Retail Coupon Roundup {3/20/15}

If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!

Aaron Brothers – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 3/28/2015)
Aeropostale – 30% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/22/2015)
Big 5 Sporting Goods - 20% Off Up to 2 Regular Priced Items + More (exp: 4/24/2015)
Carters – 25% Off $40 Purchase (exp: 3/23/2015)
Express – $15 Off $30, $30 Off $100 or $40 Off $120 Purchase (exp: 4/1/2015)
Hancock Fabrics – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/24/2015)
Kohls - 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/22/2015)
Lord and Taylor – 20% Off Regular & Sale Price Items (exp: 3/24/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh – 25% Off $40 Purchase (exp: 3/23/2015)
Picture People – $18 Big Bundle Purchase (exp: 3/22/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Restaurant Coupon Roundup {3/20/15}

Eating out sure can get expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for deals to make it more affordable.  Below I’ve included the top printable restaurant coupons for this week!

Bob Evans – $4 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 3/31/2015)
Buca Di Beppo - Dinner for Four for $40 (exp: 3/29/2015)
Carvel Ice Cream – $1 Off Any Cup or Cone (exp: 3/31/2015)
Dennys – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 3/23/2015)
Einstein Bros Bagels – 20% Off Any Purchase (exp: 3/25/2015)
Logans Roadhouse – The Logan 11 oz Sirloin Steak, Farm Fresh Salad, 1 Side, and Choice of Appetizer for $11.99 (exp: 3/26/2015)
Marie Callenders – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 4/5/2015)
Mimis Cafe - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 3/29/2015)
Souplantation – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo + More (exp: 3/25/2015)
Village Inn – $5 Off 2 Entrees & 2 Drinks or $2.50 Off 1 Entree & Drink (exp: 3/27/2015)
Wendys – Free Jr. Frosty with Purchase for a Year When You Buy Frosty Key Tag (exp: 6/1/2015)

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Zaycon Chicken is Back!

Disclosure: Zaycon provided me with a complimentary case of chicken, however, I have purchased all my Zaycon chicken in the past. As usual, all opinions are my own!

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Hey local Fort Wayne friends (and everyone else too)!  I just wanted to let you know that Zaycon chicken will be delivering to Fort Wayne on March 24th, 2015. If you live elsewhere in the country, Zaycon is probably heading your way too, so be sure to check the Zaycon website.

I absolutely love Zaycon chicken.  If you’ve never ordered from them before, Zaycon sells 100% natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients.  The chicken breasts are boneless and skinless and are sold by the case…which is 40 pounds.  The price varies by event, but it is significantly cheaper than grocery store prices for meat of this quality.  For the upcoming Fort Wayne event, the chicken is $1.99/pound or $79.60 per case.  The chicken is fresh not frozen, so you’ll want to process it when you get it.  I typically make 20 freezer meals from each case (crockpot meals, stir fries, etc).  You get to choose how you process it, so you can freeze it, can it, or make pre-made meals like I do.  I also like to throw some in the crockpot so that I have cooked shredded chicken on hand to add to recipes.

You don’t want to miss out because it will be while before Zaycon will be back with chicken.

Click here to learn more or place your order! 

 

 

Easter Chick Cupcakes

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I can’t believe that I’m already planning for Easter.  It seems like the first part of this year has flown by!

Since Easter is less than 3 weeks away, I thought I’d share a fun recipe for Easter Chick Cupcakes.  These cupcakes are absolutely adorable and they’re easy to make!

Easter Chick Cupcake Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

If you make your own buttercream frosting, you’ll also need the following:

  • 5 tablespoons salted
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Easter Chick Cupcake Ingredients

 

1.  Prepare cupcakes according to box cake mix instructions.  While your cupcakes are baking, make the buttercream frosting {recipe below} or if you’re using store bought frosting, you can take this time to call a friend, clean your kitchen, or whatever else is on your to-do list.

2.  Use yellow food coloring to dye your frosting until you reach the desired color.  Save a small amount of buttercream frosting and dye it a bright orange.

3.  Frost entire cupcake with yellow frosting.

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4.  Dip your cupcake into yellow sugar sprinkles.

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5. Add chocolate chips to make the eyes.

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6.  You can also add a dab of white frosting to make the eyeball detail.

7.  Using a rosette-frosting tip make “chick wings” on the sides and then sprinkle a small amount of the yellow sugar sprinkles on top.

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8. Use a small amount of your orange frosting to make a beak and feet for your chick.

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Voila!  Super easy and super cute cupcakes that will delight kids and adults alike!

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Why buy buttercream frosting when it’s so simple to make it?  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 tablespoons salted butter
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

 

1.  In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color.

2.  Beat the vanilla extract into the butter mixture.

3.  Add sugar, one cup at a time, beating on medium speed until fully incorporated.

4.  Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, beating on high until you have a rich and creamy buttercream frosting.

See…I told you it was easy!

 

Restaurant Coupon Roundup {3/13/2015}

Eating out sure can get expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for deals to make it more affordable.  Below I’ve included the top printable restaurant coupons for this week!

Bertuccis – 15% off Dinner Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)
Blimpie – Free Regular Sub When You Buy Regular Sub & Drink (exp: 12/31/2015)
Buca Di Beppo – Dinner for Four for $40 (exp: 3/29/2015)
Carrabbas – 15% Off Entire Meal Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)
Carrows – Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 3/20/2015)
Chuck E Cheese – 15 Free Tokens With Any Food Purchase and When You Wear Green (exp: 3/17/2015)
Del Taco - Free Turkey Taco with Any Purchase (exp: 3/19/2015)
Longhorn Steakhouse - $3 Off 2 Adult Lunch Entrees (exp: 3/15/2015)
Marie Callenders – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 4/5/2015)
Monicals Pizza – $3 Off Any Family Pasta (exp: 3/29/2015)
Quiznos – Free Chips and Regular Fountain Drink with Regular/Large Sub, or Salad Purchase (exp: 3/25/2015)
Smokey Bones - $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)
Sweet Tomatoes – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo + More (exp: 3/18/2015)
Village Inn – 20% Off Entire Check (exp: 3/20/2015)
Wendys - Free Jr. Frosty with Purchase for a Year When You Buy Frosty Key Tag (exp: 6/1/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Retail Coupon Roundup {3/13/2015}

If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!

Aeropostale – $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 3/17/2015)
Ann Taylor – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)
Bealls - 25% Off Your Purchase or 30% Off With Bealls Card (exp: 3/19/2015)
Carters – 20% Off $40 Purchase or 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/18/2015)
Express – $15 Off $30, $30 Off $100 or $40 Off $120 Purchase (exp: 4/1/2015)
Famous Footwear – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)
Kirklands - $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)
Kohls – $10 Off $30 Kids Apparel Purchase (exp: 3/24/2015)
Loft Outlet – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)
Lord and Taylor – 20% Off Regular & Sale Price Items (exp: 3/24/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh - 20% Off $40 Purchase or 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/18/2015)
P.S. from Aeropostale - $10 Off $50 or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 3/17/2015)
Party City - $10 Off $60 Purchase + More (exp: 3/17/2015)
Picture People - $18 Big Bundle Purchase (exp: 3/22/2015)
Yankee Candle – $15 Off $45 Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Restaurant Coupon Roundup {3/6/2015}

Eating out sure can get expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for deals to make it more affordable.  Below I’ve included the top printable restaurant coupons for this week!

Black Angus Steakhouse – $42 Campfire Feast for Two (exp: 3/23/2015)

Blimpie – Free Regular Sub When You Buy Regular Sub & Drink (exp: 12/31/2015)

Buca Di Beppo – Dinner for Four for $40 (exp: 3/29/2015)

Carrabbas - 15% Off Entire Meal Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)

Corner Bakery - Free Latte or Small Espresso Beverage with Breakfast Purchase (exp: 3/11/2015)

Einstein Bros Bagels - $3 Off Bakers Dozen Box (exp: 3/25/2015)

Logans Roadhouse – The Logan 12 oz Ribeye Steak, Farm Fresh Salad, and a Side for $13.99 (exp: 3/1/2015)

Longhorn Steakhouse – $4 Off 2 Adult Entrees (exp: 3/15/2015)

Macaroni Grill - Buy 1 Get 1 Express Dinner Entree (exp: 3/1/2015)

Marie Callenders – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 3/1/2015)

Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 3/8/2015)

Monicals Pizza - $3 Off Any Family Pasta (exp: 3/29/2015)

OCharleys – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/1/2015)

Quiznos – $1 Off Regular or Large Sub or Large Salad (exp: 3/11/2015)

Sweet Tomatoes – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo (exp: 3/4/2015)

Village Inn – 20% Off Entire Check (exp: 3/20/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Retail Coupon Roundup {3/6/2015}

If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!

Aaron Brothers – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 3/14/2015)
Aeropostale – $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 3/17/2015)
Bealls – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/10/2015)
Big 5 Sporting Goods – $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 3/9/2015)
Carsons - Extra 30% Off Yellow and Black Dot Womens Apparel Purchase (exp: 3/11/2015)
Carters - 20% Off $40 Purchase or 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/10/2015)
Dress Barn – 30% Off 1 Clearance Item (exp: 3/8/2015)
Express – $15 Off $30, $30 Off $100 or $40 Off $120 Purchase (exp: 4/1/2015)
Kirklands – $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 3/8/2015)
Kohls – $10 Off $25 Men’s Apparel Purchase (exp: 3/15/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh - 20% Off $40 Purchase or 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 3/10/2015)
P.S. from Aeropostale – $10 Off $50 or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 3/17/2015)
Staples – FREE 5 lbs Shredding + More (exp: 5/2/2015)
Yankee Candle - Buy 2 Large Jar, Tumbler or Vase Candles Get 2 Free (exp: 3/8/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

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If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this Valentine’s Day weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!  Also, if your man hasn’t made it out to get you something special, make sure you have him print these coupons off so he can get more bang for his buck! […]

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Looking for some fun things you can do this Valentine’s Day weekend that won’t break the budget?  Here’s a great list of events going on across the country!  Some are events that take place on a weekly basis (like Michaels…which we do every weekend) and others are one time only events. Make some memories and […]

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If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go! Aaron Brothers – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 2/12/2015) Aeropostale – $10 Off $40 Purchase (exp: 2/22/2015) Bealls – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 2/12/2015) Bonton – 20% Off Sale Price […]

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