Custom Orders

This is something I have just recently started doing and have had a lot of luck with. I know its nothing new, but maybe it is new to you. Whenever you want to purchase a sale item and they are out of stock, or do not have enough stock on hand, you can go to customer service and ask them to do a special order for you. It can be as few or as many as you like, but make sure to follow through since it is never good to have a manager on your bad side. Here is an example of a larger order of wipes I purchased using a special order. Wet wipes were on sale buy one get one free, or basically they were $1.10 each and I had .75 coupons (my store doubles up to .99). I did a special order for 40 wipes and was able to use 40 coupons to get them all free (Ask if its okay to use your coupons in advance just so you not run into any problems later).

It was very simple to do the order. All I had to do was write down my name, phone number and the items I wanted. They called me when they were ready and I came in coupons in tow and paid for them on the spot with my coupons. It was so easy and I left with a big grin on my face.

Shoppers Food Super Double Coupons AGAIN! Thursday 4/30 – Wednesday 5/06

Shoppers Food is doubling again....yes again...April 30th through May 5th. Its time to get to work with all the great doubles and triples going on right now. I know it is exhausting sometimes trying to keep up, but the hustle will be over soon and we can get back to our "normal" lives.

I am using the Leesburg, VA/ Germantown, MD ad to note a few deals, so please check your local store before you head out to make sure your store is participating.

Shoppers Food is tripling coupons up to and including .50 and doubling coupons up to and including $1. Maryland stores are participating. L.

.50 = $1.50

.55 =$1.10

.75 = $1.50

$1 = $2

Capri Sun Sunrise $2

Use $1 off Capri Sunrise, total cost FREE

Nestle Pure Life Water 3.99

Use .50/1 Nestle Pure Life water, Final Cost $2.49

Crest Toothpaste $2

Use $1/1 from this weekends P & G 5/03, Final Cost FREE!

Scope $1.99

Use Scope 04-05-09 PG x4/30/09, Final Cost FREE!

Richland Milk $1.99 limit 2

Celery .99

Roma Tomatoes .99lb

Mango $1



Harris Teeter Triple Coupons 4/29 - 5/5

Harris Teeter is having triple coupons again! Woot! Woot!
The dates are April 29 through May 5. Harris Teeter limits customers to 20 coupons per day and only 4 of the same coupon per transaction. Every store varies, but this is their corporate policy. I have not had a chance to really research the deals yet, but I did see Ortega Beans are on sale for $1, so using the $.75/2 coupon from 2 weeks back(4/19) they would be free. Don't you just love free stuff!

.31 cent Ice Cream @ Baskin Robbin's

Baskin Robbin's is offering .31 cent ice creams on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 from 5pm to close. This would be a great family outing and even better on the pocket book!

Bloom Triple up to .99 coupons! L@@K

Bloom is tripling this weekend April 17th, 18th and 19th. They will triple up to 20 coupons per transaction. Some stores limit it to one transaction per day, but this is up to each store. They will triple up to a .99 cent coupon. So, a .75 cent coupon is worth $2.25. There are some good deals to be had, so go check it out if you get a chance.

Shoppers Food $1 Doubles 4/16 - 4/22

Shopper's Double Coupon April 16 - April 22

Shopper's Food is doubling coupons up to $1 and tripling up to .50. Check your area online at to see if your area is participating. I know that Most of Virginia and Germantown, Maryland are included in the promotion.

Beef or Turkey Cowboy Stew - Instapot modifications

Cowboy Stew

This has been a family favorite since I was very young. It is simple and a crowd pleaser. Even my kids love it! It was a recipe my dad would often make. After he passed away I found it handwritten all over his house. It was bittersweet making this again and will always remind me of him.

This makes a lot. Leftovers taste even better the next day, and you can also freeze it then thaw and re-heat heat when you're ready to eat it.

1 - 1.5 lbs ground beef, or turkey
1 large Onion, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped or 1 tsp prepared garlic
1 can corn DO NOT DRAIN or 1 cup frozen corn
1 can stewed tomatoes, cut up tomatoes with kitchen shears
2 cans ranch style beans, also known as chili beans
2 Tbsp Chili Powder (this gives it flavor - add more after it cooks if it needs it)
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
pinch cayenne (optional)
4-5 small potatoes, scrubbed/washed, and diced (or 3 larger potatoes- you can peel them if you want to)
Black pepper - approx 1/2 tsp
4 Cans of water (use the bean cans to rinse out)


In a heavy soup pot, saute meat until almost no pink remains; strain and rinse meat in a colander (this step can be omitted if using lean ground beef or lean turkey). Return meat to the soup pot. Add onions and saute for about 5 more minutes or until onions are opaque. Add in garlic and cook for a minute or so more. Add salt, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, pepper, corn, beans, tomatoes, and 3-4 Cans of water.  Bring to a boil. Drop in potatoes and cook 10-20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender but do not fall apart. When the potatoes are done, taste the stew and add more salt if needed.

*If you are going to freeze it, do not overcook the potatoes because they will cook when you reheat the stew.

Instapot version: saute meat and onion in the pressure cooker on saute. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook on manual, high pressure for 3 minutes. Natural release.

You can also add diced carrot to increase the veggies. I have tried it that way and like it :)

FREE Killian's Tasting Kit

Thanks to Lindsaywags on for the following freebie!

Killians Pictures, Images and Photos

Register on Killian's Website to get a FREE Brewmasters tasting kit. It comes with glasses. a keychain and taster information.

First register for the site, then on the home page -bottom left- click on FREE Brewmasters Tasting kit, log into the site, then enter the promo code P3W9L4T or M9N7K3K.

The link is still working as of today, but hurry it may not last long. I read that several people have already received their kits.

When you get your free kit, please come back and let me know what you think of it.