How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven

Hard-Boiled Eggs

I had no idea that you could make hard boiled eggs in the oven, so I had to try it out with my Easter eggs that I needed to cook. Here’s what you do:

Place room-temperature uncooked eggs in a muffin tin to keep them from rolling around. Bake the eggs for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Take them out of the oven and place the eggs in a bowl of cold water.  It’s that easy! I ate one of the hard-boiled eggs to see how it tasted, and it was delicious and perfectly cooked! Plus, peeling the shell off the egg was extremely easy!

You’ll have to give it a try next time you want hard-boiled eggs!

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Free Samples in My Mailbox (April 18)

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These are the free products I’ve received in my mailbox recently:

  • Free full-size package Yoplait Go-Gurt Yogurt coupon
  • Free Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme cereal sample
  • Free Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner sample + $1/2 off coupon
  • Free Nivea Extended Moisture Body Lotion sample & 1 off coupon
  • Free Ladies’ Home Journal Issue April 2014
  • Free Ladies’ Home Journal Issue May 2014
  • Free Parents Issue May 2014

If you want to receive things for free like these free freebies in  your mailbox, sign up to receive Saving Cent by Cent e-mails, subscribe to the RSS feed, and/or follow Saving Cent by Cent  via Facebook or Twitter to stay updated on all of the deals  posted.

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 50 Free Points

 

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Sign up or log in to your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account, and then enter the code below to add 50 free points to your account.

KFRTWEETSREWARDS – 50 points

If  you haven’t signed up to become a member of Kellogg’s Family Rewards, I highly  recommend it. It’s a rewards program where you purchase specially marked Kellogg’s Family Rewards products like cereal, crackers, and snacks and then enter the 16 digit code found inside the item to start collecting points. You can then use the points to get rewards like books, magazine subscriptions, toys and high-value coupons!

Below is a list of codes that may still be available. If some of the codes have expired, please let me know so I can take them off the  list.

  • GETYOURGOLDENEGG – 1,000 points
  • GETEASTERGOODIES – 50 points
  • EASTEREGGHUNTWIN – 50 points
  • SPRINGONTHECOLOR – 20 points
  • APRILFOOLSREWARD – 25 points (Expires April 17, 2014)
  • KFRSHARETHANKS20 – 20 points
  • EARNGREATREWARDS – 20 points
  • GIFTOFMUSICBONUS – 20 points
  • KELLOGGSFREEBOOK – 50 points
  • GREATSTARTSBONUS - 20 points
  • HOWITWORKS20PNTS - 20 points
  • SPECIALK5BONUS4U – 50 points
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Free Entrance Days to National Parks (April 19-20)

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This weekend, April 19-20, 2014, the U.S. National Park Service is offering FREE Entrance Days. Hundreds of national parks are participating where everyone can get in free. Head over here to see which ones are near you.

And here is a list of the national parks free entrance dates for the rest of 2014:

  • August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
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Amazon: Sparkle Giant Roll Paper Towels 24 Count = $0.90 Each!

Sparkle paper towelsRight now, Amazon has the Sparkle Paper Towels, 24 Giant Rolls for $21.71 when you clip the $1 off coupon below the price and choose “Subscribe and Save” on the right side. Plus, shipping is FREE! That makes each giant roll just $0.90 (or $0.60 per single roll), which is a great deal!

Amazon can change its prices at any time, so if you like this deal, then grab it now. When your order arrives, then you can cancel future shipments of this order by logging into your Amazon account and going into “Manage Subscribe & Save”.

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Winner of Perrigo Nutritionals Baby Food Giveaway

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Thanks to everyone who entered the Perrigo Nutritionals Baby Food Products and “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode” Book Giveaway. Congratulations to the winner:

Sus L.

An e-mail has been sent to notify the winner, who has 72 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen.

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 1,100 Free Points!

Sign up or log in to your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account by clicking on the banner above. Then enter the codes below to add 1,100 free points to your account!

GETYOURGOLDENEGG – 1,000 points!
GETEASTERGOODIES – 50 points
EASTEREGGHUNTWIN – 50 points

If  you haven’t signed up to become a member of Kellogg’s Family Rewards, I highly  recommend it. It’s a rewards program where you purchase specially marked Kellogg’s Family Rewards products like cereal, crackers, and snacks and then enter the 16 digit code found inside the item to start collecting points. You can then use the points to get rewards like books, magazine subscriptions, toys and high-value coupons!

Below is a list of codes that may still be available. If some of the codes have expired, please let me know so I can take them off the  list.

  • SPRINGONTHECOLOR – 20 points
  • APRILFOOLSREWARD – 25 points (Expires April 17, 2014)
  • KFRSHARETHANKS20 – 20 points
  • EARNGREATREWARDS – 20 points
  • GIFTOFMUSICBONUS – 20 points
  • KELLOGGSFREEBOOK – 50 points
  • GREATSTARTSBONUS - 20 points
  • HOWITWORKS20PNTS - 20 points
  • SPECIALK5BONUS4U – 50 points
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Free Suave Professionals Hair Care Sample

Suave Natural Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner

Request a FREE Suave Professionals Natural Infusion hair care sample by filling out the form and clicking “Submit.”

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Products to Price Match List (April 16-22)

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After looking through the weekly ads, here are this week’s grocery deals in Utah to price match at Walmart, Target, or another store that prices matches in your area, April 16-22, 2014. The items highlighted in red are really good deals.

Produce
Apples, red – $0.50 lb. (Rancho)

Apples, Gala or Jonagold – $0.98 lb. (Sprouts)

Bell Peppers – red, yellow, or orange – $0.88 each (Sprouts)

Broccoli – $0.98 lb. (Sprouts)

Cantaloupe – $0.50 lb. (Rancho – April 16 & 17 Only)

Carrots, baby 1 lb. bag – $0.98 each (Sprouts)

Carrots, baby cut 2 lb. bag – $1.98 each (Maceys)

Cauliflower – $0.79 lb. (Reams)

Cilantro – $0.33 each bunch (Rancho)

Eggplant – $0.99 each (Smith’s)

Grapefruit – $0.39 each (Reams)

Green Onions – $0.33 each bunch (Sprouts)

Jalapeno Peppers – $0.50 lb. (Rancho – April 19 & 20 Only)

Lemons – $0.99 lb. (Rancho)

Lettuce, Iceberg – $0.69 each (Rancho)

Mangos – $0.50 each (Sprouts)

Onions, white – $0.50 lb. (Rancho)

Oranges – $0.20 lb. (Rancho)

Pears – $0.98 lb. (Sprouts) OR $0.99 lb. (Smith’s)

Pineapples – $0.88 lb. (Maceys)

Potatoes, 10 lb. bag Russet – $1.88 each (Reams)

Radishes – $0.33 each bunch (Rancho)

Strawberries, 1 lb. – $0.99 each (Rancho)

Tomatoes, Roma – $0.50 lb. (Rancho – April 16 & 17 Only) OR $0.89 lb. (Reams)

Watermelon, seeded or seedless – $0.25 lb. (Rancho – April 19 & 20 Only) OR $0.29 lb. (Reams)

Watermelon, whole seedless – $2.98 each (Sprouts)

 

Dairy
Store brand eggs, large dozen – $0.99 each (Maceys)

Store brand sour cream, 16 oz. – $0.79 each (Maceys)

Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese, 2 lb. loaf – $5.99 each (Maceys)

Blue Bonnet Margarine, 1 lb. sticks or tubs – $0.79 each (Reams)

Tillamook Butter, 1 lb. – $2.00 each (Harmons)

Land O Lakes Butter, 16 oz. – $1.88 each (Albertsons – Limit 2)

Store brand butter, 1 lb. – $1.98 each (Reams)

Store brand cream cheese, 8 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Tillamook Yogurt, 6 oz. – $0.33 each (Maceys)

Meadow Gold Whipping Cream, 8 oz. – $0.69 each (Reams) OR $0.79 each (Maceys)

 

 

Meat
Ham – Sugardale Shank Portion, bone-in – $1.09 lb. (Reams)

Ham – Cooks Shank Portion, fully cooked – $0.99 lb. (Albertsons – Limit 1)

Ham – Sugardale Butt Portion – $1.39 lb. (Reams)

Ham – Spiral Sliced Half – $1.49 lb. (Maceys)

Chicken – Thighs or Drumsticks, family pack – $0.79 lb. (Reams)

Chicken – Sanderson Farms Whole Fryer, Drumsticks or Thighs, max pak – $0.99 lb. (Albertsons)

Bar S Jumbo Franks, 16 oz. – $0.89 each (Maceys)

Bar S Deli Shaved Sliced Meats, 9 oz. Turkey, Ham and Chicken – $1.69 each (Reams)

Banquet Sausage, 6.4 oz. – $1.00 each (Maceys)

 

Baking, Food, and Snacks
Store brand powdered or brown sugar, 32 oz. – $0.98 each (Reams) OR $0.99 each (Maceys)

Store brand sugar, 4 lb. – $1.79 each (Maceys)

Store brand all-purpose flour, 5 lb. – $1.49 each (Maceys)

Aunt Jemima Original or Buttermilk Pancakes, 2 lbs. – $1.69 each (Harmons)

Store brand cinnamon, crescent rolls, or jumbo biscuits, 8 ct. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Store brand marshmallows, 10-10.5 oz. – $0.79 each (Maceys)

Nestle Toll House Morsels, 10-12 oz. -  $1.99 each (Albertsons) OR $2.29 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.75/2 Nestle Toll House coupon from the SS 4/6/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $1.62 each

Hershey’s Baking Chips, 9.5-12 oz. – $2.00 each (Harmons)

Pillsbury Cake Mixes or Brownie Mixes, 15-16 oz. Milk Chocolate or Traditional – $0.88 each (Reams)

Jell-O Gelatin or Pudding, .6-6 oz. – $0.99 each (Reams)

Store brand hamburger or hot dog buns, 8 ct. – $0.88 each (Maceys – April 18 & 19 Only)

Store brand ketchup, 20 oz. upside down bottle – $0.79 each (Maceys – April 18 & 19 Only)

Store brand salad dressing, 16 oz. – $1.25 each (Maceys)

Best Food Mayonnaise, 30 oz. – $2.99 each (Smith’s)
Use the $1.00/1 Best Foods coupon from the RP 4/13/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.99 each

Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese, 5.25-6 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Betty Crocker Potatoes, 4.6-6.6 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.50/2 Betty Crocker Potatoes coupon here
Final price: $0.75 each

Store brand pork and beans, 15.5 oz. – $0.50 each (Maceys)

Store brand cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, or cream of celery, 10.5 oz. – $0.69 each (Albertsons)

Libby’s Vegetables, 11-15 oz. – $0.49 each (Reams) OR $0.50 each (Maceys)

Del Monte Vegetables, 11-15.25 oz. – $0.50 each (Albertsons – Limit 6)

Store brand olives, 6-6.5 oz. – $0.89 each (Reams)

Dole Canned Fruit, 15.25 oz. Tropical Mixed, 15 oz. Mandarin Oranges, 20 oz. Pineapple – $0.88 each (Reams) OR $0.99 each (Maceys)
Use the $1.00/3 Dole coupon here
Or use the $0.50/2 Dole coupon from the SS 4/6/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $0.55 each

Store brand mandarin oranges, 10.5-11 oz. – $0.49 each (Reams)

Quaker Granola Bars, 6.10-7.4 oz. – $1.69 each (Harmons – When you purchase 5)
Use the $1.00/2 Quaker coupon from the RP 3/23/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $1.19 each

Nabisco Triscuit Crackers, 3.5-9.5 oz. – $1.79 each (Smith’s)
Use the $1.00/1 Nabisco coupon from the SS 4/13/14 coupon insert
Final price: $0.79 each

Nabisco Ritz Bacon Crackers – $1.79 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.50/1 Nabisco Ritz Bacon Crackers coupon here
Final price: $1.29 each

Nabisco Wheat Thins Popped Chips or Wheat Thins Snacks – $1.79 each (Smith’s)
Use the $1.00/2 Nabisco Wheat Thins coupon from the SS 4/6/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.29 each

Lay’s Potato Chips, 9.5 – 10 oz. – $1.99 each (Reams) OR $2.00 each (Smith’s)

Doritos Tortilla Chips, 10-11.5 oz. – $1.99 each (Albertsons)

Store brand potato chips, 9 oz. – $1.50 each (Albertsons)

TJ Farms Frozen Fruit, 10-12 oz. Blueberries, Mangos and Peaches or Strawberries – $1.29 each (Reams)

Mr. Dee’s Frozen Potatoes, 24-32 oz. – $1.25 each (Maceys)

Rhodes Rolls, 19-48 oz. – $3.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.40/1 Rhodes Rolls coupon from the RP 4/6/14 coupon insert
Final price: $2.60 each

Marie Callender’s Cream and Fruit Pies, 28-46 oz. – $3.99 each (Albertsons – When  you purchase 3) OR $4.79 each (Reams)
Use the $1.00/1 Marie Callender’s coupon from the SS 4/6/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $2.99 each

Dreyers Ice Cream, 48 oz. – $2.25 each (Harmons – When you purchase 3) OR $2.49 each (Albertsons)

Breyers Ice Cream, 48 oz. – $2.99 each (Maceys)

Kraft Cool Whip, 8 oz. – $0.99 each (Maceys)

Whoppers Robin Eggs, 10 oz. – $1.99 each (Albertsons) OR $2.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $2.00/3 Whoppers or Hershey’s coupon from the SS 4/6/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $1.32 each

Starburst or Life Savers Jellybeans, 7.3-14 oz. – $2.00 each (Harmons & Smith’s)
Use the $1.00/2 Starburst or Life Savers coupon from the RP 3/23/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.50 each

Jolly Ranchers Jelly Beans, 15 oz. – $1.99 each (Reams)
Use the $1.00/2 Jolly Ranchers coupon from the SS 4/6/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.49 each

 

Drinks
Coke Products, including Sprite and Fanta, 2 liter bottles – $0.99 each (Rancho)

Pepsi, 7-Up, or A&W Products – 12 pk. cans, 8 pk. 12 oz., or 6 pk. 24 oz. bottles – $3.00 each (Maceys – When you purchase 4)

Coke Products, 12 pk. cans – $3.25 each (Maceys – When you purchase 4)

Shasta Soda, 12 pk. cans – $2.50 each (Maceys)

Old Orchard 100% Juice Blends, 64 oz. – $1.67 each (Harmons)
Use the $1.00/2 Old Orchard 100% Juice Blends coupon here
Final price: $1.17 each

Old Orchard Orange Juice, 12 oz. frozen – $1.25 each (Maceys)
Use the $1.00/4 Old Orchard coupon here
Final price: $1.00 each

Minute Maid Fruit Drink or Lemonade, 59 oz. – $1.67 (Smith’s)

Langers Zero Sugar Added Apple or Grape Juice, 64 oz. – $1.34 each (Maceys)

Powerade Sports Drinks, 32 oz. – $0.69 each (Reams)

 

Household and Personal Care
Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent, 62.5-75 oz. – $2.50 each (Maceys)
Use the $2.00/2 Arm & Hammer coupon from the SS 4/6/14 coupon insert
Or use the $1.00/3 Arm & Hammer coupon here
Final price: As low as $1.50 each

Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent, liquid, 75 oz. – $2.99 (Smith’s)
Use the $1.00/1 Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent coupon here
Final price: $1.99 each

Alberto VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner – $0.89 each (Reams)
Use the $1.00/4 Alberto VO5 coupon from the SS 4/6/14 coupon insert
Final price: $0.64 each

Colgate Toothpaste, 4.6 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.50/1 Colgate coupon from the SS 4/13/14 coupon insert
Final price: $0.50 each

Kleenex Facial Tissue, 50-160 ct. -$1.00 each (Smith’s – When you purchase 4)
Use the $0.30/3 Kleenex coupon from the SS 3/16/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $0.90 each

Lubriderm Lotion, 13.5-16 oz. – $5.99 each (Smith’s)
Use the $1.50/1 Lubriderm Lotion coupon from the SS 4/13/14 coupon insert
Or use the $1.00/1 Lubriderm Lotion coupon here
Final price: As low as $4.49 each

Store brand rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, 16 oz. – $0.50 each (Reams)

 

 

Each Walmart store has their own list of stores they will price match. Be sure to double check which stores your local Walmart will  price match. And below are the different starting and ending dates for store sales. Make sure to price match these items while they are on sale.

  • Macey’s weekly ad runs Mon. through Mon. (except in Tooele where the ad  runs Wed. through Wed.)
  • Rancho Market’s weekly ad runs Mon. through Sun.
  • Harmon’s weekly ad runs Mon. through Sun.
  • Soelberg’s weekly ad runs Tues. through Tues.
  • Ream’s weekly ad runs Tues. through Mon.
  • Sprout’s weekly ad runs Wed. through Wed.
  • Albertsons weekly ad runs Wed. through Tues.
  • Fresh Market’s weekly ad runs Wed. through Tues.
  • Smith’s weekly ad runs Wed. through Tues.
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Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is finally here and it’s time to spring clean our homes. I know this may sound a little odd, and it’s my Type A personality coming out, but I LOVE to clean! I especially love the final product of seeing something organized and clean. My family used to laugh at me when I was young because I would organize all of the clothes in my drawer, and then I would organize my sisters’ clothing drawers. Thank goodness I’m not quite that bad anymore, but I still do like things to be cleaned and organized.

Below are a series of posts I’ve written about spring cleaning. I hope they motivate and give you tips to spring clean your home. There are also time-saving and money-saving cleaning tips that will help you out.

Spring Cleaning: Organizing and Getting Started
Spring Cleaning: DIY Cleaning Products
Spring Cleaning: Speed-Cleaning Tips
Spring Cleaning: Professional Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Spring Cleaning: How to Keep Your House Clean All Year Long

The first of this series is Spring Cleaning: Organizing and Getting Started:

1. Analyze Areas
Take a few minutes to mentally survey each room. Then in a notebook, write down the problem areas in the room that need improvement. These should be parts of the room that bother you, or that your family has a difficult time keeping neat and clean.

2. Be Realistic
You need to realize that you don’t need to get your spring cleaning completed all in one day or one weekend. With two young children, there’s no way that I can focus on something for more than 15-30 minutes at a time. I plan to do my spring cleaning over the course of the month.

3. Use a Checklist
This is something I enjoy doing. Make sure to check off each item as you complete the task. It’s a way to show that you’ve accomplished something, and I think it feels great to mark an item off the list.

Here are some cleaning checklists that will help you out.

Honey Bear Lane Spring Cleaning Checklist
Martha Stewart Spring Cleaning Checklist
CasaSugar Spring Cleaning Checklist
Imperfect Homemaking Spring Cleaning Checklist

4. Get Started
Now, you’ll need a game plan to help you prioritize and stay on task. Pick a room a day and get it cleaned and organized before moving onto the next one. That way you don’t just transfer items from one room to another before deciding what to do with the items. Make sure to begin with the least favorite rooms first when you are most motivated. Once you complete the most difficult areas of your house at the beginning, everything else will feel much easier to finish.

Gather your supplies in a bucket and carry them with you from room to room so you don’t waste time running back to the cleaning closet.

5. Make Sorting Easy
Gather storage tubs or garbage bags and label them with the following categories: Keep, Throw Away, Recycle, Sell, and Donate. As you look through the items in your home, decide what you want to do with each item and place it in the appropriate pile.

6. Make Your Spring Cleaning Fun
Don’t think of spring cleaning as a chore. Instead, think of it as something that will help you feel good about yourself and your clean and organized home.

Play some fun, upbeat music while you dance around the house with your spring cleaning supplies. Set the timer to give yourself time limits for completing small tasks, and try to complete the tasts before the timer goes off.

7. Give Yourself a Reward
Once you’ve finished cleaning or decluttering for the day, congratulate yourself for a job well done by rewarding yourself with something like a movie or dinner out.

Remember that getting started is the hardest part of spring cleaning.

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