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For the past couple of weeks, the eyes of many have been on the Olympic competitions and those going for the gold. But what about going for the gold in your savings and coupons? Here at Coupon Claim, we want you to “receive the gold” each time you make a purchase. So, here are some savings opportunities, tips and recipes that can help you have those golden moments in saving money.
This Week’s Savings from Coupon Claim:
Save on those back to school shoes when you shop at Shoes.com. Get 10% off plus free shipping when you use the code Want10
Get up to 60% off at Altrec. Check out Coupon Claim for a plethora of savings codes and coupons.
Forever21 is a great place to shop for those high school and college bound students. Use this code to save 10% and get free shipping: TZ6TQN
Free Coupon Booklet -Get a free “Gather Together to Clean Booklet” with over $25 in savings from P&G. P&G is known for their amazing household brands like Tide, Charmin, Olay, Crest and many more.
Pet Smart has a coupon for a free can of Sheba cat food. You simply have to be a Pet Perks Reward Member or sign up for free to become one. Once you sign up to become a member, click on the coupons link or come back and use our link to find the coupon. Then print your coupon for the free food. Cats can be picky about what they eat. So, it is a great idea to try a new brand before committing to a bunch of it.
Target and BioTrue have teamed up to give away free samples of their great contact solution. If you wear contacts this can come in quite handy for the days you are running low on your full bottles. Also, you can try this new product to see if it works better than what you currently use.
During the month of August, J. C. Penny’s is giving away FREE children’s haircuts. Call to make your appointment today!
Shallow Pocket Tips:
As gas prices begin to climb-again- perhaps you are looking anew for ways to save money around the house. Here are some ideas collected from around the Web (some old, some new), that can help. If you have any other ways, please share them with us via Facebook or Twitter (links below). We would love to have your input!
- Reuse as much as you can (i.e. Wash plastic bags instead of throwing them away).s
- Buy compact fluorescent light bulbs to replace incandescent.
- Unplug not only unused appliances, but also those transformers that recharge appliances, since they also use current even when they are not used.
- Keep your thermostat set to 65-68 degrees in winter, 70-72 degrees in summer.
- Buy clear plastic heat shrink window film to cover your windows.
- Caulk your windows and doors, and make sure all the seals around your doors are good
- Wait to buy groceries on sale, and then stock up.
- Take shorter showers, it cuts down on hot water bills.
- Buy non-name brand products, they usually have the same ingredients and do the same thing at a lower cost.
- Look at your entertainment spending and determine if there are cuts that can be made.
- Make sure to track your spending for a month and see where your extra money is going. You might discover some spending habits that can make a huge difference, if cut out completely or at least reduced.
Recipes for the Month:
With the Olympics being this month, we thought it would be fun to choose recipes that represent a few regions of the world. The first, a frittata, is representative of Italy while the second is inspired by our friends south of the border. Best of all, they can be made for less than $2 per serving—what a great way to make the most of your grocery budget!
Cost per Serving: $1.74
6 slices ham
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
8 large eggs
6 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mist a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Cut each slice of ham in half and press 1 piece into each cup.
Warm oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook potato, stirring, until softened and golden, about 5 minutes. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes longer. Season with salt and divide among muffin cups.
In a large measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk and 1/4 tsp. salt. Pour egg mixture into muffin cups so each one is about half full. Bake until eggs are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Let stand on a wire cooling rack for 5 minutes. Remove frittatas from muffin tin and serve warm, or let cool completely and serve at room temperature.
Spinach and Feta Quesadillas
Cost per Serving: $1.82
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 10-oz. package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
6 ounces feta, crumbled
1/4 cup kalamata or other black olives, pitted and chopped
4 10-inch flour tortillas
Warm oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook, stirring, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a bowl and stir in cheese and olives.
Spread 1/4 of cheese mixture over 1/2 of each tortilla. Fold to cover; press lightly to seal.
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook quesadillas one at a time in skillet, turning once, until golden on both sides and cheese is melted, about 6 minutes total for each. Serve immediately.
There are so many ways to say money! Here at Coupon Claim we are always looking for new ways to save money. So what is it you do to make the most of your paycheck? 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