Shopping at Rue21 Under $8

For some Rue21 clothing store isn’t popular for them but it has become one of my shopping destinations when I go to the mall. When they say 50% off additional clearance items, it means deep discounts on their clothing. Unlike Wetseal or Forever21, I noticed that even though they say BOGO clearance items, you’d still pay at least $7 or $10 a piece which for me is deceiving.

Here is an example of what “deal” is. For a chevron print dress, originally priced at $17.97, I got it for $5, the second item is a denim vest with hood for $2. Original price was $21.97. I am glad I’ve waited purchasing a denim vest for I found such a deal for it. Total cost for two items is $7.58. I saved a whooping of $32.94 in Tuesday’s shopping trip.

I have been wanting to buy a vest, I looked elsewhere, even online stores but I just couldn’t spend so much money on a very small piece of clothing. Thank goodness Rue21 has it for a lot less! Happy shopper I am as always.

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Victoria’s Secret Gift Set for $10 which I Paid Only 83 Cents Each

I love my Victoria’s Secret haul yesterday. I went to their store with 7 secret reward cards on hand and an electronic code they sent to me in my email. I lost one card, I don’t know where it is so I only bought 7 gift sets total. It cost $10 each normal price and used $10 secret reward card each transaction which only cost me 83 cents each.

I guess I went there on time before everyone else buy the gift sets. It is really cheap for the price of 83 cents, that’s literally just tax I paid for. As you can see in the photo below, each gift set containing three 60 ml bottles of fragrance mists and three 60 ml moisturizing hand and body cream. I so love love what I bought.

You might wonder what am I gonna all this? No problem. They don’t spoil, they last forever. I can very well use the moisturizing hand and body cream since it gets very cold and dry due to winter. One gift set will be given to my Jadyn’s teacher and I’ll keep the rest or send some to the Philippines. I feel like I won a little Christmas prize hehe. Thank God I was able to buy this stuff. Last year was a waste of time and money, I only bought that pink glitter mist which is $8. A lot of $2 gone wasted or I spent more on bras rather than saving some $$.

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Our Small Thanksgiving Feast

These are just the food I prepared last night for our Thanksgiving dinner. I also made macaroni salad Filipino version but wasn’t able to include in the picture. I baked some chicken drumsticks instead of roasting a whole turkey. Reasons are; it’s too big and it would take us a while to eat the whole thing and I have not tried roasting turkey before, it’s such a big meat and I don’t want to take the risk of screwing it up.

We had turkey last year but it was my husband who worked in the kitchen. Another recipe I cooked is a classic green bean casserole. Thanks to Liliana Hart on FB for sharing her easy to follow recipe.

As usual, we celebrated another Holiday simply with my family. I guess it is going to be like this until we will have grandchildren coming over to our house every Holiday.

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… below is the screenshot recipe of the classic green bean casserole…
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How to Create a Passionate Outfit

Many fashionistas rely on the Internet in order to create their own unique style. If you are passionate about what you wear, then you need to find clothing that matches your personality. You will also need to make sure that you have an outfit for every occasion, along with modern clothing that you can wear every day.

There are several online clothing stores that specialize in providing modern, comfortable women’s clothing. These stores can help you pick out basic attire or help you find something unique to wear. Each outfit that you buy online should be diverse, allowing you to mix and match with the clothing that you have.

In addition to selecting multi-functional clothing, those who are passionate about wearing comfortable clothing need to find a few go-to online stores. If you are in need of a new basic top or a great looking duster, you do not want to have to research new looks every time you buy. You want to find a good shop with a wide inventory like BiancaMac Curve that can help you in a fashion emergency.

When you follow these fashion tips, you will always have the ideal wardrobe. Modern clothing can be both functional and trendy. Start shopping online today and find an outfit that meets all of your needs.

Thanksgiving Freebies at CVS This Week

Started last Sunday,23 until 29th, CVS will have several items you get for free after extrabucks. Be sure to check their online or in-store ad which ones you like to get. I grabbed 8 products but only printed 7 ecb receipts, I don’t know why that one item did not print out, it’s probably the kitkat worth $1 but I am not planning of going back to the store just for that.

I had $10 gift card on hand so I paid less than $2 for my items, I also bought Physicians Formula eye defining pencil not in picture. I rolled my ecbs and paid less out of pocket for them and still got ecbs to use next time I go to CVS. I stopped couponing four months ago but freebies like this is hard to resist.

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Another great deal I got in today’s shopping, this one is from Kroger. I knew that there’s a deal for Aveeno product at that store this week and tried it. Here’s what I got, a $3 catalina and a $2 rebate at checkout51 on my phone. This cost $5.99 each, you do the math of my savings, I used (2) $1 tear pad for two bottles. I’ll go back there again on Wednesday and see if catalina is still available. So, it’s a total $7 savings for two bottles. Final price would be $2.40 each.

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Bodbod Pilit Recipe

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2 cups pilit wash and drained
2 cups coconut milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar
ginger

direction: mix all the ingredients and bring to a boil, stir and turn stove to low, cook for 20-30 minutes, ” do not open the pan”

tapos turn on your oven to 350 and bake the banana leaf for 5 minutes or less enough na ma steam sya? unsay eninglis sa hawob? or pwede ra mano manohon pud sa stove ug hawob

sa steamer k bring the water to a boil first then put the suman..ako timan_an cook na sya if the banana leaf will turn into dark green na me pagka brown brown na

Free Bath and Body Works Lotion, a $12.50 Value

It is possible to score free body care at Bath and Body Works with little or no money to spend. There are many ways in order to avail promos like this online or at their store. Once you become a frequent shopper at their store, rest assured they’ll give you heaps of coupons to make you coming back to their store.

One best deal I just scored from BBW is this FREE white citrus body lotion. Through the use of a coupon “free body care any full size item” with any purchase. My idea was purchased only the smallest antibac hand sanitizer which is $1.74 with no tax. With that amount, it got me a pocket antibac and a full size lotion, amazing isn’t it?

I still got heaps of coupons left but it requires me to spend a minimum amount of money before I can have my free item, I guess I just have to pass the deal as I have no budget for that in the meantime. Besides, I already have plenty of bottles of lotions and fragrances collected throughout my couponing months. They should be enough supply until next winter season and for balik-bayan box.

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Filipino Comfort Food for this Rainy Day

We woke up to a damp, gloomy and dark morning, it has been like that up to now. I can’t complain because it is my kind of weather. It is raining but the temperature is in the 60’s. It is also for a change, from sunny days to a dark day like today.

Since I stay at home a lot and freezer is full of awesome stocks of food, what else can I do? Cooking is one of my favorite things to do to satisfy my cravings.

I had two things in mind before I went to bed last night, I had a Cornish chicken and shredded young coconut meat thawed. Before noon time today, I spent at least over an hour in the kitchen making this native chicken soup with lemon grass, moringa and chayote, perfect for rainy colder day. I also prepared some “buko-pandan salad” for dessert, it’s my second born’s favorite.

With these comfort foods I have, I am good at staying home for a few days, I don’t mind not going anywhere though. With gloomy weather due to rain, I’d rather be safe, warm, comfortable and snuggling with my children at home.

I can’t stop thinking about the native soup in the kitchen, it made everyone in my FB list drool for they too, wanted to have some of it but unfortunately not all ingredients are available where they are.

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Affordable Prices for Small Business Owners

When it comes to making a business successful, you will find that many factors come into play, such as finding low, affordable prices for your merchandise. Since your main goal is to create profits, you can start with making the right investments. When you are investing in merchandise to sell, you have to look for the quality and price of the products. By doing this, you will make sure that you get the most out of your sales.

Although it can seem difficult to make the right investments, you can visit websites like BuyMerchant.com. These types of websites can offer you quality products at prices that can fit any business owner’s budget. Once you are on the company’s website, you can browse through the wide range of categories that are located on the left hand side of the website.

The different categories can include clocks, flashlights, home decor, hats, office supplies and much more. Closeout and wholesale items are also available for many types of businesses, such as retail, restaurants or financial. In the end, you are sure to get what you need at a low price. The checkout process is also easy and secure, and you will have your products in no time.

Chocolate Markdowns After Halloween

There are only two occasions each year when you can score really great deals on chocolate, after Halloween and Christmas. Most stores will put their chocolates up 50-75% after each occasion to give space for new ones. These are the total packages of chocolates I hauled in CVS and Walmart after Halloween.

The yellow packages of Snickers I bought from CVS, originally priced at $4.99 and marked down to $1.88 and had $3.50 worth of extrabucks used upon check out.

The large brown bags were are Walmart, these are large bags containing 80 and 95 pieces of assorted chocolates. The orange package I bought for full price at a different store before Halloween, still a great deal because there’s so many candies in that package.

I plan of visiting the Philippines next year so buying chocs and candies as early as now is a great idea while they’re on sale! Chocolates’ “best before” date will be until June 2015, but even that day comes, they will still be good for they never really go bad.

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