Newman’s Own Salsa 06-03 SS insert
$1/2 Chi Chi’s Salsa Jars 5-20 SS insert
$1/1 (one pound) Land O’ Lakes Deli Cheese PRINTABLE
$0.50/1 Newman’s Own Salad Dressing PRINTABLE
$1/2 Kraft Salad Dressing 5-20 SS insert
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Update from November 13th, 2013 The Phone call I just got now was from an “Unknown Number”
Number on Caller Id: New York Call – 1-888-458-9001
This is a SCAM, but because of what they do people are falling for it! PLEASE pass this information on and lets stop them!
When they call they have your name and make you believe they are calling from your computer provider or Microsoft Windows tech support and that there have been reported problems with windows software and just want you to check your computer. They will then give you a run prompt command to do on your computer to check. OF COURSE it is going to pull up this warning, it is part of the windows system! WHEN this warning pops up…WHICH MIND YOU it is just a picture of the warning… but not many people realize this, they say OMG close it quick! Here is what we need to do to get rid of it…and they try and sell you a “software program.”
I did listen to his whole call…I knew it was a scam from my husband warning me about it awhile back…but being in telemarketing in the past, I was curious as to how they were tricking so many people! THEY ARE GOOD! Needless to say he was not real happy with me when I called him out and got VERY disrespectful with me.
DO NOT FALL FOR THIS!
When I was asked to do a Luden’s Throat Drop Review, I have to admit, it got a little emotional for me. Yes emotional. Reason being it brought back many childhood memories, WONDERFUL memories of my Grandmother. Let me explain…
Who remembers this box?
My grandmother at ALL TIMES carried a box of Luden’s Wild Cherry “Cough Drops” in her purse. ESPECIALLY on Sundays when we went to church. Through out the service my sister and I would dig through Grandmas purse grabbing one of these delicious little gems. To this day, whenever I see the Luden’s brand or even smell cherry, it reminds me of my Grandma.
Ok, Back to my review!
I have to admit, Until I was contacted to do a review on this product, I honestly have not had any Luden’s products since I was given them by my Grandmother. Imagine my surprise when I got a box with three different flavors. Orange Supplement Drops made with REAL Orange Juice, Wild Berry Assorted Flavors, and Sugar Free Wild Cherry. Of course I have to try the Wild Cherry first…
With it being Sugar Free, I did not expect it to taste the same as the “GOOD OLD DAYS”, but it really did! That amazing Wild Cherry goodness, No “Non Sugar” taste at all. (You know that taste I mean that some sugar-free products have) For fun I even had my son and husband try both the Wild Cherry Sugar Free & The Wild Berry and tell me which one was sugar-free…AND NEITHER ONE OF THEM COULD TELL!
I especially like the Wild Berry. The dark purple…YUMMY! I know they say to let it slowly dissolve in your mouth, but it took all I had not to bite into this one!
Mmmmm…I have saved the best for last! The NEW Ludens Orange Supplement Drops made with REAL ORANGE JUICE! AMAZING! Even better than the flavor is the fact you get 100% Daily Value of Vitamin C. My son thinks they taste like Orange Popsicles and though I can not get him to remember to take his vitamins, he has no problem remembering to grab a few of these each day! These are TRULY A MUST TRY!
Right now Luden’s is having a LaLa Luden’s Jingle Contest. Enter before June 29th on their website HERE. Click on the LaLa Luden’s banner at the top of the page. You can also print a $1/2 Ludens Coupon HERE.
Now, Who wants to win 3 Bags of the flavors I spoke about above? Enter in the Rafflecopter form below. I will draw TWO WINNERS!
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