Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This week's coupon contest

This week I really want to know what you are doing with all of your Kool-Aid packets, free hot dogs, free Wheat Thins, free Crystal Light, free cheese and free salad dressing!
If you have did not receive these coupons or pick them up in last month's All You, you can still participate just by telling me your favorite thing to do with one of these ingredients.
I believe I still have eight boxes of Wheat Thins, nine packs of hot dogs, about 20 bottles of salad dressing and about 70 packages of Kool-Aid. Help me!
The winner for this week's coupons will be randomly chosen on Saturday afternoon. Good luck!

70 comments:

Becky L (dbj816@yahoo.com) said...

I will be donating all of the Koo-Aid to our church for the preschool and youth groups to use. As for the the Wheat Thins and hot dogs my daughter loves them so not many left. The salad dressings and cheese went to our Family reunion. And last but not least the Crystal Light it is all mine. I can't help it I love their iced tea!!!!

mama_of_3_kidlets said...

As I'm just getting started in this money saving madness world of couponing, I did not get all those free things. :( However, I don't plan on missing too many more deals. I would love to win some coupons to get me started.
My favorite thing to do with hot dogs is(well 2 things)....1-roasted over a campfire, Mmmmmmmm and 2-when we're home(most of the time) and not camping, I make weiner wraps(kids LOVE 'em) :)
Thanks for the giveaway.

kelly said...

koolaid for homemade playdoh!

Elizabeth M. said...

I would love to win these! Thanks!

perdita300@hotmail.com

Danielle said...

Wow! I only have 1 package of each of the items, except the hot dogs which I had other free coupons for. A favorite thing I do with salad dressing though is to marinate chicken breast in it (Italian or vinegar and oil based dressings work best) and then bake or grill them.

pdandeh said...

I saw a post for homemade fruit- flavored playdoh using the kool-aid packets. It sounded interesting. We will eat the Wheat Thins and hot dogs, but the salad dressing is going in the Food Drive box. Its not possible to use all that salad dressing!:-)

Eva D.

Sarah Anne said...

hot dogs: make tortilla wrapped hot dogs w/ cheese... grill them in a pan on the oven. Yummy!

Sarah
youthsarah@hotmail.com

http://www.travelingpan.blogspot.com

Rhonda said...

I'm going to use some of the Koolaid to dye easter eggs & make tie-dye shirts.

Rhonda (sissy1107011 at gmail dot com)

Deeanna said...

Kool-Aid play dough is great. I have also had friends try Kool-Aid in icing to flavor it.

Shanna said...

My husband is the resident Kool-Aid fanatic...you can guess where all of it has gone!

Would love to win your coupons this week!!

sarah (zachnsarah@hotmail.com said...

I stocked up on the catalina dressing for taco salad and and our favorite chicken stir fry. The wheat thins where a great snank for the family and the hot dogs were put in freeze to pull out when needed for a quick meal.

Nicoleigh said...

Wheat Thins (snack at work)
Hot Dogs & cheese (cheesey pigs in a blanket)
Crystal Light (drink it!)
Salad dressing (stocked up on my favorite salad dressing that is hard to find!! it's great for many things, chicken breats, nuggets, potatoes, etc.)

pam said...

I'm saving things to add to the Thanksgiving baskets that my son's school does every year. They can never get too much stuff. I also regularly give things to our churches food pantry.

Wendy said...

I gave it all away! We do not do Kool-Aid at our house but knew someone that could use it so I passed it on.

alanajo said...

Sadly I didnt get in on these. By the time I got to Walmart they already had out the Sept issue. :(

We LOVE to fix hotdogs on the grill with BBQ sauce. My boys LOVE them.

justusseven said...

Kool aid sherbet - yum! The recipe is found at http://www.recipezaar.com/85273

loriloomis[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Wendy said...

Make popsicles with the kool aide:o) I use the salad dressing for marinades (italian, balsamic..etc) Love catalina on taco salad. Thanks for the give away :o)
sandwshaw@aol.com

jskell911 said...

We gave away a few of each, eating through most of the Wheat Thins (school lunches), and stockpiling the rest,

Lorie said...

We bought the 98% Fat Free Hot Dogs but you can use any in this recipe. My kids loved it. It is called Corn Dog Casserole. Yummy!

http://whoareyoudiet.blogspot.com/2008/07/watchin-what-we-eat-wednesday_27.html

Richelle said...

I haven't done the All You magazine, so don't have much of those. I have heard you can make playdough with the cool aid. That would be fun. I like to eat wheat thins with cottage cheese. Yum!

Angie said...

I just started couponing and haven't gotten any of these but I love making pasta salad with italian dressing and using it as a marinade. I also love wheat thins with a cheese ball - two birds with one stone!

Elizabeth F. said...

I need to get that magazine! I love freebies...Enter me please. Thanks so much.

efuson_2000@yahoo.com

tammy said...

i let the kids pick our lunch the other day and they chose sliced hot dogs on wheat thins! they made little sandwiches with them!

tswetter@hotmail.com

Sophia said...

I'm using my salad dressings (Italian) in pasta salads and as a marinade for chicken.

The Crystal Light peach tea was a treat for my mom when my parents visited last week, and I sent the cheese home with them, too. (They have a hard time making ends meet.)

As for the Wheat Thins, I only got two boxes, but they're almost gone because they're incredibly delicious!

Beeb said...

I still don't know what I'm gonna do with all the salad dressing - especially since most of it expires i November!! I think I'll give some of it away to friends and family.

The wheat thins are great with Hummus!

Have you frozen the Kool-Aid to make popsicles yet? That was one of my favorites as a kid. :)

Thank you for offering this giveaway! My email is: fwuffles@jaided.com

Courtney said...

I actually did a feature at my old blog (before switching to homemakerhero.com) on alternative uses for kool-aid. http://discounthero.blogspot.com/2008/08/alternate-uses-for-kool-aid.html

With the wheat thins, I like dipping it in guacamole.

As for salad dressing, I like to substitute Ranch dressing instead of milk when making Macaroni and Cheese. It gives it a southern flavor. You just have to kind of eyeball the amount. Because it's thicker, you won't use as much of it as you do milk.

Everything else, we just use as directed.

homemakerhero at gmail dot com

Jacklyn said...

Really a fantastic coupon contest.

Candace said...

Here is how I am eating some of my goodies!

http://thesavingsswap.blogspot.com/2008/09/yummy-breakfast-on-cheap.html

YourCouponBuddy said...

We like to marinate meat in our Kraft dressing and I eat Wheat Thins like most people eat potato chips! I could really use these!

The Clark Family said...

These are exactly the items I needed free! I have a 3 y/o and a 2 y/o! We use sliced cheese for sandwiches, of course, but I also make them Creamy Chicken Ramen noodles with cheese melted in. My 2 y/o and my husband LOVE hot dogs, and I usually buy the cheaper kind--but b/c these were FREE, I got the BEEF--DH was thrilled! I use the dressings to marinade (mostly chicken).

The wheat thins are my treat--I think Wheat Thins and tuna salad were MADE FOR EACH OTHER!!!

Cheryl said...

If you have kids, have them make the Kool aid and sell it in front of the house and donate the money to charity or a local animal shelter.

Melissa said...

welllllll years and years ago when I went to Rocky Horror Picture show I used to dye my hair red to play Magenta by using kool-aid packets a tiny bit of water all inside a spray bottle. it washes right out.. not that I have plans to temporarily dye my hair.. but I only bought one All You magazine last month so really I didn't get that much kool-aid.

The hot dogs are frozen in the freezer until my son wants them, the dressing we've used for salads, the crystal lite I've made for myself/husband just to have something other than pop to drink. The cheese we made grilled cheese for all of us one night (we had my 2 nephews and my son) and everybody has to have 2 slices.

I bought some (6 total) mac-n-cheese as well and used that twice as lunches for my son / nephews/ myself. Visit hot dogs & mac and cheese for lunch!

the next time we empty a milk jug I'm going to clean it out really good and start keeping a jug of kool-aid ready to go for my son's friends.

Anonymous said...

I was so excited when I heard about the coupons. My family uses tons of Kraft products, but by the time I went to get the magazine, September was already out. I was so sad. I would love to have these coupons!

E and B: We're married. We love each other lots. said...

Our Sunday School class provides groceries for one of our church families. The mom (Marci) was stricken with ALS (Lou Gherigs Disease) seven years ago and is paralyzed from head to toe. So many of things (or at least a fraction of them) go to this family. I pool the coupons for my own use and we also have a coupon booklet that the Sunday school uses to help deflect the cost.

As for my own use, I use the KoolAid to make popsicles (w/ Splenda). Its a great sugar free afternoon treat. We love wheat thins with cheese, hummus, as a topping on a casserole, crunched up in a Salad! And the Crystal Light I hoard for myself :)

Patricia @ From Wags to Riches said...

I'm gonna make these: http://thedailyplog.entempore.com/?p=322

Kelli said...

Great contest! Our local school and teachers are happy to receive kool aid for classroom parties. Good thing, because it would take my family ages to get through it all!

pckrfan at gmail.com

Bethany said...

I gave about half the hot dogs to my parents who took my children camping over the weekend. The rest are still in the freezer (along with a ton of Ball Park ones I got on sale this week at Winn-Dixie!)

I have tons of Crystal Light since Winn-Dixie had them BOGO when I had my 12 coupons. Yikes!! I've given them to my parents, in-laws, and plan to use some for Thanksgiving baskets for the church. We'll keep some around too.

Cheese, I'm keeping because we will eventually use all of that. I don't often see cheese coupons so that will give us cheese for awhile.

The Wheat Thins I used for snacks in my first grade classroom and for my almost two year old.

And I still have the salad dressing...trying to decide what to do with it. I'll prolly share some with my MIL and use some as marinades. :D

That was some seriously FUN couponing!!

Holly said...

I read about how to use the Kool Aid to make yummy smelling play-doh. So I'll be trying that with my toddler. I'm saving all of Wheat Thins for upcoming holiday appetizers and I give my Crystal Light to my mother-in-law (I'm not a fan). I'll probably give away quite a bit of dressing, as well. There's no way we're going to use that much unless I start using it all as marinades.

Wendy said...

I have been using it to feed my family of 6, selling some at my garage sale, and giving some away to a neighbor.

Jessica said...

I am using the clear Kool-Aid for drinks when lots of kids are over...we already had some spilled on carpet, no biggee!! Lovin' that! We've been snacking on wheat thins and took hot dogs to the cottage. I don't have nearly as much stashed as you! If I were you, I'd either have a huge block party or donate it!

Marin... said...

Our squadron has several deployed dads right now so we host BBQs for their wives and kids. Those free hot dogs come in real handy. I have heard great things about using kool-aid to dye edible playdough for little ones, but I haven't tried it yet!

Lori said...

We've been bringing the wheat thins and cheese around to school for snacks. For Kool Aid, rather than making play dough, we make volcanoes. My daughter is volcano obsessed! We use bounded wet sand and mix baking soda and kool aid together and set it in a crater in the top. Then we add a tablespoon of vinegar at a time and watch the "lava" ooze over the top! Thanks.

lkziegler[at]gmail.com

Christian Frugal Mama said...

My church operates a donation only coffee house that could definitely use all the donations it can get. I will probably give them the kool aid. My husband loves to have things to snack on like hot dogs and he's addicted to ranch salad dressing. No problems there!

Just.Me said...

Didn't get the coupons, but I would donate most of it to our local women's shelter. I do that with most of the freebies I receive that I don't need.

JohannaB said...

My family loves hot dogs and sauerkraut. Super quick and easy, but rather high in sodium.

Emilie said...

Sounds like a picnic to me! Please enter me in the contest. Thank you.

emilieej@yahoo.com

scosta0529(at)yahoo(dot)com said...

I would say have a barbecue. My husband is from Brazil, they make all the hotdogs with peas, and spaghetti sauce. Add buns and cheese.

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, I guess I missed out on some really good coupons! I don't have any ideas other then either have a party or donate them to an organization or to friends that could use the help.

You could also have several playdates for your kids if you have them & feed all their friends. Kool aid & hot dogs are perfect for kids :)

Diana said...

I make play dough with the kool-aid for my daughters preschool class, my kids live on hotdogs so they went in the freezer, the crackers went for school snacks-need 2 boxes for each class, and salad dressing and crystal light i'm not sure yet.
dwolf5267(at)msn(dot)com

Michelle said...

I m,ake popsicles with kool aid. they taste great!
taylor1124@gmail.com

prayingwlove said...

With the dressing you can make a great pasta salad or even marinade your chicken over night and bake the next day!

dawn said...

We put some shredded cheese on Wheat Thins and heat in the oven to melt the cheese. It's also good with a few drops of hot sauce or BBQ sauce added for a little kick. Thanks for the contest.

Livin Life 13 Weeks At a Time said...

i LOVE wheat thins with hummus :) mmm. Hot dogs with a slice of american cheese mmm!! Koolaid...not sure just make alot of koolaid!! :)

twinjackienurse at gmail.com

semtaylor said...

Kool Aid is great to make punch like you have at a shower. I pull out of the freezer just because sometime to make the day seem special. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo.com

Beth said...

Those ingredients sound like a neighborhood get together in the making! I also had more hot dogs,koolaid,Crystal Light and crackers than I know what to do with, so I invited my neighbors over for a back to school cookout. Everyone brought over a side dish/dessert. With all of the paper plates I got for next to nothing and napkins, i was also able to supply these. We had a great time and I barely spent any $!! bcr1179@yahoo.com

elllen cunningham said...

I have a tomato plant so I would use the salad dressing to pour it over my tomatoes as a quick snack. My son loves this. Thanks for the chance, ecfreitas579@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

lhWell, so far we have been taking our lunch to work/school with the hot dogs. The cheese we have given away to our friend who loves grilled cheese sandwiches and the kool aid we plan on making for a garage sale and for a teenage cook out (we have 45 packs!)
rmbarringer@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I didn't get all that fun stuff...new to couponing, but giving it to friends and neighbors sounds good! chrisyullman@yahoo.com

OnlyOnSale said...

my fiance LOVES hot dogs.. and the cheese always comes in handy!

Chris in TN said...

Since I've been couponing since the begining of July, I have yet to find ANY issues of ALL YOU magazine. I've looked unsucessfully, time and time again at my Walmart.
**cry's like a baby**

With that said, I have only had some extra Kool aid for the Planters $3.00 off coupon deal. It will slowly be used in our household but used just the same.

If I had extra salad dressings, I would have picked Italian and used for marinating chicken breasts to grill. YUM!!!

Thanks for hosting this give away!

TNCM(at)twlakes(dot)net

KellyH said...

I have been giving the Crystal light to my dd who just left for college. The koolaid I'll see if church can use. KellyH

skyviewksh@yahoo.com

mommyjen99 said...

For a fun day with the kids you can use the jello as hair coloring. Its temporary and the kids have a blast. Just search online for the kool aid recipes. Also maybe instead of a lemon aide stand the kids could have a cool aide stand.

Gina said...

My son has a really hard time seeing out of one of his eyes. Tings have to be in bright colors. We use all colors of Kool-aid for his play & daily activities. The extra bright colors of the Kool-aid make it easier for him to see, which also enhances his learning! I have not received any of these coupons, & they would be greatly appreciated by our family!

brady said...

We have had a few last minute summer BBQ's here. For some reason I am the one who volunteers to bring the hotdogs and koolaid!

Kelsey M. said...

Oh wow, I could definetly put the Kool Aid to use! I have 10 younger siblings, and me being the oldest - they're always over at my house lol! I refuse to have pop, so they go through these like nothing. Thanks for the giveaway, you're so nice to be holding it!

kctst87 @ live.com

Nanci said...

I use the Kool-Aid to make freezer pops and its also great for the kids when they have thirsty friends over.

Email: schoolmarm03@yahoo.com

seesawstar said...

Believe it or not, it's all gone! The Wheat Thins were gone within the week, and the Kool-Aid has been disappearing too. I forgot how good that stuff was. Hot dogs were gone thanks to a BBQ, and the dressing was used up when I was cooking last night.

I did hear that lemonade kool-aid can be used as dishwasher detergent though. We only bought pink lemonade, so I didn't want to try...didn't want my dishes showing up pink.

jbubolz-miller said...

We have done tie dye with the koolaid on white socks - you put them in spray bottles to tie dye- much less messier!

Hot dogs- I've made pizza with them, used them with green peppers, canned diced tomatoes, and onions to make a sauce over rice.

Emily said...

My husband is finally graduating from college after 9 looonnnng years =) - and no (Dave) he's not a doctor. =( But we are having a big party for him and I'm using all those freebies in our celebration to help me do a big party on the somewhat economical side...

datura27 at yahoo dot com

Courtney said...

Sounds like a party to me! I have a 14-mo old so I love to stock up for the future of his meal progressions. Thanks!

cbicenhour@hotmail.com