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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thrifty Tips for October 18, 2012



With pumpkins for sale EVERYWHERE, you simply must take advantage of the healthy benefits of pumpkin seeds and make some of your own.  Also if you know anyone who will be doing lots of pumpkin carving (my youth group used to have a big pumpkin carving night), you might want to see if you can get your hands on the seeds.  Once you do, I've got a simple recipe for you.  Toasting pumpkin seeds is also a really nice family activity to do together.  I learned how to toast seeds before I knew how to cook much more than ramen noodles. 

1- Rinse clean two cups of pumpkin seeds (or whatever you have).  Leave on a brown paper bag to dry overnight. 

2- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (not necessary but clean up is a breeze).

3- Lightly drizzle pumpkin seeds with olive oil and then toss with sea salt (you can add more spices if you like).

4- Spread seeds onto lined baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes stirring the seeds occasionally (I stir about every 10 minutes.  Bake until lightly toasted. 

Simple right?  You can switch this up with a few other recipes I located like TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS WITH SUGAR AND SPICE, MARYLAND PUMPKIN SEEDS, and SPICED MAPLE PUMPKIN SEEDS

Oh and how can you cook that Brisket that is on sale at Fry's?  Try this recipe from the Pioneer Woman


Sends your kids off to school with a joke inside their lunch box.  320 Sycamore shares loads of printable jokes that you can cut up and slip into your child's lunch.  Don't forget a little note from you on the other side.  This link will take you to 320 Sycamore where you can download those notes.  You can also print up some free Bible Verse CardsJoke Cards, and Note Cards at Cap Creations.


Keep your tall boots looking good this season by keeping rolled up magazines in them.  This will keep them tall and not slumpy which will help them stay nice longer.

FREE EBOOK (This ebook was free at the time of my posting.  Always check the prices before you order your book).

Patchwork Dreams (The Amish of Seymore) by Laura Hilton (AMAZON) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)


Get up to nine free music downloads at FreeCCM including "Love Your Neighbor" by Todd Agnew.


Sign up with the  Tyndale Rewards program for an opportunity to earn points towards Tyndale products like books and Bibles.  Just for signing up you get 10 points.  You also can earn points when you share your birthday with them (get a free download on your birthday), do reviews, sign up for newsletters, refer friends and more. Sign up with my referral here, and you get 25 points and I get 10 (full disclosure here).  No offense if you don't sign up under me.  I'd appreciate it, but this opportunity is too cool not to share either way.  Their featured product is the Chronological Life Application Study Bible NLT which can be redeemed for 250 points (I just signed up and already have 70 without a referral link).  It looks like their books are on average under 100 points.  

FREEBIES (These freebies were available at the time of my posting.  They can come and go.)

Watch the video at their Facebook page and get a free sample (while supplies last) of Green Mountain ground coffee or K Cups. You can also get free coupons.

While supplies last sign up for a free sample of Cepacol Sensations lozenges.  They have a couple of new flavors that could take the edge off of that sore throat. 

Mrs Dash is giving away samples daily on their Facebook page until 11/29/2012 or their sample supplies run out.  Check back daily after 12 pm EST to get your sample. 


Red Seedless Grapes 88 cents lb
Red or Yellow Bell Peppers 88 cents each
Bartlett Pears 88 cents lb
Coffee-Mate Coffee  Creamer Refrigerated Select Varieties 32 oz $2.99
Banquet Meals Select Varieties 5-10.25 oz 88 cents
Fry's Milk Whole, 2% Reduced Fat, 1% Lowfat or Nonfat, Gallon Limit 2 $1.67 (limit 2)
Kroger Frozen Turkey Grade A 10-20 lb Average 79 cents lb (limit 1 turkey per transaction & $25 additional food purchase while supplies last).
Kroger Boneless chicken Breasts or Tenderloins $1.88 lb (limit 4)
Large Pomegranates $1.98 each (love these!)
USDA Choice Boneless Beef Brisket Sold Whole in the Bag $2.29 lb (limit 2)

Cross Rib or Bottom Round Roast or Pork Loin  Roast Buy 1 Get 1 Free Of Equal or Lesser Value
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Fresh $1.67 lb
Pork Sirloin Chops or roast $1.67 lb
Whole Body Chicken 67 cents lb (limit 3)
Hunt's Ketchup 24 oz 10/$10 (love these there is no corn syrup!)
Albertsons Large Eggs 12 ct Grade AA 99 cents (limit 2)
Yoplait Yogurt 4-6 oz Select Varieties 3 for $1 (limit 12)
Blue Bell Ice Cream 64 oz $3.99
Russet Potatoes 10 lb Bag $1.77
Coke 12 pk, 12 oz Select Varieties 4 for $10 when you buy 4 (limit one reward per transaction)

Fresh 80% Lean Ground  Beef $1.99 lb
Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Top Round London Broil Steak $2.29 lb
Pristine Seedless Grapes $1.28 lb
Sweet Yellow Onions or Russet Potatoes 99 cents lb
Avocados 99 cents each

The Sales Flyer also has some great coupons including:
Heinz Mayonnaise 30 oz $1.99 (limit 2)
Starbucks Frappuccino or Doubleshot 4 pack, 9.5 oz Frappuccino or 6.5 oz Double shot $3.99
(limit 4)
Safeway Crunchy Butterfly Shrimp 28 oz Value Pack Frozen $5.99 each
Precious String Cheese 12 oz $3.99 (can be used to make mozzarella sticks) (limit 4)

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