New Coupon Codes and Birthday Freebies

March 19, 2014 by Jean




payless shoes logo New Coupon Codes and Birthday Freebies


Payless Shoes is offering 40% off one item when you enter the promotional code 251419670 at checkout.  Plus, if choose in-store pick up at your local Payless store, you’ll receive free shipping as well.Thanks,

Here is the rest of the story: all of these  online stores below posted new couponcodes and special on 3/18/14.



I celebrated my …..wait for it!  Birthday number 69 on this past Friday.  Yes, it was wonderful; so many good wishes and of course gifts and free stuff.

I posted these birthday freebies a few weeks ago, so I thought I would re-post them since some of you have not had an opportunity to check them out and you might have a birthday on the horizon.

Here it is, please share with your friends.  Check it out and Enjoy!

 Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to you.  If  today is your birthday or your birthday is later this year,  Happy birthday to you.



Be sure to save this list until your birthday comes and enjoy some free gifts.

Here it is, please share with your friends.  Check it out and Enjoy!

Freebies from some great Retailers:

ACE Hardware: Sign up for ACE Rewards and get a $5 off coupon on your birthday.

American Eagle Outfitters: Sign up for AERewards and get 15% off during your birthday month.

Aveda: Become a member of and get a free gift every year on your birthday.

CVS: Register for a CVS ExtraCare Card and get $3 in ExtraCare Bwonderful; so many good wishes and of course gifts and free stuff.

Disney: Register for Disney Movie Rewards and you’ll receive a credit for a free Blu-ray movie on your birthday.

DSW: Join DSW’s rewards program and receive a $5 gift certificate on your birthday.

Old Navy: Sign up for Old Navy’s email newsletters and you’ll receive a free surprise on your birthday.

Sephora: Sign up for Beauty Insiders and receive a complimentary gift during your birthday month.

Victoria’s Secret: Sign up for their mailing list and receive a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $10 or more on your birthday.


Here are some freebies that make us smile from Restaurants.  

Fast Food, Ice Cream and Coffee YEA!

Abuelo’s: Join their eClub and receive a free gift for signing up, plus gifts on your birthday and anniversary.

Applebee’s: Sign up to receive their email updates and you’ll get a free treat on your birthday.

Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen: Become a Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant In

Atlanta Bread Company: Join the Atlanta Bread Company VIP eCLub and you’ll get a free cookie on your birthday.

Baker’s Square Restaurant & Pies: Sign up for their email newsletters and you’ll receive a coupon for a free entrée right away, plus a free slice of pie on your birthday.

Baskin Robbins: Join their email club and receive a free ice cream on your birthday.

Ben & Jerry’s: Become a Chunk Spelunker and you’ll get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.

Bennigan’s: Become a Bennigan’s eClub member and receive a free dessert and buy one, get one entrée on your birthday.

Black Angus Steakhouse: Join their Prime Club and receive a free steak dinner (with purchase of a second entrée) on your first birthday as a member.

Brio Tuscan Grille: Sign up for Posta Toscana at Brio Tuscan Grille and you’ll receive a coupon for free food on your birthday.

Buca di Beppo: Register for their eClub updates and receive a free brownie on your birthday and a free dessert on your anniversary

Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen: Become a Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant Insider and receive a free fish or chicken dinner for joining, plus more freebies on your birthday.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse: Join their Handshake Club and receive a free gift on your birthday.

Cold Stone Creamery: Join their club to receive a coupon for free ice cream on your birthday.

Dairy Queen: Join their fan club and receive a free Blizzard on your birthday.

Del Taco: Join their Raving Fan eClub and receive a free premium shake on your birthday, plus two free Grilled Chicken Tacos just for signing up.

Denny’s: Join their rewards club to receive a free Grand Slam on your birthday (includes two eggs, two slices of bacon, two sausage links and two pancakes).

Don Pablo’s: Join their Hab Club and receive a free $10 gift card on your birthday.

Famous Dave’s: Join the Be a P.I.G. (Pretty Important Guest) Club and receive something free on your birthday.

Firehouse Subs: Show up with a valid I.D. on your birthday and receive a free medium sub.



Blessings, Jean

Amazon Prime Cost Going Up

March 14, 2014 by Jean

Here we are at the door to the weekend. 

I hope you have some great plans, before you start out check out the article below. Act now to save some money! Amazon has announced a price increase for Amazon Prime from the current $79.00 per year to $99.00 per year. All is not lost you can still get your next year for $79.00.  Read the article below for all the details.   633374312980318281 Amazon Prime Cost Going Up

Get Another Year of Amazon Prime for $79, Even as a Current Subscriber


Amazon today announced that the annual price of Amazon Prime will increase from $79 to $99 next month, and though it’s still arguably the best deal in tech, it’d be nice to get one more year at the old price.


Frugal Tips to save A lot of Money

March 11, 2014 by Jean

 Hello and good day to everyone!

I hope you are ready to save some money today.  If you use just one of the tips in today’s post, I promise you will save money.  If you use all of them you will save a lot of money.

This blog is about being frugal; but enjoying all that you have.  The more we can save on the things we need the more we will have to enjoy the things that bring joy to our lives.

Give these tips a try to see what you can save.  If you have a frugal tips to share just post it in the comment section below this post.

Here is number 10. Check your bills…this one really struck me because I checked one of my credit card bills  this week and found a charge for $39.99 from a website to back up my work, I already have Carbonite, so why would I order another back up service.  I stayed at a hotel back in January and some how during my stay there I incurred this charge. I called and the company and they were willing to remove the charge.  So check your bills often.

66 Tried-and-Tested Tips For a Frugal Life

How Live Frugally Frugal Tips to save A lot of Money

” It’s easy to say that you want to save more money. It’s harder to actually implement that. Living a frugal life calls for a lifestyle change and a conscious awareness of how you’re spending and saving. It also requires a certain know-how. Learn these tried-and-tested frugal tips from fellow scrimpers cited in Reddit’s subsection for frugal people.”  Thanks,

Photo Source: Shutterstock

Click here  on the website name  to gain access to the 66 tips that will save you money…. starting today.

I apologize for the below link. Please forgive me.


Blessings, Jean

God’s Plan for you

March 10, 2014 by Jean

Good Morning to All,

God’s plan is to bless you today!  Not today only but everyday of your life.

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, Jean

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.od’s plan is to bless you today!

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Thanks, photo Godly Woman Daily

What Young People Need to Know About Money

March 4, 2014 by Jean

Happy Day All!

It’s Tuesday and I do hope you are warm and safe. There has been so much cold, snow and ice  in my area this year that I am anticipating spring with great anticipation, probably more than I ever have in my long life.

Here is some great saving tips for you to share, and I hope you will.

Someone sent them to me on Facebook, I immediately thought of my granddaughter who is in here first year of college. There are some great tips to get young people and really anyone started on their way to saving for a secure future.  I hope you will share it with a young person or two; one day they will thank you.  Enjoy!


Click here to view the entire article.   It is really a fun article.

 What Young People Need to Know About Money


9 Things Every Twenty something Needs To Know About Money

UGH. But seriously, these are things you really need to know.

Blessings, Jean

Practical Everyday Tips and Recipe

February 27, 2014 by Jean

Here are simple steps you can take every day that will save you a lot of money this year.  I’m sure your mama told you some of these when you went out on your own. They are simple and practical, give some of them a try, then count up the savings.


Practical Saving Tips for Everyday

  • Try take-out once a month instead of dining out.
  • Rent a video instead of going to the movies.  If you really want to go to the movies, go to the less expensive afternoon “matinee.”
  • Or better yet, go to your local library and borrow books, CDs, videos, and read the latest magazines and newspapers.
  • Bring your lunch to work once or twice a week instead of buying it.
  • Don’t grocery shop on an empty stomach or you may end up buying more than you need.
  • Cut down food costs by buying what you need on sale, buying generic brands, buying in bulk, and shopping at discount outlets.
  • Don’t buy a sale item or use a coupon just for the sake of it being “cheaper.”  Buy an item only if you need it!  Shop with a list.
  • Increase your gas mileage by taking care of your car with schedule check-ups, or just drive less. Consider carpooling, walking, taking the bus or metro, or riding your bike.
  • Cancel your cable (or at least the premium channels), as well as subscriptions to magazines and newspapers.
  • Exercise at home rather than joining a gym.
  • Make your own coffee at home rather than buying from a store, or at least cut down the number of times per week you purchase coffee.
  • Get health insurance.
  • Track your spending and cash – know where every dollar goes!
  • Organize a friend/relative/neighbor swap of clothes, toys, furniture, CDs, etc.
  • Buy clothes for next year at the end-of-season sales – try garage sales and thrift stores.
  • Find a simple hairstyle that doesn’t cost too much to take care of on daily/weekly basis.
  • Take advantage of free entertainment in your community – parks, museums, exhibits, etc.  Go to free park concerts and other community activities.
  • Try to buy with cash, checks, or debit cards. If you use credit cards, get rid of all but one or two, and pay off the balance each month. You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars a year by avoiding credit card interest charges.
  • Always do your grocery shopping with a list of items you need  — and don’t buy anything that’s not on the list Note: Clip coupons for the things you buy and use them with sales for great savings
  • You can save hundreds of dollars a year by avoiding impulse food purchases.
  • Compare unit prices on labels when shopping (for example, price per ounce). You can save hundreds of dollars a year by purchasing items with the lowest price per unit.
  • Avoid shopping at convenience stores. You pay for the convenience — the prices are usually higher than grocery stores.  Note: Milk is usually cheaper at the convenience store or drug store
  • Consider taking your lunch to work rather than buying it. Depending on where you live and what you eat for lunch, you could save $5 a day.
  • Review your telephone and cable bills for services you don’t use and cancel them. If you subscribe to magazines you rarely get around to reading, cancel the subscription. You could save tens of dollars each month.
  • When choosing a cell phone plan, find one that’s appropriate for the calls you intend to make. For example, if you plan to use the phone only for emergencies, avoid plans with monthly fees or minimums.
  • When your doctor prescribes a medicine, ask if a generic is available — you’ll pay less. If you’re taking a “maintenance” medicine, consider a mail-order pharmacy — you’ll pay less.
  • Before buying a car, compare insurance, gasoline, maintenance, and repair costs for comparable models. You can save thousands of dollars over the life of the car by choosing a model with low operating costs.
  • Save hundreds of dollars a year on gasoline by making sure your car’s engine is tuned regularly and your tires have enough pressure. Thanks,

Note: check www. for the lowest gas prices in your area


How to Clean Your Dishwasher:

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I love fried cabbage or cabbage of any type; I usually cook them once a week. they are great and very easy to cook. Don’t over cook them however.

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Southern Fried Cabbage
Serve 4 (or 2 hungry bikers)

5-6 strips of bacon
1 head cabbage, sliced
1 onion, diced
¼ cup chicken broth (I use low sodium broth)
1 tsp vinegar (optional)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

In large skillet, (I use cast iron) fry the bacon until crispy, remove to a paper towel to drain
Place chopped cabbage and onion in the skillet with the bacon fat over medium heat and cook until it begins to wilt a bit
Crumble the bacon and add to the pan
Add in the chicken stock,vinegar, salt and pepper, cover and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes
Serve hot (try adding some diced apples, sliced sausage, noodles, or what ever tickles your fancy

Thanks, The BikerChick’s kitchen


Blessings, Jean

I wish Mama Had Told Me

February 25, 2014 by Jean

 Welcome…I hope you enjoy your visit today!

There are so many things we wish our mothers had told us


As mothers we always want to equip our children with everything they might need to enjoy a prosperous life; but as quiet as it is kept..there are some stuff we just haven’t learned ourselves yet.  Here are a few things that will help make life easier for us  and some will ever help us save money.

1. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

2. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

3. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

4. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

5. To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

6. For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

7. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

8. Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream.

9. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

10. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, re-seal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

11. Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

12. Re-heating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

13. Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

14. Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see easily.

15. No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

16. Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the squirrels won’t come near it.

17. Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

18. Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety-pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and … guess what! … static is gone.

19. Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. (Or spray the measuring cup or spoon with Pam before using)

20. Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

21. Re-opening envelopes
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

22. Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when you tried it in your hair.

23. Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2′ with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

24. Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it ‘home,’ can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

25. Dryer Filter
Even if you are very diligent about cleaning the lint filter in your dryer it still may be causing you a problem. If you use dryer sheets a waxy build up could be accumulating on the filter causing your dryer to over heat. The solution to this is to clean your filter with a toothbrush and hot soapy water every 6 months.

For more fun and amazing ideas… recipes and motivational weight loss tips, Click this website and join  here—> Thanks,


Be sure you are using the right onion every time!

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Onions help improve immunity, regulate blood sugar, and add great flavor to any dish. What’s your favorite onion recipe?

NOTE:: If you have a homemaking tip that you would like to share, please leave it in the comment section on this page.


Blessings, Jean

Spinach Recall

February 19, 2014 by Jean

Good Wednesday Everyone!

Here is another recall, please read the article to see if you live in one of the 39 states in this recall.

 Spinach Recall

If you live in one of the 39 states listed below, you may want to check your spinach.

Thanks, www.centiblegirll

Blessings, Jean


FDA Recalls Beef and Uncle Be

February 11, 2014 by Jean

A Good Day to Everyone!

Today it is all about food recalls, there have been two food recalls this week from the Food and Drug Administration or the FDA as we have come to know them.

One recall is for Meat; Beef and some Veal products and the other is for Uncle Ben’s Rice Mixes used by food service institutions.

Don’t Eat The Beef

8.7 Million pounds of meat processed in a meat plant in California that was found to be from diseased animals has been recalled by the FDA. The meat came from Petaluma based Rancho Feeding Corp.  It is reported that the animals were not properly inspected. The recall is for meat distributed in four states, California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

Beef carcasses-boxes of beef oxtail-liver -cheeks-tongues and other meat weighing between 30 and 60 lbs are the meat that are recalled.  The carcasses and boxes have the number “EST 527 ” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  Each box has a code number ending in 3 or 4.

This is a class 1 level recall which is the most serious recall which means this meat could cause serious health problems or even death



Uncle Ben’s Rice RECALLED

The FDA posted a warning yesterday; against eating any Uncle Ben’s rice mix served at institutions, like schools, hospitals, restaurants or  food services establishment. 

Children in three states have shown signs of burning, itching, headaches and nausea after eating Uncle Ben’s mixed rice at schools.

It is thought that an over abundance of Vitamin B3 and Niacin in the rice might be the cause.

Be proactive and warn your children.   You can read the entire press release from the FDA by clicking on this site.


Wednesday Morning…..New recall.


The USDA announced a large beef jerky recall on Tuesday after a product was misbranded and shipped nationwide.

90,000 pounds of beef jerky recalled —

Thanks, Fox19




Blessing To All

Stay Safe!


Free Health Screening Programs

February 6, 2014 by Jean

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I pray you are safe healthy and prosperous!

My great grand mother, who I called Mama; use to say;  “What you don’t know could make a whole new world”.  Well here is some information for you that I didn’t know until today and maybe you need to know also.  I hope it helps you, it did help me.

Did you Know?

Some grocery stores are now offering free Health Programs for customers, some programs are free and others require a fee.

  • There are healthy cooking demos
  • Some have dietitians on staff to answer questions about food preparation and to lead food shopping tours to help you choose the correct food for you,
  • Some offer health screenings: blood pressure check etc.


Here are a few of the store with programs.  Check your local store to see what they offer.

At Kroger (more than 2,400 stores in 31 states; visit for locations)
• Get nutrition advice: In many stores, in-house dietitians are available for nutrition consultations. Store tours and classes cover such subjects as guarding against diabetes, shopping with heart health in mind and learning which foods can help prevent osteoporosis.
• Use wellness kiosks: Stores with pharmacies have machines for body-fat analysis, body mass index (BMI) reports and screenings for diabetes and heart disease.

At Walmart (more than 4,000 stores nationwide; visit for locations)
• Get discounts on healthy food: Humana insurance members can score up to a 10 percent discount on more than 1,300 items marked with a Great for You icon; think fresh fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Savings are loaded onto a card and can be applied toward future purchases.

These stores also have free health initiatives

Thanks, (Always check schedule for dates)

You can start this Saturday with a free health screening a Sam’s club this week on Saturday February 8, 2014 starting at 11am.  Get there early.

 Free Health Screening Programs


Sam’s Club is hosting one of their free heart health screenings  on this Saturday, February 8, from 11am-3pm. They will check your glucose level for diabetes, cholesterol levels, body mass index and more! It’s free. These free test can save you a lot of money, they are expensive at a lab.  Take your results to your doctor on your net visit. Thanks,


Enjoy, Stay in health.

Blessings, Jean



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