A Christmas Eve gift: $5 free at Peet’s


This special holiday gift come courtesy of our friends at Visa, who will send you a $5 Amazon gift card if you spend $5 at Peet’s Coffee between now and January 7. All you need to do is use your Visa card, and you’ll get an email instantly withe the Amazon coupon code.

Merry Christmas!

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Mo’ Money’s Top 5 April Fools Food

It’s almost April 1st! Do you have any pranks in place? I’m still trying to find the best torture tactics to trick various friends and family members, but I think food jokes are always a great place to start. When I was a kid, I used to April Fools my parents by telling them I ran my bike into the car or threw the houseplant out the window. But, now, in the Pinterest age, there’s plenty of creative inspiration for artistic, culinary pranks that are safe and won’t get anyone too upset (turns out, dads are very protective of their cars). I found a lot of really convincing food swaps on Pinterest and some of my favorite cooking/crafting blogs so, to make your April Fools Day that much more entertaining, I present my top five fake food finds!

1. Meatloaf “Donuts” and Gravy “Coffee”: Jill from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons came up with this awesome donut/coffee combo which is much more savory than sweet! The donuts are made out of turkey meatloaf and mashed potato icing.

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2. Peach Halves and Yogurt “Eggs”: Charissa from Colorful Palate has a super simple, healthy recipe for a peach and yogurt parfait that perfectly resembles sunny side eggs. If you want to pull a prank but still serve a delicious, healthy breakfast, this is the recipe for you.

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3. “Snow Cone” Cupcakes: Liz from Hoosier Homemade has a pretty mean recipe for cupcakes that masquerade as snow cones. This is such a cool idea for April birthday parties!

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4. “Spaghetti and Meatball” Cupcakes: Sara and Kate from Our Best Bites recreated some really fun cupcakes recipes from Hello Cupcake. Among them are these pretty sweet “spaghetti” cupcakes with Ferrero Rocher “meatballs.”

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5. “Hamburger Cookies”: These may be my personal favorite because I have a mild obsession with both Nilla Wafers and Keebler cookies, which (along with some red and yellow frosting) are basically all you need to create these mini faux hamburger sweet treats from Recipe Shoebox.

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Want to go out for some real food this April Fools? Make sure you follow me in the SnipSnap app and subscribe to my restaurant coupon bundle – so you don’t have to pay the real price.

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Are You Couponing Your Coffee? How Mobile Coupons Could Buy Your Next Summer Vacation

I’m just going to say it: caffeine is pretty much a vital nutrient. Which means it’s an essential part of every day. Today Screen Shot 2013-02-15 at 2.23.36 PMI had to get up super early to drive my mom to the doctors and run some errands with the boyfriend. Since he took me out for such a delicious Valentine’s Day meal last night, I wanted to buy him a giant iced coffee and pink heart sprinkled donut to say thanks and keep him going. Dan is a big Dunkin’ Donuts fan. Which means he can spend quite a few bucks on coffee each day. Which means he can save quiet a few bucks by couponing each time he gets his fix.

Probably the coolest thing about mobile couponing is you can use some mobile coupons multiple times. So, if you find a great deal for your favorite drink, you can score the same savings every day. If you have a decent sized coffee habit, that means you’ll probably save at least ten bucks a week. Which means you’ll have over 500 extra bucks by the end of the year (that’s a cruise vacation!).Screen Shot 2013-02-15 at 1.46.05 PM

It’s gorgeous out today, so Dan ordered a giant 32 oz. iced coffee and I SnipSnapped a coupon for $1 off a large iced drink. The cashier was really impressed that I couponed so easily with my smart phone and told Dan he’d better thank “the extreme couponer” (me).  A dollar saved today means a dollar tomorrow and the next day – until we’ve literally saved enough for our next vacation, just by shaving a little bit off the cost of each cup of coffee.

Want to save $10/$15/$20 a week on your coffee habit too? Follow me in the new, ever-improved SnipSnap 2.1 and subscribe to my Coffee coupon bundle. I’m constantly snipping the best deals for free caffeine and confections!