How to Clean a Scorched Pan, Making it NEW!

12:15 am

by Jennifer Freeman

clean a scorched pan

Get Stubborn Cooked On Food Off Your Pan Easily! (Not that this has ever happened to me..yeah, right) 

If you have a pan with cooked or scorched food stuck on it, put it on the stove with enough water to cover the cooked-on food and add 1/4 c baking soda. 

Bring to a boil and watch the food begin to flake off.  It  works like magic.


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What’s Best To Buy In January?

12:07 am

by Jennifer Freeman

seasonal Sales

What’s Best To Buy In January?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items or what’s on clearance by month?   I have compiled a list of  “when is it best to buy” and when items.

This list from years of making the most of my money and purchasing strategically.  One of my big strategies is to buy when the best price presents itselfBut when is that you ask?  My What’s Best To Buy series will give you the answers.

Every month has seasonal hot items: End of season clearance, prime purchase timing and peak season produce/groceries at the best pricing. When you learn what items are at optimal pricing each month, you will begin to save your hard earned money by planning purchases around seasonal deals.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

So, What is Best to Buy in January?

National Oatmeal Month: Quaker product sales.  Stack with coupons for additional discounts.  See the coupon links at the bottom of the page.

Diet Food sales including: Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs, etc.

Diet Food Books & Magazine deals & Discounts:  Including Free Ebooks & Recipes, Magazine deals for $5 Here – Rachael Ray, Eating Well, Better Homes and Garden, etc. — Plus more deals Here and Here.

Super Bowl Sunday coming Feb 5th: sales on Pepsi, Coke, chips, dips, cheese, sandwich items, crackers, snacks, wings, etc.

Vitamins & Health items are on sale (and not again until June), including cold medicines.

Look for annual January white sales for: bargains on sheets, bed covers, pillows and pillow cases.

The arrivals of new model TVs, fitness gear, digital cameras and furniture also means you can take advantage of department stores’ unloading their old inventory at bargain prices (perfectly usable prior-year models for which you would have paid full price).

Winter weddings are most popular in February (especially around Valentine’s Day): find great bargains at wedding gown shops and wedding halls which are all primed and ready to cut you a special deal during one of the slowest wedding months of the year.

Also look for great savings on carpet this month, a traditionally slow time (due to sloppy winter weather) for purchases on any type of new floor covering.


Whats On Clearance In January?

Clearance: Christmas decorations, ornaments, toys, wrapping paper, greeting cards (buy stocking stuffers for next year) and Seasonal Candy. I buy sprinkles & cookie/cake decorating items. Hershey’s kisses and chocolates have holiday wrapping, but when using them in cooking, the wrapper’s not important. Or use Red for Valentine’s Day!

~The 3rd week of January Christmas and Seasonal will be 90% off!

Winter clothing, boots, hats, outdoor equipment sales.

Seasonal Produce: oranges, pears, grapefruit, tangerines, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, avocado, cabbage, & spinach.


Print coupons now and watch for sales~Click Images Below!





Michaels Current Coupon

Time to grab items using the Michael’s Current coupon that will get you 40% off your item.  Print or text your current Michael’s coupon.


Did you know there is an ongoing special discount for Teachers, Military and Seniors everyday at Michaels?  Get 10-15% off your entire purchase, if you are in one of those categories!  Be sure to ASK when you are at the cash register.  They will give the discount when you ask!


Click for Michaels 15% Military Discount CouponEveryday get 15% off entire purchase. 


Click for Michaels 15% Teacher’s Discount Coupon .  Get 15% off entire purchase everyday.


Click for Michaels 10% Senior Discount Coupon.  Get 10% off entire purchase, including sale prices, everyday when you are 55 and older.



How to Fix Burned Gravy!

8:51 am

by Jennifer Freeman

How To Fix Burned Gravy


Don’t throw away burned gravy– there is hope to save the burned gravy!  If you are making gravy and accidentally burn it, here’s how to fix the burned gravy.   Pour it into a clean pan and continue cooking on low heat.   To take the “burned” taste from gravy use sugar.  Add a pinch of sugar, stir, and taste.  If the burned taste isn’t gone, try another pinch of sugar.  Avoid over-sugaring it.  The sugar works to cancel out the burned taste in the gravy.  It really works, I know!


10 Tips To Save Over The Holidays

1:25 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

stocking and money

Tips To Save Over The Holidays

Here are 10 tips to help you save this year and in years to come!  The holidays are expensive, it is a fact!  But there is hope to curb holiday spending and still enjoy them.

The KEY to savings is to do something, anything —
Start on the road to saving somewhere, somehow!
You won’t be sorry, and besides you can always go back to spending more if you want! 


Holiday Saving Tips 1 and 2

Holiday Saving Tip #1 – Make A Spending Plan

Decide how much money you want to spend over the holidays.  It seems simple but put action to your spending plan by using prepaid credit cards.  Once you have determined how much money you plan to spend, get the cash and head to the store to load prepaid credit cards. Most stores, including grocery and pharmacies, have national credit cards (Visa, American Express and Master Card) that can be loaded with cash.

Prepaid credit cards are accepted and used like any other credit card. They cost a few dollars to load, but with your budget set and your prepaid credit card loaded unplanned spending will be limited and impulse buying lessened.

You could use the loaded credit card as a gift, wouldn’t a teenager love that?  If family plan to send money to kids for Christmas, no problem — load that cash to the prepaid cards too!


Holiday Saving Tip #2 – Use Gift Registries

To save time, money and hassle use a gift registry for your Christmas list.  No family member is guessing at what the kids want.  Have everyone in your household (mom, dad and kids) build a gift registry for the items they really want and create a Christmas Gift Registry in their name.  Most stores offer gift registries that are easily accessed and created online. Share the registry with each other, including out of state family.  Encourage your entire family to create a gift registry! But no peeking back at the registry after it’s created to see what has been purchased.

Have a variety of price points, size and item types.  Do the kids want a really cool pair of shoes? Do you want a certain kitchen gadget?  Balance your list with items wanted and needed.  Don’t forget the practical!  Adding items of need now means not having to buy them in the future; saving on your family budget.

When sharing the registry it helps prevent being stumped on what to buy each other and may alleviate receiving gifts you really do not want or need. Also, this will make sending the gifts nice and hassle free, too.  When ordering online, most companies will gift wrap and ship for you (many times for free!)— This saves you time, hassle and money: no gift wrapping, boxing, carrying, standing in line, extra luggage fees, etc.

Holiday savings tips #3 and #4,  coming soon
or for those who can’t wait (3&4) (5&6) (7&8) (9&10)


Upcoming FREE Extreme Coupon Classes

9:19 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Jen Freeman

Upcoming Extreme Couponing Classes ~ FREE to attend, but you must register.

I love teaching and sharing how can save like an Extreme Couponer getting the extreme savings while buying only the things you normally use in your house!

You will be amazed at how little time it takes to save big.  In the 90 minute class, you will have all the tried and true secrets to successful shopping beating the stores at their own game! Come on out, introduce yourself — I’d love to meet you!!

RSVP your spot ~ Click the City for Date and Times. It’s FREE

Dallas, TX 

Albuquerque, NM

Oklahoma City, OK

Looking forward to seeing you.  Bring a friend and a pen!


Watch the interview on the Milwaukee News and how Gail and Bonnie  saved over 50% after taking the class!  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

See the recent shopping trips that class attendees shared on Facebook.  Josephinas and Denise D had some great recent shopping trips with pictures.