Friday, November 19, 2010

Look For Extra Savings During The Holidays

Lately, I have noticed on my weekly grocery shopping trips that there have been a lot of displays of seasonal products in the aisles. Many of them have had manufacture's coupons attached to the displays. I do love a good coupon, so I have snagged a few (okay, a lot!). This week I took advantage of quite a few of those coupons, matching coupons with sales and promo prices. This week I got all of these items for great prices:

  • 14 large boxes of Jello. On sale for $.79 each. After using coupons for $1.00 off 3 boxes; final price $.46 each. The best part is Jello was running a promotion that if you bought 3 large boxes of  Jello you go a free Jello jiggler mold. I ended up with 5 free Jello jiggler molds.
  • 6 large boxes of Jello pudding mix. On sale for $.79 each. After using coupons  for $1.00 off 3 boxes; final price $.46 each. These will come in handy for making my own pudding packs for school lunches.
  • 8 boxes of gallon Ziploc holiday edition bags and 8 boxes of quart Ziploc holiday edition bags. On sale for $1.48 each. After using 5 coupons for $1.00 off 2 boxes; final price $.98 each. I love stocking up on Ziploc bags when they are cheap! The gallon bags will be great for storing freezer meals in the freezer.
  • 17 bricks of cream cheese. On sale for $1.16 each. After using coupons for $1.00 off 2 boxes; final price $.66 each. I know that is a ton of cream cheese, but I am already committed to baking 4 cheesecakes this holiday season ( that's 12 bricks spoken for already!). Plus my kid's love flavored cream cheese on their toast and bagels.
It's definitely worth watching the aisles at your local grocery store for great coupons and deals, while you do your holiday shopping this weekend. Don't forget that November and December are the two months when most baking supplies go on sale for cheap. Be on the lookout for sales (especially loss leader prices) on flour, sugar,brown and powdered sugar, oil, shortening, baking chips, eggs, butter, spices, cooking extracts, yeast, cake mixes, and baking mixes. Most of these supplies can be stored for up to a year. I usually buy 6 months worth of basic baking supplies to get me by until the next great sale!


  1. Can you freeze cream cheese, any one know.

  2. Great deal on the Jello and Ziploc baggies. I was loading up on fresh cranberries this morning. Whatever I don't end up using during the holidays, I'll stick in the freezer. Then when I have a craving for anything pumpkin cranberry, I'm ready. =D

  3. Thanks!! You always seem to help me out!!

  4. Life Goes On,
    Freezing cream cheese does not work very well, but it will stay good in the fridge, forever. I have used cream cheese that is a month past it's sell by and it has still been fine.

    I love fresh cranberries. I always watch for them to go on sale cheap the first week of January. Then I either freeze or can them to use in baking all year!

    You have saved my behind more than I have saved yours!

  5. Wow, you got some great deals! Way to go!!!



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