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Super Saving Wednesday-$134.57 Worth of Product for $27.31

Yesterday turned out to be a Super Saving day and I had not even planned it.

First my package from Dormzy.com arrived. Did you buy that Groupon a couple of weeks ago? I used the last of my Groupon credit and ordered it.

I decided to buy practical things that it is hard to get free, and I didn’t want to spend any money out of pocket so I worked to get my total as close to $50 as possible. I chose:
2 Tide Laundry Detergent, 2X Ultra, Original, 100 Oz
2 Bounce Scented Sheets, 40 Count
2 Bounty White Paper Towels, 2 Ply
1 Popchips Potato Chips Orginal
1Dove White Regular Bar Soap

They also added a bag of granola treats. I am not sure if this was a mistake or a treat.
My total was $49.58 and it shipped free.

Second I took the boys to Earth Fare for dinner. I spent $6.54 and we got 2 kids meals free-$7.98.
I then grabbed a few red peppers I need for dinner tonight. They were on sale for $2 each. I spent $6.47 on red peppers and got $6 of pomegranates free! By the way does anyone know why red peppers are so expensive compared to green?

Then we went to Sears to pick up a few last presents and use the $10 off $20 Sears coupon. I cannot tell you what I bought because it will ruin a few Christmas surprises so I will have to just give you totals. Between sales and my coupon I spent $14.30 for $58 worth of presents.

Totals for the day:
Out of pocket=$27.31
Product Totals=$134.57
Savings=$107.26

Comments

  1. I don’t know for sure, but my guess about the bell peppers is that the red ones cost more because of ripening time (slower turnover). A red bell pepper is a green pepper that has been left to mature for a longer period of time.

  2. It has been my experience to learn that red peppers have a shorter shelf life than green peppers – so perhaps that’s the reason for the difference in price points.
    About the $10 off $20 at Sears… before we shopped we asked our clerk if we could make separate transactions since we had several coupons. She saw no problem with it and we did VERY well.

  3. Beverly and TJ are right from what I’ve heard. My gardening-expert friend says there is no such thing as a variety of bell pepper which is green. They are all colored and the green ones are just under-ripe colored ones. When they are harvested green they last much longer. It is also why the colored ones are so much sweeter.

  4. Beverly and TJ are right from what I’ve heard. My gardening-expert friend says there is no such thing as a variety of bell pepper which is green. They are all colored and the green ones are just under-ripe colored ones. When they are harvested green they last much longer. It is also why the colored ones are so much sweeter.

  5. Honeysmith says:

    All I know about the peppers is that when I buy seed to plant or buy young plants to set out, it says on the packet or the pick (respectively) that it is a green bell pepper or a red pepper. Even the pictures on the picks have a red or green. So I think they are different varieties. I do think the red ones to get red have to stay on the vine longer and as a result they are higher in vitamins-namely vitamin c. But I will pose this question to Dave Mann!

  6. Honeysmith says:

    I did a little checking- because I’m a geek. It seems some say bell peppers are all the same but are differnet colors because of ripening as several CK commenters mentioned. But when I have grown “green” peppers, I once left one on the vine a VERY long time and it did not ever change colors from green to yellow to orange to red! So I am inclined to believe what one horticulturist said and that was that all peppers start out green, but not all turn any other colors.

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