Zaycon Natural Meats

Zaycon has great deals and Flash sales often.  Check their site to see if their is a special deal running today.

Zaycon Foods is the most amazing place to get meat deals!  I order from Zaycon every time a deal comes along.  There was a cool segment on Good Morning America that talks about how simple & easy it is to use Zaycon for buying natural meats at greatly reduced prices. I swear by Zaycon, we’ve been eating their meats for 5 years now.  I have ordered everything they have offered and been over-the-moon happy with quality and price! It’s like shopping at Wholefood and not paying the prices!

Check out how easy it is with my pick-up video with Mr. Cameraman.

fresh zaycon hamburger



Other deals Zaycon is offering are: Fresh boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, $1.69/#, Whole Chickens $1.59/#,  Chicken thighs 1.69/#, Bacon $3.79/#, Bacon wrapped pork tenderloins filets $2.79/#,  Pork Loin Extra Meaty Back Ribs $3.49/#,  Fresh Boneless Applewood Smoked Ham $3.49/#, Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Fillets $7.49/#,   Wild Cold Water Lobster Tails $21.99/#, Kansas City Strip Steaks $8.49/#,  Angus Ribeye Steaks $9.99/#, Fresh 80/20 Ground Beef $2.79/#,  Fresh 97/3 Ground Beef $3.79/#  and there may be are more offerings in your areas.   We have ordered every one of these meat items and love them all!  You won’t be disappointed.

This is my Zaycon referral link, and if you sign up and order I get a $1 credit from Zaycon.   I appreciate you using my link – it helps!  And after you sign up, share your link with friends and family and earn $1 credits too!



CPK Free Birthday deal

CPK Free On Your Birthday

California Pizza Kitchen has a free birthday dessert when you join the CPK Pizza Dough Rewards Program and give them your birthday.   But wait, there is more (I love saying that) there are deals when you join:

  • Guests receive $5 of rewards for every $100 spent towards their next dining experience.
  • Members receive insider benefits based on the frequency and spending during each visit.
  • Plus receive a FREE small plate appetizer when you register.

Hot Tip:  I don’t use my actually birthday on every birthday freebie otherwise it’s too many freebies all at one time.  I use our anniversary for some and a random month for others to spread out the free stuff!!

See more FREE On Your Birthday Deals!



If I was to do another TLC  Extreme Couponing show, this is the kind of shopping trip I would love to do! This is Extreme Couponing — save a ton of money using coupons and the current sales and deals to shop free!    This video taken during the General Mills buy 5 save $5 catalina deal shows how I went shopping and rolled one savings catalina deal into another (also know as “rolling’) to keep savings moving forward. This video was taken during my grocery shopping trip at my local Smith’s store in Vegas.  When you see these deals try “rolling” them and get the giant savings.  If you don’t need some of these items that are included, maybe you can pick some up and donate them or share with a family in your area that you know needs some help.

Learn about the coupon lingo and couponing 101.


Pumpkin Made from a Paperback Book

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by Jennifer Freeman

Paperback Book Pumpkin Decoration

For Halloween or Thanksgiving recycle one of your old, unused paperbacks and turn it into a spooky pumpkin decoration you’ll be able to show off year after year!

You’ll need:

  • An old paperback book, at least 300 pages
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Protractor
  • Orange and brown water-based paints
  • Small 1/2 in. wide, flat  paintbrush
  • Elmer’s school glue or a hot glue gun
  • Black  construction paper (optional)

First, cut off the top quarter of the book with scissors. Start with the cover, then slowly work your way through the pages. Remove the spine from the smaller piece and set aside.

Then, with a protractor, draw a semi-circle lengthwise on the book’s cover.

Now, using the same technique as in step 1, cut the book into a semi-circle shape. Close the book and lightly brush the edges with orange paint. Gently spread the pages so that they don’t stick together.

Once the paint has  dried, fan the book open and glue the front and back covers together to form a pumpkin shape. To make the stem, take the top of the spine and glue the front and the back covers together. Paint brown and let dry, then glue to the top of the pumpkin.

*If you want to add a jack-o-lantern face, take a sheet of black construction paper and cut out three triangles (eyes and nose) and a half moon (mouth) and glue to the pumpkin.



What to buy after Halloween

Halloween Clearance!

Heads Up!!  Look for Halloween clearance sections in all the stores.  Items to consider buying now and huge discounts to use for later.  Think about upcoming birthdays, baby showers, weddings, New Years parties, retirement parties and more.  Buy solid colored items or things that can double as something else!

Candies for baking: Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s & other candies unwrapped they are the same as any other!  Use for upcoming holiday baking.

Colored poster board,  paper or streamers:  Black, Orange, Brown etc — find solid colors that can be used for other occasions. Black is great to use for New Year’s Eve parties or a 50th birthday party.

More uses for Halloween Costumes:   They make fun play outfits for the kids “dress up” box.   Is there an upcoming theatrical production or play?  Do your kids want to do their own production at home? Now is the time to find some costumes and help them  create a fun event.  And of course, pick a costume now for next year at a massive discount!

Halloween Crafts:  Buy now and put up for next years projects.  Look for craft items that are plain colors and can be used  the year.  Think about summer vacations time and buy items to occupy the kids with crafts.  Do you help with Summer camps or  mom’s group and need a quick project.  Time to look for them.  Sequence, pipe cleaners, etc.

Need plastic pumpkins for You’ve Been Booed treats next year?  Buy now!

Halloween Face paints & cool stick on masks:  Remember there are birthdays coming and face-painting is always  a hit!  Look for long eyelashes, cat faces, butterfly faces, unicorns, fairies, etc.  Stock up now on hair paints too.  Put in the freezer to preserve.

Spray Paint or craft paints. Black glitter paint etc.

Buy your schools colors if you dress-up for pep rally’s or your football games.

Halloween children’s books for next year!

WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO THIS LIST?  Leave your suggestions below!


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halloween ice cubes

Halloween is a holiday that we make fun, none of the scary things go on in our house. We like the light-hearted side that Halloween can have.  Here are 2 fun things we do around our house over Halloween.  Hope you enjoy our Halloween traditions.

Severed-Glow In The Dark Ice Hands
~Add to your Fright-Night Halloween Punch – the kids get a big kick out of this.

To make Glow In The Dark Ice Hands, use Tonic Water!  The luminescence comes from the quinine in the tonic water, which naturally glows blue when exposed to UV light. So make sure you have a black light!

2 medium or large powder-free latex gloves
3 cups flat tonic water
2 rubber bands

To flatten the tonic water, just pour in a dish and swish around several times until the effervescence bubbling stops.

Fill each glove with about 1 1/2 cups of the flat tonic water.  Squeeze out as much air as possible and close the opening of the glove tightly with a rubber band.  Lay the glove flat on the baking sheet line with wax paper and repeat with the second glove.  Place in the freezer until solid, at least overnight.  Add to your favorite punch!

Get other Halloween Treat Ideas HERE


halloween traditions

Get Boo-ed ~ It is really fun!

This is our neighborhood Halloween tradition, maybe you can start it in your neighborhood.

It is a simple thing.  Print a “You’ve Been Boo-ed” note, make 2 candy & treat filled plastic pumpkins and place a “You’ve Been Boo-ed” note inside of each one.   Let the kids take a pumpkin to the neighbors house, place one filled pumpkin on their doorstep, ring the doorbell and RUN!!!  Now, find a second neighbor and repeat!  Oh, my the twins go crazy over this!!! My Vegas neighborhood wouldn’t be the same with out this tradition!

The object is for the “Boo-ed” neighbor to make 3 copies of the “you’ve Been Boo-ed” note, placing one on their front door and using the other 2 for their candy & treat filled pumpkins they will take to neighbors who don’t have a “You’ve Been Boo-ed” note on the door yet.

But Start this right away so it has time to go around your neighborhood!  Want an “office” version of the “You’ve Been Booed” note? There is one for that too!

Get the You’ve Been Boo-ed Notes HERE!