Archive for December, 2011

Friday Afternoon Extra

For a limited time get 4 Fandango Movie Tickets for $24, a $48 value! You may purchase multiple vouchers, but please note, Fandango vouchers will not be available until 1/3/12. Fandango tickets can be redeemed at more than 16,000 theaters nationwide.



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I’ve been a bad, bad, bad blogger.  No candy for me!  I really just haven’t had much to say. Got a free 60 day membership to BJ’s last Monday.  Nothing free about it.  I spent a small fortune.  They had the step stool I’ve been wanting, for half the price.  Nice, Uggesque shearling short boots, and a good price for Lean Pockets.  What more could a shopper ask?  Well, all their other prices seemed higher than Sam’s, and crazy higher for whole chickens.  T think that when my membership ends in February I’ll stick with Sam’s despite it being further from home now.

We’re going to the New Years Eve party in the clubhouse here.  It’s pretty reasonable, though no mixed drinks, just wine (ugh) and Champaign (also wine, but slightly more drinkable).  Can you tell I’m not a wine drinker?  I’ve always felt there were two types.  The type that tastes like vinegar, and the kind that tastes like spoiled punch.  Guess I just don’t have an educated palate.  In any case, I figured it was a good way to meet people here.  Please remind me why I’m doing this.


Avon has a couple of good combo deals for $9.99 each.  I may, or may not, order both.  Also free s&h over $10 with code SPREE2011.

AVON – Product

SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk 4-Piece Collection


AVON – Product

The Skin You’re In 6-Piece Collection



Save an extra 20% off site wide at Kohl’s.com with code CELEBRATE20 through 12/31.


I wish you all the happiest, healthiest of New Years.

  Reach For The Stars!!

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Buzz & Bargains

I hope you’ve all had very merry, happy, and delicious holidays.

 We went to visit my daughter on Saturday for her birthday/x-mas/Chanukah celebration. We played some Wii, bowling to be exact, which didn’t do my broken arm much good, so we then played lefty. I got exactly the same score. Odd. Then we took her and her fella out to dinner, Chinese of course, and back to her apartment for a game of Scrabble. I may not win at bowling, but I’m killer with words, even coin a few



Yankee Candle is having a terrific sale. I just got 3 large candles for un der $50 with shipping and tax (darn NY). I bought Ocean Blossom, Satin Vanilla, and Orchard Pear.  $12.99 each




This is from Brad’s Deals via MyPoints.com.  Nice if you have a Stop & Shop in your area.

Peapod: $25 off Your First Order
Posted on Sun Dec 25 21:00:00 PST 2011

Take a rare $25 off your first order at Peapod.com when you use code BRADS25 at checkout. That’s the best dollar-off offer we’ve seen from them.


You only have till the 31st ti grab a $2 meatball or coldcut combo 6″ sub at Subway.  Nice deal.



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Buzz & Recipe

Not much new to tell you today.  Cage people aren’t answering the phone.  Message is that nobody is available.  Got the correct missing knife, certainly not Sabatier made in France, but a nice, weighty drop forged knife for a reasonable price.  I’m learning to cook in limited space, though I don’t think my pressure cooker will work there..  Can’t find mortgage payment slip sent by mortgage broker who sold my mortgage to the bank I hate most.  Must call and get payment info.  Light day today.


This is for Adrianna:

Peppermint Taffy

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 drops red food coloring, optional
  • Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
  • In a heavy small saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add remaining butter; stir until melted. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 250° (hard-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the extract, salt and food coloring if desired. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand for 5-10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Divide into 4 portions.
  • With well-buttered fingers, quickly pull one portion of candy until firm but pliable (color will become light pink). Pull into a 1/2-in.-wide rope. Repeat with remaining candy. Cut into 1-in. pieces. Wrap each in waxed paper. Yield: 1-3/4 pounds.

Editor’s Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

Nutrition Facts: 1 piece equals 23 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.


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If you’re onterested in a subscription to Taste Of Home magazine (following says 6 issues, but it’s really 8) for $3.99, use following link and code 5681.  Makes a nice gift too.

One Year of Taste of Home Magazine $4

http://www.bradsdeals.com/go/p/86448?tid=C5B1L3BR2S32856-2011-12-21-12-00-p-86448-email-744687&emailid=744687&d=122111 Today only, a one year subscription (6 issues) to Taste of Home Magazine drops from $16.99 to $3.99 with code 5681 at DiscountMags. This magazine features over 85 re cipes per issue, as well as recipes for meals on a budget. You can purchase up to a four year subscription at this discounted per year price. Please note that this deal won’t last, so act fast!

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Hump Day Extra

Groupon has a really nice offer today.  I’m soooo tempted.

http://www.groupon.com/r/uu992590  (to join)

500 tc sheets in supima cotton for $40.

Sheet Sets from Blanket America Deal of the Day | Groupon Amarillo


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Left off another blunder yesterday.  I’d ordered two nice knives and something else from Pfaltzgraff.  The package came very quickly.  In it was the larger item I ordered, one knife and Kitchenaid measuring spoons.  I called, and the packer hadn’t initialed the packing slip.  I had to read the item number on the measuring spoons to the customer service rep so she’d  believe me.  They are sending the missing knife (I now realize she didn’t ask which one), and were nice enough to say I could keep the spoons.  I’m so excited.  I can keep the $2.99 spoons, and not spend $5 to send them back.  That’s a relief.  I am waiting to find out what today’s adventure will be.  Probably bird cage oriented, since that person never  called me back.


Never hurts to have a Friendly’s coupon.


Present from Santa
When it asks for your name, just put in your first name. Watch it all and you’ll find out why. Make sure you have the sound on – something to put a smile on your face!


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