Lend A Helping Hand via Swagbucks



The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt all over the East Coast as relief efforts are underway. Swagbucks is offering you the chance to donate some of your SB to the American Red Cross to aid in their relief efforts. Visit http://www.swagbucks.com/p/prize/32158/American-Red-Cross-Superstorm-Sandy-Relief-Fund to start donating your Swag Bucks now. You can donate as much as you want; Swagbucks will collect your donations and turn them into a cash donation to the Red Cross. If you want to get involved in other ways, they’re also looking for people to donate blood – please visit http://www.redcross.org/support/blood-donation to find the location nearest you.

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Swag Code Extravaganza – Monday 10/29

For all of you fans of Swagbucks, this Monday  will be a terrorizing treat: an all-day Swag Code Haunt where you can get  multiple codes that add up to 70 reward points that you can use to get free  stuff on Swagbucks.com. The fun begins at 4am PDT on their blog and you should  download this image – it’s got a bunch of hidden images that will serve as clues  to help you get codes all day long. New to Swagbucks? Enter CODEHAUNT during sign up to start with 100 Swag Bucks! Happy Haunting…



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Today’s Free Items – Tuesday 10/23

A quick trip to Fry’s to use my $5 OYNO Catalinas from last week.

I was able to get the following for free:

  • 2-Twix bags Halloween Candy (combined sales, Fry’s ecpn, $1.00/2 Mars Halloween Bags, & catalina from last week’s purchases)
  • 2-Milky Way bags Halloween Candy (combined sales, Fry’s ecpn, $1.00/2 Mars Halloween Bags, & catalina from last week’s purchases)
  • 4-12 oz. On-The-Go Milk (combined sale & catalina from last week’s purchases)
  • Family Size box Wheat Thins (used free product coupon from My Coke Rewards).

If you have Twitter, I recommend following My Coke Rewards, sometimes they have offers related to re-tweets.  The coupon I used on the Wheat Thins was a promo for 0 points.

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Spicy Thai Beef & Rice


Spicy Thai Beef & Rice
Serves: 4
  • ¾ lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ t. crushed red pepper
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • ¾ c. Jasmine rice
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • ⅓ c. chopped fresh mint leaves
  • ⅓ c. chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Heat large frying pant over high heat. Add beef; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until browned.
  2. Add onion, garlic and crushed red pepper; stir-fry 1 minute longer.
  3. Mix in carrots, rice 1-1/2 cups water and soy sauce.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  6. Mix in mint and cilantro.
  7. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Ground chicken can be substitued for the beef.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1¼ cup Calories: 356 Fat: 15 g Carbohydrates: 34 g Sodium: 518 mg Protein: 19 g Cholesterol: 59 mg

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New Life for Expired Coupons

A while ago I learned of Expired Coupons for Overseas Military.  Military families can use manufacturer coupons at the commissaries for up to 6 months past their expiration date.  I contacted ECOM and adopted a family.

Now, each month I gather up my expired coupons, and any coupons that I don’t want from the inserts, package them up and mail them off to a family in Germany.  The picture above is just half of what I mailed out this month.  I mailed out approximately 1685 food and non-food coupons, with a potential savings of $2,739.  It feels good to help others.

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