Super Savings Saturday – 10/7/17

Welcome to another edition of Super Savings Saturday.

Since last week was Yom Kippur and this week is Sukkot, my shopping time has been extremely limited. Other than picking up necessities at Market Basket for normal meals and the holiday foods, I only found a few freebies and cheapies.

Shaw’s:

Baby carrots, bell peppers, and English cucumbers were all on sale for $1.00. I bought 3 bags of carrots, 4 green peppers, and 2 cukes. Total: $9.00!

Beef round roast, sale price $2.49. Total: $6.53! (Definitely will be a crockpot meal with carrots and potatoes.)

Muuna strawberry cottage cheese cup, regular price $1.50. Total: Free with store coupon! (Never heard of this brand before. I’d give it 2 stars out of 5 after tasting.)

Godiva Masterpiece candy, regular price $3.50. Total: Free with store coupon! (Really good chocolate, just like everything else Godiva makes.)

Toys “R” US:

Due to unrelenting nagging from the kids, we attended the Hatchimals Surprise Party this afternoon. According to the website, there was supposed to be live hatches, themed games and activities, free Puppadee manicures, and a free Hatchimals loot bag for all attendees.

Even though we arrived ten minutes into the party, the loot bags were already gone, and the other stuff? Oh my! Total unorganized mess, with nothing coming out right. Since Toys “R” US is in bankruptcy, I don’t think they’ll be working it out anytime soon. We left shortly after arriving, didn’t buy anything and went next door to McDonald’s for hot fudge sundaes.

CVS:

After dropping everyone off at home, I headed out again on my own to CVS in search of a Maybelline mascara deal that should’ve been free after coupons and ECBs. Unfortunately, I waited until the last day of the sale and nothing was left in stock. I left with only a rebate.

 

Have you found any good deals lately?

Vegetarian Friendly Sukkot Menu

The Jewish Journal has a sample menu for Sukkot that focuses on veggie friendly recipes. Even if you’re a meat eater like me, it’s nice to incorporate lighter, plant-based foods to celebrate the harvest holiday. Don’t these dishes sound really good?

  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Corn Bread
  • Rice and Fruit Stuffed Red Bell Peppers
  • Quick Tomato Sauce
  • Lemon Cake

In addition to the suggested menu, I’d add in a green veggie, either a side salad or fresh asparagus.

Don’t Have a Sukkah? These Restaurants Do!

Don’t have the time or ability to build your own Sukkah? Join in the fun by visiting a restaurant that does.

Yeah That’s Kosher has compiled an enormous list of every location that’s participating around the globe in 2017.

Obviously, areas with a large Jewish population will have more options but even in my area (Northern New England), there are two—Milk Street CafĂ© in Boston and the Arlington Hotel in Bethlehem, NH.

As you can see from the picture, it’s not a luxurious or creative Sukkah, however, I am very excited that they made any effort at all since it’s definitely not required.