Aug 25, 2010

Making Sourdough Bread

I just typed a big post on my adventures in making Sourdough.  It is on the Facebook page, so check it out!

So far, I think the FB page is working out.  Hyperlinks are non-existent.  I am concerned that people get overloaded with posts.  Hopefully I can utilize the Discussion page for certain things.  Feel free to start Discussions about what you are interested in, if you have questions about couponing, or if you have a local deal you would like to share.

Aug 24, 2010

SG,LG Now on Facebook!!

I have set up a Facebook page for Save Green, Live Green.  You can "Like" it by clicking the button on the right.  I may double-post for a little bit to see how conducive it is.  If all goes smoothly, I may begin using only Facebook.  I think this might make things a little easier for me, at least at this point in life!  =)   What do you think of the idea?

Qdoba: Earn Coupons From Instant-Win Game

Qdoba offers the cure for boredom.  Go HERE to play an online game, in which you design your perfect Qdoba meal.  Earn a coupon when you are finished.  I earned 50% off an entree.  I have heard there is also a Free Entree with purchase of a drink, as well as others.  Let us know if you win anything fantastic!

Newman's Own Coupon for $1.50/2 Dressings or Pasta Sauce

Go HERE to print a coupon for $1.50 off two bottles of Newman's Own salad dressings or pasta sauce. (Hit your back browser to print two per computer)

Idea:  Target sells the pasta sauce for $1.89.  Buy two jars and use a coupon and pay $1.14 each. 

TGIF: $3 Off $10

Here's a great little coupon from TGIF.  Go HERE to print a coupon for $3 off a purchase of $10 or more.  Expires Aug. 25 (tomorrow).

Play Quizno's Instant-Win Game

Quizno's has an instant-win game on Facebook.  Pick the sub of the day and you could win a $10 gift card.  You get a coupon just for playing.  Play once a day.

5-lb bag of Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops $13.47

Amazon has the 5-lb bag of Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops, assorted flavors on sale.
Choose Subscribe & Save and get it for only $13.47 with free shipping.  (You can cancel Subscribe & Save orders anytime.)

If you have any gift cards earned from SwagBucks or Opinion Outpost, you can make it an even better deal.

(If you don't see the subscribe & save price, click on the link where it says buy directly from

EXPIRED: Free Magazine Subscriptions to Rachael Ray and Taste of Home

Looks like the offers have already expired.  Hope you got one!

You can request a free 1 year magazine subscription to:

Rachael Ray Magazine

Taste of Home Magazine

Become a Green Mom Ambassador and Share "Green" Samples with Friends

Kiwi Magazine has a program called Mom Ambassadors, which encourages mom's to form discussion groups centering around green living.  The Green Mom Ambassador program sends groups samples to get feedback on products.  Samples have been from companies such as Boiron, Pamela's Products, Amy's Kitchen, Nature's Gate, etc.

If you would like to apply to be a Green Mom Ambassador, just fill out the form.  There is also a very quick bit of training after you apply--simply just clicking through a couple quick pages (like a paragraph or two per page) of info.

I am Back!

So, it has been a slow process to gear-back up after vacation.  My daughter started school this past week, and we have just been busy, busy.

But, there have been some fun deals, and I miss sharing them with you.  Don't forget to let me know when you like a deal.  It is the feedback that drives me, so the more I know it helps others, the more motivated I get.

I am considering going completely to a Facebook page, but am not sure about how well it would work out.  I'll keep you posted on any changes.

Aug 11, 2010


Going to be super busy the next two weeks.  Don't forget to check Hip2Save once in awhile for some of the deals that come up.  Or any of the other links I have posted on the right-side.  Hope you all have a beautiful end to the summer.

Aug 10, 2010

40% Off Natural Home Products

Save 40% off the entire line of Natural Home products.  Just enter code MNHEMA81 at check-out.  See details HERE.

Sambazon Acai Powder $7.64 (Down from $74!)

Amazon has Sambazon Organic Freeze-Dried Acai Powder (90g) for $8.99.  Choose Subscribe & Save (can cancel anytime) to get it for $7.64 with free shipping.  Orig. $24.99.

B1G1 Coupon from Barabara's Bakery!

Barbara's Bakery has redesigned its look. To celebrate, they are offering a B1G1 free cereal coupon on Facebook.  Just "Like" them and click on coupon. 

We love Puffins!

Tons of New Target Coupons! Print Quick!

Target released a bunch of new coupons.  These can be stacked with manufacturer coupons (when available).  There are lots of clothing coupons (look for clearance items), and even a $1/1 produce coupon (can use on organic!).  Often the clothing, produce, etc. coupons will only give you one print per computer.  Many of the others allow two prints.  Some of the great coupons tend to disappear quickly, so you might print what you want, while you can.

Update: Jasmere Wooden Toys at $19!

The deal at for Maple Landmark wooden toys, etc. is down to $19 for a $50 voucher.  Check out previous posts for more details.  After you pay shipping, you still only pay $24 for $50 worth of product.  Deal ends at 11am CST.

Aug 9, 2010

Jasmere: $50 GC for Wood Toys for $22 or Less!!

Great deal at today!  Get a $50 voucher for Maple Landmark, a company that sells American-made wooden toys, games and kids' decor.  There are a limited number of these vouchers available today.

Jasmere is a site that has one deal a day.  The more people who buy on, the lower the price may go.  When you buy a voucher, your card is only charged the lowest amount the product gets to at the end of the day.

Fine print: Voucher does not apply toward shipping, taxes, etc.  Maple Landmark is offering a special $5 flat rate shipping for Jasmere customers.  Can only use one voucher per order.  Vouchers expire Dec. 9, 2010.  Perfect for Christmas!!  Always be sure to check out all fine print before ordering.

Ebay Daily Deal: 2-Pack Stainless Steel Thermoses 7$ Shipped

The daily deal on ebay today is for a 2-pack of stainless steel Thermoses.  $6.99 with free shipping.

SwagBucks Back-to-School Fun! Earn 70 pts for Signing Up!

This week SwagBucks is having a Back-to-School bonanza.  When you sign-up for SwagBucks, just enter code BackToSchool and you will earn an additional 40 SB, starting you out with a total of 70 SBs!  You can get a $5 Amazon gift card for just 450 SB!

There will also be five Back-to-School themed SwagBills in various amounts.  If you collect all five throughout the week, you earn a 50 SB bonus!

On Thursday there will be a SB Code Extravaganza, with at least 5 codes released throughout the day.

SwagBucks may also have special Facebook promos going, so you might want to "Like" them.

BTW: I found a video for 6 SB on the Gambit wall in Special Offers.  It was on the 2nd page. 

Aug 7, 2010

Get $10 Off Any Order at!!

Go HERE to get $10 off ANY order at  This is another affiliate.  Shipping is $3.99,  (So basically $6 off an order of $10 or more)  Expires August 31st.

Combine this with sale items for an even better deal! 

Fine print says "Limited to once per order"!!  I was able to place two orders.

Bio-Kleen products are 40% off!  I stocked up on the Oxygen Bleach with GSE.

Simple Shoes are $14.95 at

All Simple Shoes are currently on sale for $14.95 at  This makes some styles up to 85% off!
Shipping is a flat rate of $6.95.  This sale is good through Sunday.  Starting tomorrow will have free shipping for orders over $100

Get 7% cashback through Ebates.  You get a $5 bonus for signing up.

SwagBucks Triple Play

SwagBucks has a new promotion going.  Until midnight on Sunday (maybe even 2 am CST?  Don't quote me on that), earn 30 SB searching, 30 SB doing surveys, and 30 SB from Special Offers, and receive a Bonus 33 SB!!

I realize this is really a shot in the dark, but for you more competitive people, let's see what happens! 

I already don't have any surveys I qualify for today, so it will all be up to tomorrow.  I have earned 10 SB searching so far this morning.  That shouldn't be any problem.  As for Special Offers, I just completed the offer for SmarterQuotes found on the gWallet page.  It offers 41 SB.  You have to sign up and then confirm by email.  This is guaranteed spam, but I used a little used email account.  I received the SBs in just a couple minutes!!

If you are new to SwagBucks, you can sign-up HERE and get right into the Triple Play action!  Let me know if I can be of assistance.  Check out all my previous SwagBuck posts (listed on the right) to get tips and hints for winning more.

Adding:  I filled out some of my profile surveys.  Don't know if those points qualify towards the 30 SBs, but it doesn't hurt to try!

Aug 6, 2010 $25 GC for $3 + $10 GC

Until Monday, August 9th, Use code SAVE at to get a $25 gift cert. for $3 (70% savings) PLUS a FREE $10 gift certificate!!  (Don't know if it works on the $10 or not).  Free $10 GC should be emailed within 24 hours. 

Be sure to read ALL fine print for using both and the individual restaurant you are interested in.  Most restaurants have a minimum $$ order requirement, etc.  Can only use one certificate per visit. 

Kettler Kombi 2-in-1 High Chair 63% Off!

The Kettler Kombi 2-in-1 High Chair in Natural Solid Beechwood is 63% off at Albeebaby.  Originally $159, it is marked down to $59,99.  Shipping is $4.95 or free with orders over $100.

The high chair converts from high chair to a desk and chair.  Super cute!!

Free Two-Week Sample of Bio-35 Vitamin Supplement

Go HERE to request a free two-week sample from Bio-35. 

You can choose from Bio-35 --which is a vitamin supplement that provides omega fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and complex carbs.  Or get it in the Iron-Free or Gluten-Free variety.
Or choose the Pro-Cal  -- a supplement that provides calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, as well as Vitamins D & C

$1 Off Pomx Tea & More Coupons

MamboSprouts just added a coupon for $1 off a 16 oz. bottle of POMx tea.  You should be able to print twice.   Limited to the first 2,500 prints.

There are a lot of other natural/organic coupons available there, too.

Old Navy: Buy a Backpack for $10 & Get Free Lunch Kit

Today through Aug. 19, Old Navy is running this promo:

Backpacks on sale for $10 (reg. 14.50-19.50)
Lunch Kits on sale for $5 (reg. $7.50)
Buy a Backpack and get a Lunch Kit FREE!!!

Valid while supplies last.  Discount taken at register. Cannot combine with other offers.

You can also view the new Weekly Ad HERE.
It has two coupons inside: $10 off $50 (for anyone)  AND  $15 off $50 when you use your Old Navy card.
Just do two transactions if you want to take advantage of the backpack deal and use a coupon.

Jasmere: 5-pack of Fabkins Kid-Friendly Cloth Napkins

Jasmere deal for today is from Fabkins.  Get a 5-pack of 100% organic cloth napkins with kid-friendly designs embroidered on them.  Several designs to choose from.  The price is currently at $11 (retail is $25).  Shipping is $5 for first set and $1 for each additional set.

Jasmere is a site that features one deal per day.  The price goes can go even lower as more people buy.  You purchase the product, but are only charged the lowest price, when the deal ends.

I love these!  We all need a set!  Drive that price down!  I am digging the Garden Friends and the Beach Bound sets.

Aug 5, 2010

VeggieTales Music Sale on iTunes

VeggieTales is having a music sale on iTunes.  Albums starting at $5.99.  Sale ends Aug. 16

TGIF: B1G1 with Purchase of Appetizer

Go HERE to print a coupon from TGIF.  Buy one entree, get one free, with purchase of an appetizer.  Expires August 11. 

Coupon is reuseable.  Read fine print.  Not valid on 3-course meals.  Only at participating locations, etc.

Another Free Emergen-C Sample!

Go HERE to request another free Emergen-C sample!!  Yippee!

Get Free Samples of Emergen-C

Go HERE to request a free sample of Emergen-C.

You can also go to Facebook and "Like them, and then you can send samples to your friends--or husband! ;)

We swear by Emergen-C in our household.  It is what my kids get instead of juice or soda, etc.  Each packet has 1,000 mg of Vit. C.  Awesome for colds, energy, etc.  Contains electrolytes for hydration.  I usually split a packet between two kids.

Aug 4, 2010

EcoBabyBuys: weehuggers AIO Cloth Diapers

Today's deal on is for weehuggers All-in-One cloth diapers.  Price is $11.39 (40% off retail).  Uses a bamboo booster pad.

Aug 3, 2010

Snap-EZ Cloth Diapers and Trainers Discounted for Month of August

To celebrate its 6th anniversary, Snap-EZ has a variety of discounts available through the month of August.

Snap-EZ Eco Pocket Diapers are each $2 off

Snap-EZ Eco One Size Pocket Diapers $3 off

Order 4 or more identical diapers and get another 5% off

Order 8 or more and get 10% off

If you order $150 or more, use code Anniversary6 to receive an additional $6 off!

All orders over $125 get free shipping.  No limits on quantity.  Offer ends 8/31/10.  Only available for in-stock items.

SwagBucks Special Offers

I had many more videos on the gWallet page in Special Offers today.  I have been checking for them everyday, as an easy way to get more SwagBucks.

Another super easy offer is on the SuperRewards page.  I had an offer to visit the Chili's page.  Just by visiting the site you earn 18 SBs--you don't have to sign up for their email list.  I was unable to receive points from SuperRewards when I used Firefox.  I switched to IE and finally received them.  There was also an offer for 2 SB to watch a short video from Jamba Juice

Looking for these quick and easy Special Offers has really helped me earn more SBs.  If you haven't signed up for SwagBucks yet, I highly recommend it!  A no-strings-attached way to earn money/giftcards/etc.

I also completed my first survey today.  I had been unable to access the surveys in Firefox.  I guess I need to switch back over to IE.

Sign-Up for Nourished Kitchen's Preserve the Bounty Free Email List

I received the first installment of Nourished Kitchen's email course entitled Preserve the Bounty.  She is sending out an email every week for five weeks discussing different ways to preserve food, other than canning.  If you are interested, you can go HERE and add your email address to the list.  There is also an online discussion forum you can participate in.  This is a great way to find inspiration and ideas.

Aug 2, 2010

Sam's Club Open House Aug 6, 7, 8

This Fri, Sat, Sun (August 6, 7, 8) Sam's Club is having an Open House.  Non-members get free entrance and NO SURCHARGE!!  Try Sam's Club for free without paying the typical 10% fee that non-members are charged.  This weekend only.

In case you don't check out the comments, here's a great one from Regina:

"I believe this is also the tax-free weekend...seems like a good time to buy a new computer or printer...
or normal stuff like clothes :-)"

15% Friends and Family Discount at Walgreens

Between August 2nd (today) and August 4th, you can use the 15% off coupon found on the Walgreens Facebook page (just "Like" them).  This can be combined with all your other great deals using in-store coupons, manufacturer coupons, etc.

You do need to checkout at the photo or cosmetics counter when using this coupon. 14-Piece Cuisinart Stainless Steel Knife Set has a 14-piece Cuisinart Stainless Steel Knife Block Set for $35.  Shipping is only $4.95.

Set includes Chef's knife, slicer, santoku knife, serrated utility knife, paring knife, kitchen shears, sharpener, and a pull-away mini block with 6 steak knives!  I was actually in need of steak knives, so jumped on this deal.

Cashback available at both Ebates and

Target: Burt's Bees Polka Dot Mani-Pedi Gift Set $12.99 + Free Shipping + Save 10%

Target's Daily Deal for today is the Burt's Bees Polka Dot Mani-Pedi Gift Set.  4-piece gift set.  Ships for free.

Use code TOEY738U to save 10%.

Go through to get 5% cash back.  Plus you get a $5 sign-on bonus when you register. Glamourmom Nursing Tanks, and Tankinis

Today's deal on is for Glamourmom Nursing Bras, Tanks and Tankinis.  Nursing Bras are sold out. =(    Tanks are $17 and Tankinis are $26.99.  Prices are 50% off retail. 

School Supply Deals at Wags

This is the time for great deals on school supplies--and there are lots of deals out there.

This week at Walgreens there are some fantastic deals on a few items that may be on your list.

You can see a full match-up at Hip2Save.

My favorites are free washable markers (after mail-in rebate)!!  Free crayons after Register Rewards.  Index cards for $.22 and a 2-pack of erasers for $.29 after in-ad coupon.  Lots more, too!

Aug 1, 2010

BabyLegs: B1G1 is Back!

BabyLegs is offering Buy One, Get One on select leg warmers and socks.  Buy one of the select items and get the another of the same design free.  Use code FRIEND.  Currently shipping is free on all orders.  Also, if you sign up for their newsletter, you will get a 10% off code for your next order.

Ideas for Packing Lunches

Lots of people are gearing up to go back to work or school.  I thought I would share a couple links I have found interesting.  My daughter will be starting school for the first time this fall, and I am completely committed to packing her lunch. 

Kitchen Stewardship has a great post on packing lunches.  I think one idea I have appreciated is that not every meal has to be a full-course affair.  Kids can get just as much nutrition from a variety of "snacky" foods.  By rotating between left-overs and a mix of snack foods (fruits, veggies, nuts/seeds, whole grains), I think the prep time can be minimized, especially on those busier mornings.

I really need to get in the habit of baking more nutrient-rich muffins and other baked goods.  Those would be fantastic additions.

I have previously shared the Weston Price article Packing the Perfect Lunch Box.  More great suggestions there. 

One of my other favorite links is Lunch in a Box.  I love the idea of the Japanese Bento--those cute little compartmentalized lunch boxes.  This blog is from a mom who packs a Bento for her husband and kids.  She shares how she preps the boxes in the morning.  While she appears to have quit posting, I still find it inspirational to read through the posts for new ideas.

I would love to avoid plastic altogether in our lunches, but don't feel that glass would be the wisest choice to send with my daughter.  I decided instead to get some great BPA-free plastic containers that are made to fit her lunchbox.  If I need to wrap anything, I will just use wax paper.  I got some extra stainless steel water bottles and two stainless steel insulated containers.  I am still hoping to make her some cute napkins, but if not, I will just throw in one of our cloth napkins. I also plan to just pack our regular silverware.  This will be an exercise in responsibility for her, also--to make sure everything comes back home.

I have no idea what to expect on this journey, but I think the challenge will be fun.  Hopefully she will be looking forward to her great lunches that are packed with love.