Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday - Toaster Oven

A couple of years ago, I bought a Sunbeam toaster oven from Wal-Mart for $20. My initial goal in getting it was to make toasted sandwiches/subs similar to Subway. Since then though, I have found so many uses for it! Since I live alone with my sister, we don't need to cook for a whole family. I will often cook dinner for both of us in the toaster oven. We also use it to reheat leftovers (esp. good for restaurant leftovers!) since it's just as fast as the microwave and tastes much better. It's also great for cooking small quantities of cookies, breads, etc. Since my sister is slightly disabled, I love the fact that she can use it while I'm gone without me worrying about it like I might with the big oven. In the summertime, I love that we're not heating up the whole house to cook for two in the oven. Did you know there are even whole cookbooks devoted to toaster oven cooking?? Check out your local library.

The toaster oven gets used almost daily in my house and has been a great $20 investment. It works for us!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Walgreens $5/$20 Coupon

Initially I was bummed when I heard that Walgreens had issued the $5/$20 coupon since I had already been there this week. It would have really come in handy then. But then I got to thinking, and I think I have a deal worked out that will still save me major money.

3 Airwick Freshmatic Mini - $5.99 each
2 packages Wrigley's Gum - B1G1 at $2.49 each (filler item)
Total: $20.46

- (3) $4 Airwick coupons (printable from airwick.com)
- $1 gum coupon

Total: $2.46

I might tweak this when I get there.

Edit: Well due to stock levels and coupon to item ratio, I did tweak it and the following deal:

1 Airwick Mini Freshmatic - $5.99
1 Airwick Freshmatic Ultra - $5.99
Kids Orajel Mouthwash - $4.99
2 Wetwipes - $1.50 each after in-ad coupon
Calculator - $1
Total: $20.97

-$8.00 (2 Airwick $4 coupons)
-$1.50 (2 75 cent Wet Wipes coupons)
Pretax total - $6.47
With tax paid - $7.95
Rebate on Orajel - $5.49 ($4.99 + 10% on gift card)

Final cost - $2.46

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