About icircular

You’ve always relied on your Sunday newspaper ads for great deals and savings. Now you can have the best of both worlds - look at your inserts at home, then take them with you on your mobile phone! To access iCircular, download your local newspaper’s mobile website or news app, then touch the Deals tab. You'll find all of the merchandise and products contained in your weekly preprint – browse retailers’ store ads and view product information, plus you'll be able to make a shopping list, get directions to the closest store, share with family and friends, plus many other great features and tools.

Creative Pet Saving Ideas!

We all know that pets can be a lot of work…and a lot of money to take care of. Here are some great tips to help you save money on your pet while still pampering them like you know you love to do!   1. Dog Cape An easy way to pamper your dog is by making him a dog bandana. Simply get a normal bandana and roll it up until it properly fits your dog. Not only will he be a little warmer during the winter months, he’ll also be the coolest looking dog on the block.

2. Cat Bed

So you want to provide your cat with a nice bed to sleep in, but you don’t want to spend a fortune..we’ve got you. All you need is two rugs, some rivets, ropes, and a screw to make this dream castle a reality.

3. Guinea Pig Sweaters

Is this completely unnecessary? Yes. Is this completely awesome? Yes! Show your guinea pig you really care with a custom made guinea pig sweater. And for those of you who don’t know how to knit, a wool sock with some well placed holes will also do the trick.

4. Absolut Fish Tank

Now here’s a project that you will have as much fun gathering the materials for as you will putting it to use. What better way to show off your slippery friend than in a home made Absolut Fish Tank. And if you want to get really creative, then try matching your bottle choice with a fish from that region.

5. Rabbit Toy

In general, rabbits like anything that’s light enough for them to pick up and toss around a bit. You can usually make these toys out of many household items. Here’s one idea for a rabbit toy that you can make out of a empty toilet paper roll.

And on top of everything, don’t forget to pamper your pet with love, and they’ll surely return the favor.

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Football Season DIY Healthy Snack ‘Buffalo Wings’

For those of you who saw our last post and just couldn’t resist not making the ‘Buffalo Wings’, we know what you’re talking about. For all those who didn’t get a chance to make them, well let me tell you, they’re delicious! We made them last night and they came out great. Here are some pics from our cooking session.

1. Gathering Ingredients

You’ll need 2-3 Lb boneless/skinless chicken breast, 1/2-1 cup chicken broth, and 1/2-1 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce.

2. Preperation

Cut the chicken into 1″ strips.

Mix 1/2 cup chicken broth with 1/2 cup hot sauce. Add more hot sauce if you like it spicy!

3. Cooking

Get a nonstick pan and spray with cooking spray. Cook the chicken until browned and cooked all the way through.

Pour the hot sauce in the pan, lower the heat, and put a lid on it. Allow to simmer for about 15 min. After 15 min open it up and give some time for the water to evaporate and the sauce to solidify a little.

4. Serving

Serve with blue cheese and celery sticks.

Enjoy!

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Staying Healthy This Football Season!

For many college and NFL football fans across the US, end of summer/early fall signals the beginning of a decrease in productivity. Monday and Thursday nights, and all day Sunday are reserved for NFL games, while Saturday is when college games will be watched. In contrast, what will most likely increase, are the inches on everyone’s waist as they pound back the brews and wolf down the cheeseburgers and buffalo wings while they cheer on their favorite teams. In order to save you from yourself this football season, here are a few ways to stay health conscious while still enjoying the game you grew up with:

1. Low Fat Buffalo Wings

For many, buffalo wings are a staple food to munch on while watching two sides battle it out on the football field. Unfortunately though, the traditional recipe calls for deep fried wings, and a sauce that should come with a disclaimer for heart attacks. Thanks to this recipe though, we can now enjoy that buffalo wing taste, without risking a clogged artery.

2. Game Day Dip

Another game day classic that tends to pack on the pounds for some is that game day dip. You know what I’m talking about..that extra meaty, cheesy, sour creamy dip with bacon bits on top. So here’s a recipe for a game day dip that your guests won’t be forced to remember every time they look at themselves in the mirror. Some of the highlights include, plenty of beans, veggies, and low fat cram cheese..

3. Nutritious Pizza

Although tempted, never order out your game day pizza if you’re serious about cutting calories. There are many pizzas that can easily be made at home that contain a fraction of the calories. One of my favorites, the Green pizza, uses brocoli and arugula bits to make a pizza that’s both delicious and nutritious.

4. Potato Chip Alternatives

Generating an annual revenue of 7 billion dollars a year, the potato chip is undoubtably one of America’s favorite snack foods. Unfortunately though, this snack is loaded with salt and unwanted calories. When in search of a healthier alternative, prepare to get creative. You can make healthy ‘potato chips’ out of many different things, taro, sweet potatoes, kale, etc. One of my favorites is apple chips.

5. Drink Wisely

Even without chowing down during game time, it’s still possible to grow that gut with unhealthy drink choices. Should you decide to drink beer during the game, be advised that a light beer is a good choice when you’re watching your waist. Also, as a general rule, be sure to steer clear of dark beers. Just one bottle of Blue Moon or Sam Adams IPA and you’re 170+ calories down.

Now put these tips to good use this upcoming football season while you cheer your team to victory!

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Back to College Saving Ideas!

Back to College is a time of both joy and sadness. Parents, sad to see their children leave, young adults, eager to start their college adventure. The last moments they have together usually involves checking students into their dorms and decking their rooms out so that it feels less like a sketchy hostel and more like a home. For many, this process will involve a few trips to various retailers, and a big chance that your new ‘home’ looks ends up looking a lot like your neighbor’s. But for those who don’t want to settle for ordinary, here’s a few tips to help you really customize your college dorm room.

1. Picture Collage

A picture collage, if done correctly, can be a nice way to decorate your room, and remind yourself of the loved ones you left behind while pursuing a higher education. If not done correctly, it can be an obnoxious eyesore that takes up your whole wall and makes your roommate hate you from day 1. So do it the smart we, keep it small and leave some blank space for friends you make in college, and you’re sure to have an awesome room decoration.


2. Thank you The College Juice for this great idea. Is it a book, is it a charger…it’s a book charger! We all know you’re really just playing on your iPhone while in class anyways, so might as well turn your books into an iPhone charger.

3. Customized Laundry Bag

At home, laundry bags are usually pretty lame and hidden away in your closet. At college though, a small dorm room could force you to push these laundry bags out into the light. Should that be the case, you want to have a laundry bag that makes a statement. Try decorating your laundry bag using patches, dyes, and paints to give it that uniquely you stamp.

4. Toilet paper roll art

Now expect the first week of school to see at least 20 rooms with the same poster from this summer’s blockbuster movie, another 20 to have reprints of Andy Warhol paintings, and another 100 to have blown up album covers as decoration. Don’t fall into the wall decoration norm here and instead make something yourself. Here’s an idea from what someone made out of toilet paper rolls. But really, be creative and know that the sky is the limit.

5. Earring Rack

Now assuming that you don’t need a safe to lock up your jewelry yet, here’s a great idea that doubles as a decorative piece for your room. But watch you, your friends might become find of borrowing your earrings 😉

Happy decorating!

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Shopping w/ The New iCircular!

Given the recent launch of the newly redesigned version of iCircular, we felt a little inspired to go SHOOOOPPPIIIIIIIIINGG! Here’s some pics from our shopping trip to Macy’s 🙂

We started out at home, planning out our trip. Macy’s was having a one day sale!

With iCircular, it was really easy to set up a shopping list so we could get everything we needed without forgetting anything at the store.

Finding our way to the store was really easy using the mapping feature.

We were able to easily find everything on our list.

And tell our friends about the deals we were getting.

All in all, it was a great shopping trip with iCircular.

Hope you enjoy shopping with iCircular as much as we do 🙂

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Brand New iCircular Is here!

We are pleased to announce that the brand new redesigned version of iCircular is here, and it is better than ever!  The design is much more intuitive and comes with a bunch of new features.  These are the things you should look out for:

   

   

Multi Platform Experience

If you’re browsing for deals at home or on the go, iCircular has you covered. iCircular uses HTML5 and is fully optimized for desktop, tablet, and mobile viewing. And of course, it looks great on all platforms. Here are some screenshots:

Only Relevant Offers

iCircular uses geo-location services to automatically detect where you are. This means you only see stores that are in your area, and only the deals that are valid at those locations.

Customized Profile

With iCircular, you can create a customized profile that allows you to tailor your experience to what you want to see. Tag your preferred stores so that they’re easy to find and get email notifications from these stores so you know when products you want are on sale. You’ll be able to get what you’re looking for in your circulars, without having to sift through all the ‘junk ads’.

Create Shopping Lists

Shopping list are a great way to streamline your shopping trips and make sure you don’t forget anything. With iCircular, you’re able to easily add items to your shopping list while browsing the weekly ads. Once you’ve created a shopping list, access it from any device and continue to add to it as you please.

       

Share with friends

See a great deal you want to let your friends in on? Want to ask your friends if that phone you saw on sale is worth buying? iCircular makes this easy to do with Facebook, Twitter, and Email integration. Easily ‘like’ ads and send them to your friends so that you can get opinions on products from people who matter to you.

    

Check out your local newspaper app or go to icircular.com to start saving today.

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#iBack2School Twitter Party

So we had our first twitter party…and it was awesome! We want to give a big thanks to all those who participated and really made it a party. Also, congrats to those who won one of the $75 Office Depot gift cards we gave out:

@misaacmom
@sillymommy
@goochin
@abbebrown
@GODS_SMILE

If you happen to have missed this one, don’t worry, we had so much fun we decided to plan another party. The next party will feature a Back to College theme. Here are some details:

Hashtag: #DormParty
Giveaway: $375 in Target gift cards
Date: Thursday, August 23, 3pm
Hosts: @iCircular
Theme: Back to College

Hope to see you all there!

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