May 20, 2011


Rita M.

Mad Moose House of Barbecue and Woodfire Pizza has offered a $1.00 OFF a Regular Plain Pizza coupon so all of our followers can try their pizza.   Below is the coupon, print this post and take it to Mad Moose House of Barbecue and Woodfire Pizza with you.  Coupon expires 6/20/11.


Mad Moose House of Barbecue and Woodfire Pizza was our pick for the week.  I ordered the pizza for 4:45 pm.  When I arrived at 4:45 the pizza was ready and waiting!  The pizza was a thin crust round gourmet plain pie.  The slices were a little smaller.  The crust was very thin and cooked perfect.  The woodfire oven gave the pizza a taste like no other.  We really enjoyed the blend of flavors on the pizza.  Let me tell you...that was one awesome pizza!  We will definitely get pizza from Mad Moose House of Barbecue and Woodfire Pizza again in the future!

Follow our Pizza Pick circuit and try Mad Moose House of Barbecue and Woodfire Pizza for yourself.

I will be drawing the FREE Pizza winner at 8:00 pm.  Make sure you tell your family and friends to LIKE my Facebook page or email me at for their chance to win a FREE Pizza!

Your local library is a great resource for FREE Family Fun!

I recently took my 5 year old son to the Broome County Public Library.  He was so excited to get his own library card and couldn't wait to go in the children's section.  If you haven't taken your child to this or any other local library, you should make it a point in the future.  He had so much fun playing on the kids computer and with the interactive toys, I had to remind him that we still needed to pick out a book.  He found a book and wanted to read while we were there because they have really cool areas to sit and read books with your kids.

Before we left he found the movie section and had to pick out a movie also to take home.  We left the library with 2 books and 1 movie.  We had a great time and it didn't cost us a penny!

The library has both adult and children's movies that you can take out for 1 week and the books you can take out for 3 weeks.  The library also offers many FREE fun activities for you and your child throughout the month.   Visit their website by clicking here to learn more.

Enjoy reading with your children!


Spread your money a little farther with Country Crock Coupon!

Shedd's Spread Country Crock is offering a $.40 OFF any one (1) spread on their website.  Click here to get your coupon.

May 19, 2011

Sign up for the Gro Your Own Sweepstakes!

Sign up to win the Miracle Gro - Gro Your Own Sweepstakes.  You could win a trip for two to a behind the scene visit of America's Test Kitchen and a Dream Edible Garden built by Miracle Gro.  Click here to register for the sweepstakes.


Another way you can save money is to grow your own vegetables and herbs.  I asked a friend of mine who has been a home gardener for many years to give us some of his gardening tips.  Each week on Thursday, I will post GARDENING WITH MR. C.  Make sure you check back each week for a new tip. 


I commend all of you who are participating in the marvel of growing vegetables, berries, flowers etc.  I hope to share something new each week that may be a benefit to you.  For my first tip, may I say that "beds" are not just for flowers.  You can use your space more efficiently by planting in beds instead of rows.  Making the transition will take some planning and extra effort.  I made permanant 2 1/2 ft. beds with 12 to 15 inch paths.  If you have a long reach you could widen the beds. 

First prepare (till or turn) the garden as you normally would. Then dig out the soil in the paths to build up the beds. You can go a step farther and border the beds with pressure-treated 2x4 (as I am glad I did after several years).  By walking only in the established paths, you can just loosen the beds each year with a spading fork as needed. When planting the seeds, I use the width of the hoe to dig a furrow to get a wider row. You can plant 2 or 3 rows of the same or different things in each bed. With a little planning, you can get an early and late crop in the same space (ex. peas followed by beans). For larger plants like tomatos, I stagger (zig-zag) two rows to get 18" spacing. Peppers like to be closer to one another (12 to 15").  If you want to create an any-size no-dig, no till "lasagna" garden, I suggest you click here Have fun planning and planting your garden. 

Happy Gardening -  Mr. C.

If you have any gardening questions, you may post the question in a comment below or send an email to and Mr. C. will try to answer your question.

May 18, 2011


Mad Moose House of Barbecue & Woodfire Pizza is the PIZZA PICK OF THE WEEK.  On Friday, my family will have Mad Moose Woodfire Pizza for dinner and I will write a review.  One of my lucky followers will win a FREE regular pizza from Mad Moose House of Barbecue & Woodfire Pizza so they can also try the pizza.  I will draw the FREE pizza winner May 20th at 8:00 pm EST.  I will post the winners first name and last initial on Facebook and my blog.  The winner will receive a confirmation message or email.  There is still time to enter.  Visit my Facebook page and click LIKE or send an email to to be eligible.

Stay tuned for next weeks PIZZA PICK OF THE WEEK!  I will be giving away another FREE pizza.

Save $4.00 with Scott coupons!

Scott has four money saving coupons on their website for Scott Naturals Towels, Tissue Toilet Paper, Napkins and Flushable Wipes.  Click here to get the coupons.

May 17, 2011


WHAT IS Upromise?

Upromise - Helping You Save for Your Child's Education

Upromise was founded with a single mission in mind—to help families achieve the goal of a college education for the children they love. Upromise provides the programs, products, and information parents need to help them reach their college-savings goals.

As a Upromise member, you can save for college on everyday purchases such as gas, groceries, dining out—even when you shop online.

And you can invite your family and friends to help you save too. When they join, a portion of their eligible spending can be deposited into your Upromise account—automatically.

How It Works
  • Join Upromise for FREE and register your grocery loyalty cards, credit cards, and other basic information to allow us to track your eligible spending
  • Shop for the participating products and services you enjoy
  • Save a portion of your qualified spending for college automatically in your Upromise account.
To join Upromise click on the Upromise link on the right side of the blog. 


Save the Date

Swap the Savings Coffee Break

June 4th from 9 am – 10 am

at McDonald’s
Conference Room
Vestal Parkway, Vestal

Do you have an Enjoy the City coupon book that is still 75% full of coupons?  Do you clip all the coupons you see even if you may not use them?  Do you have unopened samples you received that you will never use?  Then it’s time you SWAP THE SAVING!  Come out to the Swap the Savings Coffee Break and swap the coupons you don’t use with someone who may have the coupons you would use.  Get more use out of your Enjoy the City book by coming out to the Coffee Break.  Bring all your coupons and samples to swap and share.

Bring a friend and use an Enjoy the City McDonald’s coupon and you can get buy one get one free McCafe Coffee. 

Please let us know if you will be joining us by sending a RSVP email to

I look forward to seeing you at the Coffee Break!


May 16, 2011

Make Ahead Monday Dinner Review!

My family gave this dinner a 8 out of 10.  My family liked the Root Beer Roast.  The roast had great flavor, very different then our normal roast beef.  The beef was juicy and fell apart.  My kids weren't to fond of the onions and little pieces of peppers from the chili sauce.  That didn't surprise me though.  We will definitely make this again!



Thank you Debby for the recipe.

Save $3.50 with Reynolds coupons!

Reynold's has four printable coupons on their website.  Make sure you clip the $1.00 OFF Slow Cooker Liner coupon.  Using the liner saves time with clean up.  No more scrubbing the crockpot!  Click here to get coupons.

Make Ahead Monday!

As a busy mom on the go having all or part of dinner ready when we get home is a huge time saver. 

Today's Make Ahead Monday dinner choice is Root Beer Roast.


1 - Chuck Roast
1 - Bottle of Chili Sauce
16 oz. Root Beer (NOT Diet)
1 - Red Onion Sliced
Chopped Garlic (to your liking)

TIME SAVER:  Use a large crockpot liner in the crockpot for easy clean up. 

Place roast in bottom of crockpot.  Mix chili sauce and root beer and pour over roast.  Top with onions and garlic.  Cook on low for 6 hours.

Debby M. suggested we try this recipe.  Thank you Debby for the new recipe.

Stay tuned for our families review of this Make Ahead Monday dinner.

May 15, 2011


The Birthday Club Pick of the Week is Denny's Restaurant.  If you stop into Denny's on your birthday and show your ID you can receive a FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam.  What a great way to start your birthday!  Or you can have breakfast for dinner.  It's your birthday, you can do whatever you want!