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There are so many things going on February—Groundhog Day, Superbowl parties, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day-plus the assortment of responsibilities that go with daily tasks, that it can be hard to find time to just “Stop and smell the roses.” (Oh yeah, don’t forget the flowers for that special someone!) So, to help you out, here are some freebies, tips and saving opportunities you are sure to enjoy.
This Week’s Savings from Coupon Claim:
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Pick up the ‘Make Your Own Love’ T-Shirt for 15% Off through Valentine’s Day! Also get 15% off all jewelry .
Free Onion Rings at Burger King –Get free Onion Rings February 4th & 5th at Burger King. Enjoy a free value size no purchase necessary.
Free Wendy’s French Frys Have you tried Wendy’s new fresh cut fries? Just text FRIES to 81229 and you will get an instant text back for a free small fries. To redeem just show the reply text message to the cashier upon ordering within 7 days.
Free Tea Tree Body Lotion -Get free samples of Tea Tree Lemon & Sage Body Lotion. Please note after clicking submit on the free sample a pop up advertisement may appear. You can close it and it won’t affect your free sample request.
Looking for some ways to help you keep that New Year’s Resolution to save money. Then here are some Shallow Pocket Tips to help.
Before getting monthly prescriptions filled, check out pharmacychecker.com or pillbot.com to see what the current cost is and to find coupons and promotions that can save you money.
If you are paying a mortgage, and have not refinanced, then this is the time to do so. Contact your bank or perhaps your insurance company to if you qualify. Right now rates are so low you might be able to lower your cost by as much 40%.
Sign up for load management through your utility company to oversee your home’s power usage during peak times. This simple step can save you as much as a $100 a year.
Plan your visits to the ATM and find ones that do not charge you to use them. At a minimum charge of $3.75 per transaction assuming you go at least once a week), finding a compatible ATM without a service charge can save as much as $200 a year.
Recipes for the Month:
When cooking for a family and trying to stay on a budget, you not only want to save money but also enjoy foods that are healthy and tasty as well. In addition, you want some variety so you don’t feel as though you are serving the same ol’ same ol’. Here are 2 recipes that can help you do both. In fact, they each work out to $3 (or less) a serving.
1/2 lb. boneless chicken thighs (could use chicken breast, pork or an inexpensive cut of beef, but amount spent will be slightly higher)
2-3 med cloves garlic
1/2 med brown onion, sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
1 cup water
Pepper and salt to taste
Cut up the chicken, slice the onions and mince the garlic. Brown the meat. Place everything into a medium pot on low for about 5-10 min. Then cover and cook over medium heat for 30-40 minutes. After 20 minutes peek in the pot to make sure that there is still enough liquid. Add water/soy sauce to taste, if needed. Serve over white or brown rice.
This recipe can be adapted to include your favorite veggies—mushrooms, shallots, pea pods, bell peppers and carrots are great additions, whether added to the rice or as part of the sauce. Quantity of these items may vary, though if using several you may want to keep individual amounts of veggies to ¼ to ½ a cup each.
4 medium green bell pepper
2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground turkey (could also use ground beef)
1 1/3 cup cooked rice
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/3 cup your favorite pasta sauce
8 Tbs shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Fill medium pot about 2/3rds of the way with water. Bring to a boil. Chop off top inch or so of green bell pepper. Take out seeds and white membrane-y stuff. Parboil the pepper for 5 to 8 minutes, until it bends ever-so-slightly when you touch it. Once finished, make sure there’s no water in the pepper, and put it in a glass baking dish, open side up.
In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until not soft, but crisp-tender. Add garlic. Cook 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add meat. Cook it until it’s browned, breaking it up with the back of a spoon as you go. Add rice, oregano, and about 2/3rds of the sauce. Cook until hot/warm throughout. Salt and pepper to taste.
Carefully use your spoon to stuff the pepper with the meat mixture. It should exceed the top of the pepper by about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce on top of pepper. Cover dish loosely with tin foil. Bake for about 45 minutes. Uncover. Top with cheese. Bake without cover for 15 more minutes. Cheese should be melted when done.
More recipes like this one can be found at cheaphealthygood.com
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–Mo and Z