Mom is the Woman at Shopping!

09 May

Oh my friends – I have to share a little something that my mom did recently.  If you are on mom’s Facebook, you probably already saw this.  But shaking my head, it was an awesome shopping deal.  And dad is right about mom.  I do believe that woman can make Abraham Lincoln squeal when it comes to working with coupons.  Keep reading to see what you think and you tell me.

 Now mom shops at our local Kohl’s store, especially when they give you Kohl’s cash for the things you buy.  If you don’t know about Kohl’s cash, it’s awesome.  On certain promotional dates, you can receive $10.00 in Kohl’s cash for every $50.00 you spend.  Some people don’t like them while others like my mom can’t get enough of them.  At the end of April, mom had earned some Kohl’s cash.  She had bought several things that we needed for the Hotel Thompson – namely a certain coffee machine that does everything but sweet talk you when you use it.

Now, the big craze on television these days are the copper pans.  Mom has several of them here but there was a big one called the Copper Chef 5 had mom’s heart pitter pattering.  It was the big square pan with deep sides.  You can bake in it, fry, broil, saute, steam or braise food in this pan.  It comes with a recipe book, a fry basket, steam rack and lid.  On line with the copper company, you can get it for $60.00; of course Kohl’s had it for $80.00 – really?  Just shows you how they inflate prices, right?

Then of course, there is the Copper Crisper.  Mom I think you need an intervention with all of these copper pans – snorts with piggy laughter.  This one, you can cook french fries and other items by putting them in a box in the oven.  Air circulates around the items and crisps everything up.  Kind of like fried foods but without all of the oil/grease.  And you know that’s important here in the south where we fry everything.  Now this pan costs $20.00 on line but has an $8.00 delivery fee; of course Kohl’s had it for $30.00 – again you see how they inflate prices.

Now mom was stalking these two items at Kohl’s just waiting for the time period where she could cash in her Kohl’s cash.  Stalking is the right word.  Dad thought he was going to have to call in for additional help with mom.  You just don’t know my mom when she gets her mind on something.  Daddy says she’s very tenacious.  I’m not sure what that means but dad is serious when he says it.  So here came the date that mom was looking forward too for a couple of weeks.  Her and dad went into Kohl’s and mom went immediately to kitchen items getting the two boxes above.  Daddy just shook his head and laughed.  He knows mom way too well.  They then proceeded to the front line to check out.

The big pan was on sale for $59.99 and the crisper was on sale for $19.99 – about the prices they *should* be.  The cashier thought that was awesome but nope mom wasn’t done yet.  She then gave the cashier a 20% off coupon.  She then gave the cashier a coupon she had for $10.00 off the purchase of $50.00.

Then mom has a Kohl’s card and belongs to the Rewards program.  For every $100.00 you spend, they give you back $15.00.  Well of course mom had one of those too – thank you expensive coffee machine.  So mom then used this rewards.

Then here came the topper.  Mom had $50.00 in Kohl’s cash!  These were also applied.  So what was the bottom line you ask?  I’m attaching the receipt so you can also see with your own eyes.  Daddy was so proud.

Copper Crisper – $1.87

Copper Chef 5 – $5.59

Bottom line spent $7.46 to what would have been $80.00!


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26 responses to “Mom is the Woman at Shopping!

  1. easyweimaraner

    05/09/2017 at 12:41 pm

    BRAVO!!!! Your moma is the shopping queen of the century!!! what a deal!!! na wait, it’s a double deal!!! and that air circulating fry-thingies are the dernier cri, they totally rock!!! well done !!!

    • Piglove

      05/09/2017 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you brother. I knew of all the people in the world, your mother would completely understand the shopping prowess of my mom. She told dad with the money she saved, she could afford to get a new handbag. Snorts! You know how that works. She got a leather $180.00 Tatianna handbag for $27.00! Men don’t understand – a woman can *never* have too many handbags or shoes. Right? XOXO – Bacon

  2. franhunne4u

    05/09/2017 at 1:25 pm

    Well done, you!

    • Piglove

      05/09/2017 at 2:51 pm

      Didn’t mom do great?! Daddy was surprised too. Thanks! XOXO – Bacon

  3. sheilaenglehart

    05/09/2017 at 2:02 pm

    Go mom! My kind of shopping.

    • Piglove

      05/09/2017 at 2:52 pm

      You would love shopping with mom. She’s almost done with Christmas shopping already – can you believe that?! XOXO – Bacon

  4. The Canadian Cats

    05/09/2017 at 2:21 pm

    Now that’s a great shopper. I would like both of those copper pans but especially the greaseless pan. I have never seen these. I am concentrating on getting a frypan that never scratches even with metal items.



    • Piglove

      05/09/2017 at 2:54 pm

      Snorts! Ya’ll know first hand how mom is about her coupons – LOL. These pans are awesome. No sticking – even melted cheese. And they don’t scrape. Mom has several different sized fry skillets like these as well. AND you don’t need anything extra when frying eggs and such. They are great… you know when mom *does* cook. Now that’s another story – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  5. imagesbytdashfield

    05/09/2017 at 3:46 pm

    She was killing it with the coupons!!!! I may have to get one of these pans.

    • Piglove

      05/09/2017 at 3:54 pm

      Mom loves these pans. They are lightweight and things don’t stick to them. One pot wonders is what she calls them. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Cupcake

    05/09/2017 at 7:59 pm

    Wow! My mom want to be your mom when she grows up. Right now, she is all, “I want it.” And then she buys it. And then she’s thrilled with herself ….till the credit card bills roll in.

    Love and licks,

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 9:52 am

      Oh beautiful! When my mom bought the expensive coffee maker, she saw these pans. She told daddy she was going to get them one day. Of course daddy was like, “If you want them, get them now.” Mom was like nope I’m not paying that much. XOXO – Bacon

  7. The Florida Furkids

    05/09/2017 at 8:00 pm

    OMC your Mom is the master of coupon stacking! BRAVO to her!!!

    The Florida Furkids

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 9:52 am

      Thanks my friends. Mom is a shopper to the max in getting things. Can you believe she has already started Christmas shopping and is almost done? XOXO – Bacon

  8. Deborah

    05/09/2017 at 9:18 pm

    Your Mom and My Aunt Tere need to meet and go out shopping together…I think they might be twin sisters…Bargain Hunters & Couponers! I am going to challenge Aunt Tere to beat your Mom’s great deal…bark bark bark! Well done Momma Thompson!!

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 9:56 am

      YES! If mom/dad come your way or vice versa, they must meet and shop together for sure. Heck just to meet in real life for dinner or something would be awesome!! Let’s make it happen one day okay my sweet friends. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Tails Around the Ranch

    05/10/2017 at 12:13 am

    Bravo! I’m horrible with those savings deals at stores. Well done!

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 9:59 am

      Snorts! Mom thinks these things through ahead of drives us all a little crazy here at the Hotel Thompson. You should see her grocery shopping – save me. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    05/10/2017 at 1:49 am

    Even MY Mom could afford $7.46, but she probably wouldn’t have the patience to collect all the coupons — and probably would misplace them even if she did. We went to our CVS today and she left all her savings vouchers somewhere besides her purse and she had to pay with her plastic card.

    Besides, she’s down-sizing, so she won’t even go to stores much anymore – she says they’re too much temptation (which I don’t really get, except for food and paper to shred).

    Anyway, when we read this, she went into shock, so that’s why I get the computer for a while, so I can’t wait for your Mom to shop again.
    Woof! TINK

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 10:01 am

      Snorts! My mom is very good when it comes down to shopping and saving money. In fact, there is MAJOR money that she saved on for something we are doing in September. Even daddy couldn’t believe that one. XOXO – Bacon

      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        05/10/2017 at 11:01 am

        Cool. But you aren’t telling what it is yet?
        Woof! TINK

      • Piglove

        05/10/2017 at 11:07 am

        Not yet. Mum is still the word. Us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson have been sworn to secrecy. Heck, mom even as far as to tell me if I squeal one word, she will cut me off my Cheerios. Can you believe that?! XOXO – Bacon

      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        05/10/2017 at 12:03 pm

        WOW – must be a great secret.
        Woof! TINK

  11. Amy

    05/10/2017 at 6:55 pm

    Bacon, I bow down before your Mom. *said with a hint of a tear*

  12. Skyler Braveheart

    05/11/2017 at 11:03 am

    SCORE! Kohls 0. Mom 100

    • Piglove

      05/11/2017 at 11:56 am

      Amen to that sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon


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