Saturday, May 11, 2013

CouchSurfing: Stay with People for Free All Over the World and Get Cultured! is a free site that caters to people who like to travel, but may not have a lot of money to spend on hotels and such.  Each person has a profile and when they stay with someone or host someone, people can write on their wall about the experience.  It's a great way to meet new people and learn about the area you're going to or they're coming from.  I thought I'd share it with you guys because as a kid, I remember "couch surfing" with my parents on road trips as we were moving, and while we didn't know these people personally, they were recommended to use by friends of friends type of situations.  I thought it was pretty cool that some people would take us in for a night!

Share your life experiences and learn about others through this unique travel idea.  Go on, try it!

Sign up if you'd like to host some couch surfers or if you'd like to go surfing yourself!  

You can also follow them on Twitter.
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BOGO for Mother's Day at Caribou Coffee - 5/12/13

BOGO for Mother's Day at Caribou Coffee - print the picture or show on your mobile phone! Pin It

Our Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden - caterpillar life cycle turning into a butterfly

I purchased the Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden from amazon as a gift for my children at Christmas.  Like many other kids they had to have this as seen on tv product.  The instructions are simple.
Order your caterpillars using your unique code found inside the box paying $5.00 shipping.  You will receive a container containing 5 caterpillar's along with their food supply.  You leave the caterpillars in the container and watch them grow.  After a few days of them growing they will make their way to the top of the container.  Hanging upside down and they will start making their cocoons.
Once the cocoons are complete you transfer the cocoons into your butterfly habitat.  The cocoons will open up and a butterfly will appear.  when the butterfly's are ready you then release them into the wild (your backyard).   This is a very exciting adventure of a caterpillars life cycle and turning into a full grown butterfly, your children are sure to love!   You too can purchase your own Butterfly Garden on amazon to share this exciting adventure with your children. 

Here they are Christmas morning after opening their butterfly garden.

I waited until spring time before I ordered our caterpillars knowing Insect Lore will not ship in the off season.  Why because the caterpillars will die. :( 

With in a week of ordering our caterpillars they arrived via UPS. 

Inside was 5 tiny caterpillars, and the brown stuff on the bottom is there food.
You do not need to do anything but watch the cycle of the caterpillars grow.
The kids and I thought wow those are smaller then expected.

here they are a couple days after ordering

But after a few more days the little caterpillars sprouted up and became huge!

Growing, Growing, Growing.

Growing, Growing, Growing.

A few days later all 5 of those grown caterpillars made their way to the top of  the container to start the cocoon cycle.

And this is where we are today in our caterpillar to butterfly adventure.
The kids LOVE watching each day as new things happen.
I will update with more pictures when the cocoons start to form.  when we transfer the caterpillars into the butterfly garden. And then when we release them into the wild.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fareway Coupon/Sale Matchup 5/8/13-5/14/13 - *2 Day Sale Friday/Saturday*

This is our own coupon matchup for the week for Fareway food stores - this ad is for Sioux City, and may vary by location.  You can see the full ad HERE.  We are not affiliated with Fareway, just fans of couponing there :)  Below are some of the best weekly deals!  If you're shopping for something not on the list below, be sure to check out the tabs at the top of our blog to see the printable coupons available.  Remember to print two each of the printable coupons - you can do this on every computer!  Check out the deals below:  

Fareway 2 Day Sale Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11th:

Top of Iowa Sirloin $4.99

Mr. Dell's Hashbrowns 3/$5, limit 3

Rice Krispies $1.58, limit 2

Betty Crocker Helper 75 cents, limit 4
-$0.75/3 SS 4/21/13

Fareway Cottage Cheese $1.48, limit 2

Townhouse Crackers $1.68

Ruffles Potato Chips $1.98

7UP 18 pack cans $3.88

Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue 12 double or 9 mega $5.88
-$0.50/1 SS 5/12/13 - 9 roll
MIR $5 wyb $25 or $10 wyb $35

Regular weekly ad:

Fareway Pop 2/$1

Coca-Cola 2 liters 10/$10

Crystal Light 2/$4
-$1/2 SS 4/21/13

Gevalia Coffee $5.99
-$1.50/1 printable

Gevalia Single Serve Cups $5.99/12 ct
-$1/2 printable

Kraft Jet-Puff Marshmallows $1.99
-$1 WYB all 3 Honey Maid graham crackers, Hershey's Milk Chocolate and Kraft marshmallows SS 5/12/13

Handi Snacks 88 cents

Kraft Miracle Whip 48 OZ $4.88
-$1/1 printable 

Garland Jack's BBQ sauce 2/$3
-$1/2 SS 5/12/13

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets $2.29
-$1/1 printable

Oscar Mayer Lunch Meats $2.79
-$1/2 printable

Cracker Barrel Cheese $2.99
-$1/1 printable
-$1/2 SS 3/17/13

Claussen Pickles 2/$5
-$0.55/1 SS 3/17/13

A1 Steak Sauce $2.98
-$0.55/1 printable

Kraft Fresh Takes 2/$3
-$1/1 printable

DiGiorno Small Pizza 4/$10
-$1/1 RP 5/12/13

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Walgreens Free 8x10 Collage Print through Saturday May 11th 2013 - Perfect for Mother's Day Gift!

Walgreens Free 8x10 Collage Print through Saturday May 11th 2013 - Perfect for Mother's Day Gift!
Use Coupon Code: COLLAGE4YOU
Not valid on Mobile. Only one coupon code per order. Only one free 8x10 print per household. Shipping and handling may apply. Coupon code COLLAGE4YOU valid for one use per account thru May 11, 2013. Code must be entered at time of checkout to apply discount. Photo cart must include your 8x10 print at time of checkout to qualify. Discount does not apply to sinlge image prints, scrapbook pages, magazine covers, previous purchases, taxes or shipping charges. Order must be placed by logged-in customer by May 11, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Multiple coupon codes may or may not be used based on cart contents. Offer valid on only. Pin It

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Swagbucks Swagcode Alert 7 Swag Bucks by 1pm PDT

7 Swag Bucks by 1pm PDT
location:  Swagbucks Twitter 

Sign up for Swagbucks HERE

 Swagbucks. allows web users to earn virtual currency by doing the things they do every day - search the web, shopping at their favorite retailers, and by engaging in other activities such as phone recycling, submitting polls, and completing Special offers. Swagbucks is the only place on the web to get what you want without ever having to spend a dime.
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My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal: enter 4 Red Bottle Caps get 20 FREE Bonus Points!

Wednesday's Deal
Got some Coca-Cola RED cap codes? Then you've got bonus points. Today only, enter 4 Coca-Cola RED bottle cap codes to earn 20 bonus points: Limit 1 offer per member. Pin It

Monday, May 6, 2013

Vitacost: 12% Off Everything 9 am EDT 5/6 through 5/7 at 9 am EDT!

Vitacost:  12% Off Everything for 24 Hours Only!!  Use code HAPPYMAY.  Get $10 off $30 when you click here to sign up for additional savings! 

*This sale starts soon, so go ahead and start shopping and at 9 am EDT you can start the checkout process.

After you've signed up for Vitacost, go through Shop at Home through the link below to earn 5% cash back on your purchase from Vitacost!

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BOGO eGift Card from, 25% Cash Back from Shop at Home

BOGO eGift Card from  When you sign up, go to the bottom at "Specials" and click "More Specials"


Plus, if you go through Shop at Home, you'll earn 25% cash back!

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Woot: Sharp CV2P10SC 10,500 BTU Portable Air Conditioner $249.99 - Refurbished

Woot:  Sharp CV2P10SC 10,500 BTU Portable Air Conditioner $249.99 - Refurbished Pin It

Sioux City Journal Deal of the Day: Candie's Couture gift certificate $30 value for $15

Sioux City Journal Deal of the Day:  Candie's Couture gift certificate $30 value for $15 Pin It