Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls Review and Giveaway

Recently, Pillsbury and sent me the above gift pack consisting of a photo holder and a free coupon for their new Orange Sweet Rolls. So I invited the grandkids over for a taste test!
The theme was Sunday morning breakfast but I had to do it on Saturday because Granma goes to St. Louis on Sundays. The kids, Timmy is the big one, and Tyler could smell the yummy smells as the rolls baked and were getting impatient!

Finally done! Both of them chowed down. Timmy took one bite and exclaimed "These are gooood!!" Tyler didn't say much he just reached for another one. Diet or no diet I had to try them too. I agreed with Timmy they were gooood!! I especially liked the orange frosting, sweet but a little tart with the taste of the orange.

Almost all gone. The kids had to have the "How many did you have?" discussion to decide who should get the last one. Tyler won and finished it in three bites! What a sweet way to spend a morning with my two favorite boys! I liked the icing so much that I scraped the excess off the plate when they were done!
Now for the good news! You can win the same prize pack I got! There are four easy ways to enter. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. In each entry please vote for Timmy or Tyler to choose the winner.
1. (mandatory before you do the others) Leave a comment about your favorite family breakfast.
2. Blog about this Giveaway!
3. Become a follower of this blog.
4. Become a follower of my Food Contest blog.
Contest will run until noon (Central Time) next Saturday April 3rd, at which point I will use the very unscientific method of asking the grandkid with the most "votes" to pick a number between one and however many entries there are!
Contest open to US residents only.
Disclaimer: Pillsbury and provided me with the coupon and photo holder so that I could give my honest opinion of the product which I have done.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Signs of Spring at Last

Aren't they pretty? I've been watching this little patch of daffodils since it first poked it's little green leaves out. It's right behind my office. I got off a bit early today so I stopped at the fruit and veggie stand to get some green grapes. They were more expensive than the ones I saw at Wally World so I passed on them but they had some red leaf lettuce plants so I bought them and planted them in one of my patio planters. I tried to start lettuce from seed last year and it didn't work too well so we'll see how it goes.

Wow, it's been a busy week or so, I've been in St Louis a lot. Which means I haven't had a lot of computer time. My son is on his PC most of the time I'm there and I hate using his laptop.

Finally went shopping last night and Kroger's has Kraft cheese on sale. Woohoo, I use a lot of cheese and I stocked up. Final price between sale and coupon was $1.17 for the 8 oz bag of shredded cheese. I think I'm going back tomorrow, they limit the amount of coupons you can use so sometimes when the sales really a good one I'll make a couple trips. Our Kroger is not that far from where I live so it's really not a big deal. They had some other good bargains but I didn't really have the time or money (today's payday) to do much shopping last night.

I've finished a couple of blankets for Project Linus. They give handmade blankets to children in our local hospitals. I love making these and you can see them and find out more by going to my Deb's Crafts blog.

I've also been posting a bunch of contests on my two contest blogs, one lists crafty contests and the other one lists food giveaways. Check them out if you like to enter contests!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Got Home Early Today -- NapTime!!

I missed half a day of work today because of a nasty headache and sore back. This isn't a very frugal thing to do, but sometimes you just have to take some time off. I napped most of the afternoon and feel much better now.

I took the college kid to Arby's for lunch yesterday, we had some coupons and ended up paying less than $8 for both of us to have a nice lunch. Not only that but there was a number on the receipt to call for a survey. I called it and now the next time we go to Arby's I get a free sandwich. Woohoo, college kid and I are going to eat good again next week!

Here's some great Campbell's coupons to check out. I have a pantry full of Campbell's soups that I got by combining a sale with double coupons. I paid 60¢ a can for both condensed and Chunky soups. So watch for those sales and stock up when you can.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nothing Like Free Food!!

I went to the store for a few things today and ended up paying 25¢ for a bagful! That was less than the sales tax came to. Although I used several other coupons, the reason I was able to get it all so cheap was I had a "$4 off your next shopping order" coupon. I love those kind of coupons, I still have another one for $1.50 because I didn't buy enough!

I had to get eggs, although I bought other things too, I wanted to make some breakfast burritos. These have become one of my favorite breakfasts. I've posted the recipe on another blog, check it out here.

I'm not going to make this blog all about couponing, there's a lot of other things I do to save money, like thrift shops, clearance racks and more but I do like to include a printable coupon with the posts. Todays is for Post Cereal, register and you'll be able to print out a $2 coupon!

Monday, March 1, 2010

And the Winner is......

The random number generator at chose number 3 which turns out to be sarahespn. I have sent you an email please send me your address so I can mail out your coupons!