Mornings with Mavis – Crocks 65% off, 20 Photo Cards $1, Win $500 + 2 Free Turkeys!

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So here’s the deal.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been going back and forth trying to figure out if I wanted to write about all the Christmas and holiday deals popping up.  But then last night it hit me.  In order for me to blog about deals, I’d have to plant my keister in front of my computer 24/7  in hopes of sharing with you how to save $2.75 off a piece of plastic crap from China that your kid probably doesn’t need anyway.

Plus I have a garden, food to cook, and laundry to fold.  And let’s face it, this is a one man {woman} show.

But there is that part of me that really, really LOVES a good deal and showing people how to save money online and in the stores.  So I’ve decided on a compromise.

So instead of turning this goofy site of mine into a deal blog just for the holidays, I’ve decided that from now until December 24th I’ll be posting a few deals early in the morning {just like I have been} and then you’ll see a Mornings with Mavis post.  Mornings with Mavis will kind of be like a summary of a the hot offers of the day I see before I get out of bed. This way I get my deal fix.  You can read it, or scroll on past.  Whateva.

How does that sound?

Who knows, you might find something you like, something you can actually use.  But if I were you, I’d grab a cup of coffee {or tea} first.

Mornings with Mavis

Today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is 40% off Select Slim LED Seiki HDTV’s.

You can score the 40 inch LED HDTV you see above for $289 shipped.

6pm.com is has Crocs on sale for up to 70% off!

Holy Cow Man!  If you like plastic shoes, then Go HERE to check out all the amazing deals on crocks for the whole family.

York Photo is offering  {20} 4×8 photo cards for $1 PLUS 40 Free Prints. You do have to pay a shipping fee of $3.49, but this is a great deal!  Go HERE to get your prints and Holiday cards.

Want to win a FREE Turkey Dinner? How about $500 and 2 free turkeys? I know I do.  Head on over HERE to enter the Turkey Success Giveaway from Reynolds and Butterball.  Good luck!  I hope you and I both win!!

That’s it… That’s all I’ve got.  See, that was pretty painless right?

Alright, I’m going to go eat breakfast now.

Peace Out Girl Scouts, see you back here in a bit for Mondays with Mavis.

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Amazon – Down Alternative Comforter $38, Sheets, Plush Mattress Pad, Memory Foam Mattress

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Chezmoi Collection White Goose Down Alternative Comforter {Full/ Queen} Shipped!

  • Luxury goose down-alternative comforter for year round
  • Box stitching design to avoid any shifting, Piped edges and four corner tabs to anchor duvet cover.
  • Full/Queen 88″x88″
  • 100-Percent Hypo-allergenic, Allergy Free Poly Fiber
  • Care Instruction: Machine wash gentle cycle with cold water. (Sun dry or low tumble dry)


Divatex Cordoba Microfiber Duvet Set $19.99 {available in Twin, Queen or King}

  • Made from 100-percent super soft microfiber, machine wash and dry
  • Fashion colors of ivory/black and grey/black
  • Button closure on the duvet for a classic finish

Pinzon Basics Overfilled Ultra Soft Microplush Queen Mattress Pad $39.99 Shipped

  • Top fabric is 100% Polyester, bottom fabric is 100% Olefin, filling is 100% Polyester, sides are 90% Polyester/10% Spandex
  • Queen mattress pad is sewn with soft microplush fabric and overfilled for extra comfort; imported
  • End-to-end box stitched with mitered border to prevent filling from shifting
  • For best results we recommend professional washing/cleaning or Dry Clean Only
  • Measures 68 by 80 inches; available in a choice of sizes

Cathay Home Fashions Soft Brushed Microfiber Queen Sheet Set $22.99

Luxury Microfiber Queen Sheet Set is silky soft for comfortable sleeping. The full set comes with one fitted sheet with 14-inch drop, 1 flat sheet and 2 pillow cases. The fabric is wrinkle free; colors are rich tones.


Thinking about replacing your mattress? Check out this deal!

Right now Amazon has the Sleep Innovations 12-inch Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress {Queen Size} on sale for $389.99. That is a savings of $200 from the regular price of $599.

It ships FREE and it has a 20 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY!

The Sleep Innovations 12-inch Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress has over 550 reviews from fellow Amazon shoppers and has an awesome rating!

  • Memory foam is resistant to dust mites and naturally antimicrobial.
  • Mattress measures 60-inch X 80-inch X 12-inch.
  • Fire Retardant barrier inherent in the mattress.
  • Mattress is tightly compressed for shipment. Please allow a full 48 hours for it to fully expand.
  • Two layer 12-Inch premium memory mattress featuring exclusive SureTemp open cell memory foam; US made quality memory foam provides superior comfort

Read More about the Sleep Innovations 12-inch Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress

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New Coupons – Folgers, Condensed Milk, Smucker’s, Hungry Jack, Coffee Cake Mix

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Save $0.50 off 3 oz. or larger Folgers Coffee product

Save $0.50 off any Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

*Learn how to make Caramel Dip with a can of sweetened condensed milk

Save $0.75 off any Smucker’s Toppings product

Save $0.55 off any Hungry Jack Pancake Mix or Syrup

Save $0.55 off any Martha White Coffee Cake Mix

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Bartering with Mavis – Free Beef

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This morning I got a call from Mrs. Hillbilly.  She wanted to do some bartering.  Mrs. Hillbilly made her menu plan for the week and had discovered a few things missing from her pantry. On her wish list; diced tomatoes, onions, black beans, and pasta.

So of course I showed up with a few extras.  Annie’s Pasta {free from Vitacost} was a total no go, as was the boxed oatmeal.  She also turned down my canned water chestnuts.

So in the end, this is what was up for trade.

  • 1 bags Arrowhead Puffed Rice {free with coupons}
  • 4 boxes Barilla whole wheat grain pasta {free with coupons}
  • 1 box Wheat Chex {free with coupons}
  • 1 container of jalapenos {free with coupons}
  • 1 container Planter’s sunflowers {free with coupons}
  • 1 can black beans {cheap, I can’t remember how much I paid}
  • 1 gallon diced tomatoes {purchased from Costco 2 years ago}
  • 1 panty hose leg full of onions {scored a deal at Costco}

We decided to split the giant can of diced tomatoes.  Mrs. Hillbilly plans on making homemade tomato sauce with hers, and I’ve already decided to what I’ll be doing with mine {you’ll have to check back tomorrow to find out}.  So after we divided the tomatoes up, I tried to figure out what I wanted in exchange.

The only thing I knew I wanted for certain was ground beef.

After grabbing the beef from her freezer, Mrs. Hillbilly suggested I take a look in her “gift closet.”  At first she tried offering me some disgusting candles that only old ladies with gobs of perfume and big hair would like.  Seeing I was dissatisfied, she then reached for a Burt’s Bees Gift bag.

I almost wet my pants.

It was the same Burt’s Bee gift bag I had given to her last year for Christmas {the Mad Scientist had given it to me at her Hunukkah party only a few days prior to  me re-gifting it to Mrs. Hillbilly}.  I was laughing so hard I could barely get “Hey, I gave that to you last Christmas.” out of my mouth.  It was AWESOME!

Then I took a whiff of some nice smelling peach soap {another re-gift she was trying to pawn off on me}.

In the end, this is what I came home with:

  • 5 out of 8 Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate packets
  • 1 bottle Log Cabin syrup {sugar free, gag}
  • 2 cans of beans
  • 1 box of corn bread mix
  • 1 smelly peach soap
  • 1 frozen pouch of guacamole
  • 2 pounds of ground beef

So what do you think? Who got the better deal?  Mavis, or Mrs. Hillbilly?

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Pictures of Fall Leaves

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If you could be standing inside one of these photographs of fall leaves, which one would it be?

Picture #2 has my vote.

~Mavis

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Mavis Garden Blog – Mavis the Gleaner Finds Gold!

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So yesterday after, finding all those onions hiding in the raspberry patch, I started to wonder what else I may have missed.  And that’s when it hit me.

Potatoes.  I need to go back and see if I missed any potatoes.  After all, the day I harvested the fall potatoes it was raining, and I was hurried.  So I went back through the dirt with a small hand tool this time {instead of a shovel}, and after 30 minutes of searching,  guess what I found?

4 pounds 12 ounces of gleaned goodness baby!  Wahooooo!

Keep your fingers crossed, because I seriously want to rip up all that kale as soon as possible!

~Mavis

If you don’t mind French subtitles, you should get your hands on a copy of the Documentary The Gleaners and I.*

Traditionally, as in the archetypal Millet painting, gleaners were women who gathered the remains of the harvest; their modern counterparts are mostly scavengers, searching in dumpsters and other likely places.

The French, of course, give the practice a wonderfully perverse twist-many gleaners do so by choice, disdainful of wastefulness and rampant consumerism. Varda’s photographic eye is much in evidence, and her narration is both shrewd and whimsical.  ~ Amazon.com

*Direct link to product on Amazon.com

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Shopping with Mavis | Albertsons Double Coupon Shopping Trip

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I headed out to Albertsons pretty early this morning so I could stock up on yogurt and cereal.  While I was unloading the groceries The Girl blurted out, “Finally, you bought cereal.”  It was hilarious.

I think there a quite a few deals this time around, but a lot of them are for crappy processed stuff and I’m trying to be good, so I decided to pass. I still have $20 in Albertson’s Store coupons to use before closing on Wednesday, so I know I’ll go back, I’m just not sure for what though.  We’ll see.

Here is what I picked up on my Albertsons Double Coupon Shopping Trip:

Yoplait Yogurt $0.50
Bananas $ .58
Used {2} $0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Printable Coupons
Used $5/1 Albertsons Store Coupon
Final Price: $.02 after double coupons and store coupon

Chapstick – $1.00
Used $1/2 Chapstick Coupon {10/7 RP}
Final Price: $ FREE after double coupons

General Mills Cereal – $1.88 WYB5
Bananas – $ .61
Used {2} $1/2 Chex, Fiber One, Total, Wheaties, or Oatmeal Crisps Printable Coupon
Used {1} $.50/1 Cheerios Printable Coupon
Used $5/1 Albertsons Store Coupon
Final Price: $ .01 after double coupons and store coupon

Starbucks Refreshers Beverage – $1.50
Use $1/1 Starbucks Refreshers Beverage Printable Coupon
Final price: FREE after double coupons

Did you make it to Albertsons this morning? What did you stock up on this time around?  Do you think I should use those $20 in Albertsons store coupons with doublers.. or hold out until we get the add on Tuesday for the next sale cycle and hope there is a great deal on a turkey?

~Mavis

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Sunday Brunch Recipes – Baked French Toast with Blueberries

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Last night I whipped up a batch of Baked French Toast, only this time I added in a cup of blueberries to shake things up a bit.  And oh my was it good this morning when we dug into it.  Yum!  If you have not tried this recipe for baked french toast yet, you are seriously missing out.

French Toast Ingredients
8 slices french or Italian bread {I used Italian bread}
4 eggs
1 cup milk {I used 2%}
1 cup blueberries {I used frozen}
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/3 + 2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick cold butter, cut into small cubes

Directions

Generously butter an 8×8 baking dish. Cut bread into 2″ cubes and toss into the buttered dish. In a small bowl, combined the eggs, milk, whipping cream, , blueberries, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.

For the topping, combined the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and butter together in a bowl. Use the tips of your fingers {or a pastry blender*} and mix until everything is combined and you have nice, fat, spiced butter crumbles. Place the topping in a zip baggie and place in the refrigerator.

The next morning, preheat the oven to 350. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar topping over french toast mixture and bake for 50 minutes.

Serve with maple syrup and powered sugar.

Wondering where I got the red baking dish?  I picked it up from One Kings Lane a few weeks ago, and I absolutely LOVE it!  Have you signed up for One Kings Lane yet?  Right now you can get a $15 credit on any $30 or more purchase.

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Amazon Deals – Coleman Grill, BBQ Tools, How to Grill, and BBQ Skewers

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Amazon Deal of the Day Coleman Road Trip Grill $99.99 Shipped!

Wow!  What a great deal if you are a camper, tailgater, or just looking for a great deal on a portable BBQ!

  • From Coleman, 36-inch collapsible propane grill for use at home or on the road
  • With 285 square inches cooking space, grill features porcelain-coated cast-iron grates
  • Meats cook over 2 10,000 BTU straight burners
  • Additional features include towing handle, wheels, and detachable side tables
  • The collapsed grill measures 36 by 22 by 13 inches; limited 5-year warranty

Remember, this is price is only good TODAY 11/4/2012.

Go HERE to see the Colman Road Trip Grill

How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques $13.14

Master the techniques that make barbecue great with this indispensable show-and-tell by Steven Raichlen. Using more than 1,000 full-color, step-by-step photographs, How to Grill covers it all, from how to build an ingenious three-zone fire to the secrets of grilling a porterhouse, prime rib, fish steak, kebab, or chicken breast. Plus the perfect burger.

Cuisinart 14-Piece Deluxe Grill Set $29.39 Shipped

  • Set includes chef’s spatula, grill tongs, silicone basting brush, 4 pairs of corn holders, cleaning brush and extra brush head
  • Set includes deluxe aluminum storage case
  • Durable stainless steel tool construction
  • Elongated handles and convenient handle rings to help hang tools during grilling
  • Perfect for the on-the-go griller

GrillPro Stainless Steel Shish Kebab Set $11.66

  • 13-Inch by 10-Inch rack
  • 6 Stainless steel skewers
  • Folds for easy storage
  • Great gift for grill masters
  • Made of stainless steel

*Amazon prices are subject to change at anytime and were accurate at time of posting.

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New Coupons – V8 Juice, Yoplait Yogurt, Hormel Ham, Maxwell House Coffee, Garnier Fructis

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Save $1.00 off two V8 vegetable juice
Save $1.00 off two V8 Splash 64 oz. varieties


Save 0.30 off one Yoplait Simplait™ Yogurt
Save $0.75 off any TWO Yoplait Kid products
Save 0.50 off any flavor Mountain High Yoghurt
$0.40 off 6 Yoplait Yogurts


Save $1.00 off HORMEL™ COUNTRY CROCK Side dish
Save $1.00 off 1 HORMEL Refrigerated Entree
Save $2.00 off HORMEL CURE 81 Boneless Ham


Save $1.00 off one MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee, 28-30.6 oz
Save $1.50 off any Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup


Save $.75 off (1) GARNIER FRUCTIS shampoo, conditioner
Save $1.50 off 2 GARNIER FRUCTIS Shampoo or Conditioner
Save $1.00 off one GARNIER FRUCTIS Styling Product

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