Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Super deals and cooking

Walmart Deals

Some of my super deals were:

2 cans Chef Boyardee mini ravioli ~ $.24 overage (They paid me!)
3 cans Pork&Beans ~ $.40 each
French's mustard ~ $.50
Travel size Dove deodorant ~ $.03 overage
2 Travel size skintimate shave gel ~ $.50 each
3 pkgs Kotex ~ FREE
2 bx Crayola crayons ~ $.25 each
Dawn dish washing detergent ~ $.50
Cascade Rinse Agent ~ FREE (A $3.47 value)

Every item that I purchased was on sale. This trip cost me out of pocket $21.42 for 27 items. I was able to save an additional $14.82 with my coupons. I would like to add that the cashier that was checking me out was not very pleased that I was using coupons. She kept mumbling stuff about how they get written up if the coupons are wrong, blah blah blah. I assured her that my coupons were correct - I'm OCD like that. I also explained to her that coupons were part of my income and that I needed to use them. She let me use them, but complained the entire time I was checking out. It will make me think more about taking my business to Walmart. Unfortunately, I do not live in a big city so I really don't have much choice on some things.

If you have any specific questions about these deals, please feel free to leave a comment or email me. I am happy to share my deal scenarios.


I happened across this SUPER deal while I was walking by a clearance cart. I was able to pick up a bottle of this Aveno shampoo and conditioner for ONLY $.99 each! How? These normally sell for $6.99 each and my local Kroger had them marked down to $1.99 each. I also had 2 coupons for this particular brand of Aveno shampoo/conditioner for $1.00 off. I'm so glad that I thought to look in the bin! I was able to get 2 products worth $13.98 for only $1.98 - that's what I call sweet!

I usually go to our Kroger for my diapers, milk, and produce because I can get a better deal on them rather than at Walmart. Not only did I find a SUPER deal on shampoo/conditioner, but I needed to pick up some more canning jars. For some reason, I thought that I was going to have to take a trip to Walmart and get some because I just knew the jars would be cheaper there. I am proud to say that I was WRONG! I was able to pick up 12, 8 oz BALL canning jars for only $6.50! These normally run somewhere between $7.50 - $9.00. So, this was a super great deal day for me!

I wanted to share some of our other "food savings". When I'm not taking care of 3 busy toddlers and searching out good shopping deals, I really enjoy cooking - especially with veggies from our garden. Most of the time I have more veggies than I can cook at once, so I've been searching out different ways to save them for a later time. Here is a picture of our 2 different types of squash that we have growing in our garden.

This is squash that I have sliced and layed out on a cooking sheet pan that is lined with wax paper. This sliced squash is ready to "flash freeze". Flash freezing is a really easy technique in freezing certain fruits and veggies. It doesn't take long and the food should last for a while in the freezer. Isn't this a neat photo?

Doesn't this look good? This is an easy Greek White Bread. Why Greek you ask? Well, I've tried my hand at cooking Greek food before and it was really fun. My 2 prior Greek cooking lessons were not easy, but I made it through and have been dubbed an Honorary Greek by the Gianakos Family. I wish I could remember the names of everything we made... (K, help me out.) Anyway, when I found this "easy" recipe on line, I figured I had to give it a try. As it turned out, it was really easy and tastes just as good as it looks!


Krilecia said...

Hey Hopenopolous, you helped me make Pastitsio. :)

Rebecca said...

I am so jealous about your shampoo deal! I too got the same coupon in mail and samples and loved that brand! You know what, though? You just don't even need that kind of shampoo. Your hair is perfectly gorgeous the way it is--- it needs no nourishment help like my poor feeble hair:)
Anyhow, I would have been livid at that checkout lady and asked if she would rather call over a manager to help her out with the coupons-that may have changed her attitude. But, since my Mother began working at a grocery store, I can feel that lady's pain. Grocery store managers get on checkers cases about EVERYTHING. And as she tells me, it's scanning potatoes, not rocket science so the Bull from the managers is just demeaning. Anyhow, it's hot outside and people's attitudes always seem to get worse the hotter it gets here.
Great deals and I'll be coming to get some produce on Monday:) Can't wait to see you guys!!!

Mommy-Wise said...

Just browsing through the Super Savings Saturday deals via MoneySavingMom... I continue to be inspired... keep up the good work!!

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