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We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas and happy New Year! Season’s greetings from Coupon Claim. We hope that wherever you may be that the Christmas season is all that you desire.
Of course, if you still have Christmas shopping to do, then you are probably looking for ways to save money on the “must have purchases” of the season. Or perhaps, maybe you have been doing your Christmas shopping throughout the year and have only a few items remaining on your Christmas shopping list? Regardless of your shopping scenario, we are sure that as good Coupon Claim followers you have been employing money saving techniques to make the most of your shopping budget. But, just in case you are looking for a few more ways to save money, here are some coupons, freebies and more from Coupon Claim.
This Week's Savings from Coupon Claim:
Great Listerine Coupon Print this coupon for $1.25 off Listerine Smart Rinse mouthwash. Listerine is a great brand of mouthwash that has a good burn that helps keep your breath fresh. This great coupon will help you get it at a very reasonable price.
Up to 60% off at StrawberryNet fragrances.
Have someone on your Christmas shopping list who loves all things vehicle related? Then Check out Advanced Auto. Use the code DE30 to get $20 off on all orders of $100 or more plus $50 bonus.
Save $25 off on select DEWALT tools at the Home Depot when you use the code DEWALT25.
Bath and Body Works-Save 20% on your online orders with the code: Gift20
After shopping at Bath & Body Works and saving 20%, don’t forget your free gift wrapping pack. You can select up to 4 cellophane gift bags for free, to be included in your order, saving time and money.
Free Carpet Cleaner – Woolite has a mail-in-rebate for a free full size bottle Woolite Oxy Deep Carpet Stain and Odor Remover. You must purchase your bottle between 8/15/2011 and 1/15/2012. You can purchase any bottle of Woolite Oxy Deep Carpet Stain and Odor Remover that is under $5.99 and get the full rebate.
Looking for some new recipes? Go to Land O' Lakes and receive their free cookbook of holiday recipes.
Shallow Pocket Tips:
Don’t shop during peak hours of the day. As much as possible shop later in the evening or early morning as the lighter crowds help keep the stress level down.
Use your smartphone to comparison shop-both before you leave to shop and while at the store. There are numerous apps out there (for free) to help you compare prices on the gifts you are looking for. Check here to find one of your choosing.
Be polite to your fellow shoppers, smile at the cashiers and be thankful when you have to walk from the farthest row of parking spaces to get to the store as it means that you have the freedom and ability to do so. Keeping a positive outlook goes a long way to making the stress of the season dissipate.
Shop online and always look for coupon codes. If Coupon Claim doesn’t have one for the store at which you are shopping, do a web search and find one. Quite often, you can save on shipping, get free gift wrap or get a percentage off the final cost if you take the time to look for a coupon code.
Be creative! Homemade gifts such as baking mixes, hot coco or mulled teas are easy and inexpensive to make. Check here this site for dozens of beautiful yet practical gifts in jar.
Shop locally owned stores. You will help your community and often find more unique gifts than those at national chains.
Recipes for the Month:
While most of us are busy all the time, it seems that during the holiday season time is at a premium. Consequently, it is not uncommon to find ourselves pulling through the drive-through rather than cooking. Of course, we all know how unhealthy (not to mention pricey) that can be! So here are some recipes that can be adapted to anyone’s budget while not requiring a huge amount of prep time.
3 cups of raw veggies cut to be of similar size and shape. Any root veggies (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets, onion, etc.) are ideal; but asparagus, broccolini and green beans are also awesome. Just be sure the green veggies are thicker (at least a ¼” in diameter) as the skinny ones cook too fast and get crunchy. You can also use assorted squash; cook heartier squash like root vegies and softer ones like the greens veggies.
2-3 Tbs. olive oil
½ tsp. ea. Salt & Pepper*
Garlic powder to taste *
*Amount can be altered based on preference.
In a large bowl, toss all veggies with seasoning and oil. Pour onto a large baking sheet and bake in oven for 30-45 minutes at 350 degree until veggies are fork tender. If roasting green beans or asparagus, roast separately from root veggies, as they will only take 20-30 minutes.
Easy “Fried” Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast—(if you have time, place chicken in a zip top bag along with your favorite marinade before leaving for work; if not, let marinate while prepping veggies for roasting)
½ cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
***Approximately ½ cup of oil and vinegar dressing of your choice (great with raspberry walnut, balsamic or traditional Italian oil-vinegar dressing)
Mix together dry ingredients in a large zip top bag and add chicken. Shake until chicken is lightly coated. Heat dressing in a frying pan (8-10” skillet) then add chicken breast. Cook approx. 6-8 minutes on first side 4-6 minutes on other (about 12 minutes in all).
***If this is not enough oil based on size of the pan adjust accordingly.
This is great with a side of brown or white rice or serve with the roasted veggies above.
At Coupon Claim, it’s all about saving money. Whether it is by giving you ways to get free stuff by sharing tips that we have found useful in lowering energy costs, or by providing you with budget friendly recipes, Coupon Claim wants to help you make the most of your household income. That is why we search the Web to find the latest and best deals for saving money. So, if you have any money saving tips, ideas, recipes, jokes or even questions, we would love to for you to share them with us here or on Facebook or Twitter. In addition, if you haven't read our recent posts, be sure to take some to visit the weekly Coupon Claim blog post.
Merry Christmas to You and Yours!
–Mo and Z