Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mars Be on the Field Instant Win Game

Mars is sponsoring an an instant win game & sweepstakes that started on 12/20/2010!  You can play up to five times daily until 02/07/2011.  Visit MARS BE ON THE FIELD and enter for your chance to win!  Don't have a code?  Don't worry... use these 040000381457, 040000381464, 040000382850, 040000382126, 040000382218.  

Find all instant win games (including this one) by clicking on the IWG's tab.  Good Luck!! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Durex Wegasm Instant Win Game & Sweeps

Visit Durex on Facebook to win 5 day 4 night stay in Los Cabos, Mexico.  Click here to enter.  See official rules for additional details.  You can find this link and enter daily when you visit My Mailbox Madness and click on the IWG's tab! 

Free Sample of Prilosec OTC

Tis the season to be heartburn free with a free sample of Prilosec OTC... get your free sample from Walmart here!

Click here for information regarding the Prilosec OTC 14 day challenge.  Take the challenge and receive a $10 coupon.  

Free Sample of Vaseline

Vaseline is on a mission to rescue dry skin... click here to claim your free sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue from Everyday Health.

One free sample is super but two free samples are are even better... click here to get an additional free sample of Vaseline Rescue from Walmart!

Broyhill Holiday Sofa Sweepstakes

Click here to enter the Broyhill Holiday Sofa Sweepstakes ~ the entry period is very short (December 01, 2010 ~ December 31, 2010.  It looks like our odds are good!  This is a ONE TIME ENTRY sweep find it on my blog by clicking on the OTE tab.   

FREE Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies

Click here and LIKE Birds Eye Vegetables.  Not only will they donate $1.00 to share our strength but after you enter your zip code you'll have the option to print a coupon valued at $0.50!  Birds Eye Veggies are on sale this week at Tops for $1.00 each.  Tops will double the coupon from $0.50 to $1.00 making them FREE.  Plus, Tops will accept four of the same coupons BUT you can only print two... unless of course you've got a friendly neighbor who will print out two more coupons for you!  

Sears 5,000 Reasons to Like Us

Click here to enter the Sears Blue Electronic Crew sweepstakes.  Enter daily, through January 3, 2011, for your chance to win a grand prize of $2,500.00.  See official Rules for additional details. 

Come back everyday and click on the Daily Sweeps tab to find the link to the Sears Blue Electronic Crew sweepstakes.

Free Sample of Purina One (Today Only)

Click here to get your free sample of Purina One BeyOnd.  This offer is good for today only.  Don't forget to LIKE them ~ it's a requirement to get your free sample!

Free T-Shirt

Fill out the form and enter survey code LMFAO here for a free T-Shirt from Globe Street Team Survey.

Freebies & Samples

Sign up HERE to receive a coupon BY mail for $3.50 off Excedrin PM.  This coupon should score you a free (or almost free) bottle! 

Send an email to Javaboii Industries to get your free T-Shirt.  They send shirts out every weekend.  Your email should include your mailing address so they know where to send your shirt! 

Click HERE to send a well wish and free sample of Yogi Tea to a friend.  Give them a heads up... let your friend know they should watch for an email explaining how to claim their free sample.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Free Coffee Mug is giving away a free coffee mug.  Hurry, Up-Pics Giveaway supplies are limited!

Five Cheese Ziti

4 cups ziti sauce (recipe below)
Ziti topping (recipe below)
1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Ziti Sauce
4 cups tomato sauce (favorite homemade recipe or store bought)
2 cups Alfredo sauce (favorite homemade recipe or store bought)
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon garlic pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 tablespoons shredded fontina cheese
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and blend thoroughly. Cover, set aside and refridgerate until ready to use.

Ziti Topping
3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups shredded maozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and blend thoroughly.
Cover, set aside and refridgerate until ready to use.

Assembling the Dish:

In a large pot, bring 5 quarts of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to directions.
While the pasta is boiling, spray an 8-inch by 10-inch or 9-inch by 12-inch baking dish with pan spray. Pour 1/4 cup of the prepared ziti sauce in the dish. Using the bottom of a spoon, spread the sauce evenly.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. When pasta has finished cooking, drain the excess water and pour pasta into a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ziti sauce to the hot pasta. Mix thoroughly and pour into the baking dish.
Evenly distribute shredded mozzarella over the mixture and then top with the prepared ziti topping.
Place on center rack in the oven until top is lightly browned and cheese is bubbling, about 25-35 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Flat Iron Steaks & Pia's Bacon Cupcakes

For a moment I was a window licker on a short bus... Really, I had full intentions of a little "get away" ~ a little vacation reading blogs and catching up with everyone... until I came across those cupcakes... then it was all over.  I made a bee line for the grocery store and a BIG MESS in my kitchen. 

But first, the main course.  Flat Iron Steak and believe me when I say that persuading my husband to eat anything but those top of the line $10 ~ $20 a pound steaks wasn't an easy task.  But he is now a convert... and I get off REALLY CHEAP without sacrificing flavor or tenderness... and this is how...

1 lb Flat Iron Steak

1/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Liquid Smoke
1/4 Teaspoon each Salt, Pepper and Ginger
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a large ziplock baggie add steak, refrigerate and marinate for 8 hours... 
Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes before grilling.  Meanwhile, preheat grill to about 400 degrees (high) ~ Grill Steak on each side 3-4 minutes.  From what I've read this steak it's best if you let rest at least 5 minutes to distribute the juices and cut into 1 inch strips across the grain at an angle.  I did just that and I ended up with a tender, juicy melt in your mouth steak dinner for a family of 3 ~ and even better ~ a steak that cost less than $4.00! 
I made 12 cupcakes verses Pia's 16 ~ I don't think it says so in Pia's blog but I poured the batter into the paper's and then added a teaspoon of bacon on top of each one... I did have bacon leftover ~ next time I'll use 3 slices instead of 6 ~ For the caramel sauce I used 1/8 cup milk and 24 caramels and baked at 350 for 18 minutes... this is how they turned out.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tops 12.05.2010

Gather all your coupons and get going!   

Axe Shower Gel 4/$3.99 each
Use (2) 10.28.2010 RP Insert Coupon B1G1 (up to $5.99)
Final Price $7.98/4

Vaseline Lotion 1/$2.99 each
Use 11/14/2010 RPU Insert Coupon $1.00/1
Final Price $1.99/1

Q-Tips 500 Count 1/$2.99 each
Use 11.14.2010 RPU Insert Coupon $0.30/1 (Doubled)
Final Price $2.39/1

**Receive a coupon at checkout for $5.00 off your next shopping trip when you purchase $20 of participating products (see ad) with your TOPS BONUSCARD.  Purchase must be made in a single transaction between 12.05.2010 & 12.11.2010.  Coupon redeemable between 12.12.2010 & 12.25.2010
**Based on my prior experience the $20 is calculated BEFORE coupons.** 

Kellogg's Corn Flakes 2/$2.50 each
Use RP Printable Coupon $1.00/2
Final Price $4.00/2

Pillsbury All Purpose Flour 1/$1.68 each
Use Tops Super Coupon $0.69/1 (Coupon states $0.99 for 1 ~ additional qty's $1.68)
Stack with RP Printable Coupon $1.00/1 WYB any Two Kellogg's Corn Flakes (If you still have it ~ the coupon print limit has been reached)
Final Price FREE

Fresh Express Salad Blends B1G1 2/$2.98 for 2
Use (2) Fresh Express Printable Coupon $0.55/1 (Doubled)
Final Price $0.78/2

Tops Medium Eggs 2/$0.99 each
Use  SS Printable Coupon $0.55/2 (Doubled) (If you still have it or if the coupon print limit has not been reached)
Final Price $0.88/2

Hot Pocket Stuffed Sandwiches 2/$1.67 each
Use (2) FB Printable Coupon $1.00/1
Final Price $1.33/2

Tostitos Tortilla Chips 2/$2.00 each
Tostitos Salsa 1/$2.00 each
Mix or Match *Must buy multiples of 3
Use (2) Display Coupon $1.00/1 WYB 2 Bags of Tostito's Tortilla Chips
Final Price $5.00/3 (2 Tortilla Chips & 1 Salsa)

Marie Callenders Flavor Fresh Steamers 2/$2.00 each
Use (2) S&D Printable Coupon $1.00/1
Final Price $2.00/2

Nestle Toll House Morsels 3/$1.58 each
Use 11.14.2010 RP Insert $1.25/3
Final Price $3.49/3

Tops Large White Bread 1/$1.19
Use Tops Super Coupon $0.40/1 (Coupon states $0.79/1 ~ additional qty's $1.19)
Final Price $0.79/1

Birds Eye Fresh Frozen Select Vegetables 2/$1.00 each
Use (2) FB Printable Coupon $0.50/1 (Doubled)
Final Price FREE 

Less Coupon on the front of 12.05.2010 Buffalo Paper $5.00 off (with your bonus card) $50.00 on your total purchase.  Plus don't forget... you'll get a $5.00 coupon (at the register when you check out) to use next week!!!

Grand Total $25.63

Monday, December 6, 2010

CVS 12.05.2010

Zhu Zhu Pets are on sale at CVS and they're B1G1... because the CVS ad doesn't indicate the price (other than to say they're B1G1) ~ I called our local store and asked, HOW MUCH?  At $9.88 each you can't beat this deal with a stick!  If you buy:
4 at $9.88
Less (the cost of 2 because of the B1G1 sale) ($19.76)
Less the CVS Zhu Zhu Pet In Store Coupon ($9.88) WYB 2 Zhu Zhu Pets.
Final Cost $9.88

Nabisco Cookies $2.50/1
Byrne Dairy Milk $2.29/1
Less the Nabisco Cookies & Milk Coupon ($1.00) WYB 1 Package of Nabisco Cookies & 1 Gallon of Milk
Final Cost $3.79

If you're signed up for the weekly CVS emails you should have a coupon for $4.00 off a $20.00 purchase.  Stack that with the rest of the coupons and you have a....

GRAND TOTAL of $9.67