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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Freezer Full of Savings

My husband and I have discussed getting a freezer for quite some time now but weren't in a rush to get one. I knew that our small freezer with limited space made me pass up certain deals (such as an additional turkey last year at just 49 cents a lb.) and I am unable to make extra meals to stick in the freezer due to there just not being extra room. Not to mention that I wasn't able to buy extra corn at the farmer's market to freeze (we love sweet corn, especially in the dead of winter!). So we knew that at some point we would be getting an extra freezer.

On Saturday my mom called me to tell me that Hy-Vee was having a deal where you could buy a freezer for $199 and get $200 worth of free food coupons with that purchase. At first I was going back and forth "We could use a freezer but do we need one right now?" Then I snapped out of it and realized how much we could save by having an additional freezer. We decided to go check out the sale and see just how good of a deal it was.

And what a deal it was! After buying the freezer I was handed a packet which not only had a $15 Hy-Vee gift card but also $200+ coupons for free food. We had so much fun going around the store and picking up items such as Raisin Bran, turkey lunch meat, frozen vegetables, coffee creamer, juice, and so much more...all for free! We still have a huge pile of coupons to use and this will make our next month's food expense go way down. I can't believe that more people weren't taking advantage of this deal as there was still quite a few freezers left. It is amazing to be able to get a freezer and over $200 worth of food for just $199. All the coupons were for things that we would eat so none of it will go to waste.

What's even better is that with all the money I have been saving with our reduced food budget and more careful shopping I was able to buy the freezer without touching our money in savings. I call that a win-win situation!


  1. freaken awesome. i would be all over that deal too, it sounds amazing. a medium size chest freezer is top of my list of purchases.

  2. Wow, that is an amazing deal. I would have jumped on it too.

  3. What an awesome deal! You will absolutely love the freezer; I couldn't manage without mine!

  4. Wow!You will enjoy that freezer so much. I think that I read that you have a garden. You will enjoy the fruits of your labor if you decide to freeze anything from your garden. Enjoy!!!!!


  5. OMG! That is AWESOME! I'm so jealous. A freezer is on our list of things to buy, it's just coming up with the money to buy it (not going to happen on unemployment)

  6. My husband SO wants a freezer just for this purpose!!!

    Lindsey Petersen



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