Friday, March 4, 2011

Candy? Can Do!

My wife, Krystyne, is a bargain shopper. In fact, she may be the Queen … nay, Empress … of bargain shoppers.

One thing that becomes difficult when your child has a special diet is finding treats for a decent price. When it comes to peanut-free chocolate, we shop our local grocery and department stores.

“Buh-duh.” Smile

However … while this isn’t rocket science, in order to get the best bang for your buck make sure to shop after one holiday for the next holiday.

After Christmas, buy for Valentine’s Day.
After Valentine’s Day, buy for Easter.
After Easter, buy for the Summer break.
After the Back to School rush, buy for Halloween.
After Halloween, buy for Christmas.

… And repeat.

For example since Valentine’s Day just finished, Krystyne picked up our Easter treats on February 15th. She found Hershey’s Kisses for 80 cents per package at WalMart. She bought … let’s just say she bought lots!

This means that the kids will be happy come Easter. There will be lots of Easter eggs for the hunt (we have hollow plastic eggs that we fill with treats), chock full of yummy Valentine’s Day chocolates!

… Provided we don’t eat them all before that. Winking smile

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