Sunday, December 9, 2012

Oh we need a little Christmas....

Not that much longer till Christmas- I keep thinking that I only have to make it through 2 more weeks of work and then I will have some time off- I can't wait!!

You were probably wondering what I bought all of those hershey kisses and m&ms for during my coupon haul the other day... well I was making Christmas treats of course!

I've talked about these lovely treats before- my mom and I love making them because they are so easy! Simply buy pretzels, m&ms and hershey kisses. Place a hershey kiss on top of a pretzel on your baking tray and then place in the oven for 3 minutes at 225*. Immediately after taking them out of the oven, place your m&m on top of each creation. Then put them in the fridge so they firm up and then enjoy! Or give them to friends to enjoy!

They are easy to make and are going to be a great addition to my gifts for friends and co-workers!

My mom and I spent the greater part of yesterday afternoon making tray after tray of these (and eating a few along the way of course!) It is a fun thing to do with my mom and we always manage to get laughing as we try to put the m&ms as quick as possible and then are forced to eat the ones we mess up on. 

I also did a bit of coupon shopping at Rite Aid yesterday on my way home. Here's the haul:

Look how long that receipt is! I also placed in the envelope that I used to store my coupons while shopping- you can see how I had everything figured out in order for my transaction to work out like I planned! 

Here's what I did...

The carefree and OB products were $2.50 each and when you bought 2 you received 2 rewards dollars. I used $3 in coupons to bring my out of pocket total to $7. With the $4 in rewards I received- I really only spent $3 all on all four items- making them $0.75 each.

The windex was 2/$7. I used a $1 coupon which brought my price to $6. I got $3 in rewards back making each windex $1.50 each.

The scunci hair elastics were $2.79 but I had the in-ad coupon for $2 off. So they were $0.79.

That is all I planned on buying...but I saw the activity pads in the clearance bin and thought they would be perfect for the adopt-a-family. Guess how much they were each.... $0.50 each

So I spent $17.32 on my order out of pocket- but $1.53 of that was tax (which is 0.07% where I live) and I got $7 in register rewards- making my actual spending for all the items I bought $8.79.

Crazy right?!

If I hadn't purchased the activity pads on impulse- it would have been $6.79- but they were a good deal and well worth it to make a little kids Christmas!

Hope you all are having a great weekend! What have you been up to this weekend? Any exciting plans for today?

I am off to celebrate Christmas with one (possibly two) of my best friends tonight!

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