Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Krystals Secret Stuffing Recipe and #Giveaway



This year Krystal is sharing its secret stuffing recipe, by printing it on limited-edition steamer pack boxes. While you can purchase one steamer pack of 24 Krystals in order to make the recipe, you only use 20 of the yummy square burgers for one batch of stuffing. So wow mom you can sneak a few for yourself this year : )

But guess what! Krystal has personally sent me a copy of the secret stuffing recipe to share with my readers! You can view the recipe here, just in time to try out on the family for Thanksgiving!


Need a little help? watch Krystals YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/krystalloverslounge to get helpful tips. Once you have compeleted your stuffing share it on Twitter using #SecretStuffing!

Save a $1 off the steamer pack by printing out this coupon!


Okay so your just cooked your butt off for the family now what? Shopping!!!! WHOOO Black Friday starts early so Krystal wants to invite you to "Shop Hard, Not Hungry".  Whether you're returning home after a night of madness or on your way out, visit your local Krystal to fuel up with a Scrambler and coffee for just $1.99! also you can stop by all day Black Friday for "Penny Pie Friday" where you can get an apple turnover for just........you guest it, a penny! (with another purchase). Starting Cyber Monday, you can head over to Krystal to purchase a travel mug, which will get you unlimited 40 cent coffee refills through July 1st! Offers are good while supplies last at participating locations only.



So now you know the info on Krystal, check out the giveaway they are offering my readers! One reader will win a $25 gift card and a collectible travel mug ( so start off with 40 cent refills right away!) Contest is open to U.S. residents only. Contest will run until December 18th, 2014.


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Chex Mix Holiday Mix!

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I swear almost every time I go down the cereal isle, Chex has more yummy flavors. I remember when Chex came out with its original Chex Mix, it was (and still is) great, now there are so many flavors that no one can go without!

With the holidays around the corner more reason to have Chex Mix around the home for party guest, and family. With the many flavors of Chex cereal the possibilities are endless! Great flavors of Chex for the holidays are Chocolate, Vanilla and Cinnamon. I created my own mix, which is super sweet but taste great paired with hot chocolate.



Lets call it Wake up! Black Friday. So what it is, is:

Take the following and place in a pot on the stove,

  • half a bag of mini marshmallows (normal)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of coconut
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  •  1/4 cup of liquid creamer


Now turn on your pot and mix it all together until its a mushy mess, now add 2 cups of Cinnamon Chex Cereal and stir. Pour it into a cake pan, add more marshmallows on top, place in oven at 350 and cook for 10 mins. Let cool and enjoy! Its a super sweet treat that will get you through a long night into day shopping trip easy.



You can try mine and many others by visiting http://www.chex.com/ . Be on the lookout for in-store savings and digital coupons on the www.ReadyPlanSave.com website.


In-Store Savings
  • Chex Cereal on BOGO from 11/20 – 11/26*, no coupon required for savings, available at Publix. *Dates might vary in certain markets.
Printable Coupons
  • Visit www.ReadyPlanSave.com to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
  • Save $1 when you buy 2 Chex cereals  

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Are you visiting Disney World Orlando?



2 years ago or so Disney had a link to create your own personal map of the park, well its back! It is a very neat high def map which has your name, and is set up almost like a treasure hunt. It makes for a great keep sake. Get yours now by clicking here!

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BJ’s Wholesale Club your Family Club! #BJsHolidays



Its that time again when we get together and exchange stories and swap gifts. BJ's Wholesale Club is a great place for all things needed and gifted.

To start off with BJ's takes all forms of payment, credit, cash and even SNAP. They also take coupons, but it doesn't stop there! Lets say your buying a case of corn which has 6 cans did you know you could use 3 coupons ( assuming the coupon is $1 off 2 cans ) think of the savings you would have! Along with the savings of buying in bulk. BJ's also has a trail offer which you can come in and enjoy the benefits of being a club member for 60 days, believe me you will notice the savings.



Now on to the deals, only at BJ's can you get exclusive toys, like this Doc McStuffins Doctor set $19.99 but also comes with a Lambie doll, or Stuffy.



Another favorite is the Frozen Sing and Swing Olaf for $19.99 not only is it a fun gift but it also makes for great holiday decor!



Another is this Hello Kitty Doll which comes with a miniature, you can only find this at BJ's for $19.99.

Moving on from toys, sorry being a mom these are some really great fines! : ) BJ's has a huge assortment of foods, to make for a wonderful dish for parties, gatherings and evening meals. Did you know that BJ's offers:



Fresh Organic fruits and veggies, has a on the spot butcher which can cut any package into portions so you can go home and cook it that evening and put away the rest without the mess! You can do this with cheese as well. Some BJ's offer a deli which items are priced way cheaper than most major grocery stores.



You can get your whole Thanksgiving Dinner at BJ's already prepared, just heat it up and serve. You can also do this for your Christmas parties and much more. 



So you bought the food but you wanna display it, BJ's has tableware, and decor galore! Check out this simple but beautiful 6 piece Lazy Susan with ceramic pieces for serving your favorite snacks, for only $19.99.



I don't know about you but I have a lot to wrap and always have that one gift that just needs a little bit more to fit the gift. At BJ's they have a huge assortment of wrapping paper like this double sided roll, which is 375 sq ft, for only $9.99! Along with wrapping paper you can pick up a beautiful assortment of handmade Christmas labels, Christmas poppers and so much more. 




Need a tree? Outside decor? BJ's has a great assortment of these as well, with many beautiful pre-lit trees one which can be controlled using your tablet! This beautiful Peacock yard piece which, this is so wonderful it can be used year round! 



When you visit your local BJ's check out there specialty isles which are normally the first 3-4 isles which fit whatever season it may be. You will be in aw of the assortment of products carried at your local BJ's. Find your BJ's by clicking here. Also you can do some online shopping and save big by visiting . 


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Do you know when to get the best deals?



Check out Consumer Reports which breaks down month by month of when its the best time to buy and what to buy. November is a great time to purchase, items like strollers, grills, tvs and more! You can see the whole report here.

You can check out this article, which breaks out which days really are a steal here are some you can see the full article by clicking here.

Best days to shop
If Black Friday's not the best day to land bargains, when is? Business Insider took a look at the days where the real bargains can be found. Here's what it recommends:

The day after Christmas - Dec. 26 is about more than returning that sweater your aunt gave you. In addition to holiday-themed items, you'll find many household items on sale. The first two weeks of December are also considered a good time for frugal shoppers.
This one is VERY true, I am always asking family for gift cards because I can almost double what I was given with sales and deals!

Labor Day and Memorial Day - A study cited by Business Insider shows Labor Day sales may actually offer better deals than Black Friday. You can expect good sales on home-related products, mattresses, paint and power tools on these days.

July 4 - The holiday is a good time to buy patio furniture and video games. You can also expect children's clothing, travel and home repair discounts.


Another I found was Thanksgiving day is a great time to shop online, which think after you fill yourself, if your not into the game why not get online and score some "touch downs" of your own!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tis the Season to BAKE! With the help of Publix and Betty Crocker

“Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.”

The Holidays are coming upon us fast! And for me that means pulling out all the mixing bowls and going to town making yummy treats for my kids, friends and family. Betty Crocker plays a huge role in my baking needs. 


I made these yummy Brown Rounds using a box of Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, a bag of Hershey’s® Heath® Bits ‘O Brickle toffee bits, Betty Crocker cream cheese icing and finally Betty Crocker holiday mix sprinkles. Wow they came out really good the Hershey’s® Heath® Bits ‘O Brickle toffee bits baked into the brownie tasted great but the cream cheese icing really set them off. 

The other is Sugar Cookies which is a pouch of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, and then covered with Betty Crocker cream cheese icing and Betty Crocker holiday festive trees sprinkles. Easy fast cookie mix,

The best part about baking is it never cost that much, its easy to do, and it makes a great gift! 

Holiday Baking with Betty!

Baking season is here and the Betty Crocker Bake Center has everything you need to create delicious goodies for your family and friends. Find exclusive savings on essential baking mixes and ingredients from brands such as Betty Crocker, Hershey’s and Ziploc® brand containers, available at Publix. Looking for new baking recipes to delight your guests this season? The Bake Center display will feature four exclusive baking recipes as well as coupons; find the Bake Center at your local Publix.
Save on all your favorite baking products, including:
In-Store Savings
  • FREE Ziploc® brand container with the purchase of any three (3) Betty Crocker™ Baking Mixes, Hershey’s® Kisses/Baking Chips, or Betty Crocker™ Decorating Items. Look for coupon in the Betty Crocker in-store display at your local Publix. Coupon available while supplies last.
  • Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake any flavor on BOGO, available 11/13 – 11/19*
  • Betty Crocker Frosting any flavor 2/$3, available 11/13 – 11/19*
  • *Dates might vary in certain markets.
Printable Coupons
  • Visit www.ReadyPlanSave.com to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
  • Save 75¢ when you buy TWO Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, SuperMoist® Cake Mix. 
Let the holiday baking fun begin!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Check out the LG OLED at your local Best Buy, makes for a great gift!

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Let's face it, these days its getting harder and harder to figure out that perfect gift for someone. Check out the LG OLED TV at Best Buy. The LG OLED TV is a perfect gift for anyone, what makes the LG OLED TV so great is many things like:

It's only 0.21" thick, which means less strain on your wall and harder for your kids to bounce it off and bust it. I used to always think whats the big deal about HD I mean I can see the picture who cares if its better, until I finally got a HD TV and now its like glasses, although you can see it you know something is off until you have your glasses on. Now I am able to watch TV from my room in bed while kids are out in living room watching TV because the quality and sound are so amazing.  




What makes the picture so amazing is LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology, which delivers bright, vibrant colors. You can learn more about the LG OLED TV by visiting : LGOLEDatBestbuy.com.

When me and my husband got married I had purchased a video recorder,  I used it to record my kids while I could of them learning to walk, family vacations and so on. Although the videos are more for me as a memory, I pulled them out so our kids could watch them. I own a basic video camera which still records on tape and while I had a chance transferred all my videos to DVD, but watching the old recordings on DVD on a HD still made the picture better and the sound better, my kids had a blast laughing at themselves.  




The LG OLED TV makes moments like I mentioned even more joyful with its ingeniously curved screen, nothing goes un-scene. Along with the curved screen the LG OLED TV also includes wedOS Smart TV interface which lets your find content faster than ever.  You can pick up a LG OLED at Best Buy, which has a everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500). 


Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy. 

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.