Happy Halloween, everyone!!! Last day of the month too :) Be sure to print out all thse coupons from your favorite sites today. Also, Target has released lots of new coupons, so be sure to head on over and check them out! They have their $1 off one Market Pantry Pasta and Pasta sauce coupons-these make for a pretty good deal on pasta and sauce!
Head on over to Coupons.com to get your $1.50/ any 1 bag 9.4 oz or larger of Mars candy! It seems everyone has some good deals on these candies this week, and this coupon does not expire until Nov. 30th so you might even be able to use these after Halloween on clearance candy!!!
Reasor's did have the Cool Whip Season's Delights on sale for 68 cents, and the the whole 75 cents was taken off at the register! So, I was able to get two containers of Cool Whip for free! :) To learn more check my last post out here.
If you were one of the folks who liked Cool Whip on FB and got he coupon (still available-go here) you might be able to use these at Reasor's this week. From what I am seeing other's post, the Season's Delights is on sale with regular Cool Whip for 68 cents this week. The coupon from Cool Whip is for 75 cents off any Season Delights-that means free!!!! I will post tomorrow when I do my shopping and let you know for certain if the Season Delights are included :)
Planning a Halloween party? Have neighbor kids that don't mind getting homemade treats when they come 'tricking'? These look like so much fun and I think kids would have a blast with these! Perhaps they can even help make them! Check out my friend's blog-What's Cookin?? to learn how to make Witch's Hands. And, don't just stop there-check out here other recipes! With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming, she has some wonderful recipes she shares from her holiday menus. And, her sugar cookies are amazing! I was never able to make sugar cookies--then I tried her recipe and had no problem! She makes some pretty good chili too ;) I have tried many of her recipes, so I can assure you they are tried and true!
Be sure to head on over and like Nescafe on FB to get this nice freebie. It is a sample pack of several flavors, including a sample of the hewest flavor, peppermint mocha. Also, look on the left hand side and find the little tab that says Save on NTC. You can get a money saving coupon :)
I recently joined this site. I actually had forgotten all about it until yesterday. UPS delivered a package and inside was my 1st mission I signed up for with Smiley360. I got two coupons-1 for a free can of New & Improved Pam Cooking Spray and the other was for a free can of Hunt's diced tomatoes. Also, there was a nice spatula for cooking and...get this...a 9x13 Pyrex glass baking dish! Wonderful! All I have to do is use the new Pam and report back on it. They even gave me some recipes to try out if I was 'stuck' for ideas :)
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Rayovac has some great coupons right now on their Facebook page. $1 off alkaline batteries, $1 off Rayovac flashlight, and $3 off hearing aid batteries. Take the $1 off flashlight coupon to Walmart and you should be able to score a free flashlight (could make for a fun stocking stuffer this Christmas or use it for Halloween to help protect the kids :)
I think we have made this spider 4 years in a row now. The kids love it and I have to admit, I do too! This year, I gave him shorter legs. The longer legs were such a hassle as they would catch any little breeze and fly up into the gutters! So, this year, our spider friend has a fat body and short little legs (no, I did not use myself as a model for this spider!)
I found a great tutorial that I can not improve on :) The only thing I do suggest is if you decide to hang yours from the front porch or a tree, be sure to really tape the trash bags in the area where you will make holes for wire or yarn to hold him. I lay a few layers of tape (unless it's good duct tape and I will make only one layer) overtop of each other and pierce through the layers and the bag to slip my warn or wire through.
Have fun and enjoy trying to figure out a face for yours! I realized ours looks a little bummed this year. Oh well, with the economy and all, I am sure he is feeling all our pain! ;)
I made this bat last year with help from my kids. He's too cute to not repeat this year. Very easily made, and most of us have these items just lying around.
Isn't he just adorable? I call him Batty (or maybe that is the name I heard when my husband was describing me to a friend? hmmm....)
He is super easy to make. Take one black trash bag (all of ours are the 30 gal. size). Take a corner of one bag at the closed end and make a 'pigtail' out of that corner. This is going to be an ear, so you can make the ear as big or little as you like. I think bats with big ears are cute, so I made mine sort of big (though, Imust admit, if my bag were green, my bat would look more like Yoda-which would be cool too :). Use a twist tie to make the pigtail. Do the same with the other corner of the closed end of the bag.
Next, fill your bat's head. Newspaper is terrific for this and you can reuse it in your fireplace after Halloween. Or, I use the colored ads which I will not burn in my fireplace. Be sure to recycle these when you are done with Batty! I would say you want to fill it about 1/3 of the way of the total bag. As you can see by my picture, his head is about 1/3 the size of his whole body. Use a twist tie again to close off the head. Now, stuff the body. And, once again, use one of those niflty twist ties to close him up. I think he looks cute with a little tassle of bag at the bottom :)
Now, since this was my first year making Batty, I was not too sure how to do the wings. My 2nd oldest DD gave me the idea of just cutting diagonally across another trash bag. It did work, but I hated waisting that other side of that bag. I might have to make some small spiders of something :) But, I cut from one open end to the opposite closed and of the trashbag. You might have to snip some plastic a bit so your wings open right. Then, look at your wings and decide which way they will hang from the back of Batty. Use a stapler to staple the wings to his back (if you happen to catch some newspaper when you staple, it helps to support the wings and keep the plastic from tearing).
Now, you can have fun making his face. I used wide tape to attach his face and made sure it covered all my paper so it would not get ruined in any rain or dew.
Then, you can attach some string (you might tape around the holes or perhaps you can find a better way than I suggest and if you do, please let me know ;) and hang Batty in a nice place where he can hang out and let his wings flap in the breeze. Oh, one more thing I did is to place some washers on the back side of Batty's wings...this really helps to keep the wings from winding around and around when they are being blown by the breeze. I just taped them on to the very bottom corner of each wing.
Go to Make the Switch to Ultra Softness to get a coupon for $3 off any 12 pack Cottenelle Bath tissue. Hurry as I am sure this coupon will go quickly!! I was only able to print this out once, but it's a great deal no matter what! I think Walgreen's has a great deal on this paper right now!
Just in case some of you didn't know or some of you have forgotten, Target has printable coupons on their site! Here is a link. Some of these are manufacturer coupons, but many of these are Target Web Coupons. This means that you can stack them with manufacturer coupons to get really great deals on products!
Just last week, I went to Target and bought dog treats. I had a manufacturer coupon for $1.50 off any two Beggin Strips. Target had printable coupons for $1 off any Beggin Strips, so I printed out two of those. I used all three coupons together and got each bag for about 91 cents (they were about $2.66 a bag before coupons). Plus, I used a $1 off 2 coupon for Purina cat treats, and combined it with a $1 coupon from Target (only had one since I used the other a couple of weeks ago :) and got cat treats for 7 cents each :) My animals should be happy with me for a good long while :)
Since we are in a new month, there are tons of new great coupons! You can usually print out each coupon two times, so be sure to get in early. And don't hesitate to check back as Target often adds some new coupons throughout the month!
Welcome to OkieDebbie. I am just a regular mom trying to save money is this crazy, expensive world! I am not one of those couponers who can hit the store, ring up $200 worth of stuff and only pay $5 :) But, Im learning, and trying, and my goal is to get to that point one day. So, jump on in and join me. Perhaps we can learn together!!