Friday, October 31, 2008

11/01 Stein Mart, Kohl's, and JcPenney One Day Sales

This deal is for Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.. Shop for Extra Savings of up to 60% off already discounted prices! Includes a variety of clothes, handbags, bedding, towels, rugs, dinnerware & Stemware.

Located at:
4881 N. Stone Ave in Tucson

JcPenney, Kohls, and ToysRUs are all having doorbuster and large weekend sales. Check out their ads on their websites for more information. I just didn't have time to post it all!

Kohl's has 100 Early Bird Specials 6 a.m.- 1 p.m. Click here

JcPenney's Door Buster Deals 8 a.m - 1 p.m. Click here

Toys R Us Last Day of their 2 day Monster Sale Click here

Extra Incentives to Vote!

Unfortunately we don't have either of these in Tucson, but there are lots of people in Utah and other places that do have these businesses where they live.

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut if you Vote!

Are you voting on Tuesday?

If not, you should reconsider. Why?

Because if you wear your I VOTED sticker, you will get a free Star Spangled Doughnot, pictured above.

They do ask that you call your local Krispy Kreme first, as only participating restaurants will be offering these. Click here to find your closest location.

Another incentive to Vote! Free Ice Cream!

Thanks to reader Jenny D. for sharing this Yummy find!

In celebration of the election this coming Tuesday, Ben & Jerry's will be giving a free scoop ( one per customer ) between 5 and 8Pm.

As always, make sure your store is participating before heading out! Click here to check.

Thanks, Carrie from Money Saving Methods!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Northside Lighting and Fans Blowout Sale

Northside Lighting and Fans is having a huge parking lot blowout sale. They are located at 1st and Fort Lowell in Tucson.

Thanks, Julie H.!

Your Local Library

One of my favorite money saving places is the local library. We have a tiny library here in Marana, but we are linked to the Pima County Public Library system. I can request new release books and movies. They deliver them straight to my library and email me when they are ready for pick up. Movies can be checked out for 3 weeks.

The Library subscribes to 2 services, NetLibrary and OverDrive, to make downloadable materials available to you with your library card as well.

I also love the Interlibrary Loan. There are lots of books that were available in Utah and Idaho libraries that I can't find in our library system. If our Pima County does not have a book you would like to read, you can request items from other library systems and pick them up at your local library. You are limited to six (6) Interlibrary Loan requests at a time. This can be a combination of items, such as 4 books and 2 photocopy articles, or 6 books. In most cases, the service is free. If there is a charge associated with the lending library, our library will tell you before they order it. It takes about 4-6 weeks for the books to arrive to your local library. Over the last 2 years, I've received 15 or more books using this system and have never had to pay a fee.

You get the books for only 3 weeks. They can not be renewed. There is a three (3) day grace period for Interlibrary Loan books. Fines for overdue books are fifty cents per day, with a maximum of $10.00. Charges for lost or damaged books are billed to you at whatever rate the lending library charges.

What types of materials can not be requested?

  • New books (within one year of publication). New books often have waiting lists on them. Libraries will not loan new materials via Interlibrary Loan because they want their own customers to be able to use new books.
  • Any item that is owned by or on order for any Pima County Public Library.
  • Audio-visual materials: CDs, books on tape, videos, DVDs and computer software.
  • Electronic Resources
  • Books available as reference items at any Pima County Public Library.
  • Rare, fragile or books in heavy demand.
  • Material from the National Archives or materials from libraries outside of North America.
  • Books that you borrowed via Interlibrary Loan in the past year. You can only request a title once per year.
Please place your Interlibrary Loan request at any branch or fill out the online Interlibrary Loan request form.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My New Cookbook Website

My brother redesigned my website for my birthday present this year. He just got it up and running. I love it, but I'd like to hear what you, my readers, think.

Click here or on the book to visit my website!

List of all the books that I have authored or co-authored:

101 More Things to Do with a Cake Mix

101 More Things to Do with a Cake Mix

by Stephanie Ashcraft - Cooking - 2004 - 128 pages
Stephanie Ashcraft has done it again, serving up more lovin' for every busy dessert-lover's oven. 101 More Things to Do with A Cake Mix includes simple...

101 Things to Do with a Slow Cooker

101 Things to Do with a Slow Cooker

by Stephanie Ashcraft, Janet Eyring - Cooking - 2003 - 128 pages
From the New York Times best-selling author of 101 Things to Do With a Cake Mix! comes 101 Things to Do with a Slow Cooker!

101 More Things to Do with a Slow Cooker

101 More Things to Do with a Slow Cooker

by Stephanie Ashcraft, Janet Eyring - Cooking - 2004 - 128 pages
With two new sections-Vegetarian Delights and Turkey-this book will be flying of the shelves.

101 Things to Do with a Tortilla

101 Things to Do with a Tortilla

by Stephanie Ashcraft, Donna Kelly - Cooking - 2005 - 128 pages
101 Things to Do with a Tortilla takes this delicious and nutritious staple of so many countries and brings it into the mainstream with family-friendly recipes...

101 Things to Do with Salad: One Hundred One Things to Do With a Salad

101 Things to Do with Salad

by Melissa Barlow, Stephanie Ashcraft - Cooking - 2006 - 128 pages
Try Sweetiesta Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad, Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad, Cauliflowerhrimp Salad, Cool Pear Salad, Pistachio Salad, and Best Ever Frog-Eye Salad...

101 Things to Do with a Potato

101 Things to Do with a Potato

by Stephanie Ashcraft - Cooking - 2004 - 123 pages
Introducing the next book in our thriving 101 series, 101 Things to do With a Potato.

101 Things to Do with Chicken

101 Things to Do with Chicken

by Donna Kelly, Stephanie Ashcraft - Cooking - 2007 - 121 pages
101 Things to Do with Chicken Donna Kelly and Stephanie Ashcraft 101 Things to Do with Chicken is a must have for the busy kitchen.

101 Things to Do with a Casserole

101 Things to Do with a Casserole

by Stephanie Ashcraft, Janet Eyring - Cooking - 2005 - 122 pages
This book is the affordable, easy, and simple guide to creating home-cooked, fill-you-up, warm-your-heart masterpieces using your favorite Pyrex dish.

101 Things to Do with Canned Soup

101 Things to Do with Canned Soup

by Donna Kelly, Stephanie Ashcraft - Cooking - 2007 - 128 pages
From creamy varities to tomato, find 101 new uses for the most popular staple i your cupboard.

101 Things to Do with Chocolate

101 Things to Do with Chocolate

by Stephanie Ashcraft - Cooking - 2008 - 125 pages
Satisfy all of your chocolate cravings in 101 different ways with the newest addition to the 101 series, 101 Things To Do With Chocolate. 101 Things To Do With...

101 Things to Do with Ground Beef

101 Things to Do with Ground Beef

by Stephanie Ashcraft, Janet Eyring - Cooking - 2006 - 120 pages
You'll get a kick out of these easy, tastyecipes: Beefed-Up Bean Dip, Beef Wontons,
Hawaiian Meatballs, Egg Rolls,ungry Boy Beans, Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup...
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101 Things to Do with a Cake Mix

101 Things to Do with a Cake Mix

by Stephanie Dircks Ashcraft - Cooking - 2002 - 128 pages
Move over Betty Crocker--101 Things to Do With a Cake Mix will amaze your friends and leave them Jell-O green with envy!

Christmas is coming. I'm offering 20% off to anyone in the Tucson or Marana area. If you are interested, please call me at 520-407-6364 for details.

10/30 My KOLD13 Meal Deal of the Week

As Seen on KOLD13's Morning News Thursday Morning 5:50-6:00 a.m..

This week I show how to make my favorite Halloween treat!

Black Cat Cookies
(from my New York Times Best Selling 101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix)
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 chocolate cake mix
plain M&Ms
Red Hots

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together peanut butter, eggs, and water. Gradually add cake mix and blend well. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten balls with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Pinch out 2 ears at top of cookie. Add M&Ms as eyes and a Red Hot as a nose. Press fork into the sides of the cat face to form whiskers. Bake 8-10 minutes.

Note: You can substitute candy corn for M & Ms if desired.

Citrus-Glazed Chicken (from my book 101 More Things to Do With A Slow Cooker)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (halves)
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Place chicken in greased 3 to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker. Pour orange juice over chicken. Sprinkle brown sugar and salt over top. Cover and cook on low heat 6-9 hours. Remove chicken with slotted spoon or spatula. Pour liquid from slow cooker into a small saucepan. Stir in cornstarch with a whisk. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring until sauce thickens. Pour glaze over chicken. Makes 4 servings.

Autumn Carrots (from my book 101 More Things To Do With A Slow Cooker)
2 pound baby carrots
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2/3 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Place carrots in greased 2 to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Combine other ingredients and pour over carrots. Cover and cook on low heat 3-4 hours or until carrots are tender. Makes 8-10 servings. Serve as a side to your meal of choice.

For a thicker sauce: When carrots are done remove from slow cooker with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Pour drippings from slow cooker into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add a mixture of 1/3 cup water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch to saucepan. Return to a boil and pour over carrots before serving.

Items Needed For The Entire Meal from Your Pantry or Refrigerator:
Brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Shopping List for Fry's Food Stores:
2 pounds baby carrots ($1.25 per pound)
Tropicanna Orange Juice 64 oz. ($2.99)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (Kroger brand $1.67/lb)-You'll use @ 1 1/2-2 lbs
For Cookies:
1 Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake mix $1
2 eggs (1.50/dozen)
1 small container crunchy peanut butter 1.50
Plain M&Ms (Fun Size bag $2- Use the rest to give as Halloween Candy)
Red Hot cinnamon candies 1.50

My cookbooks sell for $9.95 and come autographed if you order them through my website. Click here to visit my website!

10/29-11/04 Tucson Grocery Deals Of the Week

Albertsons (Double up to .50 coupons and Triple up to .33 coupons until 11/30-Limit 3 of same coupon per transaction)
Seedless Red Grapes .88/lb
Medium Avocados .50
Monterey Fresh sliced or whole Mushrooms $2
Albertsons Gallon Milk 1.88 Limit 2
Simply Orange Juice 59 oz 2.5
Spare Ribs Buy 1 Get 2 Free with coupon on pg 3 of ad
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast 1.77 lb
Breyer's Ice Cream 3.50
Stouffer's Dinners 50% off
Halloween Party Decor $1
Nestle Fun Size Candy 3 for $5

General Mills Stock Up Sale
Buy 10 participating products and get $5 toward your next order.
Several items on sale for 3 for $5 and 2 for $4

10/30 and 10/31 ONLY
Sanderson Farms Whole Fryers .49/lb Limit 3
Large Red Delicious Apples .50/lb Limit 5 lbs.
Aquafina or Spring! Water 24 pk, 16.9 oz btls. 3.37 Limit 3
Bar-S Jumbo Franks .55 Limit 4
Lofthouse Cookies 10 ct. 2.50
9 ct. Cupcakes 2.50
8 pieces Deli Fried Chicken 4.99
Tony's Pizza 1.47 Limit 2

Click here to view the entire Albertsons' ad!

1 5 lb bag Russet potatoes 1.18
Dole 5 to 12 oz Salad Blends $2
Italian or Yellow Squash .89/lb
Beef Boneless London Broil 1.99/lb Limit 2
Fresh Spareribs 1.19/lb Limit 2
Whole Salmon 3.99/lb
Minute Maid Orange Juice 96 oz 3.99
Langers Apple Juice or Apple Cider 3 liter 2.99
Kellogg's Cereal (different flavors Mini-Wheats) $3
Butterfinger, Baby Ruth or Nestle Crunch Fun Size Candy Bars .99 Limit 4
Pert Plus Shampoo 2.50

Special Coupons in Ad ( can be used with $20 purchase)
Original Rotisserie Chicken 4.99 Limit 1
Bashas' 8 count Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns .58 Limit 1
Old Orchard 64 oz 100% Apple Juice .88 Limit 1

Click here to see entire Bashas' ad!

Fry's Food Stores (Doubling and Tripling Coupons extended through Dec 2nd!)
Avocados .77
Fresh Asparagus 1.37/lb
Gala, Red or Golden Delicious, Granny Smith Apples .99/lb
Fresh Mini Peeled Carrots 1 lb bag 1.25
50% off Pork (Boneless Pork Loin, Ribs, and Roast)
Kroger Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast or tenders 3 lb bag 1.67 lb
Super Lean Ground beef 2 lb chub 1.97/lb
Farmer John Meat Franks $1
Tropicanna Pure Premium Orange Juice 64 oz 2.99
Fry's Large Dozen Eggs 1.50
Kraft Shredded or bar cheese 16 oz 3.99
Capri Sun or Kool-aid Jammers $2
Blue Bunny Ice Cream 1.97
Tombstone Original Pizzas 2.50
Kroger Spices or Extracts 25% off
Duncan Hines Cake Mix $1
Lay's Potato Chips 1.77 Limit 2

Thursday October 30th 4-11 p.m. ONLY
Big K 2 ltr bottles soda pop .37 Limit 6
Reese's or Kit Kat Fun Size bags 1.37 Limit 4
Bar-S Meat Franks .57 Limit 4
Kroger Microwave Popcorn .77 Limit 4
Doritos 1.27 Limit 4
Little Debbie Snack Cakes .77 Limit 4

Click here to see entire Fry's Ad! Gasoline was also 2.56 per gallon when I went on Tuesday to the Fry's at Tangerine and Thornydale!

Fuji Apples .88/lb
Fresh Pomegranates $1
Assorted Fruit and Veggie Trays 9.99
Safeway Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or thighs 1.77/lb
Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops 1.47/lb
Lucerne Gallon Milk B1G1Free bringing them to 1.59 each
Campbell's Condensed Soup $1
Progresso Vegetable Classics $1
Safeway 12 to 16 oz Pasta $1
Duncan Hines Family Size Brownie mix $1
General Mills Chex Cereal $3 (buy 3 Save $3)
Reese's or KitKat Snack size 1.50
Dial Liquid Hand Soap $1
Glade Air Freshner $1

Mix and Match Cereal Sale (Buy 5 Save $5)
50 large size cereals to choose from

Safeway Coupons in Ad (can use with $10 purchase)
Tony Roma's Baby Back Ribs 24 oz. fully cooked 7.99 Limit 1
Doritos 2 for $3 Limit 2
Safeway Apple Juice 64 oz .99 Limit 1

48 hour Sale Saturday and Sunday Only
Betty Crocker Cake Mix .59 Limit 10
Bananas .48/lb
Yoplait 8 ct Multi-pack Yogurts 2.99

Friday 10/31 ONLY
Cheese or Pepperoni 14-inch Deli Pizza for $5
Supreme or Vegetable 14-inch Deli Pizza for $6

Click here to see the entire Safeway ad!

10/31 and 11/01 JcPenney and Dillard's Clearance Sales

shop online

shop in store
Friday-Saturday, October 31st-November 1st
big doorbuster deals, Saturday only, 8am-1pm
storewide clearance! buy 1 clearance item, get 2nd clearance item extra 50% off

JcPenney Free Shipping code on orders of $49 or more from and catalog:LEAVES
Code expires 11/05

Dillard's is also taking an extra 30% off their entire stock of

Reduced Clearance that already has been reduced 40-70% 10/29-11/02!

10/31 Tucson Scrapbook Stores Halloween Specials

TUCSON, AZ 85704
(520) 887-5656

"Halloween Coupon"

Bring this Coupon in on October 31st and SAVE
31% on any One Item

ONE Coupon PER PERSON, may not be combined with
any other coupons or discounts.
Not Valid on Clearance Items.

This Offer excludes the Slice and all Slice Accessories,
AMM Totes and Classes.

Offer Good for One Day Only
10/31/08 10AM TO 4PM


Making Memories Unforgetable
3837 E. Broadway, Tucson

Halloween Savings Just for Youhalloween 2020

Mention this 20/20 promotion (no need to print the coupon), spend $20, and get 20% off your total purchase. This is valid on Halloween, October 31st, 2008. Remember, we close at 3:00 pm on October 31st, so be sure to visit us before 3:00 pm to receive your discount. Happy Halloween from all of us at MMU!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

10/29-11/01 $10 off $10 Purchase at

New $10 off $10 Coupon Code

Save $10 off your purchase of $10 or more at with the coupon code DOOR39. Shipping and handling starts at $4.50 (when you choose to ship to a store). The code is good through November 1st. Shipping was only $5.95 to my door. The code works on clearance items!

Thanks, Freebie Blogger!

Restaurant and Massage Deals

Need some KFC coupons? You can get printable coupons by location here.

Panda Express is offering a printable coupon for a free single entree serving of Thai Cashew Chicken Breast with any 2 or 3 entree plate.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Scoop Of Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s is offering a free scoop of ice cream on November 4th, from 5-8 PM, when you show them that you voted (sticker, photo, or just say that you did). This is at participating locations only so call before you go. Unfortunately the closest is located in Scottsdale.

Ben & Jerry's 92nd & Shea
9301 E. Shea Blvd.
Suite #110
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Golden Corral Military Appreciation Dinner

Golden Corral Restaurants will be having a Military Appreciation Dinner on November 17th from 5-9 PM. The free “thank you” dinner is available to anyone who has ever served in the US military: veterans, retired, currently serving, National Guard, and Reserves are all included.

Thanks, Freebie Blogger!

Wellness Wednesdays

Blond GirlWellness Wednesdays

Receive a One-Hour Full-Body Swedish Massage
One-Hour Spa Facial
on Wednesday or Saturday
for only $50!

book now
It's the best deal in town!

Melissa Rich, Owner
A Rich Experience Massage Studio and Spa
6814 North Oracle Road, Suite #220
Tucson, AZ 85704


For our friends in Mesa, Kids Eat Free On Halloween

Kids In Costume Eat Free!
Come and celebrate Halloween with
Old Country Buffet
Come in on October 31st and receive up to 2 free kid's meals* if your child is dressed in their Halloween costume.
*Valid for up to two(2) free kid's meals (ages 11 and under) per regular-priced adult. Not valid with any other offer.

MESA, AZ 85206

(480) 985-3006