Taking a break

I am very sad to say that I will be taking a blogging leave of absence for about a month or so. My life is suddenly chaotic and complicated. I need time to sort things out and get important things accomplished. Unfortunately that means blogging has to take a backseat. My posts will be sporadic at best and I appreciate the readers who have stuck by me. I also want to thank everyone who made my first ever giveaway a huge success! I promise I will be back, sooner than later I hope!

-Brittanie on a Budget


Winner of the NV Granola Nut Clusters Prize Pack Giveaway

Congratulations to Angela from The Suburban Jungle (entry # 19). She is the winner of the awesome Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Prize Pack.

Thank you to all who entered. Be sure to check back often for more exciting giveaways!

Freebie: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition

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Click here to sign up for a free sample of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner. Limit one per household while supplies last.

Freebie: Kerasal Foot Care


Click here to sign up for your free sample from Kerasal Foot Care. Also included is a coupon for your next purchase.

Menu Plan Monday: 9/28



This is an exciting week as my son turns 1 on Monday and is having a birthday party on Saturday. I can’t believe it has been a year already. Honestly, where does the time go? I am also going back to work this week so I have tried to choose some easy meals.

Here is what we’ll be having this week:

Monday: Skillet Chicken and Vegetables Parmesan

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Ribs, Mashed Potatoes, Ranch Coleslaw

Thursday: Mini Taco Bowls

Friday: Homemade pizza

Saturday: Son’s birthday party, not sure when we will be home so most likely having leftovers

Sunday: Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Green Beans


For more great menu planning ideas check out Menu Plan Monday on Org Junkie

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Giveaway

I am so pleased to announce that I am hosting my first giveaway and even more pleased that what I am giving away totally rocks!


My Blog Spark recently gave me the opportunity to try out the new Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters. I’ve always eaten nuts and granola so I figured these would be a winning combo. I am happy to say that these little crunchy clusters of nutty goodness exceeded my expectations. They are available in 4 yummy flavors and each one is a little bit unique.

Roasted Cashew: Saltier than the rest, in my opinion, but very yummy. If you are a cashew fan you will love these!

Honey Roasted Peanut: Quite possibly my favorite. Sweet and peanuty.  The perfect combination.

Roasted Almond: I would never eat an almond by itself but even I liked these.  Just the right balance of flavors.

Nut Lovers (cashews, pecans, peanuts): Not as crunchy as the rest but loaded with flavor. A nut lovers dream!

The clusters come in a convenient resealable bag, making them excellent to take along on car rides, sports games, and hikes in the woods. They are 100% natural and each serving packs in 4-5 grams of protein.  They are definitely a snack you would feel good about sharing with the entire family!

Now onto the fun part. I have an awesome prize pack to give away to one lucky reader. The winner will receive a bag of each flavor of clusters, a backpack, water bottle, flashlight, and binoculars.


The giveaway will end on Saturday October 3rd at 8:00PM EST and the winner will be emailed the next day.

Entering is easy and each person has up to 5 ways to enter. Please leave a seperate comment for each entry and make sure your email is included. Winners will be chosen by Random.org.

Here is how to enter:

Leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite nut is.

Bonus entries:

 *Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post. Leave a comment with your post link.

*Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following: Win an awesome Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Prize Pack @BrittOnABudget http://wp.me/pC7p1-5F . Leave a comment with the link to your tweet.

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Coupon Insert Preview: 9/27/09

Here is the coupon preview for Sunday 9/27. This post will be updated with the actual coupons found in Maine papers on Saturday. There will be 3 inserts this week!


2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner – 55 cents off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Act mouthwash, 18oz – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Act mouthwash, 33oz – $2.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Air Wick Aqua Essences Aerosol – 50 cents off any 1 (x11/01)
Air Wick Scented Oil twin refill pack or 2 single refills – $1.00 off (x11/08)
Air Wick Warmer Unit FREE wyb any Air Wick Scented Oil Refill Fragrance – up to $2.19 value (x11/08)
Carnation Evaporated Milk cans – 50 cents off any 2 (x12/31/09)
Celestial Seasonings Tea Bags, 18ct + – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/27/09)
Clearasil product, any – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/20/09)
Colgate 360 Toothbrush – $1.00 off any 1 (x10/17)
Colgate Total Enamel Strength, Advanced Whitening, Advanced Clean or Advanced Fresh Toothpastes only, 4oz+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x10/17)
Enfamil Premium with Triple Health Guard, 23.4oz+ powder – $5.00 off any 1 (x11/30)
Halls 20ct+ Single Bag – 35 cents off any 1 (x11/7)
Halls Refresh Hard Candy – 75 cents off any 1 bag (x11/7)
Hershey’s Special Dark Bag or Hershey’s Extra Dark Bar or Bag, 3.5oz+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/01)
Hershey’s, Reese’s or Kit Kat Snack Size Bags, 9-22oz – $1.00 off any 3 (x10/17)
Irish Spring Body Wash, excludes 2.5oz size, any 1 OR Irish Spring Multi-bar Soap Packs, 3bar+, any 2 – 50 cents off (x10/17)
L’Oreal EverPure Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment – $2.00 off any 1 (x12/20/09)
Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes – 75 cents off 1 box (x12/31/09)
Marie Callender’s Pasta Al Dente Frozen Meals – $1.00 off any 2 (x11/22)
Marie Callender’s Pot Pies – $1.00 off any 3 (x11/15)
Miralax 14-dose or 10ct carton – $2.00 off any 1 (x11/08)
Miralax 30-dose bottle – $4.00 off any 1 (x11/8)
Miralax 30-dose bottle – $5.00 off any 1 (x10/11)
Mrs. Smith’s Bakery Product, 30oz+ including Deep Dish Apple, Cinnamon Apple Crumb, Deep Dish Cherry, Lemon meringue, or Chocolate Crème – 75 cents off any 1 (x12/31/09) DND-5
(2)Nature Made Vitamins – $1.00 off any 1 (x10/27)
Ore-Ida French Fries or Tater Tots Frozen Potatoes – $1.50 off any 2 bags (x11/22)
Palmolive Dish Liquid 25oz – 25 cents off any 1 (x10/17)
Palmolive Pure+Caring or Pure+Clear Dish Liquid 20zo – 75 cents off any 1 (x10/17)
TMF MIR FORM – Buy any one 20oz Palmolive Pure+Caring or Pure+Clear product between 9/27 and 10/27. Mail completed original form with original store-identified register receipt dated between 9/27-10/27, with price circled and UPC number written on receipt. Receive refund up to $2.99 by mail. Postmark by 11/27 and received by 12/4
Pepperidge Farm Cookies, 3oz+ – 75 cents off any 1 (x11/30)
Purina Friskies Natural Sensations brand Cat Treats, any variety – FREE up to $2.25 value (x11/30)
Sargento Salad or Potato Finishers – 75 cents off any 1 (x10/31)
Schick Disposable Razors, any – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/8)
Science Diet Simple Essentials Dog Treats, 12.3oz+ – $2.00 off any 1 (x10/31) DND-5
SeaPak Tilapia Tenders – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/30)
Seattle’s Best Coffee – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Softsoap Body Wash – 75 cents off any 1 (x10/17)
Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirants/Deodorants – 75 cents off any 2 (x10/17)
Speed Stick Pro or 24/7 Antiperspirant/deodorant or Lady Speed Stick Clinical Proof or 24/7, excludes 0.5oz product – 75 cents off any 1 (x10/17)
Swanson Broth Carton, 32oz+ – 50 cents off any 2 (x11/8)
Swanson Stock Carton – 50 cents off any 1 (x11/8)
Swanson Broth Can, 14oz+ – 40 cents off any 3 (x11/8)
TGI Friday’s Anytime Quesadillas – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/28)
TGI Friday’s Complete Skillet Meals – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/28)
TGI Friday’s Snacks – $2.00 off any 4 (x11/28)
Visine All Day Eye Itch Relief, Totality Multi-symptom, or Total Eye Soothing Wipes – $2.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Visine product, any – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Weight Watchers Yogurt, 6oz or 32oz – 55 cents off any 2 (x10/31)
White Cloud Bathroom Tissue or Paper Towel product – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/27)
Whole Body Cleanse internal cleansing system – $3.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)

Aveeno product – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09) *excludes cleansing bars and trial sizes
Aveeno products – $1.50 off any 2 (x12/31/09) *excludes cleansing bars and trial sizes
Bayer Heart Health Advantage AND any Bayer Aspirin product 24ct+ – $3.00 Off wyb Both (x12/31/09)
Bayer Heart Health Advantage Product – $1.50 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Bayer Quick Release Crystals 10ct+ – $1.50 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Cesar Treats – $1.00 off any 1 (x10/25)
College Inn 14oz Can Chicken And Beef Broth – $1.00 off any 2 (x11/21)
College Inn 32oz Aseptic Chicken and Beef Broth – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/21)
Deer Park brand Natural Spring Water 1-Gallon+ jugs – B2G1 FREE up to $1.10 value (x10/24)
Deer Park brand Natural Spring Water 700mL 6pk – $1.00 off any 2 (x10/24)
Deer Park brand Natural Spring Water 8oz 12pks, 8oz with Fluoride or Aquapad 8pk – $1.00 off any 2 (x10/24)
Deer Park brand Sparkling Natural Spring Water .5L 6pk – $1.00 off any 2 (x10/24)
DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil 16.9oz+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
DeLallo Imported Pasta Sauce 24.3oz – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
DeLallo Pasta Packages, Semolina, Organic Semolina, or Organic Whole Wheat – $1.00 off any 2 (x12/31/09)
Hefty OneZip Fresh Extend Bags – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Hillshire Farm Deli Select Ultra Thin or Hearty Slices Lunchmeats, 8oz+ – $1.00 off any 2 (x10/25)
Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets brand Breakfast Sandwiches 9-20oz – 75 cents off any 1 (x12/20/09)
Isaly’s Barbecue Sauce – 25 cents off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Isopure Plus Nutrition or Zero Carb Drink 6pk – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence to-Go – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/20/09)
Lea & Perrins Thick Classic Worcestershire Sauce – $2.00 off any 1 (x11/22)
Libby’s Vegetables, canned – $1.00 off any 4 (x12/31/09)
Loud N Clear Sound Amplifier – $3.00 off any 1 (x12/30/09)
Mars Candy (huge list including M&Ms, Snickers, Skittles, Startburst, 3Musketeers, Milky Way, etc) Fun Size Bags – $1.00 off any 2 (x10/31)
One A Day Adult or Teen Multivitamin product 12ct+ – $2.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
One A Day Kids product – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09)
Osteo Bi-Flex product – $6.00 off any 1 (x11/10)
Pedigree Dentastix Treats for Dogs – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/22)
Pedigree MarroBone Treats for Dogs – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/22)
Pillsbury Brownie Minis Brownie Mixes – $1.00 off any 2 (x12/31/09)
Pillsbury Easy Frost No-Fuss Frosting – $1.00 off any 2 (x12/31/09)
Robitussin product – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09) *excludes Robitussin To Go 2ct
Robitussin To Go product – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09) *excludes 2ct
SuperPretzels Soft Pretzel Item – 50 cents off any 1 (x11/27)
TARGET COUPON – save on Scope Mouthwash wyb TWO 4.2oz+ Crest Toothpastes – $2.00 off wyb all (x12/31/09)
Thermacare 2ct+ – $2.00 off any 1 (x11/30)
Whole Fruit Fruit Bar – 50 cents off any 1 (x11/27)

All Expire 10/31 unless otherwise noted!
Align product – $5.00 off any 1
Always Infinity 14ct+ – $1.00 off any 1
Always Pad, Clean, or Feminine Cleansing Cloth – 50 cents off any 1
Always Pantiliners 34ct+ – 50 cents off any 1
Bounty Napkins – 25 cents off any 1
Bounty Towels or Napkins – 25 cents off any 1
Cascade Rinse Aid, any size – $1.00 off any 1
Cascade, any size – 25 cents off any 1
Charmin Bathroom Tissue, any size – 25 cents off any 1
Crest Kids Toothpaste – $1.00 off any 1
Crest Premium Paste 4.1oz+ (crest multicare, extra whitening, whitening expressions, whitening plus scope, vivid white, sensitivity, or pro-health weekly clean) – $1.00 off any 1
Crest Rinse 440mL+ – $1.00 off any 1
Crest Toothpastes 4.1oz+ or liquid gel – $1.00 off any 2
Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal 14ct only – $10.00 off any 1
Dawn – 25 cents off any 1
Dawn Direct Foam or Dawn Simple Pleasure – 50 cents off any 1
Dawn Plus Hand Renewal – 50 cents off any 1
Duracell CopperTop AA or AAA 4pk+, C,D,9v any size or PowerPix & Ultra Digital AA or AAA, Duracel Ultra Advanced AA or AAA, or Ultra Photo Lithium 123, 223, 245, CR2 or CR-V3 – 75 cents off any 1
Duracell Hearing Aid Batteries with EasyTab, 6pk+ – $1.50 off any 1
Febreze Air Effects FREE wby any Febreze Candle – no max value
Febreze Fabric Refresher – $1.00 off any 1
Febreze Noticeables Starter Kit – $4.00 off any 1
Fixodent Adhesive 1.2oz+ – 50 cents off any 1
Gillette Body Wash – $1.00 off any 1 E-T-S
Gillette Clinical Strength, any 1 OR any (2) Gillette deodorants – $2.00 off E-T-S
Gillette Fusion Razor – $4.00 off any 1
Gillette Fusion Shave Gel – $1.00 off any 1
Gillette Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler – $1.00 off any 1 E-T-S
Luvs Diapers – $1.00 off any 1
Metamucil product – $1.00 off any 1
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – BOGO no max value
Mr. Clean Spray FREE wyb any Mr. Clean Liquid – no max value
Nice ‘n Easy Hair Color product – $1.00 off any 1
Olay Bar Pack, Body Wash or In-Shower Body Lotion – $1.00 off any 1
Olay Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser – $1.00 off any 1
Olay Hand & Body Lotion, excludes 30mL – $1.00 off any 1
Old Spice Body Wash or Anti-perspirant/deodorant – $1.00 off any 2 (x11/30) E-T-S
Old Spice Pro Strength – $4.00 off any 2 (x11/30) E-T-S
Oral-B 3ct+ Refill brush head – $3.00 off any 1
Oral-B Floss Pick 45ct+, Satin Floss or Glide product – $1.00 off any 1
Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage, any 1 OR any (2) Indictors – 75 cents off
Oral-B Vitality Toothbrush or Rechargeable Toothbrush, includes Vitality, Sonic Complete, Professional Care, Pulsonic and Triumph – $5.00 off any 1
MIR FORM – Oral-B Plusonic, Professional Care or Sonic Complete Rechargable Toothbrsh – $15.00 Rebate. Offer Begins 9/27/09 and request must be postmarked by 11/14/09. One per name/address. Send Form and dated sales receipt with store name and price circled.
Pantene Styler – $1.00 off any 1
Pepto-Bismol product – 50 cents off any 1
Prilosec OTC product – $1.00 off any 1
Pringles cans 180g+ – $1.00 off any 4
Pringles Fat Free cans, 165g+ – 50 cents off any 2
Pringles Snack Stack, Stix, Minis, or Bold Bites product – 50 cents off any 1
Puffs Singles, any 3 OR any (1) Three Pack – 25 cents off
Pur or Pur Flavor Options System, pitcher or faucet mount – $3.00 off any 1
Pur Pitcher or Faucet Mount Multi-Pack Replacement Filters or Pur Refrigerator Filter – $3.00 off any 1
Scope Breath Mist or Breath Drops – 35 cents off any 1
Scope Mouthwash 710mL+ – 75 cents off any 1
Secret Flawless – 50 cents off any 1 (x11/30) E-T-S
Secret Flawless, Fresh Effects, Scent Expressions, or Smooth Effects – $2.00 off any 2 (x11/30) E-T-S
Swiffer Dust & Shine – BOGO no max value
Swiffer Dust & Shine or Swiffer Refills – 50 cents off any 1
Swiffer Dusters Starter Kit – 50 cents off any 1
Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit – $1.00 off any 1
Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit or Swiffer SweepVac Starter Kit – $5.00 off any 1
Tag product – BOGO no max value (x11/30)
Tampax 18ct+ – 50 cents off any 1
Tide product, any size – $1.00 off any 1
Tide To Go, any size – 35 cents off any 1
Venus Embrace or Breeze Family 6ct or 8ct Cartridges – $2.00 off any 1
Venus Embrace or Breeze Family Systems Razor – $2.00 off any 1
Vicks product – $1.00 off any 1