Good, better, best, never let it rest.
Until your good is better,
and your better – best!
I had a scoop of hot fudge for breakfast this morning. It was the best!
You want to know why?
Because I could….
because I have EIGHT jars of Smucker’s Special Recipe Hot Fudge and Triple Berry Ice Cream Toppings in my pantry.
Why do I have 8 jars, you ask?
Because I happened to be observant at the grocery store last month when they were on sale for Buy One, Get One Free….
and if that wasn’t a good enough deal, I noticed a “peelie” right there on the jar.
(Remember the definition?)
You got it right; not a single coupon was cut, or brought with me in my coupon binder.
There was a peelie coupon that told me I could get another instant .50 off, and then my beloved store went and doubled that peelie coupon for me. Hmmm… I decided that I would just use one for my free hot fudge as well, and they doubled that too.
Yes, you can use one coupon for each item purchased – even if it is free.
Well, since I was on such a roll, and not wanting to be a total glutton, I gathered all the treats that my little arms could carry, but saved a few for the few employees that gathered around me at the cash register to see my steals – I mean deals.
Yes, you are picturing this scenario correctly. I believe in sharing the love, and I was totally feeling it.
So….here I am….a middle aged mom of five (did I just admit that…I don’t feel middle aged), calling over all the college age students working the register to check out my hot fudge deals. I even coached the dairy guy on how he could win his girlfriend’s undying love if he would go buy one of these delicious delicacies, tie a big fat ribbon around it, and declare, “not even this is as sweet as you.”
(I did share that he should keep how much he spent a secret…let her think it was a splurge).
I then told them exactly what they needed to do, and that they too could indulge in hot fudge over breakfast for only .50 a jar if they followed this simple tip…
Just be observant when you are shopping, and enjoy the hunt!
Because when you find that big score…
it’s the best, and you better share the great news with me. 🙂
For more money saving tips, see “Balancing the Budget” in my sidebar.
Wow Jen, I realllly want that for breakfast too, lol. Thats why I love you, you aint skerred of no hot fudge fer btreakfast- a woman after my own heart!! LA
Came over from Mc Allen’s blog to check you out. Sure glad I did.
I love me some hot fudge, especially over vanilla bean ice cream. Or by it’s little ol lonesome self. What store was this and boy do I wish I lived near you. 🙂
Too funny!!! Hot Fudge, the new breakfast food!
Hot fudge for breakfast is TOTALLY acceptable :)….especially when bought on sale!!!
That’s an awesome deal! We tried your banana cake recipe this weekend! It was awesome! Everyone in my house loved it.
Hi! I came over from Leah’s (LA)blog because she’s having this really cute contest. I’m glad I did. I heart your blog….and that FUDGE! YUMMO!! Ang
Hot fudge for Breakfast?? My kids would love you!!!
I have let my kids have ice cream for breakfast…is it any different than sugary cereal???It’s dairy..hee hee!
You are so right – Hot Fudge is the best anytime of day – and cheap is even better.
You are so funny and I love that you could have hot fudge for breakfast !
Jen, I just love all your thrifty shopping trips, so great! I need to pay more attention to some of them. I do have to tell you this one. My hubby & I were in Publix this week & they had Dove chocolates on sale, BOGO AND an additional $1.00 off coupon on them (which they used for EACH bag). We got 2 bags of Dove chocolates for $1.79!! Woohoo, that's a deal.
You are hilarious! What a good deal! Yummy!
Drinking my chocolate-laced coffee as I read your post this morning. ahhhhhhh …. chocolate! ….. a kindred spirit!
hooray! Do you have any special plans for it besides eating it for breakfast? (which is greatness!) I had a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie for breakfast this morning. 🙂
These posts are making me want to go grocery shopping! hmm . . . It would probably be nice if I had a nice, clean, organized pantry to put all my steals . . . uh deals in when I got home. I did manage to organize one shelf this morning before going to work! Yea me! Kelly
8 jars of hot fudge would be so hazardous in my home…I’d die of a chocolate induced coma…but I’d be smiling!
this is awesome! congrats! i need to take more time at the grocery store – usually i am whipping around the aisles trying to get in and out in a hurry. I am flying right by these deals, arent I?
You crack me up.
You rock! I was thinking of you today as I acutally went to Goodwill! I did not score any deals. Oh well!
What is better than FREE?!?!? I’ve scored some freebies lately…the stores are dying for my business, so I’m taking advantage of the deals. Love it!
And yes, I’m in the ‘5am club’ but I choose to rise at 6am. Sarah Mae gave us that freedom! 🙂 Plus, it’s 5am in California, so does that count???
I’m not an early riser, so this is going to be tough. Come…join us on the dark side!!!!
What a fun story! I have become much more intentional about shopping for deals, too. I shaved 35% off our grocery bill this week! woo hoo! It took a few minutes with the couponmom dot com site, a trip to 3 stores, and planning my menu creatively around “manager’s special” meats – but wow! What a feeling. Thanks for your tips below, too. And thanks for visiting my page – I look forward to reading more here and on your classical ed site.
Funny that we’re both Jennifers with five kiddos!
Hot fudge for breakfast?!?! You crack me up! What a great find…I wish we had stores that would double coupons, but no, not in my state.
Hi Jen, Girl you just amaze me! I find good deals, but nothing like yours! I did go to Walmart today and the Green Giant green beans and corn were 50 cents a can, and Campbell’s cream of Mushroom and Chicken soup was 60 cents a can. I stocked up. My pantry looks like a food bank! LOL! …please don’t tell me I could have gotten it cheaper! LOL! I’ll just bask in my good fortune of bargains! 🙂 ~Rhonda
I love that stuff warmed in the microwave.
What a deal. You amaze me!
Oh yum, that looks delicious. I love hot fudge. I think you need to make hot fudge brownie sundaes now.
When you talk about doubling coupons, do you have to ask the clerk to do it everytime? Or do they do it automatically?
I love your blog and I have been a faithful reader. I understand your time issue with posting coupons and deals. I will be sad to see that go, but I totally understand.
Not one soul has ever told me that we can have HOT FUDGE FOR BREAKFAST!
I’m all over that 😉
AWESOME,JEN! I LOVE UR BLOG! LOVE YOUR PASSIONATE SPIRIT! LOVE THE PURSUIT OF BALLANCE 。。。
& LOVE THE WAY U DEAL W/ COUPONS! TODAY I WENT 2 CVS, SO MANY STUFFS WERE RUN OUT. THOUGH I DIDN'T GET WHAT I WANT, I GOT THE RAIN CHECK!
THANK U SO MUCH 4 SHARING THE PRECIOUS EXPERIENCE!!