I scored big time at the health food store this week! They had a cart full of Rudi’s Organic Baker bread and buns marked down to $0.99. I picked up ten loaves/bags and filled up our freezer with enough bread to last at least a month! I also picked up my free bag of Food Should Taste Good chips.
And I stopped by Hallmark this afternoon and used my $5/$5 coupon. They have wrapping paper on sale for Buy One at $4.99, Get a Second Roll for $0.99. So I bought two rolls, used my $5/$5 coupon and got both rolls for $0.99 plus tax.
So those were my best bargains of the week. Can you believe that I actually ended up not buying anything on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? I was planning on possibly getting a few things, but when I took inventory of our home and children’s clothes, there wasn’t anything we needed. Plus, I already have almost all of our Christmas gifts purchased, so I just kept my money.
But I sort of felt like I bought stuff since I had fun finding and posting deals for you. I guess that gave me the same thrill of shopping — without any money leaving my bank account or wallet! 🙂
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thanks for sharing your bargains each week!
2 Nivea Men @ 2.99 = 5.98
4 Reach Floss @ .97 = 3.88
2 Travel Size Tide @ .97 = 1.94
1 Baby Outfit @ 8.99 = 8.99 (for giving tree at church)
2 Nivea Men @ 3.00 = 6.00
4 Reach Floss @ 1.00 = 4.00
2 Tide @1.00 = 2.00
Net OOP: $10.53
Thank you so much for having the linky. It is so appreciated.
Does your health food store take printable coupons? Well I found a printable for your Rudi’s bread ………http://www.earthfare.com/HealthySavings/coupons.aspx………….. it would have made your bread $.24/ea if they do!
Even if they don’t take coupons it’s still a great site for ORGANIC product printables. I use them a lot for my All Natural/Farmers Market store Match-ups.
Enjoy! Thanks a bunch!
I went to several hallmark stores and used the $5 off coupon. I mostly got wrapping paper, stickers, tissue paper and some ornaments. I spent less than $10 and got almost $100 worth of stuff. Read my blog post for more details.
How do you wrap your bread to freeze? Every time I’ve tried to freeze bread, when it’s thawed, it crumbles very easily and seems to just fall apart?? Just wondering….thank you 🙂
Thanks for the reminder about the Hallmark Deal. I still have my $10 off of 10 coupon…and haven’t used it yet!
Neat how you say posting deals gives you the same thrill as shopping! I get that! 🙂
do you have to have hallmark’s membership card to use the coupon? i have a $10 off $10 coupon, beside the word retail, it said that the cashier has to scan membership card first.
Amy B says
I take the Hallmark $5 off coupons and my two kids and I go shopping. The Hallmark store near us lets us use as many as I have. Each kid picks out something small and a $.99 Christmas card for their sibling as their own gift to that person. This year, they each got each other a small ornament, card for the sibling, card for either their dad or I, and a small box of peppermint bark for just the cost of tax and less than a $1 of “my” money. They are excited to give each other a gift and it helps them appreciate the $ and how much stuff costs.
“I was planning on possibly getting a few things, but when I took inventory of our home and children’s clothes, there wasn’t anything we needed. Plus, I already have almost all of our Christmas gifts purchased, so I just kept my money.” quoting from the article
Aren’t those some of the best words, to know you have enough and don’t need or want for anything!
The only black friday/cyber monday deal I took advantage of was the opening an ING account for each of my kids, and an Orange Checking account for myself. Yea for earning free money!
How do you freeze your bread? It seems in the past when I have tried, the bread has not tasted good. This is especially true with hamburger and hot dog buns, which we hardly ever buy, but I would love some advice. Banana bread and those kinds, freeze fine for me. Thanks! Glad you got suh great deals.
@carla, I freeze it all the time and I have never had a problem with it tasting strange- this is pretty much the only way I do it because my husband is the only one in the house that eats wheat and my gluten free breads spoil super quickly.
I just throw the bag in since we use it up in a week or two, maybe if you wrapped it up better it would taste better.
Tami Montgomery says
How could you pass up all the free items at Walgreens on Black Friday? That must have taken willpower!
I love rudi’s (they make great gluten free bread, too!!) I get it for $1.50 marked down at my local health food store.
Great find! And yes, it does feel good to find good deals without buying them, but it takes lots of self control 🙂
Thanks for the linky.
You sure found a great deal on the bread.
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The Prudent Homemaker says
I went to Hallmark and got the $5 thank you cards like I did last year. I gave these as a gift to my daughter last year and she LOVED them! They have close-up photos of flowers on them and at my store, they’re on the bottom shelf 🙂 I only had to pay tax.
I was actually the opposite for Black Friday – I hadn’t planned on purchasing ANYTHING since I had to work. But went with the deal Kohl’s had for the electric griddle and the programmable-ish slow cooker. Because somehow the griddle disappeared in our recent move, and my slow cooker is about to bite the dust. Amazon had a good deal on a couple gifts for my parents as well!
I did the wrapping paper deal too, great price!
Wow, what a great deal on the bread! That stuff is $3-$4 a loaf at our local Whole Foods! I thought it was funny that it will last you a month…in our family of 9 (with 4 boys who have endless appetites) that would last us 3, maybe 4 days, LOL!
Meredith Ball says
I’d love to know what health food store you go to. All we have is earthfare and they are about 15 minutes away. I guess you never know if there will be any deals unless you check but was curious as to what yours was.
Great savings on the bread! Love to have the freezer full.
I got 4 things of Hallmark paper for $2.10. I love their paper too. My family has a Christmas exchange with a $10 gift. I got a beautiful holiday mug at Hallmark for $5 after my coupon, not a great deal, but it really is one of the cutest mugs I have seen.
I also picked up some Victoria’s Secret sweaters a few weeks back. I paid $25 to have two sweaters, a scarf (gift), a lip gloss set (gift) shipped to me and it came with 2 $10 gift cards. So this week I picked up 6 pairs of underwear. Total came to $55 and I paid $6.50 after gift cards and coupons.
What ARE you giving your children for Christmas? Maybe I’ve missed it…or maybe they read your blog so you can’t share 🙂 . But, I’d love to see how you approach gifts.
Just Another Modest Mom says
I just wanted to say I love your site. Thanks for all you do.
We find great deals here too at our local bakery. Here’ they have giant garbage bags of bread for 3.00!!! You get about 20 loaves and they are just slightly out of date. I buy these alot to donate, give to family, or freeze. I also love that I find their whole grain wheat breads for .79 a loaf. If found their sandwich toppers (the circle ones that are suppose to be a healthy options for sandwiches) for .50 each for the package!!! It wasn’t even out of date. I loaded up on 5.00 worth and froze them. My girls absolutely love them.
That’s so funny how you said 10 loaves would last a month….at our house (a family of 8 ) we can eat a loaf at a meal. 🙂 We typically eat homemade bread, and I do have to limit it occassionally….especially when it’s fresh from the oven. I really enjoy your site; thanks so much!
Great deal on the bread! I didn’t buy anything over the weekend either and it felt great!
We freeze bread also but this week I ran out so I had to buy some before the sale today. I’ll be stocking up again today!
Trinh Nguyen says
Wow, Rudi’s breads for $.99 each, I would load up my cart too 🙂 The cheapest I found them was like $1.89.