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Old 05-15-2002, 10:23 AM
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shocking overstocked!

I too, am almost obsessed with shopping for my family...
I do the Eckerd and Walgreen's "all-in-one" rebates every month, and have enough body wash, toothbrushes, etc... to last a year!
The one thing i do which may be a little crazy, is to buy products that i don't use, (ie... Baby stuff,etc...)...if they are free. I either put them in my garage sale for .50-$1.00, or donate them to women's shelters... didn't cost me a dime, and i'm helping out other people too.....
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Old 05-15-2002, 05:51 PM
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Doesn't sound a bit crazy to me Bette.
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Old 05-16-2002, 04:30 AM
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You could also make up a gift basket for a baby shower.
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Old 05-16-2002, 03:34 PM
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dresser drawers on casters.....


If you must take the whole dresser you can easily convert it into more storage....add shelves, paint, wine rack a vintage fabric to cover the front opening whatever you can personalize this storage for whatever your needs are!
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Old 05-17-2002, 10:33 AM
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Dresser Ideas & more great finds

Now this is what I call a successful thread Ladies. I use the dressers in tact in my store room to house all of those small items that tend to dissappear amongst the other items on my storage shelves. Items such as toothpicks, toothbrushes, combs, dehydrated food items store better flat in the drawers, meds and vitamins (rotated often), pasta,...........................and the list goes on. Just take a look in your pantry and if its not self standing or too small then place it in a drawer or basket so that it doesn't get lost in the crowd.
I'm not sure how many of you have an Albertson's grocery store but for those of you that do watch them carefully since they tend to run some of the best name brand items at the best prices often. I just got back with 12 quarts of Kraft low fat Mayonnaise at only .99 per jar and they don't expire until 02/01/2011. Gosh, I love it when I find something that my family really loves and uses for half of the regular price. I recently found their whole boneless chicken breasts for .88 per pound and bought 50 lbs. for my storage freezer. For those of you that are really trying to be more health conscious when preparing your families meals then you know how expensive it can be. It's these types of sales that makes it so affordable.
To all of you, keep up the great work!!!
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Old 05-17-2002, 04:06 PM
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I haven't found boneless/skinless chicken breast for cheaper than 1.77 and that was only once this year.
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Old 05-17-2002, 05:46 PM
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Exclamation Albertsons....

Speaking of Albertson's...was there today, and they had 2 half gallon cartons of Pet ice cream for $4.99. I thought it was a good deal........BUT...the cartons ARE NOT a half gallon! They are a quart and a half!....Seems the ice cream companies are doing to us the exact same thing that the coffee companies did a few years back. The packages are 25% smaller, but the SAME price!
The store brand turned out to be cheaper by the oz.
I even went so far as to tell this to a lady that was stocking her cart with the Pet brand!
Oh yeah, the bleach companies did this to us too!:mad:
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Old 05-17-2002, 07:38 PM
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Price shopping

I've been watching the same thing Bettdev but thanks for reminding our new frugal members so that they will keep their calculators out and their eyes wide open.

Renee, I know how you feel and that's why when I saw this I got there as quickly as possible and spent every extra dime I had to stock up. These weren't the prepackaged ones either, they were the ones in the meat case in the butcher area that has to be weighed and packaged there. I'm still thankful for the find every time I open my freezer. I'll try to let you know when I find these deals.:p
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Old 05-18-2002, 12:56 PM
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Lightbulb Albertson's

In my area of the country Albertson's owns Acme Markets....they are great if you shop the sales, otherwise they are same as any other store. I am lucky to have 3 different stores right in my town, I shop the best sales
One place I shop when I get there (it is 28 miles away) is out in Amish country PA and has some of the best deals. you can get the boneless skinless breasts for $1.79 all the time if you buy 10 pounds or more....we can eat 10 pounds w/o a problem. They also take their near date stuff and freeze it and again reduce the price....I have gotten many an uncooked rotissiere chicken for 50 cents a pound....this is a seasoned chicken ready to cook! Like you would buy already cooked but frozen and you have to cook it.
They also have tons of buy-outs so you never know what you will find
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Old 05-28-2002, 07:16 AM
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Thanks to this thread, I recently started shopping more price-consciously. I started a price book so that I know a good price when I see it.
I never spend more than $2 a box for cereal--can you believe that some it is over $4 a box!! My kids love the pre-sweetened kind, so I do give in to that, but I won't go over 11 grams of sugar per serving. I'm not sure what that adds up to, teaspoon-wise.

The other thing is with the chicken breasts... How much is it worth to have it boneless and skinless? My store recently has had split breasts for $.99 a pound--I think that's a great deal. I use the bones for making soup so it isn't wasted, but is it a good deal? I guess I don't like paying $.99 for bones.
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