Monday, October 10, 2011

Many uses for bananas

Go Bananas?

I say yes! Bananas are a wonderful cheap fruit that have many uses. When money is tight around our house we still buy bananas because we use them in so many different ways.

1. Eat them the way they are! Why not with Potassium, 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, vitamins A, B, C, and calcium and magnesium and so much more. All of that and only 140 calories bananas are a healthy choice for a snack or to go with a meal.

2. For a healthy lunch add sliced banana to your peanut butter sandwich and for a splurge add honey or chocolate chips!

3. Banana Bread YUM! We really like banana bread or muffins in our house. they are a perfect breakfast or snack and they freeze great. Here is a recipe that we enjoy from Moneysavingmom.

4. How about a refreshing Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie? This is so easy to make and you can half the recipe if you are making it just for you. Here is the recipe we LOVE at our house.

5. Of course add to other fruits for a good fruit salad.

There are many more uses for bananas and at such a cheap price tag. right now the normal price for bananas around her are .55 lb. Of course they go even cheaper but that makes this a great food to buy if you are on a budget.

AS I was researching bananas I was impressed with all the other benefits that come from these yellow cuties. They help with: Anemia, Constipation, Depression, Hangovers, Heartburn, Morning sickness, Mosquito bites, PMS, SAD, Stress, Temperature control and many more. Check out this cool site to find out more about this amazing fruit!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Works for me Wednesday: Budgeting Helps

A while back almost a year ago I took Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University Class offered by my church. It was really an eye opener in many ways. Some of the awesome things I got from this class you can get too for free!

Check out Dave Ramsey's site offering free budget tools. This includes a download-able quickie budget, monthly cash flow planning, and an irregular income planning. Also you can sign up for the Dave Ramsey podcasts for free.

Check out the 7 Baby Steps that will change your Budget and your life! These steps most people will never get too, some have gotten to them and have to start over for various life reasons, some just need a reminder.

Baby Step #1 - $1,000 to Start and Emergency Fund
This step can be very hard to come by for some, and very easy for others... I urge you if you do not have a $1000 emergency fund set up start working on one today. This emergency fund can help in many ways, one of those ways is taking the annoyances out of things like your refrigerator going out, or a death in the family that is out of town. With this emergency fund in place you will feel at least a little more secure.

So start today, Get your budget in order. Check out the links above help you get on your way to financial freedom.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Frugal Friday! - Making Money Online

There are several different ways to earn giftcards online like Mypoints and Swagbucks. Today I am going to tell you a way to get money deposited into your Paypal Account on a weekly basis!

YouData is a website that offers you the opportunity to check out some really cool websites and earn money for looking at there advertisements. This is not time consuming or difficult. You also wont make tons of money. I made .46 today. On fridays they send out your payment to your paypal account.

This is not tons of money but since it took less than a minute too look at these ads, I consider it a nice way to make a couple of cents. There are some people who make $4 a week, this depends on your MeFile - which is how they know what ads to show you. Make sure you fill this out to the best of your ability to see the most ads!.

So check out YouData here today! I love to see the little additions to my paypal account it makes me smile knowing it wasnt that hard.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Works for me Wednesday: Blogs that help me!

Today I am going to let you peek in to some blogs that I Love and have helped me in shaping my home! I do not have very much time online on an average day surf the internet all day. I have come across a couple of blogs that I visit at least weekly is if not daily or even yes several times a day.

Moneysavingmom is an upbeat positive blog that I look at a whole lot. She not only shows you online deals and coupon deals, but she also gives budget advice, menu plans, and lots of links to do it your self type things. Crystal and her staff update her blog several times a day except Sundays.

Crystal at moneysavingmom is currently doing a 31 days to a better grocery budget video series. That I really enjoy as well.

Another blog that I visit at least once a week if not more is Springs Bargains. If you are in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area this is a great blog showing you coupon match ups for the local stores. Carrie also shows deals on local attractions, restaurant deals ect.

Courtney at Women Living Well is an excellent writer who challenges you on issues like your marriage and family, as well as recipes, and holiday ideas and so much more. She is very positive and encouraging. This blog has reminded me to keep my focus on my husband, family and most of all God! Check out her blog and get encouraged today.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Budget isnt a bad word part 3

Budgeting really helped me in several ways as I have posted about the emergency fund, and car repair fund. Today I am going to talk about having a clothing budget. Many of you may be thinking are you kidding me Clothing is one of my first priorities, and others may be thinking like i did "I dont have money for clothes" All the while spending money when you just have to have a new pair of jeans because the only pair you had left that fit got a hole in it.

I have been there, many times I have been there. When I went through the Financial Peace University class with Dave Ramsey I listened when he said clothing was a necessity. I kind of laughed at first because I thought we cant afford a clothing budget then I started to think of all the times I had to buy something and the money had to come from somewhere else. We were spending money we might as well budget for it.

That is when I started budgeting for clothes for the whole family! I didnt budget much and many would laugh at how little I budgeted. We have $30 a month for my husband and I each and $13 a month for the kids each. We shop at resale shops for the kids or catch really good sales at stores like The Childrens Place and Old Navy.

I will share more on shopping on a budget for kids later on!
But I encourage you check out your budget this week and make sure you have a clothing budget even if you have a closet full of clothes and your size never changes you might need socks or underwear one day! And if you don't use your clothing budget each month keep the money in your clothing envelope and save it. You can use it later to buy something fun.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Works for me Wednesday: Foaming hand soap and dish soap

I saw a post on how to make your own foaming hand soap and dish soap on and so I thought i would check it out.

I bought 2 foam dispensers and a large bottle of regular dial hand soap refill. I was curious of how clean the foaming hand soap really made your hands, but I would say it does a pretty good job!

Check out how to make your own foaming hand soap and foaming dish soap here.

I have a feeling this large bottle of soap refill will last me a very very long time!
Enjoy and stay clean on a Budget!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Recipe: Pigs in the Blanket

Today I made one of my favorite freezer recipes of all time, Pigs in the Blanket! Yes I know this may sound strange for a freezer recipe but It is totally yummy, and if you dont eat them all before they even get back to the kitchen, they Freeze and reheat wonderfully!

Pigs in the Blanket

2 pkgs dry yeast ( 2 1/4 tsp per pack* Buy in bulk it is much cheaper!)
2 c very warm water
2 tsp salt
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c melted shortening
1 beaten egg
6 1/2- 7 cups flour
2 pkgs 8 count hotdogs
about 1 c cheese

Combine first 2 ingredients, add sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup four and beat for 2 minutes.
Add egg and melted shortening, beat until smooth.
Add flour 1 cup at a time, about 5-6 cups. Knead until smooth!
Set aside in greased bowl, cover with towel, let rise until doubled in size. (this happens quicker on top of the stove if oven is on or put inside the oven after turning it on for about a minute and then turning it off.)
Punch down dough, divide in half
Roll out 1/2 dough into a large circle and spread with softened butter (about 1/4 stick per circle)
Cut with pizza cutter into 16 pieces
Sprinkle with Cheese
Place 1/2 hotdog on edge of each triangle and toll
Place on greased cookie sheet (or what ever you have that will work lol)
Let rise again!
Bake in oven @ 400 for about 12 minutes
Remove to wire rack to cool and then bag and freeze or eat them all up!

This recipe is great for crescent rolls also just omit the hot dogs and cheese! I havent tried it yet but I bet this would be great with honey drizzled on before cutting and rolling up the crescents!

Based on a recipe calculator spreadsheet I saw on moneysavingmom the bread part of this recipe costs $1.79 for 32 Crescent rolls! That is .06 a roll! add the hot dogs and cheese and it is more like .18 a Pig in the blanket! Pretty good by my book, and if you bought the cheese and hot dogs with coupons it would be even cheaper.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Budget isnt a bad word part 2

Last week I discussed how it was before I went to the Financial Peace University class, this week I would like to discuss how it has helped us to have an emergency fund and Car repair fund, and ways it has helped us with the rest of our budgeting.

Dave Ramsey suggests you start with $1000 in an account that you can easily get to (but not too easy) for an emergency fund. If you have debt you are to make minimum payments on these until your $1000 emergency fund is in place.

An emergency fund is just that for emergencies, things like a death in the family and you have unexpected traveling, get laid off from work. Christmas is not an emergency, neither is that new outfit you have been wanting that went on a drastic sale.

When we put our $1000 into the account we did not want to have to touch it. So we kept it in there even when things came up that seemed like emergencies. One time our car broke down and we did not yet have enough in our car repair fund to fix it (more on car repair funds later) and so we decided since we had two cars we would just wait until we had the extra money in our car repair fund. We were patient and when it was time we got the car fixed.

You could argue that needing a car fixed was an emergency, but we did not want to pull from that account if possible so we waited.

Car repair Fund:
In Financial Peace University Dave Ramsey talks about having a car repair fund. This is for things like oil changes and other normal repairs. We did not have a car repair fund really, yet we were taking in one of our two cars in for a repair about every 3 months. Both of our cars have high millage and are older cars with quiet a few miles on them so we expect repairs need to be done on a regular basis.

This is how our car repair fun works for us. We set aside $100 a month for car repairs, taxes, ect. if we do not use the money that month it stays in the envelope. It amazes me that as I think we are getting quiet a bit of money in there something always comes up. But it is no longer an emergency. It turns into an inconvenience. It is inconvenient to take our car to the shop and use only one car. It is a blessing that we do not have to stress over little repairs.

It is amazing to me that we did not have this in place before, we have always had repairs that needed to be made on cars, yet it was not budgeted in our budget it was always an emergency. Not anymore! Thanks to our Car repair Fund Car repairs are not an emergency for us anymore.

The emergency fund and car repair fund bring a peace when it comes to the rest of the budget. Knowing that we have those there really help when I think we are extra low on money that month at least I know we are taken care of in a real emergency.

So I encourage you to reevaluate your budget and set aside some time to figure our how you can get an emergency fund and car repair fund going for you!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Frugal Friday!

Do you love to eat out but want to do it cheaper?
Find out what restaurants do special kids nights, or buy one get one nights.

Fazolis (in Pueblo Call for your local restaurant deals) Offers .99 kids meals on Tuesdays. We also have a local High school card that allows us to get a free spaghetti with the purchase of an entree, so we combine the tow to get a cheaper meal on Tuesdays, and with the unlimited free bread sticks we are always full when we leave.

So I will be highlighting special deals as I see them, but be on the look out for cheap nights to eat out and enjoy them when you can!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Free Amazon MP3 Credit

Get a $2 amazon mp3 credit just by going to AMAZON here and entering this code VDAYMP3S. Use this to send 2 songs to a Special person or persons in your life.

They will walk you through it and all you have to do after you pick out the song is put in the email to the person you want to send the song too, as well as a message if you would like. They will send out the link for them to download the song free!

Enjoy and share some Music with someone you love.

Thanks to Moneysavingmom for Posting this awesome deal here
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Recipe: Creamy Crock Pot Chicken

I tried this recipe I saw on a comment on Moneysavingmoms blog and I added few variations of my own and it turned out wonderful!

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken

6 chicken breasts (I used frozen)
1 Bottle of Italian Dressing
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 pkg Cream Cheese (room Temperature)
1 cup Chicken Broth

Cook chicken in crockpot with entire bottle of Italian Dressing for at least 6 hours on low. ( I left mine all night and we had it for lunch)

Remove chicken from crockpot and shred with 2 forks (reserving the liquid for later use). Add the soup, cheese, and broth. Mix well, add some of the reserved liquid the chicken to taste and desired consistency. I added probably about 1/4 cup of the liquid.

Serve over rice and with Green beans.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Budget isnt a bad word part 1

When my husband and I first got married, we decided then I would take care of paying the bills and dealing with the finances. I had paid small bills like insurance and a phone bill, but never budgeting for 2 people and lots more bills.

I tried for several years to come up with a budget that worked for us, and have failed many many times. Last year I took the Financial Peace University Class offered at our church. After starting with that Our finances have drastically changed.

Before the class we did not currently have very much of an emergency fund, we had nothing for car repairs or even a clothing budget. All of that changed when I did a budget based on what Dave Ramsey recommends.

Next week I will discuss more in depth why having a budget will help and how we budgeted.

Groupon Deal: $20 Barnes and Noble Voucher for $10

Right now at Groupon you can get a $20 Voucher for $10 to spend at Barnes and Noble.

Just head to this link to purchase your $20 Barnes and Noble Voucher for $10. It will show up in your Groupons list Print it out and take it to Barnes and Noble or use it online!

Use this in conjunction with the clearance section to get an even better deal!

Friday, February 4, 2011

$10 Starbucks card in the Mail

I got a $10 Starbucks card in the mail today from Shop It To Me! I was super excited, I immediately added it to my other Starbucks card online to make sure I am still earning free drinks from Starbucks.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Works for me Wednesday: 19 Uses for Flour tortillas

For years I have been getting my tortillas from Sams Club, yes that's right Sams Club. My Family really enjoys many things that you need tortillas for and I need a way to get them without paying so much for them.

I went to Sams Club one day I believe getting milk (at the time the cheapest place) and I walked by the tortillas and I saw the price and thought why am I paying for more?

So I picked up a package which is really 3 packages together in another plastic bag. Can you believe I can get 3- 8 inch, 12 tortillas packages for $3.06 every day not on sale. Then I began finding things to do with Flour Tortillas. There are so many fun things to do with tortillas! Let the fun begin here are 19 tasty options to use up your tortillas Yum!!!
  1. Burritos
  2. Soft Tacos
  3. Enchiladas
  4. Pinwheels ( cream cheese, sandwich meat, seasonings, tortillas rolled up refrigerated then cut.)
  5. Cheese Tortilla Pizza (speghetti sauce, cheese)
  6. BBQ Tortilla Pizza (bbq sauce, cooked chicken, cheese, red onion and jalapenos)
  7. Loaded Tortilla Mexican Pizza (beans, cheese, hot sauce or salsa, bacon bits)
  8. Tortilla and Bologna Roll ups (we like to fry the tortillas on a skillet with butter then assemble with bologna, cheese is good in there too!)
  9. Cheese Quesadillas
  10. Meat Quessadillas
  11. Dessert Tortilla (honey and butter warmed up on warm tortilla)
  12. Lunch meat wrap
  13. Chicken tender wrap
  14. Hamburger wrap
  15. Breakfast burrito (sausage, potato, green chili and cheese)
  16. Breakfast Burrito (eggs, sausage, cheese) or any meat and add potato if you would like
  17. Make chips!! (I am going to try this and post the recipe and results soon!)
  18. Fajitas (steak, chicken, pork, shrimp... yum)
  19. Fish tacos (grilled well seasoned fish, cabbage, mango salsa)
The list could go on and on! Enjoy your tortillas, and if you bought some and need them to last more than 5 days put them in the fridge they will last up to 60 days in there!

Stock up time!

One great way to lower your grocery budget is to stock up when prices get low on certain items. This week at King Soopers stores there is a sale on Del Monte Canned vegetables. They are on sale for .49, for some that may not be very low, but for me to get name brand canned vegetables it generally costs .65 or more.

When I have it in my grocery budget to stock up on food that is on sale and especially when it is canned food which will last a long time I go for it. If I just bought 10 I would save $1.60 Which may not seem like a lot, but some weeks having that extra $1.60 is much needed to help buy milk, or bread.

Here are some other great deals that is See this week at King Soopers!

Del Monte Vegetables (11-15.25 oz) – $0.49

Heinz Ketchup (40 oz) – $1.49

Ro-Tel Tomatoes (10 oz) – $0.42
Use $0.30/1 Rotel Diced Tomatoes – 1/23/2011 SS Insert
Net cost at checkout: free

Check out more great deals at She has some great coupon match ups and Ratings to help you see what is the best deals!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

This weeks menu plan has some of last weeks stuff we didnt make, Also I am trying to pick quick, easy, low ingredient meals!


Bologna Sandwiches
Cheese Quesadillas
Creamy Chicken over Rice with Green Beans
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Rice and Beans
Chili dogs, Chips, fruit
Eat out


Spaghetti, Green beans, and Garlic bread
Beef Stroganoff, Corn
Eat at church
Tuna Sandwiches
Dinner with friends
Cheese Pizza
Poppy seed Chicken, Rice, Corn, Artisan Bread

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Do It Yourself - In expensive Fabric Softener

This simple solution to fabric softener is a great way to stretch the money. I found this while searching the Duggars family website.

What I did:

1 Bottle of Name brand fabric softener (Even better if bought on sale with a coupon)
4 inexpensive sponges cut in half
plastic container

I used a Gladware© container that someone brought me cookies in. Pour 1 part Fabric softener 2 parts water. Add about 4 sponges, let sit for a couple of hours.

When ready to use ring out 1 sponge and add with clean wet laundry to dryer. We have a lot of static here because of the dry climate so when it is bad I throw in an extra one near the end of the cycle or on the fluff part.

Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

I made a chicken stroganoff that I thought was great and wanted to share with you the recipe.

Chicken Stroganoff

1 can chicken (10 oz)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 oz sour cream
1 piece of bacon
Worcestershire sauce
Garlic salt
Lowrys salt
4 crumbled Ritz or club crackers

Put bacon in microwave to cook for about 2 min. Heat oven to 375. Mix soup, chicken, sour cream, and (Worcestershire garlic and lawrys to taste) and crumbled bacon in a 8x8 baking dish. Top with 4 crumbled Ritz or club crackers. Bake in oven about 25-30 minutes.

After I put the stroganoff in the oven I start the rice. I add 1 bullion cube and a little butter and salt to the rice before I turn on the burner.

Serve the Chicken Stroganoff over the seasoned rice with green beans on the side.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, it can easily be doubled to feed more than 4 people or have yummy leftovers.
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

This weeks Menu is based on food we already have, or can get fairly cheaply. The meals are mostly very easy.

Cheese Quesadillas, Vanilla Cake
Bologna Sandwiches, Fruit
Loaded Tortilla Pizzas (recipe coming soon)
Peanut Butter and Jelly or Apples
Beef Stroganoff, Steamed Carrots, Artisian Bread(recipe coming soon)
Tatortot Casserole, Corn
Crock Pot Chili Cheese Dogs, Chips, Fruit

Mushroom Chicken Over Rice, with Green Beans (recipes coming soon)
Bean and Rice Burritos with left over Chicken
Creamy Crock Pot Chicken over Rice with Green Beans
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Rice and Beans
Hamburgers, Chips, Salsa
Snacks at meeting

Friday, January 21, 2011

Amazon= Cheap Diapers!

If you got in on the Living Social $20 gift card for $10 and need diapers this would be a great way to spend that free $10 wisely.

Amazon has coupons on their site for $1.50 off Pampers
I bought a box of 204 size 3 diapers for $17.12

Here is how:
The box of diapers usually costs $40.88 - 15% for being an amazon mom - 15% for subscribing (which you can unsubscribe later) brings the price to $28.62 - $1.50= $27.12 - $10 free from the living social deal brought the total to $17.12 which is .08 a diaper for Brand name good diapers.

These same diapers would be .19 each at Sams Club, and .22 each at Can you say WOW!

To make this deal even better if you could wait for Swagbucks gift card to amazon you would not have to pay any money out of pocket.

The Living Social site says
"When a friend uses your link, they’ll get 5 Deal Bucks to help them buy their first deal. Once they do, you’ll get 5 as well!"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

6 easy steps to Rounding Up Checkbook

6 Easy steps to saving money without cutting anything out:
  1. Balance Checkbook (if you are like me this takes some time because it had not been done in a while)
  2. Starting with new transactions Round up to the nearest dollar (Example: $1.04= $2)
  3. Keep rounding up every time you enter your transactions in your checkbook
  4. Count on your checkbook balance not the bank balance!
  5. Wait a few months
  6. Subtract the bank balance from the checkbook balance to figure out how much you have saved! ( Example: Bank says $1,223.82 Checkbook says $1,200.00 what you saved by rounding up is $23.82)
At this point you can either add that amount back into your checkbook and spend it or move it to another account to save, or you can let it keep growing. It is VERY important that you keep balancing your checkbook.

Don't forget to make sure you account for items not yet on your online or paper statement. (Example you have a check out to Aunt Susie and she hasn't cashed it yet.... one day she will make sure the money is in there.)
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Free $10 Starbucks, Old Navy and more when you refer 10 friends

Shop It To Me is offering a $10 Gift Card to Starbucks, Old Navy, Amazon and more when you refer 10 friends.

Sign up with an account with Shop It To Me. Then Post your referral link on your Facebook page, Twitter account, or blog. Or you can Email your friends a link. You will receive a $10 gift certificate for every 10 friends who sign up.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Making your own Iced Coffee

Today I wanted an Iced Coffee from Starbucks but I did not have a gift card to use so instead I stayed home and made one. I will be perfecting the recipe and share it when it is awesome.

Today I made strong coffee, put some sugar in it and some chocolate syrup. I then put the hot sweetened coffee in the fridge. When it had chilled enough ( I got impatient it probably would have been better longer) I pulled out the sweetened chilled coffee, whole milk, and strawberry syrup and Ice. I mixed them all together and the best way to describe it is a chocolate strawberry milk with coffee.

I prefer a not very strong coffee flavor so this was great for me. And the bonus was Starbucks doesn't have strawberry but I do!

Have a great day and enjoy your coffee while you wait for your gift cards to come in!
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mypoints = $10 gift card to Starbucks

Mypoints is a rewards company where you can earn gift cards to places like Starbucks, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Applebees, Chilis, Lowes, Sears, Target, and many more. I cost around 1500-1600 points for a $10 gift card.

How do you earn these points? It is rather simple here are some ways
  • You get 5 points for clicking on some of the emails mypoints sends
  • You can get 10-50 points for surveys they send depending on if you qualify
  • Games - you generally have to pay for these games
  • Shopping - click through the links the have on there site or emails they send
  • Search toolbar - install there search toolbar and earn up to 75 points a month for searching 31+ times

This is a great way to earn a Starbucks Gift Card free! for a $10 gift card it costs 1550 points.

If you would like me to send you a link to mypoints with my referral info send me an email at

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jack in the Box- Free Chicken Fajita Pita

Get a Free Chicken Fajita Pita with the purchase of a large drink. This offer is good till the 31st but i would go ahead and print the Coupon now it now so you don't forget!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Way #2 to get free Starbucks

Do you do online searches? If so you should sign up for Swagbucks, it is an Online search engine that rewards you for searching. It is easy to sign up and to use, you do not need a credit card number or phone number. It takes about a minute to sign up and then use there home page to do your searches.

It does not take much searching to earn enough for a free $10 gift card to Starbucks. All for just doing your normal searches that you would be doing anyways!

Know anyone else that does searches online? Of course you do! Well tell them about swagbucks send them a referral link and you will earn points when they do. It is a win win situation. You can be earning even more gift cards just by telling your friends and them doing this too.

I can just smell the Starbucks now cant you?
If this is the first Starbucks gift card you got don't forget to register it at If this is not your first and you already have one registered then you can move the balance of your new $10 gift card to your already registered card.

Keep searching and Keep earning! Just make sure when you get your new cards to move the balance every time!

(The link above is my referral link. If you sign up using that link I will get referral credit. If you do not feel comfortable with this you may sign up on directly.)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Look What I got for my Birthday!

My mom who really enjoys Starbucks as well gave me this really cool reusable cold beverage tumbler! I was really excited because not only was this an awesome cup but she put a gift card to Starbucks in it!

This brings me to way #1 for you to get free Starbucks gift cards.

Ask for them as gifts from your friends or family when they ask what you would like. There are several holidays when people might feel the need to get you something and what better thing to get you then a gift card to Starbucks.

When you get this free gift card make sure you register the card here at to start enjoying the rewards posted in this post.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Quenching my Starbucks habit

There are many different things I like at Starbucks, but how can I quench my Starbucks thirst if I don't have money to spend? Well there are several ways actually. First off let me tell you about the Rewards program they have at Starbucks.

Starbucks has an awesome Program that will help you Earn free stuff including free drinks!

Register your free Starbucks card (I will explain later how to get one) here at
As soon as you do that you will earn a Free Starbucks drink of your choice, they will send you a coupon in the mail on your birthday for a free drink. Right away you are getting free Starbucks!

Next you use your Starbucks gift card to make purchases. Every item you purchase use your card and you will start earning stars. Here are some of the benefits for each level:

Green level ~ 5 stars needed
  • Free select syrups and soy, the free syrup choices are as follows: Caramel (regular or sugar-free), Cinnamon Dolce (regular or sugar-free), Classic, Hazelnut (regular or sugar-free), Raspberry, Peppermint, Toffee Nut and Vanilla (regular or sugar-free).
  • Free Refills on Brewed coffees (including Iced) and Teas. Use your Starbucks Card to purchase a brewed coffee or tea sit and enjoy it then get a free refill!
Gold level ~ 30 stars needed
  • Get all the benefits from above plus
  • Get a free drink every 15 stars!
  • Get a personalized Gold card
  • Personalized offers and coupons!

I love Free Starbucks Stay tuned on how to get your free Starbucks card!