Shop and Save With #Kroger4xFuel16

Right now most of us are sweating. From thoughts of clothes shopping, the blistering temperatures and managing kid’s summer activities. Who is ready for a  vacay from the vacation — are you with me?

Until one of us hits the lottery, we will have to manage with a little reprieve by returning to the back to school routine. Thankfully, we can reduce a little of the budget stress by getting select gift cards from Kroger during their Earn 4x Fuel Points promotion.

Here is how to save up to 12% during checkout:
–Purchase participating retailer gift cards before shopping
–Enter your Kroger rewards number during checkout
That is it! Next time you fuel up, use the fuel discount from your Kroger card.

More ways to save:
I have read that some people are being creative and using their credit cards to purchase the gift cards at Kroger. That’s clever. If this option something you’re able to do, it is another way to get savings. Some credit card companies have reward programs. Check with yours to verify how rewards are earned.

Act quick, this promotion ends 8/9/ 2016. Some limitations may apply. Check with Kroger to verify promotion details.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tatu Digital Media. All opinions are those of the blog owner.


A Cup of Mardi Gras

Way back when the kids were still in grade school, we had a tradition of waking up early on Mardi Gras. Early enough to get our hands stained with food coloring and bake our version of king cake. It is super easy to make but without young kids around, it is not the same. With Mardi Gras around the corner, I get nostalgic for small talk while the little people enjoyed cinnamon rolls and I sipped on a cup of coffee.

When I saw Community Coffee’s Mardi Gras King Cake flavor, I knew I had to try it.  coffee

Community Coffee kindly sent me several samples of seasonal themed flavors to try — Pumpkin Praline and Bread Pudding. Both were delicious, smooth and packed a punch. I felt so energized after one cup (maybe my husband put an extra scoop in, not sure).

Either way, it is now one of my favorite brands. I ordered a few additional bags and the Mardi Gras King Cake to keep our tradition going this year. The little people are now in college, so instead of baking anything, I will enjoy a second cup of coffee.

Laissez les bon temps rouler 🙂

Disclaimer: I received samples to facilitate this review. All my opinions are my own. 

No Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies




36 cookies
  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
  • 3cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1cups all-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1cup boiling water
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 1cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Beat butter or margarine, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Add flour and salt, mix well.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to mixture. Stir in rolled oats, raisins and chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Don’t over cook.
  6. (There are no eggs in this recipe, I didn’t forget to type it down). Makes 3 dozen

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