Genius! Use Cookie Cutters To Carve Your Pumpkins

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 by Uncategorized

Funny Halloween

Carving pumpkins has long been a tradition for my family. It started when I was really little and basically just told my dad what I wanted him to carve for me, and has now moved onto me being the carver of the family. As fun as the idea is, actually spending hours scooping out pumpkin guts and trying to artfully turn the gourd into a masterpiece is not as fun in practice. Even just carving out triangles is challenging depending on the knife you’re using, so I was thrilled when a friend of mine told me that she uses cookie cutters for her kids’ pumpkin carving!

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All you need to do is dig out the pumpkin seeds as usual, and then press the cookie cutter against the outside of the pumpkin and use a hammer to press it all the way through! As long as you have carved out enough of the pumpkins’ insides you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting the cookie cutter to go through. Use hearts, stars, paw prints, whatever cookie cutter designs you have! Amazon has this set of Halloween design cookie cutters!

That way you don’t have to risk cutting off your fingers, and the kiddos may be able to do it themselves! Happy “carving!”


Did you print your Buy One Get One 50% off coupon for the Spirit Halloween store yet?

Posted on October 1st, 2015 by Coupon Cathy

Buy One, Get One 50% Off at Spirit Halloween


Save Money On Halloween Costumes

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by Uncategorized

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With four kids dressing up for Halloween each year, I had to find some unique ways to save money on those costumes. Two of the kids have now outgrown dressing up. It’s “not cool anymore mom”. But I still find ways to save on the youngest kids costumes. Check out my top tips below:

Organize a costume swap with friends: We have done this quite a few times when my kids were younger. Many years the kids only wore their costumes 1-2x. So, they were like new the next year and had plenty of wear left for the next child to use. We would plan a get together for the first week of October and lay out all the costumes to browse through.

Make your own costume: If you’re crafty, use your skills to make your child’s costume. It can be as easy as the old white sheet to make a ghost, or get the sewing machine out and get to work!

Use what you have: We have done this a few times over the years. Thankfully, my boys wanted to be a baseball player or my girls wanted to be a princess. Since the boys played Little League, we always had a uniform around the house. And my girls had the princess trunk filled with dresses, feathery boas, plastic heel shoes, and more. Easy peasy! And it saved me lots of dough.

Buy used: Head out to the thrift or consignment shops in your area and browse through the costumes. They usually start to pull them out the end of September. Start early for the best selections.

Shop AFTER Halloween for the following year: The day after Halloween, costumes go on clearance. They usually start at 20% off and eventually end up at 90% off!  Don’t forget accessories and decorations while you’re at it!


Whole Foods Organic Deals (Plus Halloween Candy)

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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Have you noticed the sales on apples everywhere lately? Whole Foods is not exempt from getting you great deals on apples during this season. Check out this week’s list of deals on organic foods. Also, if you don’t want to give out apples tonight for Halloween, you’ll want to look at the Halloween candy deals, too. It may seem strange to buy your Halloween candy from Whole Foods. But if you care about not giving out candy filled with artificial colors, chemicals and more sugar than anyone needs in a year–and you don’t want to be the “weird lady” who gives out apples and raisins on Halloween–then it’s nice to have alternatives to the junk candy that most children will eat tonight. And if you don’t want to worry about all that on Halloween, then perhaps you and your family can enjoy some yummy treats sans chemicals 😉

ORGANIC PRODUCE

Organic Jonagold Apples $1.99/lb
Use one $.25 cash back from Berry Cart
And use one $.50 cash back from Shrink (use referral code: INICMO to get $1 bonus credit)

Organic Cucumbers $1.50/each

HALLOWEEN CANDY
◾Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cup Packs $4.99
Use one $.25 Ibotta Candy Rebate
Final Price: $4.74
◾Glee Gum Halloween Glee Pops $3.50
Use one $.25 Ibotta Candy Rebate
Final Price: $3.25
◾Surf Sweets Organic Treat Packs $5.99
Use one $.25 Ibotta Candy Rebate
Final Price: $5.74
◾YumEarth Organic Halloween Lollipops $4.99
Use one $.25 Ibotta Candy Rebate
Final Price: $4.74

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Shop For Christmas During Halloween

Posted on October 28th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

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We are days away from Halloween. If you don’t have a costume for yourself or your little one, chances are you can get a pretty good deal on one right now. (As a matter of fact, Walgreens has some costumes on clearance and a $5 coupon on page 11 of their coupon book. So, you could actually score a free costume if the price is right on the clearance costume of your choice.) If your favorite store doesn’t have costumes on clearance yet, just head over there on Saturday morning!

Have you considered shopping for Christmas during these Halloween clearance sales? You should! Think about it. How much do your children love to play dress up? Right now, my daughter dresses up whenever we are home. She even asks if it’s okay to wear her princess dresses when we go out! Boys love it, too. In my daughter’s class yesterday, one boy’s “show and tell” talk involved a Ninja Turtle costume he put on. He even showed us a few of his Ninja moves. 😉 Costumes are not just for Halloween.

It’s not just costumes, though, that could make good holiday gifts. How about accessories? Capes, swords, tiaras, and costume jewelry all make fantastic gifts and stocking stuffers. Candy might also be a possibility if you don’t mind the Halloween colors or characters. That may simply depend on how old your children are. Older ones may care; I guarantee that the younger ones won’t. 😉

So, when you pass by that Halloween clearance aisle this week or scan the online deals at a popular website, take a second look with your Christmas shopper eyes. That dress, that cape, and that sword could put a huge smile on your little one’s face on December 25. All you need to do is hide it for two months! 😉

Have you started shopping for Christmas yet?


Whole Foods Organic Deals

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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This week I bought a package of organic lollipops. I’m sure that some of you are thinking, “Why would you buy an organic lollipop? There’s nothing healthy about a lollipop, organic or not.” You would be right. There is nothing healthy about a lollipop of any kind. However, I do see a difference in my children when they have lollipops and candy with artificial food colorings. For my children, it just means I see a few extra tantrums on the day they’ve had the “goodie.” Other children suffer from much more severe reactions. For me, buying the organic lollipops was something I finally did because I need to have them with me in case they get artificially colored and flavored candy while we are out. It’s a back up to help me with my sanity. Judge away! 😉 If you are anything like me, check out the sales on organic treats at Whole Foods this week.

HALLOWEEN CANDY
◾Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cup Packs $4.99
◾Glee Gum Halloween Glee Pops $3.50
◾Surf Sweets Organic Treat Packs $5.99
◾YumEarth Organic Halloween Lollipops $4.99

Imagine Organic Soups $2.00
Use one $2/2 Imagine Whole Foods Coupon
Use one $1/1 Imagine Soup Coupon
Use one $1 cash back from Checkout51
Final Price = Free

So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk $2.00
Use one $.55/1 So Delicious Coupon
Use one $1/3 So Delicious Whole Foods Coupon
Final Price = $1.12 (when you buy 3)

Back To Nature Organic Mac-N-Cheese $1.50
Use one $.75/1 Back To Nature Coupon (Facebook)
Final Price = $.75

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Hot Deals

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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Looking for some hot deals on personal care products? Check out the great deal you can get on Yes To Carrots Cucumber wipes (I LOVE that brand)! You’ll also find great deals on razors and shampoo, among a few other things. Also, check out the Halloween candy deal, as we are less than two weeks away from that big day.

Johnson’s Baby Lotion, 15 oz $2.89, regular price
Use $1.00/1 – Johnson’s Baby Lotion (facebook.com)
And use $1.00/1 – Johnson’s Baby Product, 10 oz or larger, Target Mobile Coupon, Text BABY to 827438
Final Price: $0.89

Yes to Cucumber Wipes, 10 ct $2.84, sale price through 10/25
Price Match to Target.com price of $2.55
Use $2.50/1  – Yes to Product (facebook.com)
Final Price: $0.05

Buy 2 Bic Silky Touch Disposable Razors, 10 ct $3.24, regular price
Buy 2 Gillette Sensor 3 Disposable Razors, 4 ct $4.99, regular price
Use one FREE – $5.00 Target Gift Card with Personal Care Purchase, $15.00 or more, TARGET COUPON (target.com)
And use two $3.00/1 – Gillette Male Disposable Razor from RP 10/12
And use two $2.00/1 – Bic Disposable Razor from SS 10/19
Pay: $6.46, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $0.37 each, when you buy all 4

Buy 4 Dixie PerfecTouch Grab ‘N Go Cups and Lids, 12 oz 14 ct $3.79, regular price
Buy One Get One Free through 10/25
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points through 11/1
Use one $1.00/2 – Dixie Products (dixie.com) (requires signing up)
Pay: $6.58, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points ($4.00)
Final Price: $0.65 each, when you buy 4

Buy 2 Tresemme Shampoos, Conditioners or Stylers $4.00 each, when you buy 2, sale price through 11/1
Use one $5.00/2 – Tresemme Products from RP 9/28
And use one $2.00/2 – Tresemme Products, WALGREENS COUPON (socialtwist.com)
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy

Buy 2 Halls Base Advanced Vapor Action Menthol Drops Cough Suppressant, 30 ct $1.47, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 with Checkout 51
Use one $1.00/2 – Halls Drops Bags, 17 ct or larger from SS 10/5
Pay: $1.94, Submit for $1.00 Checkout 51
Final Price: $0.47 each, when you buy 2

Buy 2 M&M’s Fun Size Milk Chocolate Candies, 11 oz $2.50, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 with Snap
Use one $1.50/2 – Mars M&M’s Chocolate Candies, 9.9 oz or larger (bricks.coupons.com)
Pay: $3.50, Submit for $1.00 Snap Credit
Final Price: $1.25 each, when you buy 2

Have you bought any Halloween candy yet?


Halloween Costume Deals

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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If you’re looking for a good deal on costumes for your children, check out these great Target deals. I noticed, by the way, that you can get the sale/clearance price online without a coupon. So, if that’s easier for you (as it usually is for me), check out the clearance section at www.Target.com.
Buy 2 Sofia the First Costume $20.00, regular price
Use $10.00 Off Halloween or Accessories Purchase, $40.00 or more, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 10/25) Text SPOOKY4 to 827438
And use 40% Off – Sofia the First Costume, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $7.00 each, when you buy 2

Hello Kitty Costume $30.00, regular price
Use $10.00 Off Halloween or Accessories Purchase, $40.00 or more, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 10/25) Text SPOOKY4 to 827438
And use 40% Off – Hello Kitty Costume, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $13.00 each, when you buy 2

Doc McStuffins Costume $30.00, regular price
Use $10.00 Off Halloween or Accessories Purchase, $40.00 or more, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 10/25) Text SPOOKY4 to 827438
And use 40% Off – Doc McStuffins Costume, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $13.00 each, when you buy 2

Jolly Gnome Costume $15.00, regular price
Use 40% Off – Jolly Gnome Costume, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $9.00

Girls Super Hero Costume $15.00, regular price
Use 40% Off – Kids Super Hero Costume, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $9.00

Girls’ Whimsy Witch Hat $10.00, regular price
Use 40% Off – Girls’ Whimsy Witch Hat, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $6.00

Kids’ Strong Man Costume $30.00, regular price
Use $10.00 Off Halloween or Accessories Purchase, $40.00 or more, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 10/25) Text SPOOKY4 to 827438
And use 40% Off – Kids’ Strong Man Costume, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $13.00 each, when you buy 2

Lightning Bolt Costume Accessory $10.00
Use 40% Off – Lighting Bolt Accessory, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $6.00

Deal Idea

Buy 1 Doc McStuffins Costume $30.00, regular price
Buy 1 Girls Super Hero Costume $15.00, regular price
Use $10.00 Off Halloween or Accessories Purchase, $40.00 or more, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 10/25) Text SPOOKY4 to 827438
And use 40% Off – Doc McStuffins Costume, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
And use 40% Off – Kids Super Hero Costume, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 10/25) – (cartwheel.target.com)
Final Price: $13.00 each, when you buy both

Are you ready for Halloween yet?


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