Thursday, August 26, 2010

Deal Of The Week


Find a few great deals at your local Menards 8/22 - 9/6
Plastic stool 2 step 3.97 after $4 MIR
Yardworks Garden Tools 4.99 after $2 MIR
Kibbles N Bits Dog Food 1.99 for 4 lb bag after $3 MIR
14 LED Flashlight Free after $6 MIR

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Deal Of The Week


This week's deal has multiple layers - go to the following link for all kinds of discounts; gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com - you won't regret it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Deal Of The Week


This weeks 'Deal Of The Week' - you have an opportunity to win a $300 shoppting spree simply by logging onto www.nebraska.tv and answer the question of the month for your chance to win. Also, you can buy a $25 gift certificate and 'Double Your Dollars' - it is worth $50 at the area businesses listed under our promotion.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Deal Of The Week


This weeks 'deal' has a dual purpose; enjoy a great cup of your favorite blizzard Ice cream from Dairy Queen AND help children in need. Today, if you buy any blizzard at Dairy Queen you will help donate $1 to the Childrens Miracle Network - now that is a deal worth getting!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Deal Of The Week


It always feels good to helps someone out, doesn't it? This week's deal is for Crossroads Mission (helping the homeless in Central Nebraska.) All you have to do is print off the flyer from this web-site https://www.crossroadsmission.com/ and eat at Applebee's restaurant on Tuesday August 3rd between 5-9p.m. and you can help change someone's life. 10% of your bill, when you eat out that day will be donated to the Crossroads Rescue Mission. For more information call 402-462-0210

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Deal(s) Of The Week


The Deal Of The Week; Roses for 50 cents a piece at local Hy-Vee stores and tons of FREE stuff from Wal-Mart! Go to the following link for more information about FREE stuff!http://instoresnow.walmart.com/In-Stores-Now-Free-Samples.aspx

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Deals Of The Week


This weeks deals are focused on 'Staycations' right in your home town. Grand Island has their Hall County fair and Art in the Park this weekend. Hastings has their annual Kool-Aid days and a downtown concert series. Kearney has Cruise nite - all these events come with entertainment, giveaways and a lot of fun!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Deal Of The Week!


Today we have a few deals for you;
1. If you love Kiwi - Boogarts in Kearney has kiwi for 9 cents! That's right, nine pennies.
2. Need a new skillet? Buy a 10 inch skillet from SunMart and you will get free breakfast groceries.
3. Shirts, Jeans, shoes for under $5 at Herberger's - summer sale that will last until the merchandise is gone.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Deal Of The Week


This week we have 'An Evening Of Fine Dining At Stolley House' - a four course meal for only $20.00. To make a reservation call 308-390-3888 for either July 8th or 15th The Stolley House doors will open at 6:30 and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. You can have an unforgettable evening at a historic site located in beautiful Stolley Park. Bon appetite!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Leslie's Blog!

Hi guys! Just incase you're interested... I will be updating pictures of my new baby girl/and highlights of maternity leave on my blog www.babesnbooks.wordpress.com

You can also get updates on my website at www.lesliemeans.com (click on Leslie's blog)

So, stay tuned for very adorable baby pics coming within the next month! :)

Leslie

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Deals..

Check out www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com for a few great deals this week! Also, stay tuned. I will be updating you guys on all of life's happenings during maternity leave - and would love to hear from you. You'll have to check out my blog site - coming soon!

Leslie Means..

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Deals of the week..

I've been a bit behind this week on deals - so let me know if you have found anything great! Here are a few that caught my eye when I was browsing my favorite blog sites.

From www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com
Sunmart: Our family cheese - .99
Our family frosted flakes - $1.88 (only 88 cents with coupon from ourfamilyfoods.com

Applemarket: Post Cereal 6/$10

Be sure to also check out www.myfrugaladventures.com - for a list of other deals!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Deal of the week


I know I post lots of baby deals - but this is just too good to pass up! Log onto www.myfrugaladventures.com - for a list of all the huggies coupons out right now! I can't pass these up!

Let me know if you've found anything great this week!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deals of the week!


I've found a few good deals this week online.

www.walmart.com - click on the rollback bar towards the bottom on the left hand side of the computer. There are a few good deals on this one - including a 40oz. bottle of Heinz ketchup for $1.00!

Walgreens has a few good items this week as well - including select post cereals on sale for $1.75 per box. This is really great if you have coupons to add too!

Plus - from now until the end of June, Sonic has a buy one get one free deal on Real Ice Cream shakes! Check out their website for details!

Have you found any great deals this week? Let us know! Leslie...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Deal of the week...

According to www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com - The Pamida in Holdrege will double coupons!

The weekly ad for Holdrege Pamida is showing that they are doubling coupons up to and including $1.

Let us know if you've found any good deals this week!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Deal of the week!



Half priced Frappuccino Blends from Starbucks May 7th-16th from 3pm-5pm each day! I called the Kearney Starbucks (located in Target) and they said they were probably doing this promotion. So, you might want to call ahead before you make a special trip! Click on the link below for more details!

http://www.frappuccino.com/happy-hour

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gluten and Allergy Free Coupon Website



Many of you know Peggy suffers with celiac disease. We have tried to make a few recipes "gluten" free - but, it is tough to use specific products that fall under this category. Here is a website that lists gluten free/allergy free products and coupons. If any of you know of other sites - let us know!

http://www.befreeforme.com/

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deal of the week!


In honor of Earth Day - Walgreens will refill select printer cartridges for one dollar! Unfortunately, there are a few restrictions, (they won't take Canon or Espson) but it's well worth a try! Make sure you grab the coupon inside this weeks flyer - there should be a bunch of them in the store. Log onto www.walgreens.com/ink for a list of participating stores and certain restrictions.

Let us know if you've found a great deal this week!

Leslie...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Deals of the week - including free ice cream!


A big thanks to www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com and viewer Gwen Choplin-Randel for these good deals tips!

Log onto: http://www.tcby.com/ and click the "Join the TCBY EClub" you will get a coupon in your in-box for a free TCBY Waffle Cone!

Log onto: http://www.facebook.com/dairyqueen and become a fan of Dairy Queen on facebook (join their fan club) to receive a coupon for one free 16oz. blizzard treat with the purchase of one 16oz. blizzard treat!

Here are a few more websites to check out for freebies!!

www.sampletrain.com/usa-free-samples-f3/
www.totallyfreestuff.com/
www.freestuff4free.com

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Workout Gone Bad


I'm all about doing whatever you like in your own home - but, this is a bit much. Let us know your thoughts!


Dear Annie: He exercises in buff as daughter coaches
Posted: 04/11/2010 10:50:03 PM PDT


Dear Annie:

My husband, "Joe," turned 40 last summer. His cholesterol, blood pressure and weight are higher than they should be, and his doctor suggested he lose 20 pounds. I try to feed him well, but I know he stops for the occasional doughnut.

Joe has never been much into exercise, but I gave him a rather expensive multifunction machine for Christmas and installed it in the family room so he could watch the big-screen TV while working out. He gave me a reluctant 10 minutes a day on his new "toy."

When he complained that his jeans were too tight, I made a note to buy him some loose workout clothes. When he continued to mutter about having "nothing to wear," I frustratingly retorted that he could exercise naked for all I cared.

Before I realized it, he did just that - on the machine in his birthday suit and gym shoes. And he exercised for another 30 minutes.

He's now using the machine, stark naked, each day for 45 minutes without any prodding, and he's lost some weight. I think part of it is that our 12-year-old daughter has begun to "coach" his sessions, counting his reps and urging him on.

Annie, we're not prudes. Our daughter has seen both her parents naked and insists it doesn't bother her to watch Dad exercise in the buff. In fact, they joke about it. She started calling him a "Greek athlete." Joe does have Greek ancestry, and he now insists the Greeks had it right and has no intention of dressing.

I'm torn.

If I make him wear clothes, I worry he'll stop exercising. Is naked exercise common? Is it dangerous? Is he some sort of closet pervert? Would some busybody consider this child abuse and have him arrested?
- Confused In Illinois

Dear Confused:

Exercising in the nude is not that uncommon and shouldn't be dangerous unless sensitive body parts are in close proximity to dropped weights or snapped pulleys.

We can't tell you whether Joe is overly enjoying his daughter's assistance with his workout. We are not in favor of it and would insist he wear shorts.

But nudity within one's own home is not considered child abuse or indecent exposure. If you are worried about the neighbors, keep the blinds closed.

Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar were longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.





Read more: http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_14864597#ixzz0kzAyqspV

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Deal of the week!


I've been talking about the double K-mart coupon deals for a few days now - so, I think they qualify for the deals of the week! Check out this blog: www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com - for some of the deals being found at the Kearney K-mart. If you haven't done so yet - it might be worth your time to browse through a few coupon sites. K-mart will double your coupons this week only..(ends this weekend) on 2 dollar or under coupons. I've been able to get free body wash, cheap make-up, diapers etc!

If you've found anything great this week - let us know!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Deal of the Week...


A viewer called to let us know about All You Magazine. Apparently it has really high value coupons in it? I haven't checked it out yet - so, if any of you use this let us know! According to the caller they can be purchased at Walmart and more details can be found online at www.allyou.com

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Deals of the week


I've found a few good deals this week I'd like to share:

First, Huggies are on sale for $8.99 at Walgreens. If you use the $3 off coupon I mentioned in an earlier post, you can get these for a great deal. (You can also buy three packs at $8.99 - use 3, 3 dollar off coupons and get $5.00 back in Register Rewards!) I've also heard huggies jumbo packs are on sale at Walmart for $8.00 - but, haven't confirmed this yet.

Also, there are a few great Walgreens deals and local grocery store deals in my favorite blogs, www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com and www.myfrugaladventures.com

Did you guys find any great deals this week?

Leslie...

Friday, March 19, 2010

3 bucks off Huggies Diapers!


There are some great huggies coupons out there right now! Go to www.coupons.com to print 3 bucks off any huggies diaper! Plus, you can become a fan of huggies facebook to print another 3 dollars off. Now - you won't be able to combine these on one pack, however, you can stack a target coupon with the manufacturer coupon. If you haven't already - log onto target.com - click on coupons at the end of the site for a 1.50 off huggies!

Log onto www.totallytarget.com - or www.myfrugaladventures.com - to find specific links to these coupons!

Leslie

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Deal of the week...


Free Airwick Freshmatic Ultra at Target After Qs!

A huge thanks to www.totallytarget.com - for this fantastic find of the week! I just purchased this last night for FREE - so the Kearney target does have this sale going on. These are normally about 14 dollars - so, I consider this a really good find! :) FYI - SS is smart source - (in Sunday March 7th's paper) and - log onto target.com - to get the target coupon. Just click coupons...


Airwick Freshmatic Ultra iMotion Starter Kit $6.00 (Price Cut until 4/10)
-$5/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra i-Motion Starter Kit, any – 03-07-10 SS x4/18
-$1/1 Air Wick I Motion Starter kit Target Q PRINT x4/3
= FREE after both Qs!


*Some Price Cuts do vary by region but not all stores always have signage- so price check your items to be sure.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Obesity Under Fire


This morning on the Good Life Leslie and I talked about an ABC story that put parents of obese children on notice (that their child's BMI-Body Mass Index, was too high.) My comment, Peggy speaking here is; government or organizations should not have a say in our private lives. However, if government were to be involved on any level, I believe they do have a say with those who receive public assistance. Go to ABCnews.com about obese children to get more of the story.

Let us know your thoughts.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My money saving adventure!!


Ok! So, Kyle and I are well into our new budget, which includes using coupons! I wanted to tell you all about the fantastic deals I was able to find yesterday!

Walgreens:

Diapers: The add this week has Huggies Diapers/Pull-ups for $8.99 each. (Jumbo pack) Buy three, and you get $5 in Register Rewards. (Basically cash you can use on your next purchase.) I found three $2.00 off coupons from my favorite blog sites (will post at the end of this) making each package $6.99. This is an awesome deal - as huggies diapers at Walgreens are usually about 12 bucks! So - I was able to purchase each package for $6.99 - and received 5 bucks in Register Rewards.

Toothpaste: Colgate toothpaste is on sale at Walgreens for $2.99. I printed a $.75coupon - to get this for a little over 2 bucks. I received a $2 register reward at checkout for this one!

So - my total was under 25 dollars after tax. I received 7 bucks in Register Rewards and proceeded to buy 2 1/2 gallons of milk and two boxes of nabisco cookies! (I had a buy one get one free cookie coupon as well!) So after all was said and done I purchased:

2 jumbo pkgs of Huggies Diapers
1 pkg of Huggies Pull-ups
1 big pkg of toothpaste
2 1/2 gallons of milk
2 boxes of nabisco cookies (oreo's and chocolate chip soft chew)

All for under 30 dollars!!! One big box of diapers normally puts me back about 20 bucks - but I am stocked up for the entire month! A big THANKS to www.myfrugaladventures.com and www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com - for helping me! They have links on their site - that can help you too!

If you know of any great deals this week - let me know! I would love to share them with other Good Life viewers!

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Fanny Pack...written by Larry Doran

Two lovely ladies, both younger than me,
Were just sitting there, chatting , on my local TV.
NTV’s “Good Life”, their fun morning show,
Had only been on a few minutes or so.

It was all very cordial and ‘til one of them said,
Something astounding, that created such dread,
It immediately generated such shock and awe,
That it made Leslie Means drop her pretty young jaw!

Was it a vicious, diabolical attack?
Why, no, it was just a simple statement of fact.
While attending such outings as the local state fair,
Peggy Malzacher commented on what she might wear.

A simple device to protect things she took,
Like her cell phone, her car keys, or maybe a book.
But no matter how useful was that accessory,
It got no respect from the dark-haired Leslie.

She gasped and sputtered, alas and alack,
She could not believe Peggy’d wear a fanny-pack!
But Peggy insisted again and again,
That the fanny-pack was now back in style once again!

Leslie wouldn’t wear one, even under her coat!
And she asked all her viewers, against it to vote!
Zach Richie joined in saying he’d vote a’gin it,
And I became anxious to see who would win it.

Peggy said it was worn by the big star, Rihanna,
Leslie said “I don’t care, I sure ain’t gonna!”
Now I'm not too sure how this will all end,
But I’m glad Peggy and Leslie and Zach are good friends!

A fanny-pack may not adorn this old bod,
I don't really hate 'em, even though they look odd.
But I’ll tell you this much, no matter how much they nag,
You’ll never see this old boy with a “Man-Bag!”

Larry
Larry & Karen Doran
"The Mellow D's"
(402) 724-2474
larry@themellowds.com
www.themellowds.com
www.soundclick.com/themellowds
www.iacmusic.com/themellowds

Thanks Larry!!! :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Coupon Sites

I have had several requests to post my favorite coupon sites! So - here they are. My top two are the ones I go to the most. Good Deals is from a Kearney mom - who searches through ads for the best deals in our area! The second is a national blog - but, I also frequent this one often. Let me know if you've found any other great sites!! I love saving money!! :) Leslie.

.http://gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com/

http://myfrugaladventures.com/

http://babygoodbuys.com/
http://freebies4mom.blogspot.com/
http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com/
http://moneysavingmom.com/wp-content/w3tc/pgcache/moneysavingmom.com/

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Fanny Pack Is Coming Back


This is proof positive that the FANNY PACK is coming back! Leslie and I (Peggy) have had an on-going conversation about the Fanny Pack. Although the poll taken on our Good Life web-site says that 76% of you disagree, you might want to reconsider?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Baby Names


Ok! This Thursday - Kyle and I find out the sex of our baby! We have a couple boy names picked out...(one we are pretty certain about) - but ZERO girl names! When we found out we were having a girl the first time, we immediately knew her name was Ella. We started calling her by name - etc, and it honestly made me feel closer to her before she was even here. I would like to do the same thing for baby number two.


So, with that being said - I need your help! Do you guys know of any good girl names? Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Budget is going well!


OK! It's week 3 of our new budget, and it's not going so badly. We are doing OK with our grocery cash - (I'm trying to find as many good deals/coupons as I can to stretch our dollar..) - but we have ran out of "going out to eat" money. Oh well - it's better for us to eat at home anyway.


I have surprised myself with how much work I was able to get done this week! Since we no longer have cable - I've kept busy doing housework, which made "cleaning day Saturday" a breeze! Kyle and I have watched our favorite shows via the internet - and even watched a free movie from hulu.com. So far...so good.


So, do you guys have any other money saving tips for us? I would love to hear your thoughts. Big thanks to http://www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com/ - for all your great tips and deals. Laura - we'll have to have you back on the show. Perhaps we will follow you to the grocery store to see you in action! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The cable is now shut off..


It's day two with no cable in the Kyle, Leslie, Ella and baby number two household. I'm not going to lie - yesterday was an adjustment. Let me start by saying - I know this sounds somewhat pathetic. No one really NEEDS TV - (which is something I shouldn't promote considering I am the co-host of a morning talk show) but, it's true. As a kid - I never had cable television. When I watched TV as a young girl - it was always on channel 29 watching either Sesame Street or Reading Rainbow. As a pre-teen/teen it was Full House, The Cosby Show - and yes, news. Other than the occasional Murder She Wrote or Days of our Lives (yes, I watched these with my mom) the television set wasn't on. I grew up as a very happy, active child with plenty of things to do besides watch TV. But then...I went to college - and everything changed. I was hooked to MTV, the Food Network all the great movies etc. Cable, I thought, was awesome!! And...the rest is history.


Last night was a big change for me. I got home in the afternoon, and didn't even know how to turn the television on! This is REALLY pathetic considering I work in TV - and told people for months how the digital conversion boxes work. So..I couldn't watch anything until my husband got home from work - just in time to watch The Bachelor. Kyle had a game last night, which meant it was just me, Ella and our 7 channels. One of which, was on one of my favorite shows - The Bachelor. Without DVR - I was almost at a loss for words! Every time Ella needed something - I had to miss my show! (and...she needed things A LOT!) I could no longer pause the TV - tend to her needs, and then get back to watching TV. It seemed I couldn't get enough done during commercial breaks! How did I function before this magnificent invention?

Then it hit me. I really don't need TV - I was being a bit pathetic. I had to keep saying in my head the quote out of Dave Ramsey's Book: The Total Money Makeover. "Live like no one else now, so that you can live like no one else later."

It's tough - but it's true. I don't need cable, I don't need DVR. I am saving money - so in the long run I can live like no one else. I'll leave you with another quote I found from a new blog I stumbled upon today called, http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com/

“The amount of money you have has nothing to do with what you earn. People earning a million dollars a year can have no money and people earning $35,000 a year can be quite well off. It’s not what you earn, it’s what you spend.” -Paul Clitheroe
Until next time... Leslie :)

Counting Calories?


Leslie and I (Peggy) are always looking at how many calories we take in. We do this because we have so many great cooks and chefs making wonderful recipes that we just 'have to' try. We found a wonderful web-site that breaks things down and gives you a good count for your daily intake of food; http://www.calorieking.com/ ! If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight or simply eat better, you need to check out this web-site. Happy eating!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Starting a new budget!


Kyle and I are starting a new budget - so we can pay off school loans! We are trying to cut our spending in half - (yes, this includes getting rid of cable - they are pulling the plug on that today!! Yikes!!))


Anyway, if you guys have any tips for us, that would be awesome. We're trying the "envelope" system - using only a certain amount of cash each month for variable spending. Ex, groceries, entertainment - etc. So far so good...but, it is only the 8th of the month! Good thing February is a short month!! I've been searching for websites with great deals/coupons etc. Of course I'm a fan of http://www.gooddealsandmore.blogspot.com/ - but do you guys know of any more?


I'll keep you updated on our progress! :) Leslie...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Baby Announcement

This morning Leslie Means announced that she is expecting baby #2 - take a look at this clip!
video