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Share the deals & questions 1/18

Posted January 18, 2013


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  • smolder13 Jan 18, 2013

    nakabi-I know it will be here before I know it! I can't believe I'm already halfway through this pregnancy (over halfway if this one comes early, too). I don't think I've ever had Ugandan food before. I had a friend in grad school whose brother in law was African and she used to let me taste some of the food he made, but I'm not sure where exactly he was from.

  • nakabi Jan 18, 2013

    smolder-June 10th will be here before you know it! :) maybe I'll bring a meal and you can freeze it...perhaps some Ugandan food?

  • smolder13 Jan 18, 2013

    Thanks, Nancy! I currently have a 30% that is good through Monday. Perfect timing!

    nakabi-I am due June 10th (although my first was several weeks early, so no telling when this one will arrive). I live in Fuquay Varina. I appreciate the offer...that is very sweet. :)

  • Nancy Jan 18, 2013

    smolder, in fact, just got an email from Kohls, the model I have is on sale for $99.99 right now, if you have a coupon for 15, 20 or 30% off, that's a deal!

    FoodSaver V2450 FoodSealer
    FoodSaver V2450 FoodSealer

    sale $99.99

    regular $129.99

    Ends monday.

  • nakabi Jan 18, 2013

    smolder-when is your baby due and where are you located? I'm located in N. Raleigh and would love to bring you a meal when the baby comes :)

  • cents2save Jan 18, 2013

    Check the package when buying Breyer's these days ... some are labeled "Ice Cream" and more are now "Frozen Dairy Dessert". Noticeable differences in taste and texture!

  • Nancy Jan 18, 2013

    Yes, smolder, watch their sales and combine with a coupon and you're good :) And they rotate kitchen appliances on sale quite often too!

  • smolder13 Jan 18, 2013

    Thanks for the info, Nancy! I shop at Kohl's all the time and have never thought to look for a food saver there. I'll be sure to be on the lookout for a sale that lines up with when I receive a 30% off coupon and they are offering Kohl's cash. I love Kohls.

  • Nancy Jan 18, 2013

    yea ddalmas! You had the link :) Yes, their bags are GREAT and so much cheaper than Foodsaver (cheapest price Walmart and that's too expensive!).

    They come in very large rolls, so if your foodsaver has a built in roll holder, you'll need to re-roll some from the larger rolls onto your saved cardboard cores from the food saver bags.

    Crock pot, food saver vaccum seal system and breadmakers are things I will NOT live without - e-v-e-r :)

    Sandtran - as to start up costs, there are quite a variety of food saver 'levels'. I have a very small one, holds a roll, has a 'slice lever to cut the bag material and that's about all the extra's it has. You can spend a lot of them, so watch prices. Kohls does well when they put them on sale, which is where I got my second one after my first one gave up the ghost, used it so much for many years! I believe we paid $110 for it. But considering you will never throw out food from the freezer again, it's very much worth it!

  • ncveteranswife Jan 18, 2013

    Does anyone have a Monterey jack cheese queso receipe they would like to share? I would like to try and make it at home instead of purchasing it.