Lots of great comments, emails, and tips this week. I love my readers! If you have something to share, email me at funcheaporfree (at) gmail.com or leave a comment.
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Dream come true, eh?
On my "spare second cleaning jar" post:
On my "thrift shopping tips and tricks" post:
On my "F/C/F Halloween costume ideas" post:
On my "Favorite things: travel high chair" post:
On my "great price-matching deals" post:
That is a GREAT question!
I wondered about that too. Walmart's policy says " Their policy doesn't specifically mention store-brand to store-brand, it just says "brand". However, it never hurts to ASK ASK ASK!
I've asked multiple checkers (because the only way I shop is to price-match at Walmart so I've done it A LOT) and so far all of them have said that they price-match store brand to store brand. So if one store has WF (Western Family) canned veggies for $0.50, that would match over to Walmart's GV (Great Value) canned veggies - as long as the cans are the same size.
Remember THIS shopping trip? Here's the clip from that post:
"NOTE:With the french bread, there was no brand. She almost didn't let me match it with the Walmart brand of french bread, but I smiled and said please, so she let me.
With the milk, sour cream, and spaghetti sauce, on deals to meals it said "WF" which I believe is Western Family brand. I mentioned this to the lady at the register because she said the brands need to match up. Here's our conversation went:
Me: "With these it says WF. I assume that to mean Western Family. Does that still work with Great Value?"
Cashier: "Yup, that's us, so Great Value is fine to match."I don't know if that's actually true, but she said it and I didn't question her!"
So I think what she meant by "Yup, that is us" is that store-brand to store-brand is considered the same. This has been the case with 100% of the other checkers I've had. So my advice is, give it a shot! It really depends on the checkers sometimes.
On the same post Rachel also posted this question:
Another GREAT question!
**I started answering this and it got so long, I've decided to answer this question in a completely separate post. Click HERE to read.
An email from a reader friend referring to my "microwave egg cooker" post:
And my favorite email from this week? This one from a FCF reader friend, Becky:
You have inspired me lately. Thought I would send along a few photos. Perhaps you have done this already. If not, you'll surely be proud of me!I went to Costco the other day. It is my habit to always get a chicken which I bring home and immediately de-bone and throw in the fridge. I am also in the habit of eating an apple every day. So, you can imagine: nearly every trip I am throwing the chicken container and apple container in the recycle bin.
I then flipped it over placing it in the black tray that the chicken sits in.
I filled up the clear top with potting soiled and threw in some seeds. The black bottom tray is now used to catch extra water. I used a chopstick from some old take-out and simply adhered the seed packet to the chopstick (in my case, I used sticky dots from my scrapbook supplies) and stuck it in the dirt!Now for the apple container. I simply filled each round "cup" that held the apples with dirt, filled with seed and closed the top. Voila: instant little tiny greenhouse!I'll attach some photos just in case you would like to share!Thanks a million!Bex