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Black Friday sales are intriguing to me, but fighting traffic, trying to park, waiting on never ending lines to check out and dealing with rude people keeps me away. I was thrilled to see that CVS actually started their amazing deals on Thanksgiving day. We left early before heading to dinner and stopped at the CVS that I like near here. I had recently used my ECB’s on allergy medicine for NHL (I was afraid they would get lost) so I had to spend money this time around. This is the first time I had really gone to CVS for good deals in a while, I have been doing the single check rebates at Rite Aid recently.
This is what we bought Thanksgiving afternoon at CVS:
Like I said, I had no ECBs to roll over from last time, I still did VERY well.
Total regular price – $66.89
Total price w/items on sale — $50.19
Coupons used — $23.00 (a $10/50 coupon printed off when I scanned my Extra Card – so I had incentive)
Money spend — 29.53
ECBs earned — $42.71
Profit — $13.18
Not too shabby for items that we will use.
Did you get any good bargains on Thanksgiving or Black Friday? Please share!
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating. Th
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My question for this week:
What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving? If you did not celebrate, what are your plans for this weekend?
There were so many parts of yesterday that I enjoyed. It was a fabulous day relaxing in the morning with my three boys. The two little guys loved watching the parade and announcing all of the balloons that they recognized. JL and I baked things to take to Thanksgiving dinner, so the house smelled amazing. I managed to do a quick load of laundry and was not rushed. We got super deals at CVS when we stopped in for shopping before going to dinner. The best part was being at my Aunt S and Uncle M’s house with all of our family for an absolutely delicious meals together. It was priceless to see NHL and JSL interact with everyone.
Thanksgiving photos coming soon!
I am going to make this quick because there is a lot of baking to do this morning and my computer is making a horrid noise. Hopefully my little Dell laptop does not kick the bucket right now (hubby is trying to get a backup of all important items). This would not be a good Thanksgiving event.
There are so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. For me a short list would include:
- My amazing hubby
- Two wonderful boys
- Living near by my parents to watch them with my little ones
- Fabulous extended family and friends
- Fun that blogging has brought me and new people that I have met thanks to it.
To all of you that celebrate Thanksgiving I hope that you have a great day spending time with those that you love. Remember these special moments are the true gifts in life.
NHL’s kindergarten class will be having a Thanksgiving feast for all of the kids and their families later today. We were asked to send in an item that is special and represents our culture/heritage/religion. JL and I came up with a few ideas, but NHL made his decision the minute he heard the word matzo balls. I know, it sounds strange sending in matzo balls to a Thanksgiving feast, but this group of Pilgrims will have them in their bellies.
It had been quite some time since we had made matzo balls on our own. I bought matzo meal and eggs and was all ready to go. Last night, we decided to make six times the batch on the package. According to that, it would make approximately 48 of the yummy wonders that would be one inch in diameter.
Here are 43 matzo balls just after they were put in the pot for their 30-40 minute "bath" in boiling water.
Of course, JL and I had to taste test one to make sure they were acceptable. YUM! Our entire house smelled like Passover. . . in a really good way. These are the final products when they were cooling off to be put away for the Thanksgiving feast.
Hopefully, they can be heated without killing them for everyone to enjoy. JSL and I will be heading to the festivities to see how things go and hopefully take some photos to share later.
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