Sunday, March 29

Pick One FREE Gift from Shutterfly! Ends Today!

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This weekend only you can choose one of 4 great freebies when you use promo code GIFT4U! 

Choose between One set of address labels, one magnet, one pet tag or one small luggage tag!

Shipping is not included and will vary depending on product. You have until 3/29 to grab your freebie!

Look at what I got!  Comment below if you got this deal!


Saturday, March 21

HoneyBaked Ham Campaign

This shop has been compensated by HoneyBaked Ham, Inc. and its advertiser. However, all opinions are mine alone. #HoneyBakedEaster

Many traditional Easter dishes are usually served at our tables, because of family favorite recipes, and/or because certain items were mainly available during the Spring season. Modern transportation has changed what is available to us, the convenience in getting those products, which can add more variety to our menu, and allows us to plan Easter Dinner in a more cohesive manner.

In order to decide "what should I make for Easter dinner", you will need to know how many people you are feeding.  For example, in order to feed an average sized family, you should pick a main dish, a few side dishes, bread, and a dessert. If you are serving more than a few people, consider asking guests to contribute dishes. 

So, with the family gathering together, you probably want a great meal that will look equally fabulous on your "good dishes" or kid-friendly paper plates. Easter is a wonderful time to prepare foods you might not cook all the time, but not for those dishes you don't normally make or haven't made before. It's probably best if you delay any experimental cooking for nights when ordering pizza, or Chinese take-out would be an option for mistakes.

Now, this year, instead of making Easter Dinner ahead of time, while stressing over every last detail, or what I might have forgotten to pick up from the store, I received an offer to try HoneyBaked Ham.  I was given $75 to purchase Ham, a Turkey Breast, and sides and/or a desert.  Of Course, I jumped at the chance to review these products, not only for myself, but for others who would appreciate a great value. 

After stopping by a HoneyBaked Ham location nearest to my home, I suddenly realized that this opportunity, and welcomed alternative, would give me more time to spend with my family, and less time spent in the kitchen. Wow!  How could I say no?  Especially, with all that HoneyBaked Ham products, such as fully cooked and delicious hams, turkey, heat Heat and Serve side dishes, and even desert!

While serving this to my family, I thoroughly enjoyed, not only the convenience, but the simplicity of giving my family a delicious home cooked meal.  The wonderful thing is, I didn't have to do all of the work!  HoneyBaked Ham took out most of the guess work of what was for dinner, and offered me a budget saving, less time consuming alternative to having to make everything from scratch myself, while usually having to shop at several places, in order to gather the ingredients, instead HoneyBaked Ham provided me with a "one-stop" shopping experience.  "Vive La DiffĂ©rence!"

What I purchased:
    • Quarter/Mini Ham,
    • Turkey Breast, and
    • 2 Side Dishes (Note that these may vary by location).  I chose creamy Yukon Mashed Potatoes and scrumptious Macaroni & Cheese.

To sweeten the deal, HoneyBaked Ham is currently offering a great coupon.  It is    
                       available to print for your Easter Ham purchase:

Offer valid 3.14.15 – 4.4.15. Must present coupon at time of purchase to receive offer. May not be combined with any other offer. One coupon per person at participating retail store locations. While supplies last. 

With the purchase of at least $50, you will receive $5 off.  That's a great deal for such yummy products!  So, stop off at your nearest HoneyBaked Ham location, and let their friendly staff help you decide on a menu for your family or get together this Easter season.  With so many choices, you'll be tempted to try it all! 

Please comment below on what you buy and share any particular items that you were amazed by.  Although, you may be caught between favorites. It's all so tasty!

Happy Easter
From The Pampered Prepper !

So, what should I do with the leftovers?  Well, sandwiches are always a tasty choice!  Also, making a craft involving the kiddos and/or guests to take them home with them.

Example:  You can pick up containers used for left-overs, just like the ones used in restaurants.  They are easily accessible at your neighborhood dollar store.  Decorate them with stickers, as well as crayons or markers, in order to add your own style.

My daughter Livier.  She was so proud of her design.

  Trick: Use a wine glass or other clear glass to make serving a cupcake a bit more interesting!  Simply turn it upside down.  It really puts the sparkle on the desert!  Get your kids involved.  They really like to help.

Tip: Add a savory side to your meal, like your favorite biscuits.
In the event that there are any biscuits left over, they will make great ham and/or turkey sandwiches!

 Tip: Put all those traditional died Easter eggs to good   use by turning them into deviled eggs.  A delicious and colorful alternative to just throwing them away.

Tricks: Left over plastic Easter Egg uses:

Use  for a light source to play outside, or string them up for a different and festive look.
Kiddos will love this twist on a traditional egg hunt as well!

Snack Containers:  Give plastic Easter eggs a 
year-round use (and save on resealable bags) by filling them with snacks like crackers, chips, dried fruit, or Cheerios. These are great for picnics, hiking trips, or kids lunches, in order to satisfy hunger, or indulge a snack attack.


  Additional Tips & Tricks for Easter plastic eggs:

  • Hair-tie holder
  • Manicure set
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo and/or Soaps
  • Paper Clip or Battery holder (So they don't get lost in your desk)
  • Eyeglass repair kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Make-up
  • Cotton balls or Q-tips
  • Toy Incentive for behavior 

   Other uses are up to your own imagination!

  I am going to use these plastic Easter eggs to fill my children's lunches, Easter Basket (sort of like the traditional Christmas stocking-stuffers), and as toiletry items for travel (suitcases/backpacks/handbags). In addition, my family plans on taking items similar to the ones above to an elderly person, or persons as a service project.  What a wonderful Easter surprise this will be! 


Friday, March 20

Personalized Plush Easter Baskets only $9.47 Today Only!

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                                                                   **Walmart Value of the Day**

Don’t miss out on this great deal to get one of these cute Personalized Plush Easter Baskets for only $9.47!

Styles include : Blue Bunny, Pink Bunny, Lamb, Frog, and Bee

Shipping is FREE with $50+ order or you can pick up FREE with in-store pickup!

Thursday, March 19

Rite Aid Announces New Program: Plenti (Starts in May)

The rumors we all were hearing about Rite Aid ending Up+ Rewards have been been confirmed! Rite Aid has officially announced that they will be ending Up+ Rewards. Starting in May, a new program will be launched called Wellness+ with Plenti. With Plenti, you’ll still be able to earn Wellness+ points at Rite Aid. However, instead of Up+ Rewards, you’ll be able to earn Plenti points. These Plenti points can be saved up and are valid for at least two years (instead of two weeks) and can be used at Rite Aid  and other Plenti partners. Once you’ve earned 200 points, you’ll be able to start redeeming your points.

You can earn Plenti points when doing doing transactions and purchases at AT&T, Exxon and Mobil, Macy’s, Nationwide, Direct Energy Hulu, and more. Members can then use those points for savings at certain partners including Rite Aid, Exxon and Mobil, and Macy’s. You will need to enroll for this new program once registration opens up, even if you are a current Wellness+ member. I’ll make sure to let you know when you can register! Go over here for more information.

Monday, March 16

This is what I received from one of my newer social network groups! Awesome!

Great Savings on RoTel at Walmart!

I always have several cans of Rotel in my house.  I add it to soups, chili's, cheese dip, and other dishes as well.  With Rotel's different varieties, the dish becomes your imagination!

Most of us have tried Rotel, right?

Great Savings on Rotel at Walmart now!

Do you enjoy this product?  Do you enjoy having a stockpile of items you like ?  Just add Rotel to your favorite recipes. From guacamole to roasted pork sliders, adding a can of Rotel makes a traditional recipe extraordinary and tasty too! Click this link  to print a Walmart coupon which allows you to buy 3 cans of Rotel, and get 1 can free! Hurry, this coupon expires on 04/16/15 and only while supplies last!  There is also a $.20/1 Rotel Coupon you can print HERE.

Comment if you get this deal!

Thursday, March 12

Crayola Ultimate Art Case with Easel for Your Little Traveler or Kid Prepper!

  • All in one portable art studio and easel!
  • Includes 8 Markers, 24 Crayons, 12 Short Colored Pencils, 8 Washable Watercolors, Paint Brush, Safety Scissors, Washable Glue and 30 Colored Paper Sheets
  • Easy storage & portability!
  • Create art anywhere! 


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Wednesday, March 11

Bug Out "Bling" or Travel in Style

GUESS Woodhaven Dome Brown Travel Tote    at

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Use code SPRINGDOT15 at checkout to see the discount reflected in your cart.
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Tuesday, March 10

Coleman Sundome 2-Person Tent

Amazon Deal – Price Can Change Any Time!
This is a HOT price so hurry if you want it :)
Coleman Sundome 2-Person Tent ONLY $32.38 (was $64)!
Dome structure; 1 door
Sleeps two people
Easy two-pole design for quick set up
Center height is 48 inches
Electric accessibility port
Dome structure
2 People 1 door
Easy 2 pole design for quick set up
48″ center height
Electric access port

Sunday, March 8

FREE Poppy Seed Packet

Something for your garden!

Comment if you snag this freebie :)

Thursday, March 5

Postpartum Freezer Meals {with FREE Freezer Inventory Printable}

Postpartum Freezer Meals

I found this awesome post, for Postpartum Freezer Meals (My Joyfilled Life), as well as FREE printables, and thought that it could be applied to making meals in a jars.   And yes, you do not have to be pregnant, or even a new mom, in order to try these meals out :)

Now, you may ask yourself, what are meals in a jar? Meals in a jar have become one of the most recent things I am interested in, as far as meal storage and preparation.  Pairing this up with Thrive Life, and making not only freezer meals, but also meals for long, and short-term storage, allows me to replace my family meals with freeze dried ingredients like Thrive Life.  So, this is basically the concept of a meal in a jar:

Simple, right?  Really it is.  You simply add water and you have a meal!  There are so many different combinations to create it boggles my mind LOL. The concept of the meal in a jar, takes the guess work out of what's for dinner, but also allows you another option for food storage, that last longer than  freezer meals.  Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking freezer meals, I am only suggesting another solution for your meal storage items, and the way meals for your whole family could be looked at. Simply replacing a few items from your food storage, with a product like Thrive Life, stretches your food budget, and your time for cooking most meals in half.  Some meals like a meal in a jar, provide several options for meal planning that normally you might not know.  So give it a try and let me know what you think. I would be interested in hearing about what you've created!

Tuesday, March 3

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