Be sure to Like Nestle Coffee Mate and you can print BOGO!


Buy One Get One Free


when you buy any 32oz NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® liquid creamers. (UP TO $3.99)

$10 off a $25 purchase at JCPenney

Valid through Saturday (12/21), you can get $10 off a $25 purchase at JCPenney, valid on apparel, shoes, and accessories! Just click here to access and print out your coupon. Be sure to read the fine print, several restrictions apply. (Thanks, Mel!)

Free shipping at Amazon on Lots of Items!

Still looking for a last minute gift? Now through December 23rd 3PM ET, Amazon is offering Free One-Day Shipping on Lots of Items! Just head on over here and click what category you’re interested in to view what products are eligible for free one-day shipping. The free shipping will be applied at checkout. (Thanks, Amanda!)
You can also get free one-day shipping on Amazon Gift Cards, which also come with a gift box!

1/2 Price Shakes at Sonic 12/21 only


Sonic will be offering 1/2 priced-shakes all day long tomorrow, December 21st!  Visit Sonic’s Facebook Page for details! A great time to try their Holiday Mint Vanilla, Chocolate Shake, or the classic Chocolate Banana Shake.

5 Common Cookie Mistakes!


Milk can help wash down failed baking experiments at home. But it can’t save you from turning up at a holiday party with tough, flat or, worse, fugly cookies. The F&W Test Kitchen’s Kay Chun, however, can help. Here, she explains how to avoid the most common mistakes.

1. Underbeating (a.k.a. undercreaming) the butter and sugar. The butter mixture should be pale yellow in color and fluffy, which takes about three minutes; this helps form tiny air bubbles so that during baking, the bubbles expand and help the cookies rise.

2. Overbeating (overcreaming) the butter and sugar. Stop once the butter is pale yellow and fluffy, otherwise the butter starts to break down and release all those air bubbles you’ve just created. During baking, the cookies will remain flat and dense.

3. Placing the cookies too close together on the baking sheet. Give the cookies enough space to spread. If there’s not enough room, bake the cookies in batches.

4. Overmixing the cookie batter. Overmixing activates the gluten in the flour, yielding chewy and tough cookies. Beat in the flour on low speed just until combined.

5. Overbaking the cookies. Check the cookies at the minimum baking time and remove them when they’re lightly golden on the top and bottom, and firm around the edges. Even a few extra minutes can lead to cookies that are too dark and very hard once they’ve cooled.

Photo: © Quentin Bacon (Perfect Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies)

6 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

6 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

Inspired by conversations on the  Food52 Hotline , we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today: How to make fancy edges and fancy toppings -- and up your pie game this holiday season. My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I’ve eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I’ve discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons...Read More

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8 Hot Drinks To Make In Your Slow Cooker For...

8 Hot Drinks To Make In Your Slow Cooker For...

Just hearing about the snow storm that has complicated Thanksgiving travel has us dreaming of steamy hot drinks to warm our insides. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you'll want to warm your travel-weary guests when they arrive with a cup of hot cocoa, cider or old-fashioned Scandinavian glogg. All you need is your trusted slow cooker.

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese...

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese...

Every other Friday on Food52 , Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet. Today: Cinnamon rolls like you have never seen them before: with pumpkin, cream cheese, and more cream cheese. Chilly weekend mornings are made for cozy slippers, hot cups of coffee, and and these mega-indulgent cinnamon rolls . They begin with an egg- and milk-enriched dough stuffed with pumpkin...Read More

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Check out Coastal Contacts- Free Glasses

Get your first pair of glasses FREE from when you use the code FIRSTPAIRFREE at checkout. Shipping charges apply and average around $13. Try your new glasses on at home and if they don’t fit, don’t worry, just return them for FREE! First time customers only. Lenses upgrades and coatings are available at additional cost.

FREE download of the eBook A Charlie Brown Christmas!!

Get a FREE download of the eBook A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M Schultz. Read along with Charlie Brown in his heartwarming quest to uncover the true meaning of Christmas with Snoopy, Linus, and friends! This digital edition is faithful to the original television special that airs every Christmas season. Amazon ebooks can be read on a Kindle device, computer, smartphone, tablet or anywhere with the Kindle Cloud (click here for more information). Make sure this is still free before you checkout. Amazon often changes the prices on the ebooks.

Free Holiday Guide Ebook

You still have time to make some more memories with your kids or grandkids! Try making homemade ornaments!

All Free Kids Crafts has gathered the most memorable Christmas ornaments kids can make to trim your tree. This FREE holiday guide contains adorable ornament tutorials like Colorful Cookie Cutter Ornaments (page 8), the Shattered CD Ornament (page 17), Five Finger Snowman Ornaments (page 21), the Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer (page 26), Inspirational Ornaments (30), 

Rock around the Christmas tree with the Christmas Crafts for Kids: 18 Homemade Christmas Ornaments free eBook!

Christmas Crafts for Kids: 18 Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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Join My Habit with Amazon

MyHabit will give you up to a FREE $50 credit when you invite your friends! All you friends need to do is create an account. No purchase is necessary. To get $5 just get 1 friend to create an account. $25 for 5 friends and $50 for 10 friends. This offer will be available through 12/24/13. Don’t have a MyHabit account? Create one here. After you create an account or sign-in to an existing account you will see the referral bonus offer at the top of the page.  Not available to those in AR, CO, NC, ME, MN, MO and RI.

Sam's Club Holiday open house 12/20-22 Good for non-members too!

Sam’s Club is having a holiday open house, December 20th through 22nd. Non members can shop with no surcharge during this time. Just stop by the Member Services Desk to get a special pass. Click here to find a location near you.

Elf for FREE!

The Google Play Store is offering the movie Elf for FREE. This can be watched on your computer or mobile device. This offer will be available for a limited time only.Cover art

FREE Belk gift cards to the 1st 100 shop every store, 12/21.

An early Christmas gift! pers at FREE Belk gift cards to the 1st 100 shop every store, 12/21. 

Stores open 6am. See you there!

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