Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe

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Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe

Are you a fan of the Fritos Bean Dip you buy in a can in the chip aisle of the supermarket? If so, you will LOVE this Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe that is almost like the original – but even better! It’s super easy to make using canned refried beans, jarred jalapeños and a few spices. The great thing about making your own is that not only is it less expensive, but you’re also able to adjust the spices to your own liking. Love a little heat? Add more peppers. Not a spicy person? Cut down on the peppers or leave them out altogether.

The other awesome thing about this dip is that it is really quite healthy. Beans are packed with nutrition and fiber. For the best nutritional option, look for canned beans that are low in fat, which most of them are. You can also choose fat-free beans, but I think a little fat in there makes a more creamy dip.

Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe Ingredients

Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe

15 oz Refried Beans
6 Jalapeño slices (from jarred Jalapeños)
2 tsp Brine (from jarred Jalapeños)
1/4 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Add all ingredients to food processor.
Process until smooth.
Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe Process

Copycat Frito Bean Dip

Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 15 oz Refried Beans
  • 6 Jalapeño slices (from jarred Jalapeños)
  • 2 tsp Brine (from jarred Jalapeños)
  • ¼ tsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ⅛ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ⅛ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


Enter to Win a Trip to the Jurassic World Premiere or a Smart TV and XBOX One

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Fandango has two awesome sweepstakes going on right now to feature two upcoming movies! Just sign up to receive a FanAlert when these movies are coming to the theaters and you’ll have a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes!

You could win a trip to the Jurassic World premiere when you sign up for a Jurassic World FanAlert. (Ends 3/31/15.) The winner will receive 2 tickets to attend the Jurassic World motion picture Premiere and admission for winner and a guest to a premiere after party to be held following the showing of the film. Winner will also receive a $4,500 check to pay for travel and lodging. – – Trust me – it is SUPER FUN to go to a premiere!

The other sweepstakes ending soon (2/4) is the Furious 7 sweepstakes where one winner will win over $4000 worth of prizes including a Smart TV, a Home Theater System, Fast and Furious 6-movie collection BluRay + Digital DVD Set, an XBOX One Gaming Console and a Fandango Promotional Code worth up to $140 good toward the purchase of movie tickets to see Furious 7 (up to 7 tickets). – – You need to scroll down on the landing page a bit to see where you enter the sweepstakes.

Good luck!!

20 Barbie Doll Clothing Hangers only $2.57 Shipped + Dolls Up to 67% Off

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We spotted some great deals on Barbie over on Amazon right now. There are lots of things to make a little girl or a grown-up Barbie collector happy and these are just a few of them!


If your little girls have a ton of clothes for their Barbie dolls?  There is a great deal to help you organize all of Barbie’s outfits.  For only $2.57 plus FREE SHIPPING you can buy a set of 20 Barbie hangers.  You’ll get 10 heart shaped hangers as well as 10 regular shaped hangers.  The perfect addition to Barbie’s closet.  These would also make great Valentine’s Day gifts or Easter basket items.

Barbie Collector 2014 Holiday Doll

Another great deal right now is the Barbie Collector 2014 Holiday Doll for 50% off! Barbie is dressed in a rich red fabric that modernizes a classic silhouette with sweetheart neckline and full, floor-length skirt. Golden lace and a gold bow decorate the gown. She also wears a spectacular statement necklace featuring an intricate floral pattern. Right now you can get her for only $19.99! With that beautiful red color I think she would make a great Valentine’s day gift!

Barbie Photo Fashion Doll

Another amazing deal is the Barbie Photo Fashion Doll at 67% off! Regular price is $49.99, but right now she is only $16.61! This super-cute doll has a special embedded camera lens, so when girls point and shoot, the image projects onto Barbie doll’s shirt, creating the trendiest graphic tee. By using the viewfinder built into the doll’s back (and disguised as part of her necklace) you can shoot pictures from Barbie’s point of view.

Find lots more Barbie deals HERE!

DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT Super Bowl Trailer + Advance Ticket Bonuses!!




A brand new trailer for THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT will air during the Super Bowl Pregame tomorrow, but you can watch it right here! PLUS, we just found out that advance tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 25 – almost a month before it hits theaters nationwide in 2D, RealD, Digital 3D, AND IMAX® 3D on MARCH 20, 2015! Tickets will be available for showtimes starting at 8 PM on Thursday, March 19, as well as for special double feature screenings of “Divergent” followed by “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.”

As an added bonus, each advance ticket purchase transaction for INSURGENT in the first 24 hours on Fandango,,, and will receive a download of the blockbuster first installment of the “Divergent” franchise. PLUS, Lionsgate has partnered with Fandango to offer more than 50,000 additional gifts with purchase for ticket transactions with 24-hour flash sales each following week leading up to release. Prizes include downloads from the “Divergent” book series, exclusive tracks from the film’s soundtrack, and more.



THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT hits theaters nationwide in 2D, RealD, and Digital 3D on MARCH 20, 2015!

Hotel Transylvania 2 Photo Bombs

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I had no idea until today that there is going to be a Hotel Transylvania 2! We loved the original Hotel Transylvania and are excited to see what comes with this follow-up. To add to that excitement, there is a super fun HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Photo Bomb feature that you can play around with on your computer or (even better) on your smartphone.

Just go to, upload an image, and choose one of the HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA characters to “photo bomb” it! It’s made specifically for mobile devices so users can easily save and share it with friends, but you can use it on your laptop or desktop if you would like.

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There are over 20 character poses to choose from, so you should be able to find one that works with any photo you already have and want to upload, or get creative and snap some new photos to use. I made this cute little pic of Little R when he was younger along with the shaggy little werewolf pup.

Little R Transylvania


See  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 in theaters September 25, 2015!

Speck with Sundance Stars Photos + Reader Giveaway

Jack Black, Jeffrey Tambor and Melissa Rauch at Sundance with Speck

Jack Black, Jeffrey Tambor and Melissa Rauch at Sundance with Speck

Speck, the maker of awesome cases for all your digital devices, did the COOLEST thing at the Sundance Film Festival this year. They asked celebrities to sign Speck StyleFolio iPad Air cases that will be auctioned to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the hospital.

I am thinking they should be able to raise a LOT of money considering the collection of stars who took the time to sign for a good cause. Some of the celebrities included Jennifer Connelly, Sam Rockwell, Blythe Danner, Jake Johnson, Dianna Agron, Jack Black, Jason Sudeikis, Cobie Smulders, Charlie Carver, Leslie Bibb, Danny McBride, Anders Holm, Sarah Silverman, Johnny Knoxville, Blake Anderson, Jason Isaacs, Spike Lee and more!

Check out photos of the stars signing cases and then enter our giveaway below for a chance to win your own Speck StyleFolio iPad Air case. It isn’t signed by anyone, but you can add your own signature or scout out your favorite local celebrity and ask for their autograph. :)

Toni Collette, Camryn Manheim and Spike Lee at Sundance with Speck

Toni Collette, Camryn Manheim and Spike Lee at Sundance with Speck

Jason Sudeikis Sundance Speck

Jason Sudeikis at Sundance with Speck

Jason Isaacs, Colbie Smolders and Sarah Silverman at Sundance with Speck

Jason Isaacs, Colbie Smolders and Sarah Silverman at Sundance with Speck

Chanel Iman Sundance Speck

Chanel Iman at Sundance with Speck

Speck StyleFolio iPad Air case

Speck StyleFolio iPad Air case

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win their own (unsigned) Speck StyleFolio iPad Air case. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/17/15. Good luck!


Set of 3 Heart-Shaped Necklaces Only $4.50 Shipped!

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I just love cute, little dainty necklaces and these are so pretty! Right now on Amazon you can get a set of three of these petite heart necklaces for only $1.91 + $2.59 shipping. That’s a total of $4.50 for all three! You can save one for yourself and give two as gifts – or keep them all so they can look great with any outfit. They are on an 18″ chain.

These necklaces ship from China, so I have usually found jewelry shipped from there via Amazon takes about 2 weeks to arrive, but sometimes they can surprise you and arrive within a week. ORDER HERE.


Valentine’s Day Potpourri Heart DIY Craft

Valentine's Day Potpourri Heart DIY Craft

Who loves the scent of potpourri? I love the fact that there are so many many different scents that there is a scent for everyone. I personally like a mixture with a spicy blend, but a nice floral is perfect to make a Valentine’s Day Potpourri Heart.

Potpourri adds such a sweet smelling, decorative touch to a home. It’s even better when you can use potpourri to make a decorative heart to express your love for someone on Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year. But, if you want to keep it to decorate your own home – that’s perfectly ok too! Here’s how to make a quick and easy potpourri heart:


Supplies Needed:

A mixing bowl dedicated to crafts
Cooking spray
An old spoon for stirring
Potpourri of your choice
White craft glue
Metal cookie cutter in the shape of a heart


Step 1 – Assembly your supplies

You probably already have the mixing bowl, old spoon, newspaper and cooking spray. You should be able to buy the potpourri, white craft glue, and metal cookie cutter online or at your local craft store.

Step 2 – Prepare your potpourri

Fill a measuring cup full of potpourri and pour it into your mixing bowl. Slowly start adding craft glue to the potpourri while stirring to thoroughly mix the two components. It may take up to 1/3 of a cup of glue to thoroughly coat the potpourri. You’ll want the potpourri and glue to be well mixed with no clumps of glue visible. Although the glue will appear white at first, it’ll dry clear.
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Friday Freebies: Samples, Froyo, eBooks and More

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Welcome to the weekend! That means we have another great list of Friday Freebies thanks to Simple Saving Savvy. Check them all out:

A Yummy Freebie:

FREE Froyo at Menchies

Grab Free Froyo (up to 6 oz) at Menchies on 2/6 in honor of National Frozen Yogurt Day.

Free eBooks:

A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon – Sophia Hudson

Fruit Infused Water: 60 Thirst Quenching Recipes – Aubrey Azzaro

Hearty Soups: A Collection of Homemade Soups – Dennis Weaver

10 Easy Homemade Natural Lip Balm Recipes – Diann Bright

Cleaning and Home Organization Box Set: Cleaning And Home Organization + Speed Cleaning And Home Organization – Lisa Johnson

Free Printables:

FREE Valentine’s Day Mad Libs

State Notebooking Pages

Football Scoring Sheet (use for Homeschool Math or for fun!)

More Fabulous Freebies:

Free Shea Butter Light Comforting Face Cream at L’OCCITANE

Free Sample of Emergen-C

Free 2015 Beretta Calendar

Free Seeds of Change Certified Organic Rice or Sauce Product

Free Samples of Schwarzkopf essense Ultîme Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste Sample

BioTru Contact Solution Sample

Rolo Chewy Caramels 1.7 oz

Dove, Degree or Axe Dry Spray Antiperspirant Sample

Still Available!

Mambo Sprouts coupon book – Available to the first 100,000 entries. They will be mailed April 15, 2015.

Paper Shredding up to 5lbs at Staples – expires 5/2/15

10-Day Supply Clinique Smart Serum – must stop by Clinique counter (while supplies last)

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Sample

Safety Latch Starter Kit

California Carrots Dog Food Sample from Powder 4 Paws

Tips to Find Ski Resort Discounts

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Every year it seems like the price of the classic ski vacation, spent at a resort, is becoming more and more expensive. In general, travel prices have increased each and every year to keep up with rising costs, but that doesn’t always mean that our vacationing budgets get larger to meet these prices. When rooms go unrented and ski lift ticket sales are low, ski resorts do everything they can to book out the remainder of their rooms.

Ski resort discounts are often only advertised in certain circles, through specific vendors and for a limited amount of time, so here are some tips for catching them before they are gone.

Tips to Find Ski Resort Discounts

Keep Your Schedule Flexible
Before you begin looking for ski resort discounts, it is important that you keep your schedule flexible and travel dates open. Whether you can do a couple days or an entire week on the slopes, discounts often come with a lot of limitations or very specific travel dates. If you really want to take a ski vacation, but can only do so at a discounted rate, keep your travel dates fluid until something comes along.

Follow Snow Seasons
Early snow usually means less discounts for resorts in specific areas, because they can now take advantage of a longer season and ultimately book more rooms. Short snow seasons increases the need to book up entirely each and every weekend, so when there are a couple rooms still available near the end of the week managers tend to reduce the rate to get them booked. Follow snow seasons and patterns, because even though there may be earl snow, there might be a lack of it later, for various destinations that you want to vacation at, and ones that you don’t have on your list.

Book in Advance
You are always going to get a better price on ski resorts and lift tickets when you purchase in advance. This is also the best way to find discounts and deals, which will not be offered at any ticket windows wherever you end up.

Book Resort & Lift Tickets Individually
Sites like offer lift tickets for hundreds of ski resorts around the country, and often times you can purchase them at discounted prices that are not offered elsewhere. Large, well skied mountains have smaller and less frequent discounts, but there are plenty of mountains nearby these popular resorts that are less expensive and might offer larger discounts. To save money, book your resort accommodations and lift tickets separately, which gives you the chance to try new hills each day if you find two or three options nearby. Liftopia offers discounts of up to 80% at resorts through the US.

Purchase a Season Pass or Multi Pass
Some ski communities have come together to combine lift ticket prices and rates through special multi passes, which allow you to use your pass for a set number of days at different resorts. These passes are often offered at a better discount than you would find on your own. Additionally, a season pass might work out to a better rate per day if you know that you can make it back to the same destination for more than one trip. When you combine a season pass with discounted hotel stays that you find, two or three weekends away run much less than a single weeklong visit.

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