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11 Things You Can Do With Toothpaste

What self-respecting couponer doesn’t have a draw full of toothpaste, right? Everybody knows if you wait for the right deal and you have the right coupon you can stock up a year’s worth for free. And if it’s free, then wouldn’t it be cool if you could use that toothpaste for something else, too? Well, here ya go… 11 things you can do with toothpaste – other than brushing your teeth!

Shine chrome faucets and fixtures: Use a dab of white toothpaste on a clean, soft cloth and buff chrome faucets and fixtures to make them shine like new.

Eliminate moisture rings on wood furniture: Using a soft cloth, gently work a dab of white toothpaste into water rings on wood furniture, then wipe with a damp cloth. Watch those rings disappear.

Clean glass-top stoves: Don’t waste money on those expensive cleaners when all you really need is a dab of white toothpaste and a little elbow grease.

Fill nail holes: If you only have one or two nail holes to fill, use white toothpaste instead of buying a whole tub of filler. When it dries it’s just as hard as the expensive stuff.

Get rid of crayon marks on walls: Just a dab on a damp cloth and crayon marks come right off your walls.

Grimy car headlights: A little toothpaste on a damp cloth cuts through the grime and makes your car’s headlights shine brightly again.

Cloudy glassware: If you have a dishwasher then you know how the detergent can leave a cloudy residue on your glassware. A dab of toothpaste on a damp, soft cloth cleans the residue away.

Polish the silver: Buff away the tarnish from silver with a dab of toothpaste on a soft cloth.

Eliminate scuff marks: Don’t damage your floors with harsh abrasives. Use toothpaste and a soft cloth to get rid of scuff marks.

Remove kitchen stains gently: Again, don’t spend money on expensive cleaners that may be too harsh for your kitchen countertops. Use toothpaste and a soft, damp cloth. A little dab’ll do ya!

Make your jewelry sparkle: Use a small amount of toothpaste on a damp cloth and gently rub your silver or gold jewelry to make it shine like new again. Use a soft-bristled toothrush to get into nooks and crannies. Check our clipping service for Toothpaste coupons

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Make a Forest of Hershey's Chocolate Christmas Trees

Hershey's Chocolate Candy TreesThese are so cute and so easy to make and so… chocolate! Use simple royal icing to put them together and then let your imagination run wild with decorating ideas: Colorful sprinkles, edible glitter, little silver or gold dragees, multi-colored nonpariels, even mini M&M’s or chocolate chips. Make a whole forest and use them for a centerpiece for your holiday table. What you’ll need: 

  • 1 eight pack REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1 10-ounce bag HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolate
  • 1 12-ounce bag REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Minitures
  • Thick royal icing
  • Nonpareils or other decorations
  • Parchment paper

Use this coupon to save Save $1 WYB any TWO (2) Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Nuggets, York Miniatures, Kit Kat Miniatures, or Rolo bags 7.8 oz or larger Directions 

  • Unwrap eight REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups, eight HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates and 16 REESE’S Miniatures.
  • Place one REESE’S Miniature top-down on a sheet of parchment paper. Then use a dab of royal icing to attach the bottom of a REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup to the REESE’S Miniature.
  • Place a dab of royal icing on the top of a second REESE’S Miniature, then press it top-down onto the center of the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup.
  • Place a dab of royal icing onto the bottom of a HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Chocolate, and attach it to the center of the REESE’S Miniature.
  • Repeat steps two through four to create eight trees. Then, decorate with royal icing and nonpareils.
  • Refrigerate trees until ready to serve. Makes 8 trees.

Celebrate with Hershey’s

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Hershey's Kisses Christmas Trees and Mistletoe

Every year we see these adorable trees and baubles pop up at craft shows and the church bazaar and this year we’re … turning the kids loose! All you need are a few bags of Hershey’s Kisses, some styrofoam forms and some glue dots. It’ll keep them distracted for a while so we can wrap presents.

You can get styrofoam cones and balls of all different sizes at your local craft store, as well as the glue dots. (The kids are only 6 and 7 so the glue dots are safer than a glue gun and not nearly as messy as a bottle of Elmers.  Plus, they just work better.)

We found this image at KitchenMeetsGirl.com and she used almost 3 bags of Hershey’s Kisses to cover a 9-inch styrofoam cone. (Tip: Here’s a coupon for $1 off on any two bags of Hershey’s Kisses!)

We’re going to cover the forms with foil, first. It’ll makes it easier for the kids to stick on the Hershey’s Kisses and it looks better in those spots where you can’t quite fit in one more Kiss.

Then, just stick a glue dot on the bottom of the Kiss and stick it to the form. (Or have the kids do it while you take a Miller Lite break. Or wrap presents… yeah, that’s what we said earlier, isn’t it?)

Use the trees to decorate your holiday table and add a loop of ribbon to hang the Kiss-letoe balls from any doorway. Then you can get a Christmas kiss and follow it up with a Hershey’s Kiss!

Image credit: KitchenMeetsGirl.com

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Make The Best White Russians With International Delights French Vanilla Creamer

id vanillaIn our August 27 newsletter we told you to hurry on over to International Delight’s website, sign up for their newsletter, and you’d get a coupon for $1 off 1 any size International Delight coffee creamer. While you’re at it, you should Like their Facebook page because… We did, and we just found the most incredible White Russian recipe! Fill an Old Fashion glass with ice. Pour in 1 1/2 oz. Vodka and 3/4 oz. Kahlua and stir. Gently top with 3/4 oz. International Delight French Vanilla Creamer and let the creamer float through the mixture. OMG! Jessica and I have both done a stint behind a bar but this is the best White Russian I’ve ever had. The ID French Vanilla adds just a touch of rich sweetness. It’s almost decadent! Anyway, like International Delight’s Facebook page, too because these guys post some awesome recipes! Cheers!