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WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions: Weekend edition

Posted October 15

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

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it.

I hope you have a fabulously frugal weekend! As I always say, it's your money, spend it wisely!


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  • bjluckeey Oct 16, 10:35 a.m.

    The dollar tree has one ounce pure vanilla extract.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 16, 3:20 a.m.

    Ascherer and Observant - thanks for the vanilla follow-up!

  • ascherer Oct 15, 5:28 p.m.

    I have bought their garlic powder and onion powder before and they were fine. I noticed the powder sugar and brown sugar because they were name brand and checked the the size. I have not used their vanilla or other extracts.

  • observant Oct 15, 5:25 p.m.

    I have seen Real Vanilla Extract in Dollar Tree but I did not buy any since I still had the huge 16 oz. bottle I got at Walmart ( McCormick's) earlier this year for $1.63 after coupon.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 15, 2:52 p.m.

    bjluckeey - thanks!

  • bjluckeey Oct 15, 1:39 p.m.

    Yes I got them today.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 15, 12:28 p.m.

    jdouglas13 - I would guess that the vanilla at Dollar Tree is artificially flavored. Not sure, but for a buck.... I was at Dollar Tree buying the flavored tootsie rolls for a buck yesterday. They ARE artificially flavored. LOLOLOL

    ascherer - did you buy any of the vanilla? Let us know if you did. Thanks!

  • jdouglas13 Oct 15, 12:25 p.m.

    If you can find real vanilla extract for $1, grab a bunch of them. Vanilla prices have recently doubled due to weather problems, so stock up while you can. Don't waste your money on any of the artificially flavored extracts. They are truly awful! You're better off not using anything rather than the artificial ones.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 15, 12:04 p.m.

    bjluckeey - did you see those deals today at the Cary Aldi?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 15, 12:03 p.m.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Cary Aldi deals, bjluckeey!

    watchhillgirl - good to know on the continuing HT Freebies!

    ascherer - thanks for the sugar and vanilla tip! I can't believe the holiday baking season is almost here. Yay!