Get It. Love It. Score Big with Wish-Bone® #spon

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It is football season!!  OK, well, maybe not really a “season”, but it is definitely a time for get togethers, parties and watching your favorite teams battle one another to get into the end zone.    If you attend or host one of these parties, you probably see the same things….chips, dip, nachos, little smokies.  BO-RING.  Why not mix it up and try something new this year?

One product you might want to grab at the store is Wish-Bone® Ranch.  This isn’t just any ordinary ranch dressing.  It is loaded with herbs, garlic and just a hint of tangy buttermilk.  It is also smooth and creamy – and best of all – NO high fructose corn syrup!  My kids gobble up any veggies (as long as they have yummy Ranch Dressing).  I wasn’t sure if they’d notice that mom had switched their go to brand with something new – and they didn’t.  GO MOM!!!!

If Ranch Dressing isn’t your thing, you can try any of these varieties:

  • Wish-Bone® Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Wish-Bone® Sweet & Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Wish-Bone® Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dressing
  • Wish-Bone® Buffalo Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Wish-Bone® Buffalo Ranch Dressing
  • Wish-Bone® South of the Border Ranch Dressing
  • Wish-Bone® Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing

Wish-Bone® actually has some favorite NEW recipes you can try!  My favorite is the Buffalo Oven Fried Pickle Chips.  Oh. My. Word.  DELISH!!!  We made some of these last night as a snack while watching the World Series and they were so yummy!!!!!  Check out this recipe HERE.

Whatever you serve for your friends and family, just enjoy being together.  And, if your team happens to end up the winner — it makes you good day even better!

Penny Pinchin’ Mom was compensated for this post by the sponsor - Wish-Bone®.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced by any parties.

Review of MeadOrganizer On-the-Go Expense Tracker and Week-to-Week Magnetic Notepad (Helping Keep You Organized)

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meadreviews2The most common question people ask me is how to stay organized.  Whether it be for your business or keeping track of the kids’ activities, it can be tough to do.  Mead has a products which can help you do just that. I recently had the chance to review a couple of them and share my thoughts with you.

mead2 Whether you run a business or not, you may need to keep track of receipts and expenses.  Most of us probably just shove all of our receipts into our wallet or bag and then, when we get home, we try to sort through them (or sadly, lose them).  The Mead®Organizer® On-the-Go Expense Tracker can help you alleviate this problem.

First of all, it has a small pouch on the inside pocket where you can place all of those receipts at the end of each day.  This way, they are all in one place and you have no worries about losing them.

Secondly, it has a place to record expenses.  What I love about this feature is having a place to track the cash I spend.  It may not seem like you spend much, but $10 here, $20 there – it can all add up!  As you spend your cash, you can jot it down.

Now, you can have all of your expenses accounted for, which can make it simpler when doing your monthly accounting and/or your annual tax return!  It can also be helpful if you are traveling as a family, so you can watch your overall spending and make sure you are staying within your budget.

This sells for $9 at

mead3Having three kids and activities, meetings and work travel schedules can be tough to manage.  We keep a calendar on our refrigerator to help us do that.  I really loved this Mead®Organizer® Week-To-Week Magnetic Notepad.  We just placed it on our refrigerator and filled in the date at top.  I then filled it in with what was happening each day of the week, which helped, but what made it even better was my husband doing it too!

It seems he would think he told me about a meeting or other event and hadn’t.  Now, he can just write it down on the weekly calendar so we don’t have to worry about forgetting to share!

This sells for $7 at

There are lots of really amazing organizing tools available at  No matter what your need, they’ve probably got something which will work for you.

Penny Pinchin’ Mom received these products in order to facilitate the review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by any parties.

New SavingStar eCoupon To Save 20% Off Pears!

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This week, you can Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Pears . You will have until October 27, 2014 to use your offer, so keep that in mind. And, if you aren’t sure what SavingStar is all about read more about it HERE. It’s a great way to save, without clipping coupons ;)

Walmart Savings Catcher: Tips on Uploading Your Receipt #WMTSavingsCatcher #sponsored

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As I’ve mentioned previously, I am staring to use the Walmart Savings Catcher program program. It is a simple idea – shop and then upload a photo of your receipt on your phone or enter the numbers online when you are at a laptop or desktop.  Walmart will search the weekly ads close to where you live and if they find a lower price, they will give you the difference back, which you can transfer to an e-Gift Card.

I know a lot of people say that it is a scam because they haven’t gotten anything back yet.  Honestly, if you haven’t gotten any cash back, it simply means that Walmart has done what it says it can do – offer the lowest prices.  So really, they are doing what they have promised consumers.  However, in those rare times when other stores do have lower prices, they are still honoring their promise and making sure that you do get the best price out there.  It is a win-win situation in my eyes.

When I shopped recently, I came home with my receipt and was ready to snap a photo and upload it.   I happened to learn a few tips which I wanted to pass along to you:

If the cash register where you shopped is low on ink, the receipt may print with a lighter parts on it.  These can cause the barcode, which is scanned, not to scan properly.  In this case, it is better to go online and type in the numbers, thereby reducing the possibility of your receipt being rejected.  Here is my receipt and you can see the center of the receipt is a tad lighter, so that can cause issues with the upload:
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When you take a photo, make sure you hold your phone vertically and that the barcode is centered and clear in box.  Otherwise, if it is distorted in any way, it will not upload and will be rejected.

If you try a couple of times on your phone, it may be best to just go online instead of trying again.  Since you have only 7 days to upload your receipt, you want to make sure you do so timely.

If you use coupons, the app will still work.  It doesn’t look at the price after coupons, it looks at it before  So keep on using those coupons to save even more!

Store brands will not be matched.  Therefore, if you shop mainly the Great Value products, there is no way you can earn cash back.

Since my receipt was distorted, I knew right away that I may have issues getting it to scan properly.  Rather than wait, I just decided to log into my account and upload the receipt that way. You simply need to head to Walmart Savings Catcher.  Sign into your account (or create one).  The next window has you type in the receipt.  Make sure you begin with the numbers AFTER the TC#:


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Hit the orange Add Receipt button and you are done!  It takes such little time to do!

Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win $2,000!!!  How?  Simply head HERE and enter your email address to share the word about this app and you’ll be entered to win!

Using the Walmart Savings Catcher program program really is a simple way to make sure you get the best possible deal out there — even if you already scored it when you shoppe at Walmart!

What’s Free In Stores This Week 10/19 – 10/25!

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There are always freebies at your favorite store, but finding them may be challenging.  We’ve got some of the week’s BEST freebies which you can find a some of your favorite stores, all in one place!


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Runner’s World Magazine Only $5.99 Per Year!

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Runners World Magazine Deal | I know we’ve got a lot of runners who follow this site!  Today only, you can grab a subscription to Runner’s World for only $5.99 per year!  Just enter the coupon code pennypinch at checkout to get it at this low price. This offer is good through 11:59 pm EST on October 22nd, 2014.

Runner’s World is filled with powerful information that will help you run faster and farther and have more fun doing it! Every issue brings you the strategies, tips and advice to fuel your performance, prevent injuries, burn fat, shed stress, and achieve your personal goals.


*BIG NEWS* Free Shipping On ALL Orders From Target!

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Target released some really fabulous news this morning that will come in handy for the holidays! Starting today, you can get FREE Shipping on ALL orders!! No minimum purchase is required.  However, this is only for a limited time so don’t wait too long to shop! ;-)

Save up to $2 off of Cottonelle Cleansing Cloths + Clean Care Toilet Paper Coupon — Fresh as a Baby’s Bottom

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You’ve probably seen the commercials on TV where the sweet lady pictured above discusses “your bum.”  She talks about the importance of actually feeling clean after you go and how you can do that with the combination of Cottonelle Toilet Paper AND Flushable Cleansing Cloths!

I thought this was an odd combo at first – Cottonelle Cleansing Cloths and Toilet Paper, but thought – what the heck!  Why not give it a try!  I will admit that it felt a little different at first, but I actually felt so much better. I always take care of myself and know how much better I feel when my face is clean and my moisturizer softens my skin.  I know how the lotion makes my legs feel so much better.  However, I never thought of my bottom needing the same type of attention.


I started thinking back to when my kids were babies.  They would cry when they were dirty, but the minute I used the wipes to clean them up, they were happy because they just felt better. Funny how my kids teach me new things all of the time!  Now, I can see why this is an important thing to do – take care of your tushie!!

Have you had a chance to try this yet?  If not, why haven’t you?  I’ve got a coupon for you to use to save money on your first purchase, so you’ve got nothing to lose (than an unhappy bottom)!!

Target Cartwheel Offer: 50% off of Select Toys (11/2 – 12/24)

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Here’s a hot deal alert for you!!!  Starting November 2nd (and running through December 24th), Target is going to be offering a Cartwheel offer to save 50% off a different toy – every single day!  You will have to shop at that time in order to grab the savings as when the offer ends – it is over!

This is such an easy way to pick up those toys and save 50%!  Make sure you are signed up for Cartwheel so you can grab these offers when they come up!!!

Free Kindle and Nook eBooks – October 22, 2014 Edition

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Free Kindle and Nook Books Downloads |  #free #kindle #nook #books #reading Here is today’s list of FREE Kindle and Nook Books for October 22, 2014. Remember that you do not need to own a Kindle to read these books. You can download the free Kindle app to your tablet, smartphone or other electronic device and can read any Kindle books.

** These books are all free as of the time we do the post.  Prices change quickly on Amazon, so if you don’t see that it is free, that is why.  Just make sure you check the price before you download.

Free Kindles free children's books

free romance books

free mystery books

free fiction books

free cook books


NOTE:  If you happen to inadvertently purchase a Kindle which is no longer free, you can get a refund.  Learn more about Kindle Return Policies.


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free romance books

free mystery books

**Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.