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Super Savings Saturday: Double Dollar Coupon Event

So I didn't get out early yesterday morning to hit the Black Friday shopping frenzy. But I did go out in the afternoon for the Double Dollar Coupon Event at our local grocery store. And as I suspected, the store was pretty empty and the shelves were full!

Here's what I came home with:

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Before coupons and sales, my total was about $150. After coupons? I paid $47.36 plus I got $2 in catalinas back!

I was especially excited to get over 10 pounds of really beautiful-looking apples for less than $7 total! And I also was able to snag free toilet paper after coupons–something I've not been able to do in quite some time!

I'll be using some of this stuff for next week's Freezer Cooking Day. Some of it is for re-stocking our household supplies closet, and some of it, I'll be giving away or freezing to use for Christmas gifts and get-togethers.

I also purchased about 25 pounds of sweet potatoes this week because they were on sale for $0.25 per pound at Walmart. I spent an afternoon peeling and boiling and mashing these for Sweet Potato Casserole for our Thanksgiving gatherings and froze the rest to use as a side dish with dinners over the next few weeks.

I'll be posting my Freezer Cooking Day plan and next week's menu on Monday. Stay tuned for that!

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7 Comments

  • Rae says:

    Starting yesterday, our Walmart marked down the sweet potatoes even further to $.10/lb yes I said 10 cents! Crazy! I don’t like sweet potatoes but my boys do so I’m going to make some for them 🙂

  • Courtney says:

    Wow, great shopping trip, Crystal! I have never managed to get free tp in my life…sigh…no double coupons around these parts!

    I also loaded up on Walmart’s sweet potatoes this week and got two more .40/lb. turkeys to stash in the freezer. Would have gotten more but my freezer is stuffed 🙂

  • Joy says:

    You’re not actually peeling them before you boil them, are you? It is WAY easier to boil first, then the peels just slip right off. You probably are, I just want to make sure (and save you some time and effort if you’re not)! I love baking them even better before I peel and mash them. Gets the same results with no extra pot to wash at the end.

  • Janelle says:

    Don’t forget to make some baby food out of the sweet potatoes, that’s what I did and my baby isn’t even quite ready for solid food yet.

  • maria says:

    our walmart has them for 15 cents a lb!!! I picked up almost 20 lbs!! How are you making casseroles then freezing them? Boiling them then freeze them, or just cut them up then freeze them?? I have never done it before but we love sweet potatoes so I could use any ideas!

  • Serah says:

    Yes, how are you freezing your sweet potatoes? Our WM has them for $0.19/pound and I would love to get some and freeze them away. Thanks!

  • Amy says:

    Last night my Aldi had 3# pound bags of sweet potatoes marked down to $.59, so I only spent $.20/lb! I ended up baking all of mine last night and then mashing them and freezing them. By doing it that way I didn’t have to peel them until after they came out of the oven and after you let them cool the peels basically just fall off.

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