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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Dollar General Lack of Training and Inexperienced Employees

A new Dollar General store has opened its doors to customers near our area, located on the address below, is disappointing.

Dollar General # 1379 2 mi
5721 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, TX

We have been receiving store coupons from them in the mail and I tried going there yesterday for the first time. Yes, it was my first time and I already had an unpleasant experience at their store.

I bought 7 bags of candy for Halloween that cost $5 each. Their current store sale is buy 2 get 1 free and another promo is buy 3 get 1 free. The coupon I had on hand is $5 off $25 purchase. Now, with two bags are free, I should only be paying $25 for seven bags. Subtract that with the $5 coupon, remaining is $20.

This is their actual store ad, the buy 3 get 1 free ad isn’t printed but it is advertised in the aisle.

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The cashier yesterday was obviously confused of the “store sale” and the use of “store coupon”. The system automatically deducted each item certain amount. And he was supposed to scan the coupon before letting me pay. Before leaving the store yesterday, I knew my coupon wasn’t used and just had to come back the following day, which is today.

A kid greeted me today and told him that I had a $5 coupon which wasn’t used in my purchase, he looked at the receipt and argued that it took some amount because the receipt says, “total savings $10″ but it wasn’t because of the coupon, it was because of the two bags I got for free for buying those bags that entitles me for 2 bags of candy. I said, that if the coupon was used, it should be printed in the receipt as “coupon savings” and it wasn’t printed. He then insisted that I bought the wrong candy, I said, if it is wrong, the system wouldn’t take it and credit the $10 savings.

I told the kid that I have shopped several times in older Dollar General stores in the past and always when coupons are used during checkout, it would be printed clearly.

He then introduced himself as the “assistant manager” on duty. I cannot remember his name though but he obviously IS CONFUSED OF THE STORE SALE AND THE USE OF COUPON for he did not credit me of my coupon.  He said that he has been working with DG of over a year, that is not even enough time for him to brag about that, he is the assistant manager but that doesn’t mean he is right and thus know everything. I have been couponing for three years and I know exactly how it works.

What I did was, returned all the bags of candy so I will get my money back and demanded I want my coupon back, the assistant manager said that he can’t give it back to me because they tear coupons after scanning them. It is just disappointing that they actually put those employees as front lines but they don’t know how coupons work.

That new Dollar General store in Crowley cannot have my business again because of the LACK OF TRAINING AND INEXPERIENCED of their employees. If the manager don’t know that, they are driving potential customers away and I wouldn’t be surprised if their store isn’t making money as much as they hoped for.

A Crazy Collection of Bingo Daubers

One thing that most people are crazy about is creating collections. I am sure each one of us at some point or the other have flaunted and boasted about a particular collection that we had. It could have been anything like – stamps, books, clothes, cards, clothes and so much more. The above mentioned were the most common things that people intended to collect. Well, every one has their own individual choice of collection. As I’ve heard there are people who collect chocolate wrappers, antique elements, accessories, even hand cuffs – however to my utter surprise that I got to know recently was about a person who likes to collect daubers. The person is Gilbert Ellis residing in Michigan City who likes to collect daubers. Till now, he has a collection of 2100 daubers.

As all of us are aware that in the ancient days, bingo play took place in a much simpler form. People liked playing these games with stuff like corn, beans and other likely stuff to mark out the numbers on their cards. In today’s date, bingo tickets are printed on thin paper that is disposable too. And, when people got more acquainted using the disposable bingo tickets, the bingo daubers were no longer in use. For these days, numbers on bingo tickets are selected in accordance with random number generators. Bingo daubers were used to mark off numbers on cards. The daubers used initially were the basic ones filled in with ink. However, on today the scenario has changed absolutely – the daubers used today are quite fancy in nature plugged in with numerous themes.

This avid bingo player Ellis has quite a big collection of daubers. Even his wife Jeannie is known for playing bingo games. In a recent interview, Ellis has even told that for various occasions like Christmas, New Year, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and many more, he ensures to use a bingo dauber that matches with the occasion. Sounds really nice that people tend to have such collections even now. That shows the demand for daubers is still there. Along side knowing such fun facts, ensure to check out some really good gaming stuff at newlookbingo. It’s a perfect site to indulge in for some really good bingo sprees.

Wedding Anniversary Presents for Me

My husband did not give me anything on our tenth wedding anniversary instead, he took us out to the farm where our girls had fun and dinner to the Hibachi restaurant last Sunday. It doesn’t really matter to me if there is no gift as long as he remembered to celebrate our big with us.

I asked him if we could go to DSW shoe store before dinner since I had a $20 store coupon so I could use it. He agreed with me and I took home two pairs of shoes, one that is flat open sandals and a pair of running shoes. He ended up not getting anything for he did not find any shoes he likes so I was the only one bought presents for me, haha. I like that very much.

I didn’t plan of buying another pair of running shoes but it’s hard to resist such a deal like it. Besides, the coupon says $20 off $49 purchase and if I buy just the TH flats, the coupon could not be used since my husband did not buy any. This is good though so I will be encouraged to go out there and walk some more since I have really good, comfortable and light shoes to wear.

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… you see, I saved more than half of what I paid for these two pairs. Running shoes priced for $64.94 minus 30% store clearance price ($19.48) and additional discount $13.69 from the coupon. Nike shoes final price is $31.77. The flats were $29.94 minus 30% off store clearance price ($8.98) and coupon $6.31, final price is $14.65.

Total for two pairs including tax is $50.25, sweet deal, isn’t it? I saved $72. 58 which is more than half of what I spent in their store. This is why, I love going to DSW because of the savings I get when I shop there.

If you are a wise shopper, you don’t need to pay full price on things when you know you can get them for less no matter what brand they are.

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Round Scad Paksiw

Here’s one of my favorite Filipino dish, round scad paksiw or we call it “inun-unan” in Cebu. I know a lot of Filipinos love this dish, it is delicious and truly make them salivate. It is best paired with warm rice or grits. I am just lucky to have this fish in stock in our refrigerator for whenever I crave for inun-unan, I can just thaw it and cook it. Craving satisfied in no time.

For Filipinos who can’t buy this kind of fish in their market, it’s unfortunate of them. I know someone who spent so much money buying inun unan online or fried fish just so she can eat it. Of course, dishes are sold from fellow Filipinas who charge so much money for it.

You know, when you are far from home and you really crave for something which you know you can buy from afar, you won’t mind spending money on it, so long that it will get to you on time before it gets rotten.

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