Kroger Add Up The Savings Winner

September 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Closed Contests, Contests, General

Congrats to the winner of the Kroger Add uP The Savings Event!

Kroger Stores Add Up The Savings Event

August 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, Product Reviews

The Summer is just about gone and it is time for back to school.  I know for families this means making school lunches, and making sure kids get off to a good start with a full stomach.

Kroger Family of Stores (which includes Kroger, Ralph’s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott’s Food & Pharmacy)are having their “Add Up the Savings” Event to help you stock up on your favorite General Mills & Kimberly Clark brands From August 8 through August 21. When you buy 8 participating items from any Kroger store, you’ll receive $4 off of your purchase. Some of the  participating brands include: Cheerios, Yoplait Yogurt, Pillsbury Cookies & Biscuits, Kleenex, Huggies, Betty Crocker Brownies, Cottonelle, and Lucky Charms!

With school times fast approaching and for some it starts this week, families will be trying to save money to offset the cost of going back to school.

In addition to these great savings, you can also take advantage of a great program of Bonus Box Tops Offers that allow you to  help a participating school of your choice this year!  We love box tops, and even though the boys aren’t in school yet we pass them on to one of the neighborhood teachers so she can put them towards helping our local school here.

All you have to do,  is register at Once you register, you will  receive 5 Bonus Box Tops just for signing up! You can also receive custom offers for Bonus Box Tops for purchasing participating products.

These great offers are:

Buy any 4 Box Tops products and get 10 Bonus Box Tops
Buy any 8 Box Tops products and get 25 Bonus Box Tops

The offers you select will then load onto your Kroger Shopper Card to be redeemed once you purchase the items. This makes it easier and saves lots of time because there’s no clipping! Just remember to scan your Kroger Shopper Card and the Bonus Box Tops will automatically go straight the participating school of your choice.

I love stocking up on our favorite foods, but I love saving money even more!  So to help you get more bang for your buck and start the school year off right.  Doublebugs is offering you the chance to save big with a Kroger Family of Stores $25 Gift Card!

Here’s What You Gotta Do!

Leave a comment and tell me how you save money on groceries

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Good Luck!!!

Contest starts August 17, 2010 and Ends September 8, 2010

Winner Chosen at Random

If Winner Does Not Reply in 48hrs, The prize will be forfeited.

**General Mills, Kimberly Clark and the Kroger Family of Stores provided me with the gift card, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark to help facilitate my post**

Macaroni Grill Meals Made Easy Review and Giveaway

May 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Contests, Food & Recipes, Product Reviews


We are huge fans of pasta and Italian dishes of any kind in our house.  I love to cook  in general and I love trying new things.    We were recently given the opportunity to try Romano’s Macaroni Grill Favorites, courtesy of My Blog Spark.  Not only was I excited to try these new meals, but I am a huge fan of Macaroni Grill Restaurant, so if it tasted anything like what I bought at the restaurant then I am a happy camper.

I must admit I have never been a huge fan of meals in a box but I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised!  We tried the Creamy Basil Dinner, and all you have to do is add chicken and a little milk.  The meal was extremely easy to prepare and took about 20-25 minutes to make.


The boys completely finished their plates and were saying “mommy more pastas please.”  So, for them this was a big hit.  Toddlers can be some of the pickiest eaters around, and I think they tend to get bored with the same things, so this adds a little variety and they loved it.  The only thing is that I would have to prepare two boxes to feed out family of four, but other than that it was delicious.

The dinner kits include everything needed to create a high-quality meal in one box including premium ingredients such as such as vine-ripened tomatoes, select cooking wines, specialty herbs and 100% semolina pasta. All you have to do is add one pound of chicken or your choice of proteins such as shrimp or Italian sausage. Varieties of Romano’s Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites dinner kits include Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine and Chicken Marsala with Linguine.

I have only tried the Creamy Basil so far and I am very eager to try the others, because if they are anything like the first, then I will have 3 more easy meals to prepare.  It helps to take the guess work out of what’s for dinner and makes it easy when you have had a really long day, or you just want something that is quick.


Would You Like to Try Macaroni Grill Favorites?

DoubleBugs and My Blog Spark are giving away What’s For Dinner Gift Baskets to 3 lucky readers.


Gift Basket Includes

Sample of the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta variety

Three coupons for you to try the other varieties the next time you visit your local grocer,

A Colander

Serving spoon

Cheese grater.

Here’s What You Have to Do To Enter

How to Enter

1.  Visit and tell me which other Romano’s Macaroni Grill flavor you think you would enjoy.  You can also print out a $1 coupon on this site.

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You can enter anytime now through June 8, 2009 at 11 PM EDT. Three winners will be selected at random. I will contact the winners by email shortly after the giveaway ends, and the winners will have 48 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within that time frame, an alternate winner will be announced.  Open to US residents. Must be over 18 years of age.  Void where prohibited.