Coupon Claim Newsletter – AC, Salsa and Saving Money – July 19, 2012
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As we celebrate our country’s birthday, we are reminded again of just how blessed we are to live in the land of the free. Of course, freedom is not free! Here at coupon Claim, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who served or have served to give us this freedom. Thank you for the sacrifices you made so that we can live in this great country!
This Week’s Savings from Coupon Claim:
Get outside and explore the beauty of America’s highways, byways, rivers, streams, mountains and valleys with gear from Altrec. Check out the numerous savings opportunities when you visit the Altrec page on Coupon Claim.
More outdoor adventure items can be found at Bass Pro Shops. Visit here to get the latest savings to make your wilderness adventures even sweeter!
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you want to take a vacation from building your web business. Visit ClickHost to build your website or update your current one. Use the code CLAIM25 to save 25% on whatever it is you need to make your website even better.
Free sample of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo & Conditioner. Visit their Facebook to get yours.
Free Tall Coffee at Starbucks This Fourth of July Starbucks will be giving away free Tall Coffees to help stimulate conversation about government.
Print this coupon for a free sample pack of Aveda Damage Remedy. The sample pack comes with Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner. Stop by your local Aveda store with this coupon to get your free sample pack. This coupon is good until August 31, 2012, but it must be used in store. You can check to see where a store is near you from the Aveda Store Locator. Hurry though Aveda can take this coupon down at any time.
Shallow Pocket Tips:
Remember that most AC units are not able to cool your home to be more than 20* lower than the outside temperature. Rather than trying to get you home to be 68* when it is 90* outside, set your AC to 77* and turn on some fans. Trying to cool your home by a significant difference will result in your AC working extremely hard and will cost you much more than it will to run a fan along with your AC.
Big vacation not in your budget? Make some memories at home. Visit some favorite local places or check out some new spots you have always wanted to explore. Perhaps, plan a midnight picnic in the backyard or invite some friends over for a water day.
Still need a vacation? Consider going somewhere after Labor Day. Typically, you can lower rates and will not have to deal with all the crowds, too!
And, while it’s hard to believe, Christmas is not that far away! Be sure to start shopping now to get some great gifts. Many stores will have big sales to move products out for the next season.
Recipes for the Month:
There are many ways to stretch your food budget. Here are some great recipes from Shop Cheap.com to help you stretch your budget and spice up your menu, too!
Two Bean Salsa
- 3 cups corn (fresh or frozen, lightly blanched or steamed)
- 2 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes
- 2/3 cup sliced green onion
- 4 tsp. minced cilantro
- 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
- 15 oz. can black beans, drained & rinsed
- 1 cup minced bell pepper
Shake dressing ingredients in a little jar:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- 1-1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Toss dressing & veggies, refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve with your favorite chips or even mix with pasta for a delightful pasta salad.
Brown Sugar Grilled Plums with Lemon Sorbet
- Cooking spray
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 large or 8 small plums, halved and pitted
- 2 cups lemon sorbet
- Fresh mint for garnish (opt.)
Coat an outdoor grill or stove-top grill pan with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Brush mixture all over fresh side of plums. Grill plums, flesh side down, 5 minutes until soft. Serve plums with lemon sorbet. Garnish with mint.
***Many fruits are fantastic on the grill! Try grilling peaches, watermelon and pineapple for a sweet treat that requires minimal work.
There are so many ways to say money! What do you do to make your paycheck go far? We would love to hear how you do it. You can share your ideas at Coupon Claim on Facebook , Twitter or on Coupon Claim blog post page.
–Mo and Z