Recipe: Scotcheroos!

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If you like Rice Krispie Treats, peanut butter, and chocolate, then you will LOVE Scotcheroos! These are a popular dessert here in Iowa, and once you make them, you’ll be adding them to your recipe book, too! There are several slight variations out there, but this is mine.

SCOTCHEROOS

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Directions:

  1. Place corn syrup and sugar into 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well.
  3. Add the cereal into than pan, OR have the cereal in a larger bowl and pour the mixture on top. Stir until well coated.
  4. Press mixture into a jelly roll pan that you have sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. In a double boiler (or in the microwave), melt the semi-sweet, milk chocolate, and butterscotch chips together. Spread over the Rice Krispies.
  6. To set the chocolate faster, put the pan in the fridge for half and hour. Cut into squares and store in an air-tight container.

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My New Book: “Walt Disney World For Senior Citizens!”

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I am so excited to announce the release of my newest Kindle eBook, “Walt Disney World For Senior Citizens!” And yes, that is my dad (Papa) on the cover! He is beyond thrilled about that, HA! ;-)

This is the first of several Disney guide books that I have planned; the next one will be for first time visitors, which a lot of you have requested.

No Kindle? No problem! CLICK HERE to download one of the FREE Kindle reading apps for computers, tablets or smart phones!

Changes To the Blog!

Every since I started See Ann Save over two years ago, I have been tinkering with what content to include here. I knew I wanted to share my love of bargain hunting with others, but I have struggled with how best to do that.

When I first started the blog, I only posted the very best deals I could find. Then for awhile I got caught up in posting every deal out there. Recently, I have tried combining the coupon deals into one post at the end of the day and have scaled back on the free sample posts.

However, in my quest to share all of the potential deals available, my blog has started to look like a coupon matching website, which was never my intention. There are so many great coupon matching websites out there, and I finally realized that I don’t need to reinvent the wheel by posting the same information those sites do.

So, if I don’t post the printable coupons and free samples offers, what will I blog about? It turns out you, the readers, really respond to the posts about my own shopping hauls. You also like when I share money-saving advice, organizational tips (which I am now doing as a Clever Container consultant), recipes, and general information and photos about my life. You definitely respond more to actual articles, which are what I love to do the most, anyway!

What will I be doing differently from now on here on the blog? I will no longer be posting the daily printable coupons or free sample offers. I will post if there is a super-hot deal as well as any mass coupon releases. However, I have provided a list under the Coupons tab at the top of the page with a list of sites where you can get all of the printable coupons and coupon matchups. And under the Freebies tab is a list of websites and resources where you can get all of the free sample and free magazine offers.

Since I won’t be posting the coupons or freebies, a day or two might go by where I don’t post anything here to the blog. However, not being tied down to posting all of the coupons and freebies will actually give me more time to devote to writing quality blog posts. I will still be posting my shopping hauls as well as sharing money saving tips, recipes, information about Clever Container, my new book releases, and general life updates and photos.

While my overall post count will be decreasing, the quality of my posts will hopefully be increasing! I think this new direction for See Ann Save will not only help me manage my schedule better, but I believe it will give you the very best content possible. To not post the coupons or freebies is a big change for me, but I’m excited to see where this new direction will lead! I hope you will stick with me on this new path! :-)

 

New Printable Coupons for July 27th!

Here are all of the new printable coupons to pop up today!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Back-To-School Shopping Results for Week #4!

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It’s the 4th week of my Back-To-School Shopping Challenge, where I shop the best deals every week to see how many school and office supplies I can get for $50! I went to Target on Thursday, and then I went to both Walgreens and Staples this morning.

Here is my haul for the week:

STAPLES:

  • 1 Ream of Staples Copy Paper: Regular price of $7.99. I used the in-ad coupon to take off $1.99, and I am going to submit for the $4 Easy Rebate, which brings the price down to only $2!
  • Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils: On sale for $3.79. I am going to submit for the $3.79 Easy Rebate, which makes these FREE!

TARGET:

  • 4 Mead Five-Star Folders: On sale for 99-cents each. I used two $1/2 coupons to get the price down to only 49-cents each!
  • 6-pack of Elmer’s Glue Sticks: On sale for 99-cents!
  • 2 Sharpie 2-packs: On sale for 99-cents. I used a $1/2 coupon and a 5% Target Cartwheel to get the price down to only 46-cents each!
  • Scotch Transparent Tape: Regular price of $1.44. I used a $1 coupon to get the price down to only 44-cents!
  • 3 boxes of Up & Up Crayons: Regular price of 39-cents each. I used the $1.50/3 Target coupon (no longer available) to get all 3 boxes for FREE!

WALGREENS:

  • 10 Wexford 2-pocket Paper Folders: On sale for 10-cents each!
  • 2 packs of Wexford Sheet Protectors: Only 49-cents each with in-ad coupon!
  • 2 pairs of Wexford Scissors: Only 49-cents each with in-ad coupon!
  • 6 packs of Wexford Sticky Notes: Only 6/$1 with in-ad coupon!
  • 2 bottles of Wexford School Glue: Only 39-cents with in-ad coupon!
  • Wexford #2 Pencils: Only 39-cents with in-ad coupon

My total for everything I bought this week, not including sales tax, was only $11.44! That brings my 4-week total to $36.35, which only leaves me $13.65 left to spend IF I want to stay under $50. However, if I keep finding deals for things I want, I may just go over that, especially for copy paper, which I am always in need of! :-)

I also filmed a video of today’s haul if you are interested in watching that:

Best Deals of the Week at Target, Wal-Mart, and the Drugstores (7/27-8/2)!

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There are some awesome coupon matching websites out there that provide you with the weekly sales AND every single possible coupon available (printables, coupons inserts, special mailers, etc)! My favorite sites are TotallyTarget for Target, IHeartTheMart for Wal-Mart, and SouthernSavers for the drugstores.

Here are the links to the best deals for the upcoming week from those sites. These deals run through today, Sunday, July 27th, through next Saturday, August 2nd.

Best Deals of the Week at Target

Top 10 Sunday Coupon Deals & Complete Walmart Sunday Coupon Insert Match Up

Top Drugstore Deals for CVS, Rite-Aid and Walgreens