Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Fifth Batch of Coupons Have Arrived! Part Two!

Hello Friends!

I'm sure I had you all hanging on the edge of your seats wondering which coupons I would receive this week! I must say this week was a good week!

I learned something this week.....

Persistence is key! I had recently contacted the CLIF company with my coupon request. I got back the standard e-mail suggesting to look on their website, or in the Sunday inserts, etc. Well, for whatever reason, I accidentally contacted CLIF a second time with the same exact e-mail I sent the first time. Well, this time the response was different! I was thanked for contacting them AGAIN, and they were able to fulfill my request this time! Scroll down below to see what I received :-) So, it may pay off to contact companies you are especially interesting in multiple times!

Also, I received a nice surprise from Frito-Lay. I had contacted them, and received a "no" response, however, about a week later I got 2 separate envelopes each with coupons in honor of National Potato Chip Day! Awesome! Scroll down below to see what I received!

2 - Save $.50/1 2 pound or 3 pound bag or 5 pound box of Cuties California Mandarins Exp. 6-30-13 + Cuties Stickers!

$ .55/1 any Deans Dip 12 oz. or larger Exp. 4-30-13
FREE any Deans Dip 12 oz. or 16oz. (max retail $2.99) Exp. 4-30-13 Thanks Deans Dip!

Kikkoman Again? They already sent me 2 of these, but I'm not complaining!
2 - $1.00/1 any Kikkoman Product Exp. 3-31-14

2 - FREE Any Item (max retail $2.50) Exp. 6-30-13 Thanks Michelina's!

2 - $.75/1 Any McCormick Item Exp. 12-31-14
$.75/1 McCormick Dry Seasoning Mix Exp. 12-31-14

Malt O Meal 
2 - $.75/1 Any Malt O Meal Cereal 15.5 oz. or larger Exp. 12-31-13

Mama Mary's
$1.00/2 Mama Mary's Gourmet Pizza Crust or Pizza Product(6 oz. - 24 oz.) Exp. 12-31-14

3 -  FREE ZBAR Any Flavor (max retail $.99) Exp. 12-31-13 Thanks CLIF!


2 - FREE Any Frito Lay Product (retail value $4.29) Exp. 12-31-13 Thanks Frito-Lay!
2 - $1.00/1 Any Frito-Lay Product Exp. 12-31-13

McCormick sent me several recipes along with the coupons. Here are a couple of my favorites!

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

Makes 10 - 1 Cup servings

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high, plus 30 minutes on high


2 pounds lean ground beef
1 package McCormick Slow Cookers Chili Seasoning Mix
2 - 14.5 oz. cans stewed tomatoes, cut up
1 - 14.5 oz. can kidney or pinto beans, drained & rinsed
1 - 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
1/2 cup water

Cornbread Topping:
1 - 8.5 oz. corn muffin mix
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook ground beef in a large skillet on medium high until no longer pink; drain. Place in slow cooker. Add seasoning mix; tomatoes, beans, chilies and water. Mix well. Cover.
Cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
For the cornbread topping, if using low setting, increase to high. Prepare corn muffin batter as directed on package. Drop batter by spoonfuls on top of simmering chili. Cover. Cook 30 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted into center of cornbread topping comes out clean. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bunny Cupcakes
Original recipe here.

Bunny Cupcakes

  1. Tint frosting pink or blue, using 4 drops red or 4 drops NEON blue food color. Place coconut in resealable plastic bag. Add 4 drops red or 4 drops NEON blue food color to coconut in bag; shake until coconut is evenly tinted.
  2. Spread top of each cupcake with tinted frosting. Press each cupcake into tinted coconut to cover top completely. Spread donut holes with remaining frosting. Press a donut hole into top of each cupcake to form the bunny’s head.
  3. For the ears, cut a 1/4-inch slice off the flat ends of each marshmallow to make 24 slices. Dip cut sides of the marshmallow slices into the coconut until completely covered. (Reserve remaining marshmallow pieces.) Attach 2 marshmallow slices to the head of each bunny with frosting to create ears.
  4. Press a jelly bean half into the face for the nose and sprinkles for the whiskers. Use the chocolate chips for the eyes. Press the plain marshmallow pieces into the cupcakes for the belly.

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