And The Winner Is….

And the winner of the Share, Love, Celebrate the Best of P&G Bundle Giveaway is…

Susan

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And The Winner Is….

And the winner of the $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway is…

Cynthia

And the winner of the MyMemories Suite Software Giveaway ($39.97 value) is…

Charlotte

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And The Winner Is….

And the winner of the Gymboree Gift Card Giveaway is…

Lisa

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Pineapple Shrimp Lettuce Wraps and Carrot & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal Recipe

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I picked up the new Meals for Four Under $15 Recipe Booklet which is part of the Health Starts Here Program when I did my monthly Whole Foods shopping in Virginia Beach.

The Meals for Four Under $15 Recipe Booklet is only found in-store, and I would highly recommend picking it up.  There are great recipes for every day of the week already priced to be under $15.  I already had some of the ingredients on-hand from matching sales with coupons, so I was able to make these healthy and delicious recipes for even less!!

Last week I made 2 recipes from the booklet:  Pineapple Shrimp Lettuce Wraps and Carrot & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal.  I’m also looking forward to trying a Quinoa recipe that I found on the end-cap along with the Meals for Four Under $15 Recipe Booklet.

Pineapple Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Whole Foods Market China Cuisine Shrimp Vegetable Stir-Fry
  • 1 bag 365 Everyday Frozen Brown Rice
  • 1 Tbsp grated Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp grated garlic
  • 2 Tbsp 365 Everyday Value Low- Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 can 365 Everyday Value Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 Tbsp scallions, chopped or substitute with Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce or Bib lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts, crushed

Directions:

Defrost frozen shrimp and Asian vegetables, as well as frozen brown rice, according to package directions.  Grate ginger and garlic and whisk together with soy sauce, vinegar, pineapple juice from can, and scallions.  In a pan, add pineapple chunks and 2 Tbsp of sauce; cook until slightly brown.  Add the defrosted brown rice, shrimp and veggies.  Pour 1/2 of the remaining sauce into the pan and toss to combine. Tear lettuce into individual leaves and fill with the rice, shrimp and veggie mixture.  Top with crushed peanuts and extra sauce.  Roll and enjoy.  Serves 4.

Hubby and the kids decided we needed more shrimp in the recipe next time.  We all liked that the pineapple gave the dish a nice sweet flavor.

*Unfortunately, my pictures turned out grainy.  I’m not sure what happened with my camera that night.

Carrot & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

Carrot & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 365 Everyday Value Steel-Cut Oats
  • 3 cups 365 Everyday Value unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 small carrots, grated
  • 1/2 small zucchini, grated
  • 4 Tbsp Raisins
  • 2 pinches of Nutmeg
  • 2 pinches of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup toasted Walnuts
  • Touch of Honey, to taste
  • Banana Slices

Directions:

Combine steel-cut oats, almond milk, carrots,zucchini, raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon, walnuts and honey in a medium-size pot; simmer until liquid is adsorbed and oats are fully cooked about 20-25 minutes.  Tops with banana slices.  Serves 4.

When I went to make the oatmeal, I realized I had run out of my Whole Foods Steel-cut Oats so I substituted Irish Oats.  The vanilla flavor from the almond milk gave the dish a nice flavor that was different from other oatmeal’s I’d made.  Sneaking in the carrots and zucchini was also a huge plus since the kiddos had no clue they were getting veggies :)

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Make sure to take a look at the other fabulous Whole Foods Market recipes I’ve made – Vegetable Penne with Sausage and Balsamic Vinegar Recipe & Mole Chili.

Whole Foods Gift Card

The Giveaway

Whole Foods Market is offering (2) $25 Whole Foods Gift Cards to help you eat healthy!

The winners will be selected at random.  The winners will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected. Entry for this giveaway will close on April 30th at 8pm EST.

**Leave a separate comment for each entry method!  Mandatory entry MUST be completed.

Mandatory Entry Method:

Leave a comment here telling me your favorite healthy go-to snack.

Extra Entry Methods:

- Like Whole Foods Virginian Beach on Facebook.  Leave a comment telling me you Like.
- Like The Coupon Challenge on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you Like.
– Follow @CouponChallenge on Twitter.  Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
– Follow @WholeFoodsVAB on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
- Subscribe via email feed (must be verified). Leave a comment letting me know you subscribe.
- Blog, post in your facebook status, or tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment telling me how you’ve spread the word about the Whole Foods Market $25 Gift Card Giveaway. (You may choose 1 or all 3 methods)
Tweet: Win a $25 Whole Foods Gift Card & see tasty, healthy recipes @CouponChallenge @WholeFoodsVAB bit.ly/17eBHPE

Disclosure:  I received a Whole Foods Gift Card to purchase ingredients for the recipes above.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from others.

All recipes are from Whole Foods Market Meals for Four Under $15 Recipe Booklet.

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Share, Love, Celebrate the Best of P&G Bundle Review & Giveaway ($55 Value)

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P&G products such as CoverGirl, Dawn, and Swiffer have become some of America’s “Most Loved” home, beauty and grooming staples. This April, P&G wants to celebrate some of their award-winning brands by sharing a P&G bundle with me and one of my readers!

I was thrilled to accept the bundle as I’ve been using P&G products pretty much my entire life. I’ve recently fallen in love with the Febreze Car Vent Clips. They are super easy to use and make my car smell amazing.

The best part is that purchasing Febreze Car Vent Clips on a regular basis actually fits into my budget. I receive a P&G coupon insert each month in my newspaper filled with coupons for my favorite products, including Febreze Car Vent Clips. I combine these coupons with a sale and can walk away with a car air freshener for much less than you would think!

Don’t just take my word for it, “E! News” co-anchor, Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins shares his P&G experience in the video below:

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In addition, P&G wants to invite you to participate in their “Most Loved” Twitter Party on Thursday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET. In addition to discussing some of P&G’s award winning products and brands, participants will have the opportunity to win great P&G prizes. Simply follow #PGmostloved to join the conversation and RSVP here for the chance to win the grand prize.

The Giveaway:

One lucky Coupon Challenge reader will win a P&G Bundle ($55 value)!!

The bundle, (valued at $55), includes several of P&G’s award-winning and “Most Loved” products to care for your home, your clothes, your car, your hair and even your body.  Including: CoverGirl Outlast Double Lipshine , CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara , Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths, Pantene Hairspray Flexible Hold, Venus and Olay razor, Swiffer Dusters, Febreze Car Vent Clips, Tide to Go **Products may vary based on availability

The winner will be selected at random.  The winner will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected. Entry for this giveaway will close on April 26th at 8pm EST.

**Leave a separate comment for each entry method!  Mandatory entry MUST be completed.

Mandatory Entry Method:

Leave a comment here telling me about any P&G products you’ve recently discovered and now plan to use regularly OR What P&G products have you’ve been using for years and just couldn’t live without?

Extra Entry Methods:

- Like The Coupon Challenge on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you Like.
- Follow @CouponChallenge on Twitter.  Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
- Subscribe via email feed (must be verified). Leave a comment letting me know you subscribe.
- Blog, post in your facebook status, or tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment telling me how you’ve spread the word about the P&G Bundle Giveaway  (You may choose 1 or all 3 methods)
Tweet: Enter to win a P&G Bundle ($55 value) @PGeveryday @CouponChallenge #giveaway bit.ly/YfT66O

Disclosure: I received the products shown above from P&G in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. The opinions on are 100% my own and my differ from others. By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.

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Join AT&T Text Alerts, Get a Free $5 Coffee Gift Card & Enter My $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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AT&T is offering wireless customers’ a new way to save with AT&T Alerts.  Get offers straight to your phone when and where you need them most.  You’ll get exclusive, personalized deals right to your phone for FREE!  I’m always looking for more ways to save, so getting FREE text alerts could add up to big savings.

Learn More about AT&T Text Alerts:

  • Sign up for AT&T alerts to opt-in to the service and begin receiving discounts, rewards and offers via text message when they are near participating retailers and brands
  • Alerts are opt-in, location-based text message alerts that allows AT&T customers nationwide to save money with relevant offers from nearby retailers on their mobile phones
  • Customers can customize offer preferences and settings to receive offers most relevant to them.
  • Text messages to and from AT&T Alerts are free for AT&T customers
  • As an added bonus:
    Those who are quick to sign up will receive a $5 Major National Coffee Store gift card code, while supplies lasts
  • AT&T Alerts’ growing list of participating retailers and brands now includes Apple Vacations, Banana Republic, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Discover, Duracell, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Gap, Haggar, InterContinental Hotels Group, JCPenney, Kiehl’s, Meguiar’s, Motorola, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, PayAnywhere, PayPal, Qdoba and Zales.

Saving money and getting a FREE Starbucks gift card – you can’t lose!

Does AT&T Text Alerts sound like an easy way to save money?  Sign-up now and give it a try!

*Please note that even if you don’t have a texting plan with your AT&T service, it is still FREE to get these text alerts.  Also, you may opt-out at anytime.

The Giveaway:

AT&T is offering one lucky Coupon Challenge reader a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!!

The winner will be selected at random.  The winner will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected. Entry for this giveaway will close on April 24th at 8pm EST.

**Leave a separate comment for each entry method!  Mandatory entry MUST be completed.

Mandatory Entry Method:

Leave a comment here telling me if you signed up for AT&T Text Alerts.  If you didn’t sign-up, share with us why you chose not to try the offer.  Are you not an AT&T Wireless customer?  Don’t like text alerts?

Extra Entry Methods:

- Like The Coupon Challenge on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you Like.
- Follow @CouponChallenge on Twitter.  Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
- Subscribe via email feed (must be verified). Leave a comment letting me know you subscribe.
- Blog, post in your facebook status, or tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment telling me how you’ve spread the word about the $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway  (You may choose 1 or all 3 methods)
Tweet: Join AT&T Text Alerts Get a FREE $5 Starbucks Gift Card & #Win a $50 Visa Gift Card @CouponChallenge #giveaway bit.ly/1568Wbn

FINE PRINT:
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Alerts is not currently available for iPhone 5

Disclosure: I received compensation for sharing this offer and offering a giveaway to all readers.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from others.  You don’t have to signup for AT&T Text Alerts to enter the giveaway.

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MyMemories Suite Software Review and Giveaway

Taking pictures is a great way to save memories and remember milestones. As the Mama of two little ones, I am forever snapping photos of my kids being cute. They grow up so fast! I have folders upon folders of digital pictures on the computer, and always mean to get them printed and start a scrapbook . . . except I never seem to have the time or supplies to make one!

MyMemories Suite Software is a great way to capture those photos in a scrapbook without all the hassle of gluing, cutting and pinning. The digital scrapbook software lets you create page layouts with your photos, and you can add embellishments, colorful papers and text to your heart’s content. There is so much you can do with this software, from just enhancing one photo with a few embellishments to creating images for blog headers or greeting cards.

These are a few fun things I created recently:

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A Cute Little Gift Tag

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A Thank You Card 

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A Facebook Cover Photo (851px X 315px, in case you were wondering!)

While the software was a little difficult to use at first, the more I played with it the easier it became. They have tons of digital papers and textures to start out your design and after that you can add a few photos and/or text – the sky’s the limit for what you can create. Once you’ve created exactly what you want, you can export it as a .jpg for printing or sharing.

If the multitude of options included in the software package aren’t enough to satisfy your creativity, My Memories Suite has an extensive online shop filled with fantastic kits available for download too. Many of these kits are free, and the rest are reasonably priced. I found a really cute one for Easter that didn’t cost anything.

Buy It & Save

You can save $10 off your purchase of the My Memories Suite Software with coupon code STMMMS16314. Code is ONLY good for My Memories Suite v4.

What will you create with your new digital scrapbook software?

Giveaway

If you like digital scrapbooking and want to give My Memories a try – you’re in luck! One lucky Coupon Challenge reader will win version 4 of MyMemories Suite Software ($39.97 value) to create your own scrapbooking masterpieces.

The winner will be selected at random.  The winner will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected. Entry for this giveaway will close on April 23rd at 8pm EST.

**Leave a separate comment for each entry method!  Mandatory entry MUST be completed.

Mandatory Entry Method:

Leave a comment here telling me your favorite digital paper pack or layout from the My Memories Suite Software website.

Extra Entry Methods:

- Like My Memories on Facebook.  Leave a comment telling me you Like.
- Like The Coupon Challenge on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you Like.
- Follow @CouponChallenge on Twitter.  Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
- Subscribe via email feed (must be verified). Leave a comment letting me know you subscribe.
- Blog, post in your facebook status, or tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment telling me how you’ve spread the word about the Memories Suite Software Giveaway  (You may choose 1 or all 3 methods)
Tweet: Win My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software from @MyMemoriesSuite @CouponChallenge #giveaway http://bit.ly/10QKwxY

Disclosure: I received the software mentioned above to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from others.

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Pampered Chef Round Covered Baker Giveaway ($49 Value) *Closed*

This giveaway is no longer available. I apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct any questions to Dana.  Thank you!!

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Gymboree Spring Clothes Review & $75 Gift Card Giveaway

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Spring is here and it’s time get the kids a new wardrobe for warmer weather.  I shopped the Gymboree Spring line for my 6-year old daughter and was able to get her a ton of clothes for around $100 PLUS I earned $50 in Gymbucks!!  I love Gymboree because the clothes are always cute, colorful and age appropriate (Mom’s know what I’m talking out!)

I ordered LuLu:

  • (4) complete outfits (2 skirts and 2 shorts with 4 matching shirts)
  • (2) long sleeve shirts for next Winter
  • (1) Adorable Pink Sweater
  • (1) Ladybug Sunglasses (not shown)
  • (1) ribbon hairband that will match all her outfits

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Everything I purchased was on good sale, but the 2 long sleeve shirts were reduced to only $3 and $4 each!! I was thrilled with those prices! Did you know you can sign up for Gymboree Rewards and get a 10% off promotion code plus FREE shipping?  That is a nice way to further reduce your clothing budget.

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Below are the current promotions being offered as of April 1st.

  1. Automatic Free Shipping – Orders over $75
  2. $5 Flat Rate Standard Shipping & Handling – Orders under $75
  3. Spring Deals
  4. Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Accessories

You can also earn Gymbucks through April 7th!  Earn $25 in Gymbucks for every $50 you spend!!  You’ll find me in-store after April 11th getting even more deals when I spend all my Gymbucks from this score.

Head over to Gymboree and checkout the Spring Line for newborns up to size 12.  Now is also a fantastic time to take advantage of winter clearance sales. Pick up super cute Gymboree outfits for the kids at discounted prices to put away for next winter.  Shop ahead and save!

Giveaway

Now, it’s time for you to get a chance to purchase Spring clothes for your child!  One Coupon Challenge reader will win a $75 Gymboree Gift Card!!

The winner will be selected at random.  The winner will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected. Entry for this giveaway will close on April 15th at 8pm EST.

**Leave a separate comment for each entry method!  Mandatory entry MUST be completed.

Mandatory Entry Method:

Leave a comment here telling me what you plan to purchase from Gymboree if you win this gift card.

Extra Entry Methods:

- Like Gymboree on Facebook.  Leave a comment telling me you Like.
- Follow @Gymboree on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
- Like The Coupon Challenge on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you Like.
- Follow @CouponChallenge on Twitter.  Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
- Subscribe via email feed (must be verified). Leave a comment letting me know you subscribe.
- Blog, post in your facebook status, or tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment telling me how you’ve spread the word about the $75 Gymboree gift card  (You may choose 1 or all 3 methods)
Tweet: Win a $75 Gymboree gift card from @Gymboree @CouponChallenge #giveaway http://bit.ly/ZYI9t4

Disclosure: I received a gift card to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was recieved.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from others.

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Spinach and Mushroom Quesadilla Recipe #FastFiveMeals

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadilla Recipe

I participated in a Fast Five Meals recipe swap with Savings.com and my fellow DealPro’s.  The purpose of the recipe swap is to help get the word about about the new Meal Planning classes with Savings.com.  You’ll find DealPro’s across the country teaching you how to save money by Meal Planning. Meal planning not only helps combat stress in the kitchen, but it also can help drastically reduce your grocery budget and help you spend less time in the kitchen.

A great method to help you save in the kitchen is to determine Fast Five Meals.  These are 5 easy to prepare meals that you could have on the table in less than 20 minutes.  I made Spinach and Mushroom Quesadilla’s for my family courtesy of Alea from Premeditated Leftovers.  The recipe was super easy to prepare and my entire family loved it.  It is definitely going on my Fast Five Meals list!

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadilla

Ingredients:

 

  • 12 tortillas     
  • 1½ cups cheese       
  • 1½ – 2 cups spinach leaves     
  • 1½ cups thinly sliced mushrooms     
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


Directions:

  1.  Brush the pan with oil and heat until hot. (350 on an electric skillet or medium high on the stove).     
  2. Place tortillas on pan.     
  3. Sprinkle 1 -2 tablespoons of cheese on each tortilla.     
  4. Place ~1/4 cup of spinach leaves on top of the cheese.     
  5. Spread sliced mushrooms over the spinach.     
  6. Sprinkle sliced onions over the mushrooms.     
  7. Top with 1 – 2 tablespoons of cheese.     
  8. Place another tortilla on top and press it down to evenly smush the ingredients between the tortillas.     
  9. Cook until the bottom tortilla is brown.
  10. Flip and cook until the other tortilla is brown, approximately 3 -4 minutes each side.     
  11. Repeat until all of your quesadillas have been made.     
  12. Cut in half and serve while hot.

Tip: Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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See more fast five meals by checking out Fast Five Meals on Pinterest!

Savings.com sent me a box filled with goodies such as an oven mitt, calculator, pin and gift card to purchase my ingredients.  Not only did I get to try a great new recipe, but one one reader will win a Fast Five Meal Recipe Box from Savings.com!

Find a Meal Planning Workshop in your city to learn the ins and outs of Meal Planning and time-saving cooking strategies to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table in less time than you may think!

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