Wednesday, April 1, 2009

20 Boxes of Sure Jell...


and 10 bags of sugar. That is what I have to find room for in my pantry. I was very fortunate to trade for a bunch of "Buy 2 Sure-Jell, get free Sugar" coupons. I make a LOT of jam every year, so go through LOTS of Sure-Jell. Not tons of sugar though, since I make low sugar jam, but I still need sugar. The coupons expired yesterday and, even though I have had the coupons for months, I had not gotten used them, so I went to Walmart this weekend to use up my coupons…I had 10 left after sharing the wealth with family and friends…and they did not carry the low sugar variety (pink box). I did not feel like going from Walmart to Walmart, so was going to let the coupons go and hope that more came out before I needed Sure Jell.

Well, Hubby decided that we shouldn’t waste them, so he said he would go to another Walmart and get them for me while I was at work. I was worried, since we don't shop at Walmart a lot and I have heard horror tales about coupon usage there. But it has the best price on Sure-Jell, by about $1! I told him that if there were any issues with the coupon to just leave the stuff there, get the coupons and go, but he laughed and said he would manage.

So yesterday, he went to a different Walmart and got my Sure-Jell and sugar. I was surprised that they actually had 20 boxes of Sure Jell in stock, but they did! LOL! So I am stocked up and got 10 free 5 lb bags of sugar. WooHoo!

I guess it didn't hurt that Hubby charms everyone. The cashier probably fell over herself to take his coupons. LOL!

This weekend, I will have to reorganize my pantry. LOL!

8 comments:

Together We Save said...

I had a horror story with Walmart yesterday over coupons. I don't know why they like to give me greif. I never try to use one that is not legit.

Frances said...

I hear so many horror stories, it really did scare me to send Hubby. Thank goodness he got a nice cashier.

I rarely go to Walmart. It is just too big and too crowded for me!

Sorry they give you grief over your coupons.

Together We Save said...

Thanks for following.

Coco said...

I didn't know there is special sugar for making jam. I normally use regular sugar, wondering where I could find pectin. Now I know. Thank you for great information.

Such a sweet husband you have :)

Frances said...

No special sugar...just regular sugar. But I got it FREE! Yeah!

Coco said...

Oh, sure-bell is the pectin, not sugar. Thank you for letting me know. I would have embarrassed myself @ Walmart.

SonyaAnn said...

"I was worried, since we don't shop at Walmart a lot and I have heard horror tales about coupon usage there."
The Antioch IL Walmart is horrible with coupons! Even the ones from the newspaper they have a flat out fit about. The managers make it even worse. I try not to go there but there isn't any other reasonable stores close so once in a while I break down. They don't even want to price match. One of the cashiers said that they would only price match the Menards that is next door. Really, what is that? Only Menards!
OK I'm done with my rant! Well, for now.

Frances said...

I feel your rant, SonyaAnn. I really don't like to go to WalMart. It is just to darn big and I get better deals with coupons and sales at other stores.