Free Magazine – Everyday with Rachael Ray

by Janell on October 10, 2012

I love this magazine. I get the digital and print subscription. Enjoy the November issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray. No strings attached. You’ll never receive a bill. This free issue is yours, compliments of EveryDay with Rachael Ray is a magazine for smart entertaining, delicious food and spur of the moment travel. Enter the information below to get started. Your digital issue will be available immediately.


Do you like to share your opinions?  I know I do and I love earning a little money while I am taking surveys.  Why not share your opinions at Tellwut  and earn some free money?

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Saveology has a lot of discounts on gift cards. You can buy many at 50% off or more! These are real gift cards that will be mailed to your house! They are only available for new customers, so pick out your favorite deal!


Crock Pot Beef Stew + Country Bob’s Giveaway!

by Janell on October 10, 2012

I am always looking for new recipes for the crock pot. When Country Bob’s sent me some of their sauce, I immediately checked out their recipes. Since my fouth set of 1 Hour + 1 Mess = 5 Crock Pot Meals will be more “Fall Foods” I was excited to see a beef stew recipe. I made it the other night and it was a good recipe. It wish it was 60 degrees out and not 90 degrees in Florida.  Keep reading because I will also be giving away 2 bottles of Country Bob’s sauce!

Crock Pot Beef Stew

  • 1 large onions, diced
  • 1 ½ lb lean stew meat, cut in 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon or 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 ½  cups V-8 juice
  •  cup Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce (or may substitute Spicy)
  • 3 clove of garlic
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 1 lb carrots cut up
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Optional- bunch of celery

Put everything into your crock pot. Cook on high 6-7 hours or low for 8-9 hours.
*You can dredge it in flour and fry them in oil before you put the meat in the crock pot. I don’t notice a difference in the taste so I don’t take this extra step.


Now for the giveaway! Click here to enter if you are reading this in your email or RSS feed. The winner will receive 2 bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will run from 10/10/2012 at 12:01am until 10/21/2012 at 12:01am. The winner will be contacted and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If the winner does not respond I will chose a new winner. This giveaway is open to residents of the USA. Void where prohibited.This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook or Twitter. Saving You Dinero is not responsible for the prize pack. The prize pack will come directly from Country Bob’s.


5 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

by Janell on October 10, 2012


Don’t publicize your vacation

You should treat your vacation more like an undercover operation than a relaxing getaway. Just let a few trustworthy friends know that you’re leaving and keep everyone else out of the loop until you return. This is especially important when it comes to social media. While many people like to use their Facebook and Twitter accounts to inform their friends and family about an upcoming trip, a simple status update can be an open invitation for a potential burglars looking for an empty home to ransack.

Create the appearance that someone is home

Before you go on vacation, it is extremely helpful to create the illusion that someone is home. Leaving a light on is a simple yet effective way to accomplish this. If you want to be extra cautious, a random light timer – which you can purchase at most hardware stores for about $20 – will sporadically turn the lights off and on so it always appears like somebody is home. Leaving a radio or television on also helps the house appear occupied.

Adequately secure all doors and windows

Ideally, you want your home to be a fortress before you leave town. Intruders will pick the houses that are easiest to break into and avoid the ones that are secure. Before you leave, loop around your house and check all your doors and windows to make sure they are sturdy and securely locked. Also, make sure to lock any detached garages and sheds. You don’t want a burglar to use your tools to break in. Lastly, make sure to arm your home security system and test it to verify that it’s working. If you don’t have one, Security Choice offers affordable ADT monitored systems at a reasonable price.

Put mail delivery on hold

If you have an on-the-street mailbox, make sure to notify all the companies that send mail (and newspapers) to your home to hold deliveries while you’re on vacation. Burglars will seek out homes where mail and newspapers have piled up. You can also ask a trustworthy neighbor to collect any items that have accumulated in your mailbox or driveway.

Hide your valuables

Burglars know that most people keep their valuables in the bedroom. Consequently, it’s wise to hide expensive belongings and personal documents somewhere else – ideally in a safe.

So what do you think? Do you have any more tips to add to this list?

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This is one of my favorite deals! You can get a  1-Year Subscription to National Geographic Kids Magazine – for just $12. This is a $49.90 Value. My 7 year old son loves these magazine. He reads them from cover to cover and then re-reads them often. It is one of the best magazines for kids!

Just click here to buy this deal. You will get your first issue in 4-6 weeks. They even have a kids edition for ages 3-6.

Deal includes:
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Toilet Paper Deal – .25 Cents Per Roll

by Janell on October 10, 2012

Everyone needs toilet paper. So you should jump on this deal from Amazon. You can get Quilted Northern Ultra Plush, Double Rolls, 48 Count for $23.59 shipped after the $1 clip free coupon and by picking the Subscribe and Save option. You will also get free shipping! (Just cancel it after you receive your order.

These are double rolls so it’s like getting 96 rolls for $23.59. Prices can change at any time – so get them now!


Giveaway – Win A Kindle Fire!

by Janell on October 9, 2012


This Kindle Fire Giveaway is sponsored by SavingStar and brought to you by Madame Deals Media.

I love SavingStar. If you want to save money but you don’t want to clip coupons, you can save money with digital coupons with SavingStar! They will be giving a lucky reader a Kindle Fire – Do you know anyone with a Kindle Fire on their Christmas list??

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Printable Coupons Round-up

by Janell on October 9, 2012

$2.00 off any two (2) REACH Toothbrushes

Here’s a nice list of printable coupons. Make sure you print them now before they disappear.



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$10 Papa John’s Gift Card For $5

by Janell on October 9, 2012


Hurry over to Half Off Depot so you can get a $10 Papa John’s Gift Card for just $5. I just bought one. We can always enjoy a cheap pizza night.

This is one of my favorite deal sites.

How to get this deal:

  • Once you buy your voucher, you will get an email confirming your purchase.
  • Click “print this voucher” and you will see a code in the upper right side. (You don’t have to actually print the voucher.)
  • Go here and enter your voucher code
  • You will fill out your personal information and they will mail you a gift card to your house.


I have ordered Panera Bread, Starbucks, and Lowes gift cards from Half Off Depot and they always arrived quickly!