Friday, April 27, 2012

Saving on Cinco de Mayo celebrations #CoronaRita

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chili’s Grill & Bar. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's almost May - that means it's almost Cinco de Mayo!  It's a great day to celebrate.  And it's just a few days before my birthday and right around Mother's Day, so it's a triple celebration around here in the Frugal Follies household.  Time to have a fiesta and party! Woohoo!

If you're celebrating at home, here are some ideas to save on your celebration:

  • I love to make my own refried beans.  I soak dry pinto beans in water overnight.  I then drain the water, put them in my crockpot with new water and some spices, then cook them on low in the crockpot for 8-10 hours.  After they're done, I drain the water and mash the beans up, adding salt and some more spices like chili powder and cumin as well.  It stores great in the freezer.
  • But I buy tortillas!  I can find them for cheap at ALDI - 99¢ for a 10-tortilla package is normal.  Recently, I found 20-packs of tortillas there for 49¢ in their Special Buy aisle.
  • Look for sales at the grocery store for cheese, sour cream, salsa, and other Mexican food ingredients.  Combine these with coupons to save even more.

But since it is my birthday and Mother's Day and all, I might forgo making the Cinco de Mayo feast myself and go out to a restaurant myself.  Aren't I worth it? One great place we love to go is Chili's, which seems like the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
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I love to get the queso and chips appetizer at Chili's - in fact, you can get a coupon for free queso and chips when you join Chili's mailing list.

I'm also looking forward to trying something new - the new CoronaRita at Chili's!  It's made with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila and Coronita.  This sounds great since I love, love, love margaritas!  And it sounds like it will go great with the queso and chips!

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What Chili's item do you like best?  Are you looking forward to trying the CoronaRita?  Leave a comment below!

Disclaimer: You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages and as always, please remember to drink responsibly.

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