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Valentine's Day at Family Dollar: Heart OREOS, Chocolate Heart Bundt Cakes and Chocolate Roses Centerpiece

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Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love to celebrate it, but I’m on a really tight budget this year. That’s why I’m getting ready for Valentine’s Day by shopping at Family Dollar for Valentine’s Day cards, gifts and ingredients for Heart OREOs plus Chocolate Heart Bundt Cakes. As a frugal shopper, I was thrilled to save $2.50 using Smart Coupons at Family Dollar. Sign-up for Smart Coupons, if you haven’t already! They are digital coupons that you can apply to your purchase by entering your phone number into the keypad at the register. You’ll find a wide selection of over 130 coupons with values ranging from $0.25 to $5.00. It’s the smartest way to save more money at Family Dollar by using Smart Coupons! And it will help make your Valentine’s Day a little brighter by making your dollar go further.

Have you signed up for Smart Coupons at Family Dollar? No loyalty card is needed, just a Smart Coupons account. After logging in, just clip your coupons then go shopping at Family Dollar where you enter your phone number into the keypad at the register.  Since there are usually over 100 Family Dollar Smart Coupons, you can usually find several coupons to use on your shopping trip. Please check the Family Dollar site on a regular basis for the current Smart Coupons because they change frequently.

Smart Coupons at Family Dollar: Sign Up is EasyI saved $2.50 by clipping Smart Coupons for my Family Dollar shopping trip. My savings included a Valentine’s Day Cards coupon, a Valentine’s Day Basket coupon and a M&M’s coupon. Check the Family Dollar website before you shop for the current Smart Coupons. It’s such an easy way to save money because there’s no loyalty card to keep track of!

Browse the Weekly Deals at Family Dollar to see the price drops and make your shopping list. I always look for $1 WOW (my favorite price!) and I found that price on Valentine’s Day Cards, Chocolate Roses and more. Remember to also look for weekly deals in the current Family Dollar ad. Please note that prices vary by location. What will you find at Family Dollar for Valentine’s Day?

If you’ve got a Family Dollar store near you, sign-up for Smart Coupons today:

Step 1Click the red “Sign Up” button or text SMART to 28767

Step 2 – Enter your email address, password, name and phone number. Then click on the red “Sign Up” button.

Step 3 – Click on the red “Start Clipping” button

Step 4 – Click on the coupons you want to add to your account.

Step 5 – Head to Family Dollar! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register to access the Smart Coupons in your account.

 Heart OREOS Cookies for Valentine's DayHere’s an easy Valentine’s Day treat to make that your kids would love to help you make! This “assembly only” recipe only requires three ingredients! Here are the instructions to make these Heart OREOs:

HEART OREOS

Ingredients Needed:

  • OREO cookies (chocolate and cinnamon bun)
  • M&M candies (red only)
  • Frosting (white & chocolate)

Step 1 – Stick your red M&M’s on in the shape of a heart onto the top of the OREO cookie (white frosting for cinnamon bun OREOs, chocolate frosting for chocolate OREOs)

Yes – these cookies are really that easy to make! Now, if you’re feeling more adventurous you can make my Chocolate Heart Bundt Cakes in the oven:
Chocolate Heart Bundt Cakes

CHOCOLATE HEART BUNDT CAKES

Ingredients & Equipment Needed:

  • Heart-shaped Mini Bundt or Cakelet Pan
  • Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Vegetable Oil (1/3 cup)
  • Eggs (3 large)
  • Hershey’s Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Morsels (1/3 cup)
  • Candy-coated Heart-Shaped Pretzels

Step 1 – Prep bundt or cakelet pan by spraying with no-stick cooking spray with flour and preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2 – Mix cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs according to package instructions

Step 3 – Add in Hershey’s Instant Chocolate Pudding to make the cake more moist and add in 2/3 cup of Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Morsels to make the cake more chocolatey

Step 4 – Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees or until you can insert toothpick into middle of cakes and it comes out clean

Step 5 – Simply decorate by placing candy-coated Heart-shaped pretzel on top while the cake is still warm so that the pretzel will slightly melt making it stick to the cake

Valentine's Cards at Family Dollar

I found some great Valentine’s Day cards at Family Dollar at a $1 WOW price. Now I’m ready to send Valentine’s to my family in Oregon!

Chocolate Roses Centerpiece from Family Dollar

Want to decorate your table by making an easy centerpiece? I love the way chocolate roses look, so I decided to make a centerpiece out of them. I used a simple glass vase that I picked up previously at Family Dollar and added some decorative green glass pebbles to it to secure my chocolate rose arrangement. The fun part about this centerpiece is that you can eat it too!

Chocolate Roses Centerpiece

Supplies Needed:

  • 10 – 12 Chocolate Roses
  • Clear Cylindrical Glass Vase
  • Green Glass Pebbles

Step 1 – Add green glass pebbles to your clear cylindrical glass vase

Step 2 – Stick the stems of the chocolate roses into the base then place on a red placemat in the center of your table.

Perfect Valentine's Gifts at Family Dollar

While I was shopping at Family Dollar, I looked for Valentines that my boys could take to their class Valentine’s Day Parties. I was thrilled to find these two popular candy Valentine’s:  Fun Dip and Skittles. It’s time to write your Valentine’s shopping list for Family Dollar!

Remember to clip your Smart Coupons for Family Dollar before you go shopping! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register when you checkout. You’ll find everything you need for Valentine’s Day for affordable prices at Family Dollar.

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Turkey & Avocado BLT: Fill up on Good Eats

by Freebies4Mom on January 30, 2017 8:00 am

Turkey & Avocado BLT: Fill up on Good EatsPin It

There’s nothing like using fresh ingredients to make a flavorful meal! I think you’ll love this Turkey & Avocado BLT using Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise. Click on “Filter Recipes” then select “Main Dishes” and “Hellmanns” to find this sandwich recipe in the list! With the new year we’re all looking for easy recipes from the brands you love like Hellmann’s, Knorr, Country Crock, Lipton, Lipton Recipe Secrets and Breyers. Pick up all of the ingredients you need for everyday low prices at Walmart. Find easy-to-make recipes made with fresh ingredients that feature your favorite brands and get your own #MealInspirations!

Fill up on Good Eats: Discover Recipes the Whole Family Will Love at Walmart

My family loves BLT’s but I don’t make them that often and when I do make them I always feel like there’s not enough to them (lots of flavor but not enough meat)! Walmart has all the fresh ingredients you need to make this sandwich plus any recipe featured at their Food Hub website. You can print the Avocado & BLT recipe directly from the Walmart Food Hub. I used Onion Ciabatta Rolls just to try something different. I smeared Hellmann’s Mayonnaise on both side of the rolls after toasting them in the oven. My family loved this twist on the BLT by adding turkey and avocados. It’s a really quick meal to make if you cook the bacon ahead of time! I hope your family loves it too!

Turkey & Avocado BLT: Fill up on Good Eats

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Snap a photo of your own recipe and share it on social media with the hashtag #MealInspirations for a chance to be featured on the Walmart Food Hub!

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Which recipes will you share with the hashtag #MealInspirations?

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Simple Truth Power Salad & over $100 in Kroger Coupons

by Freebies4Mom on January 2, 2017 8:13 am

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. All opinions are my own.

Simple Truth Power Salad & over $100 in Kroger Coupons

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Start your New Year off right and save over $100 on healthy foods at Kroger. Starting January 1, you can click here to load over $100 worth of digital Kroger coupons so that you can save on brands like Simple Truth, Nature’s Bounty, Silk, Tyson, Sundown, So Delicious, Nature’s Path, Odwalla and more (thru Feb. 4). Visit WellnessStartsNow.com for healthy recipes and tips.

Wellness Your Way: Digital Kroger Coupons

I stocked up on Simple Truth products, one of my favorite brands to buy at Kroger. I saved a ton of money on Simple Truth with my digital coupons and I got everything I needed to make a Simple Truth Power Salad ~ get my recipe below!

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You’ll love this Simple Truth Power Salad because it’s healthy balanced eating meal and so easy to put together. The only ingredients that you’ll need to chop are the Simple Truth Colossal Roasted Chicken and the Simple Truth Chives. Here’s my recipe:

Simple Truth Power Salad

An easy salad that has enough protein to make a complete meal!

Ingredients

Simple Truth Organic Salad 50/50 Blend

Simple Truth Colossal Roasted Chicken (chopped)

Simple Truth Dried Cranberries

Simple Truth Soynuts Roasted & Salted

Simple Truth Sunflower Raw Seeds

Simple Truth Feta Cheese

Simple Truth Chives (finely diced)

Simple Truth Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing

Mushrooms

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients large  large bowl and top with Simple Truth Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing.

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Don’t miss this savings opportunity and download your $100+ in digital coupons for Kroger. Remember to always scan your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card at the register because the savings will really add up! In 2016, I saved an amazing $2,538.77 by using my Kroger Plus Card

Which Simple Truth products at Kroger are you excited about buying to get back in shape for the New Year? Post a comment and tell me!

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Cranberry White Chocolate Holiday Cookies & Meijer Deal

by Freebies4Mom on December 17, 2016 2:06 pm


Cranberry White Chocolate Holiday Cookies & Meijer Deal
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It’s time to share some holiday cookies! I made Country Crock Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies using Country Crock from Meijer. Take advantage of this current mPerks offer at Meijer to:  Buy one (15 oz.) Country Crock Spread, Get a FREE Country Crock Spread (thru December 25). Find your closest Meijer store and sign-up for mPerks so you can get this deal too!

Buy One Country Crock Spread, Get One Free at Meijer
I shopped at Meijer for Country Crock and the ingredients to make Country Crock Holiday Cookies. I enjoy baking at this time of year so I can deliver treats to our neighbors. Baking with Country Crock is easy because it adds delicious flavor to your baked goods. Country Crock Spread is made from simple ingredients:  delicious oils, purified water and a pinch of salt.

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I enjoyed making these cookies from the basic Country Crock Holiday Cookies recipe and adding these mix-ins:  dried julienned cranberries, white chocolate baking chips. My kids helped me deliver these cookies to neighbors to wish them Happy Holidays.

During the hectic holiday season, this is an easy recipe you can whip up as a gift for friends and neighbors. Don’t forget to pick up your free Country Crock Spread when you buy Country Crock Spread at Meijer thru Dec. 25.

What kind of Holiday Cookies will you make?

Leave a comment on my post to tell me what mix-ins you’re using for your Holiday Cookies?

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Shop Family Dollar for Christmas: Santa & Rudolph Cookies, Stocking Stuffers, Gifts
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You’ve got to make these Santa & Rudolph Cookies and Candy Cane Crush Trifle. See what stocking stuffers and gifts I picked up at Family Dollar for Christmas. I shopped for Christmas recipe ingredients, stocking stuffers and gifts at Family Dollar and saved $6.75 by using Smart Coupons. Sign-up for Smart Coupons, digital coupons you can apply by entering your phone number into the keypad at the register. You’ll find a wide selection of over 100 coupons with values ranging from $0.25 to $5.00. Your pocketbook will love this newest way to save at Family Dollar by using Smart Coupons!

Save Hundreds with Smart Coupons at Family Dollar

Have you signed up for Smart Coupons at Family Dollar? It’s so easy to save money at Family Dollar without using a loyalty card. After logging in, I clip my coupons, email them to myself so I have a printable list, then go shopping at Family Dollar where I enter my phone number into the keypad at the register.  I can always find Family Dollar Smart Coupons that I can use on my shopping trip because they issue such a wide variety of high-value coupons. My favorite coupons are the ones they occasionally release that are valid on any purchase! Please check the Family Dollar site on a regular basis for the most up to date offers as they change frequently.

Shop Family Dollar for Christmas Gifts

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I saved $6.75 by clipping Smart Coupons for my Family Dollar shopping trip. My savings included a $5 off $25+ coupon on any purchase, an OREO coupon, and a Betty Crocker baking mix coupon. You’ll want to check the Family Dollar website for the current Smart Coupons. With over 100 coupons to choose from, you’ll definitely find a few coupons to use!

I also like to browse the Weekly Deals at Family Dollar to see the price drops and help me make my shopping list. When I went shopping, I found lots of Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers priced at $1 WOW (my favorite price!). Don’t forget to take advantage of other ways to save at Family Dollar including weekly deals and $1 WOW prices. Please note that prices vary by location. What will you find at Family Dollar for Christmas?

If you’ve got a Family Dollar store near you, sign-up for Smart Coupons today:

Step 1Click the red “Sign Up” button or text SMART to 28767

Step 2 – Enter your email address, password, name and phone number. Then click on the red “Sign Up” button.

Step 3 – Click on the red “Start Clipping” button

Step 4 – Click on the coupons you want to add to your account.

Step 5 – Print your shopping list and head to Family Dollar! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register.

Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butters from Family Dollar

Ready to learn how to make my Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butter cookies? I promise they are easy to make and your kids can help you! This is an “assembly only” recipe, so no baking is involved! I melted chocolate chips that I bought at Family Dollar using a double broiler on the stove. If you’d like a thinner chocolate on your cookies, I recommend using brown melting chocolate. Here are the instructions to make these cookies:
Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butters from Family Dollar

SANTA & RUDOLPH COOKIES

Ingredients Needed:

  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Red Hot Candies
  • Small Round Red Chocolate Candies
  • Candy Eyes
  • Mini Pretzel Twists
  • Red Decorating Sugar
  • White Melting Chocolate
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips or Brown Melting Chocolate

Step 1 – Microwave your white melting chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips or brown melting chocolate in the microwave following the package instructions.

Step 2 – Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the melted semisweet chocolate chips or brown melting chocolate. I like to dip them so only one side is complete coated with chocolate.

Step 3 – Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the white melting chocolate:  halfway on one side (for the beard) and a third of the way on the other side (for the hat).

Step 4 – Apply two candy eyes, one red hot candy and two pretzels to create the face of the Rudoph Cookie.

Step 5 – Dip part of the hat in the red decorating sugars being sure to leave a strip of white for the hat’s furry white rim.

Step 6 – Apply two candy eyes and one small round red chocolate candy by dabbing on a small amount of white melting chocolate to the back so they will stick to the cookie.

Step 7 – Drip a small amount of white melting chocolate onto one side of the hat to create the hat’s white pom pom.

Now you’ve got adorable cookies for Christmas and you didn’t even have to turn on your oven! Let’s see what else we can make for dessert.

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Now that you’ve got your cookies, let’s make a trifle! My family loves candy canes, so I crushed candy canes to include in my Candy Cane Crush Trifle for Christmas. Here are the instructions on how to make this dessert:

Candy Cane Crush Trifle from Family Dollar

CANDY CANE CRUSH TRIFLE

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chocolate Pudding (chilled overnight)
  • Vanilla Pudding (chilled overnight)
  • Brownie Crumbs (prepared day before)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Candy Canes (crushed)

Step 1 – Your first layer will be vanilla pudding. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 2 – Your second layer will be brownie crumbs. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 3 – Your third layer will be crushed candy canes. You can crush them by placing them inside a sealable plastic bag and then crushing them with a hammer (kids love to help with this part).

Step 4 – Your fourth layer will be chocolate pudding. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 5 – Your fifth layer will be whipped cream. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and serve!

Santa Cookies and Candy Cane Crush Trifle from Family Dollar
Christmas Stocking Stuffers from Family Dollar

While I was shopping at Family Dollar, I looked for stocking stuffers and found some great ones! There was a wide selection of Christmas candy and I got glow clappers, solar dancers and crystal growing kits.

Christmas Mugs from Family Dollar

I found these adorable Christmas Mugs for only $2 each to use as gifts. I also stocked up on small gift tins for only $1 each. They are the perfect size for gifting cookies to neighbors (not too big so we can deliver them to a lot of neighbors).

Christmas Gift Tins from Family Dollar

Be sure to clip your Smart Coupons for Family Dollar before you go shopping! Remember to enter your phone number into the keypad at the register when you checkout. It’s a smart money-saving tool to make your dollars go further this Christmas!

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