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Share the deals & questions 4/21

Posted April 21, 2014

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Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it!

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  • privilegesrevoked Apr 21, 2014

    Jdouglas - "PR, sounds like you are having lots of fun with your new kitchen toys, I mean equipment ;)"

    Ya, that's the ticket "equipment", not toys LOL

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 21, 2014

    From an e-mail a reader named Adrienne just sent me:

    "I got a bunch of V8 coupons by going to!
    Thought you might want to share that with your readers!"

    Thanks Adrienne!

  • jdouglas13 Apr 21, 2014

    Raesmom, yes that was me. :) I was looking at them at HT the other day trying to figure out if they were ripe or not. I'm pretty sure they weren't so I didn't buy one. How do you know when they're ripe? Should they be fragrant?

    RFB, I don't think I've had a loquat. Hard to believe I lived in CA so long without trying more of the fruit there. Probably because between working and commuting, I was putting in 80+ hour weeks. I was lucky to get anything on the table for dinner! :p

    I will have to try the Taco Bell mango drink! Don't you love it when you taste something and it brings you back to such a great memory.

    PR, sounds like you are having lots of fun with your new kitchen toys, I mean equipment ;)

    Mom25, I sent HT an email about the Visa gift card a few weeks ago and they said they were delayed to about 8 weeks, which should be now! Hopefully, we'll see them soon.

  • privilegesrevoked Apr 21, 2014

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    Beans, yes, nuts no - because of the oil in nuts which will not dehydrate and will turn rancid in short order :(
    BUT - there are so few things you cannot dehydrate it's incredible. One of the items you can't is lettuce, for obvious reasons, it will not rehydrate well and there really is no nutritional value to it initially either. No loss there.
    Now I'm headed to JoAnn's to see about some jars - LOL

  • raesmom1612 Apr 21, 2014

    nanee lion email me at I will let you know what we have, what is needed, where it is at, and what time.


  • Nanee Lion Apr 21, 2014

    raesmom1612 Would you please repost the information on the swap/picnic for May. I also need directions. Thanks.

  • observant Apr 21, 2014


    I closed my eyes and could almost smell those apples ! lol
    I am waiting to hear about the pineapple .

    Can you dry beans and nuts ??

    Healthy snacks are what got me thinking of one in the first place - you are braver than me to jump right in .

    GLAD you are enjoying yor new "toy" !!
    I am sure it will pay for itself in no time at all .

  • ThomasG Apr 21, 2014

    Dr D
    I am missing the same peep bill as you !
    I got one first day ( big one 14 SBc) , one a day or two later then a repeat : finally another one this morning ( it has been "hot" today - 3 search awards totaling 26 SBs and the a peep bill) . We have one more day for the bills ??

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 21, 2014

    Dr D - I only have 2 of the SB collectors bills so far. I need to search more.

    PR - the apple chips sound awesome! Enjoy!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 21, 2014

    Just saw a code JDR79H for the new Earth Fare Fortune Giver on their home page. It looks like you don't actually need one to play, but I got a free Clif bar with a $5 purchase printable coupon.

    Raesmom- thanks so much!!! I'm supposed to find out by mid week, and will let you know either way. I am breathing deeply, and learning the very nice trait of going with the flow (as I am kind of a type a, ultimate planner lol!!!)

    jdouglas- you've never had a mango? :-) They remind me of the beach, kind of like a mix of a peach and a loquat (we had a tree in Santa Monica- yum!). I finally figured out how to properly cut them thanks to an episode of The Chew :-)