Dollar Tree deals for Apr 16 – 23 – FREE Progresso, Froot Loops, Crystal Light, Airborne + more!

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Here are the highlights from the Dollar Tree ad for April 16 – 23, 2014. There are 33 possible freebies this week, so be sure to click over to the full list and check them out. Remember products vary greatly by location.

See the complete Dollar Tree ad and make your printable list here
(Be sure to click the April 16 – 23 list on the right!)

The very best deals of the week are:

Progresso Soup, 19 oz  – $1
- $0.50/2 Progresso Soup Cans
- $1.00/1 Progresso Soup Can – 3-16-14 SS – (exp. 05/10/14)
- $1.00/1 Progresso Soup Can – 3-2-14 SS – (exp. 04/26/14)
- $1.00/1 Progresso Soup Can – 4-13-14 – (exp. 06/07/14)
Final Price: Free

Kelloggs Froot Loops, large box  – $1
- $0.50/1 Kellogg’s Froot Loops Cereal, 8.7 oz or Larger
- $3.00/3 Kellogg’s Cereals, 8.7 oz or Larger
-$3.00/3 Kellogg’s Cereals, 8.7 oz or Larger
Final Price: Free

Crystal Light, Drink Mix On the Go  – $1
- $1.00/1 Crystal Light Drink Mix; Powdered or Liquid; Must Share with 3 Facebook Friends To Access
Final Price: Free

L’Oreal Nail Stickers  – $1
- $1.00/1 L’Oreal Paris Nail Product
Final Price: Free

Breathe Right Nasal Strips, 10ct  – $1
- $1.00/1 Breathe Right, 10 ct or Larger
- $1.50/1 Breathe Right, 10 – 12 or 14 ct – 3-23-14 RP – (exp. 06/23/14)
- $1.50/1 Breathe Right, 10, 12, or 14 ct – 1-26-14 RP – (exp. 04/26/14)
Final Price: Free

Maybelline New York Great Wear Lip Color, 0.07 oz  – $1
- $1.00/1 Maybelline New York Colorsentational The Buffs or Maybelline New York Lip Product; Excludes Baby Lips
- $1.00/1 Maybelline New York Lip Product – 4-13-14 RP – (exp. 06/07/14)
Final Price: Free

Wet N Wild, Lip Gloss  – $1
- $1.00/1 Wet N Wild or Fergie Product – 4-6-14 RP – (exp. 04/18/14)
Final Price: Free

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, 3.4 oz  – $1
- $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment – 4-6-14 RP – (exp. 05/17/14)
- $1.00/2 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment – 4-6-14 RP – (exp. 05/17/14)
Final Price: Free

Airborne  – $1
- $1.50/1 Airborne Immune Support
- $1.00/1 Airborne Product – 1-26-14 SS – (exp. 07/31/14)
Final Price: Free

Pedicare  – $1
- $1.00/1 PediaCare Product
- $1.00/1 PediaCare Product – 12-08-13 SS – (exp. 06/08/14)
Final Price: Free

We’d love to hear if you find other deals in-store! You can view the Dollar Tree ad online here and their official coupon policy here.

See the complete Dollar Tree ad and make your printable list here

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Great Western Supply – Awesome selection of soil, beauty bark, rocks, more (Olympia, Washington)

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For the last two years – ever since we built our raised garden beds – we’ve been ordering our gardening mix and our beauty bark from Great Western Supply in Olympia, Washington. I adore the company so much that I wanted to do a post just about the products they offer and because I’m often asked where I get my soil for my garden. If you live in the Thurston County area – this post is for you!

My favorite things about Great Western Supply:

  • Amazing customer service. A real person answers the phone and answers your questions and/or takes your order.
  • Reliable delivery times. Every time I’ve ordered products that were delivered – they pulled into the driveway right on time (even early sometimes!). So grateful for punctuality!
  • Great delivery crew. I set out tarps ahead of time and the delivery crews have always taken great care in getting the huge pile of soil or bark right on the tarp.
  • U-haul options - Don’t want to pay for delivery? Haul it yourself for lower prices.
  • Awesome products. My garden has flourished in the Great Western Garden Mix that I’ve used the last two years in my raised beds. The beauty bark is top-notch stuff and has definitely transformed our yard.
  • Affordable prices. You can go to the local hardware store and spend $3-$5 on a small bag of beauty bark – or you can get a haul yard for as little as $17.95 from Great Western! See product/price list here.
  • Lots of products - They have soil, organic soil, soil amendments, beauty bark, mulch, sand and gravel, decorative rock and more. See product/price list here.
  • Yardage calculator - It’s hard to visual a how big a yard of soil is, but Great Western has a yardage calculator to help you gauge how much product you’ll need.

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Let’s talk Soil

So you want to start a garden. If you build raised beds like we did, you’re going to need to fill them with soil! Great Western Supply has a few different options to choose from. They have a Simply Organics line, they have eight different non-organic soil varieties and they have soil amendments.

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The last two years, based on conversations I’ve had with Great Western Supply employees, I’ve ordered the Garden Mix. It’s 1/3 topsoil and 2/3 mushroom compost. The mushroom compost comes from Ostrom’s Mushroom Farm here locally – which I love. I’ve been so pleased with how well my garden has grown in this mixture. I had very, very few weeds and/or sprout issues.

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I didn’t supplement my garden with any fertilizers or additives last summer and everything grew like gangbusters. I give all the credit to the soil, because I had no idea what I was doing!

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Oregon Cafe Coupon – $2.50 off any one Oregon Cafe Concentrate Espresso

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Oregon Café Coupon

Check out this new coupon good for $2.50 off any one Oregon Cafe Concentrate Espresso <– direct link! This is a newer line of espresso concentrates from the people who make Oregon Chai. Have you spotted it in stores yet? We’d love to hear where!

Looking for a specific coupon? Search the Queen Bee Coupon database here and find the latest printable coupons here

Print the Oregon Café coupon here

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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1, 2 & 3 [Blu-ray] – $16.98 (reg. $70), BEST price

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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1, 2 & 3 [Blu-ray]

Amazon dropped the price on this The Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1, 2 & 3 [Blu-ray] to $16.98 (reg. $69.99). This is the BEST price it’s been on Amazon and the lowest I’m seeing online. This includes the Blu-ray AND the DVDS for each of the movies! Amazing price for three movies.

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime. See all Amazon deals posted here.

Find it here: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1, 2 & 3 [Blu-ray]

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Best ham prices – Easter 2014

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If you’re planning a Ham dinner this month – you’re in luck! We plan to update this post with best ham prices each week. Spiral hams are normally the most expensive type, but anything $1.99/lb or less is a great price! Make special care to compare because you have different cuts, styles and with/without bones. You have to decide for yourself what your favorite kind is.

There were no advertised prices for ham at Target this week. If you spot a great ham price somewhere we don’t have listed, we’d love to hear from you!

Spiral hams are usually the fan favorite and the easiest to cook - we even have a delicious Slow Cooker Spiral Ham with Pineapple recipe! What kind do you plan to get and from where? 

Albertsons thru 4/22

Hills Smoked Shank Portion Ham, per lb  – $1.29

Kruse Whole Ham, per lb  – $1.79
Bone-in

Hormel Cure 81 Smoked Spiral Ham, per lb  – $1.88

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Costco

Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham – $2.39/lb

Fred Meyer thru 4/19

Cook’s Shank Portion Ham, per lb  – $1.49

F.G. Meyer Flame Crafted Bone-In Spiral Ham  – Save $10
(Limit 2; Fred Meyer In-Ad coupon) – Expires 04/19/2014

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Save $1 on any two Breyers Ice Cream Flavors, 48 oz (Facebook)

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Head over to the Breyer’s Facebook page where you can print a rare coupon for $1 off any two Breyers Ice Cream Flavors, 48 oz (excludes novelty products and Gelato Indulgences). This coupon is only available while supplies last - so don’t wait to print yours!

They also have a coupon for $1.50 off one Breyer’s Gelato Indulgences! 

SAFEWAY

Breyer’s Ice Cream, 1.5 qt – $2.99
$1/2 Breyers Ice Cream Flavors, 48 oz
Final price: $2.49 each

TARGET

Breyer’s Ice Cream, 48 oz – $3.25
$1/2 Breyers Ice Cream Flavors, 48 oz
Final price: $2.75 each

While you’re over on Facebook, swing by the Queen Bee Coupons Facebook page! You’ll find a great community – ask questions, find out about extra deals and share your shopping trips!

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Coleman Quickbed, queen size – $16.99 (reg. $41), BEST price!

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Coleman Quickbed (size QUEEN)

Amazon dropped the price on this Coleman Quickbed (size QUEEN) to $16.99 (reg. $41). This is the BEST price it’s been on Amazon and the lowest I’m seeing online. It does not have an air pump, but reviews are great!

  • Comfortable coil system for great support
  • Soft plush top for luxurious comfort
  • Fits standard-size sheets
  • Airtight System with Double Lock Valve so your mattress stays inflated
  • Attached Wrap ‘N’ Roll storage system
  • Inflated dimensions: 78 in x 58 inx 8 in
  • Location, temperature, and humidity will affect the firmness of the airbed. Airbeds will need to be occasionally re-inflated (topped off) to maintain desired firmness upon initial use and when used for more than a few days as material tends to relax over time. 

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime. See all Amazon deals posted here.

Find it here: Coleman Quickbed (size QUEEN)

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Spring Cupcake Designs – 6 easy spring and Easter cupcake designs

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Easter and spring cupcake designs

To celebrate spring and Easter, I’m re-publishing my Spring Cupcakes designs, originally shared in 2013 . .

I’m not very good about decorating for holidays or going over the top with cutesy seasonal foods. But yesterday I had a wild hair and decided the kids and I should decorate cupcakes. I think it was the sunshine – it makes me do crazy things. I had fun getting creative with the kids trying to come up with fun easter cupcake designs for you. They are each 3 steps or less and EASY. We hope you enjoy them!

Step 1 – Your first step is make a batch of cupcakes. You can make them from scratch or make them from a box (like I did, there is only so much you can expect from a girl in one day).

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Baby Chick Cupcakes

1.) Frost it with yellow frosting (I used vanilla frosting with couple drops of food coloring)

2.) Dip in yellow coconut. To make colored coconut, put plain coconut in a Ziploc bag, add a couple drops of food coloring, close bag and mix it around until color coats coconut.

3.) Add two eyes. You can use dark colored candies, chocolate chips or I used frosting. Then add a beak. I used a Reeses Pieces.

I actually got this idea from my Parade magazine.

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I’m hiring! Looking for recipe and homemaking posts

Do you love to cook, bake or try new recipes? Do you like to use whole foods, real ingredients and can you make food that real people eat? Do you like to make things from scratch? Oh. . . and are you good with a camera – like really, really good with a camera? Then we should talk.

I love recipes. I love cooking. I love blogging about my recipes – but it’s very, very time consuming. At this season in my life (juggling the blog and a 6- and 3-year old) we are eating a lot of the same meals and trying new recipes (while also photographing them and blogging about them) just isn’t in the cards as often as I would like. But I still want to provide recipes and meal planning inspiration for my readersbecause I believe eating at home is one of the biggest ways we can save!

So after months of consideration and although it will be hard to let go of my control-freak-I-can-do-it-all-ways – I’m looking for help with recipe and homemaking posts. I can’t do it all and that’s okay. I want the things that I do personally – to be done well and consistently. So I’m looking to hiring a recipe/homemaking contributor on the blog.

Before you keep reading – please hear this - I’m going to be very PICKY about this position. Like more than normal. You must know what you’re talking about when it comes to being in the kitchen and you MUST be a stellar photographer. This combination is unique but without both skill sets, it’s not going to work.

Please read this post in it’s entirety to get a good grasp of what I’m looking for.

Weekly commitment: 

  • At least one recipe a week. Based on a recipe schedule/timeline that we agree on. You would be responsible for grocery shopping, cooking/making recipe, photographing, editing photos, publishing all information in a post. These can be done ahead of time and scheduled. At the minimum – one recipe per week.
  • Possibly more? Depending on the fit/time commitments, I’d love additional recipes and/or homemaking posts. Especially those that are frugally focused or that will save my readers time and money in the kitchen.

My wish list for this person:

  • Ethical, honest, loyal
  • Reliable. Reliable. Reliable.
  • Must be passionate about recipes, cooking and photography
  • Attention to detail, willingness to go extra mile to make recipes and homemaking posts easy and clear for our readers
  • Appreciation for real foods, real recipes that real people eat. Rack of lamb is delicious, but that’s just not how we roll around here. We’re talking crockpot, salads, casseroles, pies – stuff your grandma would make and that families enjoy.
  • Able to take direction and constructive advice. Comfortable with me editing your work.
  • Will not copy others work and will provide credits and links to all sources/inspiration. All recipes do not need to be original – but if you get recipe inspiration from a site, cookbook or even friend – we want to give credit where it’s due.
  • Good time management, able to prioritize
  • Tech savvy – easily navigate the web, operate and efficiently use a computer (must have own computer). High-quality camera is REQUIRED – iPhone pictures are not going to cut it.
  • Cheerful disposition (sorry, no grumps!)
  • Flexible, team player.
  • Commit to a schedule, meet deadlines
  • And again: Ethical, honest, loyal

As far as recipe and homemaking posts some of the topics that I’d like to cover include:

  • recipes of all kinds (as little processed foods as possible)
  • tips for making things from scratch
  • freezer meals
  • crockpot meals
  • time-saving tips in the kitchen
  • kid-friendly, family-friendly, potluck-friendly meals
  • meal planning
  • anything else that will help put meals on the table in an affordable, fun and efficient way!

Here are a few other things to note:

  • You will not get rich blogging (sorry, it’s true!) but I will pay you fairly for your time (about $10-$15/hr or a flat rate per post, negotiable upon hiring )
  • Looking for someone passionate about food and photography. If being in the kitchen is FUN for you and you love photography – this will seem a lot less like work and you’ll find it more rewarding. You’ll also naturally be better at it – if it’s something you enjoy.
  • Content is owned by Queen Bee. The content that you compile, the photographs you take and anything published on QueenBeeCoupons.com becomes content owned by Queen Bee LLC. This content cannot be sold or republished on other blogs or platforms.
  • I hire contractors (not employees) – You work independently as a Queen Bee contractor. This means you’re responsible for paying your own taxes and/or handling yourself as a separate entity. I send out 1099′s at the end of each year and report it to the IRS.
  • Work from your own location - A great perk – you work from home! There is no Queen Bee office, LOL. We all work from home – you can do your job pretty much anywhere you have a kitchen and good lighting.
  • Cannot have competing blog - Sorry, but ideally you would not have a competing blog in the same niche (coupons/deals/frugal living/recipes). It’s too easily a conflict of interest.
  • Drama-free, please – If you could easily be on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with your drama-laden days, please don’t apply – we probably wouldn’t make a good fit. We are a gossip-free, supportive team of amazing ladies and I’d like to keep it that way.
  • Must commit for foreseeable future – We will do a trial run for 3-months to make sure we are a good fit. But if things are going well – I’d love for someone to commit long-term. I’m proud to say that I’ve had contractors stick around for a longtime – as long as 2.5 years and we have very little turnover.
  • I’m a pretty easy-going, hands off team leader – but I do have high expectations. Queen Bee is (one of) my babies and I won’t trust it to just anyone.

Still interested?
You still here? If all of the above didn’t scare you away – wow, let’s do this. . .

Here are the next steps. . .

1.) Complete this application here

2.) Write a cover letter. Tell me why you think you’d be a good fit for the Queen Bee team. Remember writing is a big part of this job. Convince me your a good fit. Email your cover letter to thehive @ queenbeecoupons.com (remove spaces), Use subject line: Cover letter (insert your name)

3.) Complete a recipe post! That’s right, I want to see what you can do. Pick any recipe, make it, photograph it and email me it to me. Write up the recipe in Word or Open Office. Edit your photos and include them as attachments on the email. I’m looking for – attention to detail and photographs that highlight the recipe and/or ingredients.

DUE Saturday May 3, 2014 at 9 p.m. PST
I’m hoping to review applications the following week and contact qualifying individuals via email for follow-up conversations.

Please, please, please know – I will not be able to respond to everyone that applies or emails me. I will review all applications and will contact the people who fit the bill – to continue the application process off-line. Please know that I won’t be able to hire everyone. I reserve the right to change this process at anytime if I feel it’s not working or I’m not receiving qualified applicants. Any costs associated to make the sample recipe for the application process, are your responsibility and will not be reimbursed.

For my readers – Thank you for your patience with me as we search for someone to provide recipes. I will still be doing a lot of these types of posts – when time allows. And I’ll still blogging about my chickens and garden – hopefully more as the summer progresses. And of course, I’m still having a heavy hand in all posts here at Queen Bee. :) 

Questions? And if you have ideas for how your talents might help Queen Bee Coupons (in any capacity) – I’d love to hear as well. I’m kicking around the idea of featuring more crafts – so if you’re crafty and good with a good camera – we might have a space for you too.  Leave a comment on this post or email me at [email protected]

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Best deals on REAL food for week of April 16

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Can you save money and eat healthy items? You sure can! Although we don’t usually have coupons for produce, meat or dairy products – you can save big by shopping the sales.

This weekly post, published every Wednesday morning will help you find the BEST Real Food deals at our local grocery stores! It literally is the best, we didn’t want to clutter it with all the produce and meat prices. If you’re looking for a good deal on ham this week – be sure to check out our full list of Ham prices here!

Remember – Safeway, QFC, Albertsons deals are valid until the following Tuesday. Fred Meyer and Target ads are valid until the following Saturday.

Produce deals

Driscolls Strawberries, 16 oz  – $1.50 (Target)
Prices May Vary By Store.
- $0.50/1 Driscolls Berries Product; Must Sign Up; Coupon is Emailed
Stacks With - $1.00/1 Fresh Fruit Purchase of $1 or More  – Target Mobile Coupon (Text SPRING to Target Mobile) – (exp. 04/23/14)
Stacks With - $1.00/1 Fresh Fruit Purchase of $1 or More  – Target Mobile Coupon (Text THANKS To Target Mobile) – (exp. 04/23/14)
Stacks With - 5% OFF Fresh Seasonal Berries; Excludes Cherries, Cranberries and Other Fruit Items (Target eCoupon) – Cartwheel.com – (exp. 04/26/14)
Final Price: Free

Grapefruit, Texas Red  – $0.39 (Fred Meyer)

Fresh Express Salad Blends, 4.75 – 12 oz  – $2.50 (Safeway)
- $2.00/1 Fresh Express Salad Kits; DND; Manufacturer Coupon Redeemable Only at Safeway Company Stores – Tony Tantillo April Booklet – (exp. 05/31/14)
Final Price: $0.50

Celery, per lb  – $0.89 (Albertsons)

Yams, per lb  – $0.99 (Fred Meyer, QFC)

Potatoes, Russet, 5 lb  – $1.99 (Target)
- $1.00/1 Fresh Vegetable Purchase of $1 or More  – Target Mobile Coupon (Text SPRING to Target Mobile) – (exp. 04/23/14)
- $1.00/1 Fresh Vegetable Purchase of $1 or More  – Target Mobile Coupon (Text THANKS To Target Mobile) – (exp. 04/23/14)
Final Price: $0.99

Large Navel Oranges, per lb  – $0.99 (QFC)

Broccoli Crowns, per lb  – $0.99 (QFC)
- $0.25/1 Broccoli; Fresh or Packaged; Excludes Vegetable Mixes; May Vary By Account – Checkout 51

Cauliflower, per lb  – $0.99 (QFC)

Driscoll’s Strawberries, 16 oz  – $1.88 (QFC)
- $0.50/1 Driscolls Berries Product; Must Sign Up; Coupon is Emailed
Final Price: $1.38

Organic Broccoli, per lb  – $1.49 (Fred Meyer)
- $0.25/1 Broccoli; Fresh or Packaged; Excludes Vegetable Mixes; May Vary By Account – Checkout 51

Strawberries, 16 oz  – $1.68 (Fred Meyer)

Sweet Onions, per lb  – $1.69 (Albertsons)

Asparagus, per lb  – $1.99 (Fred Meyer, QFC)

Whole Gold Pineapple – $2 (Fred Meyer)

Artichokes, Jumbo  – $2 (Fred Meyer)

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