Saving on Healthy Essentials as we go Back to School

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

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Do you have back to school routines? We do! These start weeks in advance and the day before we do the following:

We sleep in (one last time!) then enjoy brunch together! We pick our our clothes for the following day, and pack our backpacks. We then go to church and lunch as normal. Then in the afternoon, we paint our finger nails and toe nails and lay out our lunch boxes and prepare what we can for the following day. We take nice long relaxing baths and I blow dry my girls hair. (We use Johnson’s No More Tangles to make this easier!) They are then sent to bed by 8PM to get plenty of rest. 

As the mom of three little ones going back to school, I need to get up and get moving long before they up! The following three things help get me moving in the mornings:

1.)  Black Coffee w/two Splenda

2.) Neutrogena Oil Free Face Wash Pink Grapefruit

3.) Freshly brushed teeth (no one likes coffee breath) and Listerine

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I love that I can click over to the Healthy Essentials site and print more then $40 worth of savings on several of the items that I use on a daily basis! Check it out! HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® also offers tips & tools and so much more.

Here are a few of the coupons that you will find:

• Save $1.00 on JOHNSON’S® Baby NO MORE TANGLES® or Extra Conditioning hair care product (excludes sizes 1 oz.-4 oz., JOHNSON’S® BUDDIES® and JOHNSON’S® KIDS® products)
• Save $2.00 on any (2) AVEENO® products (excludes cleansing bars and moisturizing bars,
trial sizes and 2.5 oz. lotion sizes)
• Save $2.00 on any (1) RoC® Anti-Aging product
• Save $1.00 on any (1) NEUTROGENA® Cleansing, Moisture, or Acne product
• Save $1.00 on any (1) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Product
• Save $1.50 on any (1) VISINE® product (0.5 fl. oz. or larger)
• Save $1.00 on any (1) LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash, or (1) LISTERINE®NATURALSTM
Antiseptic, or (1) LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® Antiseptic, or (1) LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE,
or (1) LISTERINE® ZERO®, or (1) LISTERINE® FLUORIDE DEFENSE® Anticavity Mouthwash product (Valid on products 1L or larger)

Back to School Printable Coupon Round Up


Here is a quick and easy Back to School Printable Coupon Round up!

School Supply List Coupons
Breakfast Coupons
Packed Lunch & After-School Snack Coupons
Quick & Easy Dinner Coupons
Mom Survival Coupons

Easy Cheesy Chicken Bake Recipe (+ Printable Coupons)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #PackedWithSavings #CollectiveBias


School starts in two short weeks and I’ve been playing around with different recipes to change things up a little for my kids! I know once school is going, ball practice, homework and the fall festivities start, we will need quick and easy meals. Because I like to save money, I decided to see what grocery coupons were available to print and planned my meal around that. You can check out tons of Kraft printables by clicking on the banner below!

So I printed my coupons and off to Walmart I went! I picked up a few school supplies (as it’s Tax Free weekend here in Texas) and the ingredients that I would need to make my girls a yummy, hot meal!


They LOVE Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, so I knew that would definitely be in the recipe somewhere…and I would like them to eat more protein, so I decided that adding chicken would be a great way to sneak in some flavor and protein. They love grilled chicken when we marinate it in Kraft Italian Dressing, so we added that for a yummy zesty flavor. Topped with Kraft Natural Sharp Cheese, it was perfect!


Easy Cheesy Chicken Bake Recipe

kraftrecipeFirst Marinate the chicken in Kraft Italian Dressing. Grill and let cool. Cook the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese as instructed on the box. Preheat oven to 350. Simply, chop grilled chicken up and add to Mac’n Cheese. Mix well, pour into a 9×9 dish and top with shredded cheese. Bake just until cheese is melted. Enjoy.

If you have a meal to take to a friend who just had a baby or surgery, this is a great one as they can heat it easily for a yummy kid friendly meal! As another cheat…if you don’t have time to grill, you can pop the chicken w/Kraft Italian dressing in a crockpot on low for 6 hours and then just shred it for the recipe!

Here is a list of the awesome grocery coupons that you can currently print!

SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) JELL-O University Mold Kit (Walmart)
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) KRAFT Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese (16 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spreads (8 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (8 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) KRAFT Salad Dressing (24 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) TACO BELL® Sour Cream Dip (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) KOOL-AID Ready-To-Serve (96 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) OSCAR MAYER Butcher Cut Bacon (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners (3-pack) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (5 pack) (Walmart)
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) PLANTERS Peanuts (16 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee (3 lb) (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) KRAFT Mayonnaise (30 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) MIRACLE WHIP Dressing (30 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) KRAFT Singles (16 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) KOOL-AID Jammers Juice Drink (10-pack) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) CAPRI SUN Juice Drinks (30-pack) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Beef Hot Dogs (16 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) VELVEETA® (32 oz) (Walmart)
$0.75 off 2 bags JET-PUFFED Marshmallows


As an added bonus, I had a sweet little kitchen helper as I made this recipe! She loves to stir for me! (I don’t tell her that I haven’t turned on the fire yet…or that it’s already fully cooked!)

Tax Free Shopping this weekend in Texas (+ Printable Coupons)


If you are heading out for Tax Free weekend here in Texas, you will want to print the following coupons to help you save even more! Remember you can save on clothes, shoes, and school supplies!

Bath & Body Works - Free Signature Collection Item with $10 Purchase (exp:9/2/2014)
Beauty Brands - $3.50 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 8/23/2014)
Chico’s Outlet - $20 Off Regular Priced Jacket or Jeans When You Bring in Gently Worn Jeans or Jacket (exp: 8/17/2014)
JCPenney - $10 Off $25 or $20 Off $50 Apparel, Shoes, & More (exp:8/9/2014)
Kirkland’s - $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 8/10/2014)
Kohl’s - $10 Off $30 Kids Apparel Purchase (exp: 8/17/2014) (I used this plus a 30% off that I got in the mail!)
Lifeway - 30% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 8/9/2014)
Loft Outlet - 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/10/2014)
Sports Authority - 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/9/2014)
Yankee Candle - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Any Large Jar, Tumbler or Pure Radiance Vase Candles (exp: 8/10/2014)

(Thanks Surviving the Stores!)

HUGE List of New Printable Coupons


There are some awesome new printable coupons out today! New month, new savings! Grab them while you can!

$0.55 off any One (1) Park’s Finest™ product
$0.75 off any ONE (1) BARILLA Italian Entrees
$1.00 off One (1) Emerald Nuts Canister
$0.75 off any Windex Touch-Up Cleaner
$1.00 off any TWO Windex products
$2.00 off any THREE Glade products
$0.50 off any Glade Jar Candle or Wax Melts
$1.50 off any TWO Raid products
$1.00 off Any One (1) 2000 Flushes
$1.00 off any Glade PlugIns Scented Oil product
$1.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning
$1.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles Bath Cleaning product
$1.00 off any OFF! product
$3.00 off Raid Max Bug Barrier or Defense Marker
$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand containers
$2.00 off any Glade Automatic Spray starter kit
$0.50 off any Shout Color Catcher product
$0.50 off any Drano product
$1.50 off any Pledge FloorCare product
$0.50 off any Pledge Furniture product
$0.75 off any TWO Shout products
$3.00 off any FOUR Windex, Pledge, or Shout
$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand bags
$2.00 off 3 Windex, Pledge, Shout products
$2.00 off ONE Pantene Styling Product
$4.00 off Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler
$1.00 off Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler
SAVE $1.00 on ANY Disney or Marvel Gummy Vitamin Item
SAVE $1.00 on any TWO (2) Balance Bar® Singles
SAVE $0.50 off ANY Pentel® ENERGEL® 2 or 3 PACK
SAVE $1.00 off ANY Pentel® ENERGEL® 4 pack or larger
SAVE $1.00 on ANY Caltrate® Tablets (120ct or larger), Soft Chews or Gummy Bites
SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) KING’S HAWAIIAN® Sliced or Round Bread.
SAVE $1.00 on Dream Wonder Foundation or ANY MAYBELLINE® NY FACE product
SAVE $1.00 on ANY MAYBELLINE® Shadow & Liner
SAVE $1.00 COLORsensational® The Buffs or ANY MAYBELLINE® NEW YORK Lip Product
SAVE $2.00 on any ONE (1) Garnier® Nutrisse® Haircolor or Color Styler
SAVE $3.00 on any ONE (1) Garnier® Olia™ Oil Powered Haircolor.
$1.00 OFF any FOUR (4) Müller® Yogurts
SAVE $1.50 off any ONE (1) Right Guard® Xtreme Clear® or Clinical Clear® Product
$0.55 OFF ONE (1) Pack of Brawny® Paper Towels
SAVE $3.00 on ANY Ester-C® Tablet
SAVE $2.00 on ANY $6 MET-Rx® purchase
SAVE $0.50 on any ONE (1) Snuggle® product. (excludes trial size)
SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) all® product (excludes trial size)
SAVE $1.00 on ANY Nature’s Bounty® Vitamin or Supplement
SAVE $3.00 on Nexium® 24HR 42 ct. or 28 ct. product
SAVE $1.00 on ANY Nexium® 24HR product
SAVE $1.00 on ANY Sundown Naturals® Vitamin or Supplement
SAVE $2.00 on ANY Nature’s Bounty® OPTIMAL SOLUTIONS® product
SAVE $3.00 ANY Osteo Bi-Flex® 30 – 60 ct.
SAVE $3.00 ANY Osteo Bi-Flex® edge product
SAVE $1.00 any TWO (2) single Pure Protein® bars
SAVE $1.50 off ANY Polident® tablets (84ct or larger)

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New Printable Coupons: Pampers, Dole, Gerber and more

There are some awesome new printable coupons out today! New month, new savings! Grab them while you can!

$5.00 off 5 1-Quart Bottles of Castrol Edge
$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Meals or Sides
$1.00 off any 2 Gerber Graduates Lil’ Whoos
$1.00 off 2 Gerber or Graduates Yogurt Blends
$1.50 off ONE Pampers UnderJams
$3.00 off any ONE GERBER FORMULA, 22oz or larger
$1.50 off any Triple Cream
$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Puffs
$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Grabbers™ items
$1.00 off any four Old Orchard frozen concentrates
$0.75 off Any ONE (1) DOLE Shakers
$1.00 off FOUR Minute Maid Fruit Drink
$1.00 off one Old El Paso™ Frozen Entrees
$0.75 off flavor/variety Cascadian Farm product
$0.50 off one Gourmet Dining Chicken Stir Fry
$0.75 off one box Multi Grain Cheerios cereal
$0.75 off THREE PACKAGES Totino’s™ Rolls Snacks
$0.75 off ONE BOX Trix cereal
$0.50 off (1) any flavor Yoplait products
$0.75 off 2 select kid Yoplait yogurts, any flavor
$1.00 off 2 BOXES any flavor Cheerios™ cereals
$0.40 off any six cups Yoplait Yogurt
$0.50 off ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
$0.40 off 1 Liberte Greek or Mediterranee yogurt
$0.20 off 1 CUP any flavor Yoplait Greek 2% yogurt
$1.50 off any ONE (1) Lemon Grass Kitchen Product
$2.00 off ONE Nature Valley™ Oatmeal Bistro Cups
$0.50 off any Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits
$0.75 off (1) Old El Paso™ product
$0.50 off any 2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries
$1.00 off THREE Old El Paso™ products
$0.50 off ONE Original Bisquick Baking Mix
$0.50 off TWO Pouch Betty Crocker™ Potatoes
$1.00 off (1) COOL WHIP and (2) JELL-O Pudding
$1.00 off any two packages of Joy Ice Cream Cones
$0.50 off any one Fiber One™ Streusel Bars
$1.00 off four Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza
$0.50 off TWO Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks
$0.50 off any Fiber One™ Soft-Baked Cookies
$0.30 off any Haribo product, 4 oz. or larger
$0.20 off one HERSHEY’S Mix-Ins with Yoplait
$0.50 off one box Fiber One Chewy bars product
$0.75 off ONE variety of Food Should Taste Good
$0.50 off TWO Chex Mix™ or Bugles™ Corn Snacks
$0.50 off Betty Crocker Create ‘n’ Bake Cookie Mix
$0.50 off ONE BOX any Nature Valley Granola Bars
$0.75 off ONE Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough product
$0.75 off TWO LARABAR™ RENOLA™ pouches
$1.00 off 2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$1.00 off any Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies
$0.50 off (1) Betty Crocker­™ Hershey’s™ Bar Mix
$1.00 off TWO (2) Mott’s 6-pk Applesauce cups
$0.50 off (1) any flavor Fiber One™ Meal Bar
$0.75 off LAND O LAKES Saute Express Meal Starter
$3.00 off ONE BOTTLE OF JOINT MOVEMENT Glucosamine
$2.00 off Gas-X or ex-lax product 18ct or larger
$1.00 off Flintstones™ multivitamin or supplement
$5.00 off Magic City, Spartacus, Da Vinci’s Demons
$2.00 off Our Idiot Brother, Awesome ’80s 4-pack
$1.25 off any ONE Hefty Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
$1.00 off GE energy-efficient soft white bulbs
$2.00 off HTH Super Algae Guard
$0.50 off ONE Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
$2.00 off renu fresh multi-purpose solution
$7.00 off Schick Hydro Groomer and Refill
$1.00 off Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Product
$1.00 off Any One (1) Mitchum Product
$2.00 off any (1) Revlon cosmetics
$2.50 off (12) cans of ALPO Wet Dog Food

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Amazing Jakes Food and Fun (+ Printable Coupon)

Plan some last minute fun before school starts in a few weeks! Head over to Amazing Jake’s in Plano. Amazing Jake’s is over 95,000 square feet of food and fun, conveniently located inside the Collin Creek Mall. They offer an Amazing Buffet of Pizza, Soups, Salads and Desserts. Practice your putting skills on our Miniature Golf Course, race your friends on the Go-Karts, take aim in Laser Tag, climb 25 feet off the ground on the Rock Climbing Wall, bump and dodge on our Bumper Cars, perfect your gaming skills and win prizes in our Mega Arcade or enjoy our various Kid City Rides!

Use this coupon to save even more! It’s good for a B1G1 FREE Buffet!

Back to School shopping with Walgreens Paperless Coupons

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless


I am in the throws of trying to get some great deals on Back to School shopping for my kids. With three in school, we need everything from clothes and shoes, to back packs and school supplies. I am doing my best to try to save on everything that I possibly can.

Walgreens has a mobile app that I downloaded on my iPhone. Within the app, I was able to load some paperless coupons that allowed me to save money on things I was going to purchase anyways! Here are a few of the deals that I scored at Walgreens with Paperless Coupons:

Wexford Scissors $1.49
$0.49 final price clipless coupon
Total: $0.49

Dawn on sale for $0.99
$0.25 paperless coupon
Total: $0.74

L’Oreal Essence Hair Color $7.99 (on sale)
$3 paperless coupon
Total: $4.99


There were several other paperless coupons that would have helped with back to school buying as well. While checking out, the man behind me was amazed to find out that I could load paperless coupons on my phone and have the cashier scan my phone for savings. I told him how easy it was to load the coupons and how with three kids we love finding new ways to save money.

I only saved $5.25 buying these items, but that is almost 50% off and was all done without the hassle of actually buying and cutting coupons from a newspaper! So easy! I even loaded a few other coupons to my phone while standing in line waiting to check out. I love having my coupons mobile. No more worrying about leaving my coupon binder at home. Having my coupons on my phone make it so easy and simple. I don’t mind standing in longer lines at check out now, it gives me more opportunities to load coupons and save!

WalgreensCoupons To use the Paperless Coupons, simply download the FREE Walgreens app. Create an account and upload the coupons that you want to use. (Be sure to sync your Balance Rewards membership to the Mobile App to get started.) At checkout, simply open the app and let the cashier scan your phone. The discounts will show on your receipts. So easy.

New Printable Grocery Coupons

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Honey Bunches of Oats Printable Coupon (+ Walmart Deal)


Hurry and grab this $1/1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Giant Size Cereal (18 oz or larger) coupon! (zip 62946)

Use it at Walmart to get the following deal:

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Giant Size
$1/1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Giant Size Cereal (18 oz or larger) coupon
Total: $2.24

I like to make this yummy treat with Honey Bunches of Oats! My kids love it!

(Thanks, Printable Coupons and Deals!)