Friday, November 19, 2021

Friday chit chat

Another week down. It's crazy how fast this year is going by. Nothing much happening here. I've just been trying to get things processed and listed for sale. 

  • Went to Sams for pumpkin pie on Tuesday and there were NO pumpkin pies. I felt like crying. Seems like everyone else had the same idea as me to buy their pies early too. I especially went to the store to get pies. I came home with everything but the kitchen, but no pies. Okay, I didn't buy much, but I mainly went for pie & yogurt. I always buy my pies early, because I hate shopping Thanksgiving week. The stores are packed and I don't have the patience for long lines. 
  • Decided to go to Sams before the lunch time crowd hit on Thursday and got my 2 pies (there were only 9-10 pies available. Unusual for Sams).Phew! One for the guys and one for I'm kidding, but I do love pumpkin pie. Crazy thing is that I won't just eat plain old pumpkin. Same with green beans, but I love green bean casserole. It's the French's onions that does it for me. 
  • I forgot to buy cool whip and decided not to get any. None of us care if we have cool whip for the pie or not, so I'm not gonna bother. Less sugars and calories for us too.
  • I'm back to making my own flavored coffee again (I mainly do this in winter). I just add my spice of choice (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pumpkin pie) and voila! flavored coffee minus the sugars and artificial junk.
  • Stopped at Ollies to use the 15% Q that expires this weekend and bought Evoo that I needed and some books. 
  • Eddie Bauer had free shipping yesterday, so I bought a Free t-shirt with my $10 Q they sent. The kicker is that I also earned 10c Rakuten cash for my free MM, yay!! I should probably do a post about all the freebies I scored the past month. I still have some rewards to redeem then I'll do the post. 
  • I have a BBW mailer q for free product that I need to redeem. Today I received another Q for a free item. You can now redeem the free Q online too, so I'm hoping they'll do a free shipping day sometime, otherwise I have to make a special trip to the mall.
  • Picked up a rotisserie chicken and sandwich croissants at Sams on Tuesday, so we made sandwiches with the leftover chicken & croissants (added lettuce, tomato, cucumber to the sandwich) and added leftover veggies for dinner tonight. No junk food carry out and no extra money spent. 
  • Submitted all my WAGS Crest receipts to PG and earned another $5 Starbucks gc. 
  • I also stopped at CVS to roll $13 EBs, cause yikes my EBs were expiring again. CVS always reminds me of how fast a month goes by. The deals weren't good this week, but I managed a low oop.

2 x Garnier shampoo $7.00
2 x Loreal shampoo 8.00
2 x Softsoap b/w 7.98
Less Garnier q (3.00)
Less Garnier DQ (1.00)
Less Loreal q (3.00)
Less $2/2 Softsoap DQ (2.00)
Less Softsoap DQ (1.00)
Less EBs (12.98)
Tax 1.20
OOP $1.20

Earned $9 EBs ($4 Softsoap, $3 Loreal, $2 Garnier) and should get another $3 Beauty EB.

I'm not sure if I'm gonna do drugstore BF deals this year. Both CVS & RA only have 4 freebies (WAGS hasn't had BF deals in years), although RA has a $15/50 BC deal. I might get some gcs at RA, then use the BC for BF. 

I only want to pick up Diet Coke at Meijer next week (24pks are on sale for $6.99 and I have $1 Q) and roll my WAGS RRs. We don't need anything else. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Stay safe & warm.


  1. Yes the year is passing by so very quickly.

    Glad you found your pies.

    God bless.

    1. Thank you Jackie. I can skip the entire Thanksgiving dinner as long as I have my pie :)

  2. I am surprised that they were out of pumpkin pies since I saw dozens. But, they probably sold out. I don't like whipped cream or Cool Whip on any pie or ice cream. I do like it in fruit salads.

  3. I think they sold out of pies fast, because the store was packed every time I went there. In my country we don't eat any toppings (cream, ice cream) on pies either, so it doesn't really matter to me. I love both items, but it's not a 'must have' for pies.

  4. Happy you found your pies! I use cool whip to make a Snickers salad. Cut up Snickers bars, diced Granny Smith apples and cool whip. Throw in a bowl and mix it up.
    My Wisconsin relatives are big into Cool Whip salads lol

    1. Thank you Lisa! DH has already started eating one of the pies. This is why I buy 2.

      Nooooo. I don't wanna know about that I love Snickers. That sounds sooooo yummy. I have to try it now. There goes the

  5. I’m glad you were able to get your pies. I like the Frenchs dried onions too. They are so good on a salad. Chicken sandwiches on croissants are so good. I need to have some of those soon. I hope you have a great Sunday!

    1. Thank you Belinda! I never thought about adding the onions to salad. I'm definitely gonna try that. Yum, I can already taste those onions. Thank you for mentioning it.


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