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Monday, December 29, 2014

The incident that happened 2 days after Christmas

The First Phone Call: 12/27/14 9:12a.m.

Mother: “I was supposed to bring the kids home on Friday, but I will bring them back tonight.”
§         She also pointed out that she does not have my son’s medicine and he has gone two days without medicine.

Me: I told her to “come get his medicine.”

Mother: “I am at work and do not get off until 3pm. Can you bring the medicine to my apartment?”

Me: “My car is broken, and I do not have a ride.”

The Second Phone Call: 12/27/14 3:38 pm

Mother: “Our son broke his tablet.” and the tablet that belonged to her friends’ son. “It is going to cost me $200 for them both. What are we going to do about making sure that this does not happen again?”

Me: “You will get his medicine.”

Mother: She hung up the phone.

The Knock at the Door about an hour later

My son and his mother stood at the door.


Me: “What time will our daughter return home?”

Mother: “She was not ready to return home and was still playing. She will be home tonight.”
§         My daughter was not returned home that night, but two days later.

My text message: 12/27/14 @ 11:18pm

Me: “Where is my daughter? You said when you dropped off my son that you were dropping her off tonight too. I am waiting for her.”

The response Sunday Morning: 12/28/14 @ 6:12 am

Mother: “She is with me, what do you think? She wasn’t ready to go. I will bring her back when I get off.”

Text Message: 12/28/14 @ 8:02 pm

Mother: “I am tired and my tooth is killing me. I just took meds. I will drop her off in the morning on my way to work. It’s raining. Expect her at 6:30 sharp.”

Text Message: 12/29/14 @ 6:10 am

Mother: “We are on the way”

My Final thoughts

She lied twice about bringing our daughter home. The rain has never stopped her from dropping the kids off in the past nor has the cold.

I will discuss how I feel about this matter in the follow up, to this story.

@2014 JSmithjr/The Couponhustla.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Copper Sole Socks Review

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchanged for a honest review from Buzz-agent.

 Copper Sole Socks ( From Media Kit)

The term Athlete’s Foot is a little misleading. In fact, 70% of all people will develop Athlete’s Foot at some point in their life. You know what all those people have in common? It’s not a 40 inch vertical – they all have feet.

And, we’re guessing, so do you. But with Copper Sole socks you can put your worst foot fears to rest when you wear them at least 8 hours a day for around 4 weeks. They’re the only socks that contain EPA-registered Cupron AntiFungal Fibers. These special yarns are infused with copper ion technology which prevents and eliminates Athlete’s Foot fungus on the sock, killing 99.9% of it after 12 hours of contact.

Even if you’re sure your feet are fungus-free, you’ll be wowed by what these socks can do. The Cupron AntiFungal Fibers also eliminate and prevent foot odor, rejuvenating your feet while improving their appearance and elasticity. After only 4 weeks of wear you’ll notice a huge difference.

Copper Sole wanted to make sure they made this exciting new technology available as soon as possible. In order to do that, though, you’ll currently only find the socks available online at But keep an eye out, as they’ll be available in stores next year!

In order to experience the full benefits of Copper Sole socks you’ll need to wear them for at least 8 hours a day. It’s starting to get chilly out there, so we imagine you’ll want to keep your toes warm, anyway. Plus, you can even wear them to bed every night and never wake up with stinky feet again.

My Review

I would like conclude this review about Copper Sole Socks using only 2 words Thank You!
These socks were simply the best socks I have ever had and I really mean that. I wore these socks for 8 hours as suggested and I did not want to take them off. My feet felt amazing the whole time I had them on.

Here are some benefits of using the Copper Sole Socks as stated on their website.

Guaranteed to kill athlete's foot on the sock, prevent & eliminate foot odor, & improve the condition of your feet. Powered by Cupron™ Antifungal Fibers

Only socks with Cupron™ AntiFungal Fibers have EPA registered fibers that kill 99.9% of Athlete's

Foot fungus on the sock after 12 hours of contact.

I may not understand what the above statements mean but these made my feet feel like they were loved.I have never walked on a cloud before, but these socks felt just as soft when walking in them.
I would recommend that athletes and non athletes buy these socks because these awesome socks will provide the comfort that your feet deserves.

@2014 JSmithjr/The Couponhustla.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by FlyBy Blog Promotions. All opinions are my own. I received a free copy of the game for participation.

Wisdomantics–New King James Version (NKJV) (From Media Kit)
is an interactive DVD board game for players of various faiths who desire to gain the vast wisdom of King Solomon. Wisdomantics-NKJV utilizes the proverbs of Solomon and blends chance, knowledge and strategy to create a fun experience while you learn! We are currently developing Wisdomantics-New International Version (NIV), a variation of the original game. This version of the Holy Bible is considered by some to be more mainstream and will allow us to reach a broader scope of consumers. The game’s intent is to bring individuals together to learn how to cope with numerous situations in a fun and relaxed environment.

Wisdomantics utilizes 2 DVDs which contain 400 multiple-choice questions/proverbs. There is a built-in variable timer which automatically adjusts for 1st, 2nd and final attempt questions. The DVD will grade your response and King Solomon will quote the proverb when you answer correctly.
Finally, the DVD will instruct players when to draw a specialty card which will enable them to navigate the game board.

The game board illustrations chronicle Solomon’s life! They begin with his most notable acts and achievements and end with a divided kingdom through disobedience and rebellion. Hear King Solomon quote his wise biblical truths. The audio-visual element is a huge plus and adds greater depth to the game. Players may also strategize with specialty cards, which can skip or detain opponents, recover lost assets, and provide protection from adverse scenarios. To replicate Solomon’s temple, players receive colored tiles (gold, cypress and cedar) as they navigate the game board. The first player to complete their Solomon’s temple scorecard wins!

Here is a link to video clips about the game:

My Review

The Good

Awesome game for the whole family and friends
This game has blessing cards!
You can play the game with the DVD and Board or with just the DVD's

The Not So Good

The game is not recommended for kids under 12
Blessing cards do contain actual blessings

Unfortunately, I could not play this game with my kids because my kids are 7 and 9 yrs old and I am a single parent. While the board game portion of the game was easy for my kids, the questions were a little advance for their age. Nevertheless, the game reminds me of a combination of Monopoly, Bingo & Taboo because it contains elements from each game.The option to play the game using only the DVD's was a good idea. My only let down was the blessing cards because I wanted each card to have a reward attached to it.  However, the Achievement cards do offer rewards and obstacles that help determine if you will win or lose the game. Overall, it is a good board game that I can play with friends and my kids when they get older.

@2014 JSmithjr/The Couponhustla.

Friday, December 12, 2014

HOT WHEELS® RC STREET HAWK™ The Good, Bad & Awesome Review

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchanged for a honest review from Buzz-agent.

The Good

Ladies and Gentlemen the Street Hawk comes already assembled.
The instructions are easy to read and understand.
It only needs to charge for 40 mins and then its time to fly.

The Bad

The Street Hawk is made out of Styrofoam and fragile.
The propellers on the wings are very small and can come off.
The wheels are tin and should be use driven on smooth surfaces.
In drive mode, the Street Hawk can not move in reverse.

The Awesomeness

The Street Hawk looks awesome and cool.
The Street Hawk looks like a flying car because it is a flying car.
The Street Hawk's Styrofoam body provides protection from breaking.
Did I mention that it really does fly?

Final Thoughts

All the neighbor kids wanted to see the Street Hawk fly.
My kids loved it and could not trying to make it fly.

My son with autism only enjoys playing video games and electronic devices. However, once he saw the Street Hawk, he could not put it down.

If the Street Hawk can pull my son away from electronic devices then it gets my recommendation.
Buy the Street Hawk! Your kids will love it.

@2014 JSmithjr/The Couponhustla.

The worst Frozen Beef Patties in the world!

Dear Readers,

I wanted to treat my kids to hamburgers and homemade potato fries, but instead I discovered a terrible beef product, no one should try, ever. I beg you, please do not buy Flanders 8 quarter pound beef patties, even if the meat is on sale. I can't get my money back.

Flanders 8 quarter pound beef patties is terrible. Flanders does not taste like meat at all, or at least, any meat I ever had. Hamburgers served to kids in the cafeteria are better.

This experience reminds me of the episode of Good Times when the Evan's family bought some bad meat and tried to get the store manager to eat the meat, but refused to do so.

I feel the box should read beef substitute because it does not taste like meat. I have had veggie burgers that taste better.

I am thankful my kids tried it, but I will not give the meat to my kids again. I decided to try these patties, instead of believing other product reviews out there. I read one where the reviewer said the food was bad. I now believe her or him.

I am disappointed in myself, as a parent, for tasting the meat before feeding the kids Flanders. I do not recommend this meat.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Party Mix

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Party Mix

Fun, quick recipes are the best during a busy Holiday season. The other night our family made this Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Party Mix and it was a hit! It was easy to make and certainly easy to eat! The only hard thing about is was not eating it all by myself. It has a great crunch and sweetness to it, with a good hint of cinnamon. Perfect to serve at a party. We also put bags of it in the kids school lunches for a fun dessert. I followed the recipe below. I did sneak in a couple of extra cups of cereal, just to give us a little more to eat and it turned out fine!

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Buck Denver asks... What's In the Bible? Vol. 10 Jesus Is the Good News Review

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by FlyBy Blog Promotions. All opinions are my own. I received free access to the movie for participation.

I received What's in the Bible, in exchange for honest review from Fly By Blog Promotions.

About Volume 10: Jesus Is the Good News!: Run time: Approx 66 min (From Media Kit)

Let VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer and a bunch of hilarious new friends explain the entire Bible to your kids in this groundbreaking fast-paced and fun-filled DVD series. Includes TWO 25 minute episodes: God’s Perfect Timing - Buck Denver and crew learn about the 400 years between The Old and New Testaments and how Jesus arrives at just the perfect time & The Messiah Has Come! - Learn about the life and ministry of Jesus-how He died for us and rose again to launch the kingdom of God in the world and in us!

Volume 10 Trailer 

My Review

I am a big fan and supporter of Veggie Tales and I could not wait to review this product by its creator.

The DVD was very informative and gave a good account of with happen in the New Testament. The dvd explains the origins of each book in the New Testament as well as the story of Jesus Christ.

The DVD features a hand full of puppets are fun loving comedic characters who the kids will enjoy. They will ask questions, sing songs and repeat important messages and points. In conclusion, I thought the DVD did a good job retelling the story of Jesus for kids. My kids and I watched it together and after 20 mins both of my kids were asleep. However, I also thought a times that it gave too much detail for kids and will lose their attention over time. I recommend that you try both series and see which one works for you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You Be the Judge!

You be the judge #BakeOff Contest #Pillsbury

You Be the Judge!

Help choose the $1 million Bake-Off® Contest Winner! Last week, judges at the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest in Nashville, Tenn. selected the best recipe in each of the four Contest categories. America has the chance to vote for their favorite of the four recipes until December 2. The results of the vote will be combined with the judges’ scores to determine which recipe wins the $1 million Grand Prize. Vote for your favorite at

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Reynolds Baking Magic Award Winner

Reynolds Baking Magic Award Winner

Elizabeth Bennett of Seattle, WA was awarded the Reynolds® Baking Magic Award for her original recipe Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzels at the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Elizabeth’s recipe was selected by the Contest judges as the best dessert recipe made using Reynolds® Parchment Paper. Elizabeth was awarded $5,000 at the Contest awards show in Nashville, Tenn. See the full recipe at

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Glen Campbell's I'll Be Me Review

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by FlyBy Blog Promotions. All opinions are my own. I received free access to the movie for participation.

Hello Friends,

I want to recommend a good family movie with a really good message. I do not want to spoil the film; however I lost my grandmother to Alzheimers disease. I love to see how Glen Campbell is getting the word out about his diagnosis.

About The Movie (from media kit)

In 2011, when Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force.

This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song.

GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME is the true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.

The film features those who know and love Glen, including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Taylor Swift among many others. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Glen’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man. With joy and a tireless sense of humor, Glen and his family live each moment in the present while preparing for the future, all while playing their music to sold out venues on a star spangled voyage spanning the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.


Enter to win a 5 song soundtrack from the movie. Entry-Form Ends on the October 30, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Slab Pie

Pumpkin Slab Pie

These pie bars, with a streusel crunch and pumpkin-y soul, will win the hearts of even the pickiest pie eaters.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cake-Mix Cinnamon Rolls

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Cake-Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Who can resist homemade cinnamon rolls? This easy-to-make recipe comes together in a snap thanks to Betty Crocker cake mix and frosting.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

The first two weeks of school

The first two weeks of school was suppose to be an easy and smooth transition. However, it was not

this year for my two kids. My son who has autism came home with a scar on his arm and no one

knew how it got there. I was upset and angry because he can not explain to me what happened and

when I looked to school for an explanation they were loss. I even checked with the bus driver to see if

she knew anything but it was another dead end. Therefore, I told his teacher that from now on please

make sure that he does not come home with any scars and to check him daily.

Next, my little girl, has not adjusted to the demands of second grade. She can not tell me what she

learned or done in class. During the second week, when she started coming home

with homework, it was really difficult for her to understand. Which meant a lot

of hours at the homework table, and a lot of patience was required to help her get it done. Finally on

Thursday after my son's dental appointment, I spoke her sensei, and explained what was going on.

According to her sensei, she did notice that my daughter struggled with a math problem at the board

and has gotten off to a slow start. Lastly, my little girl's hair is also an issue for these couple of weeks.

Her mother did her hair but did not finish it. I had to do the best I could to manage it and literally cover

up the loose ends. I was upset because her mother did not come over and finish the work she

started. Therefore, over the weekend, I asked a family friend to finish the job her mother neglected.

I can not to see the finished product. I hope the next upcoming weeks are much better but I fear

that things will harder.

@2014 JSmithjr/The Couponhustla.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Schick Hydro Groomer

Simplify your grooming routine with this 4-in-1 tool. 

I love using the Schick Hydro 5 Groomer because it gave me a nice clean shave. Plus, the Groomer comes with a built in trimmer which is a nice addition. The trimmer was used to shape my beard and eliminate nose hair. I also loved that the Groomer came with an AAA battery in the package so it was ready to use right away. I gave the Groomer a five star rating because it met all my grooming needs.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchanged for a honest review from Schick.

@2014 JSmithjr/The Couponhustla.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Are individuals with autism capable of lying? If so, then how does that make you feel?

While watching the TV show, Good Doctor, I noticed the Autistic doctor started to tell lies. The Autistic doctor figured out something changed because he was not able to tell lies because of his diagnosis. However, the reason he started lying was because he liked another doctor, who worked at the hospital. The doctor did not understand his new emotions.

Ironically, I have also noticed my autistic child, has begun to lie. My child does not like because of love or least I hope not because he is 8 years old. The lies seem to fall under two categories:

  • To avoid punishment
  • To get something desired. 

Examples of my child lying

Example 1: At bedtime, my child claims he has to do a # 2. Sleeping is viewed as negative and must be avoided at any cost. I tell him to go to the restroom first and then go to bed. Problem solved. 

Example 2: Every time, my child hears a leaf blower, he tries to go look out the window. I will tell him not to look out the window. After his first request is denied, he tries to go to the restroom. Leaf blowing is something he finds interesting and he does not want to miss. 

I will never tell him not to use the restroom, so I make sure he does. Problem solved. 

Example 3: my child will tell me he ate all his food when he did not. He will say anything to get out of eating something, he does not want. 

I find myself more excited than angry about this development. How strange is that?

Please understand I do not want him to learn lying is good and acceptable, but he realized on his own lying serves a purpose. 

In other words, he is using lying, just like any child would. 

A few years ago, I would have never believed my Autistic child would be capable of lying at all. 

Even if I am wrong about his understanding of lying, he did lie to avoid eating foods, he did not like. He did lie to avoid sleep and he did lie to avoid punishment. 

Ultimately, this means he is one step closer to behaving as a typical 8-year-old child and not as a child with Autism. 

@2014 JSmithjr/The Coupon Hustla.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hello Everyone

First I would like to thank you for checking out my Blog.
Who am I? I am an unemployed single father and special needs advocate raising two little ones and one of them have autism. I love sports, sports entertainment, anime, Korea, Japanese, Taiwanese & American tv dramas. I love music, couponing, reading and meeting new people. Unfortunately, things have not gone as I planned. For starters, I wanted to share my journey towards mastering couponing and posting my review awesome products I tried and possibly discuss my child's journey and battle with autism. My plans changed when my engine went out in my car. This has made it extremely difficult to coupon because I now have to depend on the mercy of others to go shopping. How can I continue to coupon with out having a job and a working vehicle?  While I still have not found a solution to this question, this blog has to continue to move forward. I will continue to post comments, concerns and as well as product reviews. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog and supported my efforts in becoming a new blogger.


Coupon Hustla 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Diet Turbo Half and Half Review

                                                     Diet Turbo Half and Half
Disclaimer:I received this product in exchanged for a honest review from Swaggable.
Imagine a diet tea that actually tastes like Ice Tea & Lemonade without all the sugars and artificial flavors. Diet Turbo Half and Half delivers on the taste and it's good for you. This tea has 0 Calories, 0 Sugars, 0 Carbohydrates, no artifical flavors and all natural flavors. I really loved the taste of this tea because it did not have that diet tea after taste. The instructions are to  take it right after exercising or in the morning. I took it in the morning. In conclusion, the tea taste amazing but I did not notice a boost energy. I would recommend that you give it a try for the taste and the health benefits, and you may even get a boost of energy.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Green Earth Pan 8" 20cm Frying Pan Diameter by Ozeri, April 7, 2014

The 8                                                                            Disclaimer:I received this product in exchanged for a honest review from Moderna.

I have read the reviews listed above, but I love this pan.
It is easy to clean with just soap and water. 
Plus the pan has not sticked on me once.
I also love this pan because I can make omelets with no problems and I love omelets.
I highly recommend everyone try this pan and you will not be disappointed.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drop Review (Tomoson)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

  The Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops are great. The best thing I can say about this product is not only has Pine Bros family been around since 1870, but the throat drops actually works. My friend had a sore throat and could not eat or swallow, so she took one Honey flavored drop and was fine. As a matter of fact, we had breakfast together that same morning just minutes later as she took the drops. My friends speedy recovery was all I needed to see that this is a product that actually works and taste good too.
 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


My name is Coupon Hustla

I love couponing and saving money.