I've been going a bit Pinterest crazy lately, I get lost in the endless creativity I find there. Recently I pinned the coolest kid's Valentines idea and I ran with it (I'll show you, I promise). Most Valentine's Day gifts are full of sugar and unfortunately some of Chelsea's grandparents are diabetic. Wanting to be fair, we ran off to Walmart to get supplies for both her Valentines and some Equal to bake some treats everyone can enjoy.
Before heading out, I made a list of what we needed, scanned the Walmart flyer one last time, and checked my handy-dandy coupon binder to see if I could save any extra money.
Chelsea and I had a Saturday evening out, leaving Daddy home in peace, something he doesn't get to enjoy often. It was freezing outside again though, so luckily we got a super parking spot!
We headed straight to the Photo Centre to pick up the special photos we took to make our Valentines. We went there first, or I would probably forget (I'm speaking from experience).
I got slightly side-tracked and went to price some juicers. I really miss a carrot/apple/beet/ginger juice I used to get at a local smoothie shop that has since closed. Not sure yet if I'll get one or not... I don't know if I have enough room in the kitchen for yet another gadget.
Off to grab the Equal. I looked up and down the aisles in the food section and for the life of me could not find any. I knew it had to be there, so we looked again and just as I was heading to the closest blue-vested associate I could find, out of the corner of my eye I spotted the Equal on the lower shelves in the same aisle as the vitamins in the pharmacy section... kind of odd.
I guess it is a sugar substitute, but I'm used to seeing it in the baking section in the other grocery stores I shop at. Regardless, I found it and didn't have to ask for help after all (I'm stubborn like that). I love that the new Equal Sucralose is in a canister container. I have such horrible luck with the big zipper bags that are being used... I can never get them closed right and end up spilling it the next time when I grab it too quick.
I think we might bake some Valentines sugar cookies first and maybe Grandpa will get a sugar-free Apple Pie from the apple of his eye.
I love when I can use a coupon on an item which is already on Rollback!
Packed up and ready to go, making sure to bring my coupons home with me.
I even followed my list for the most part, except for when I spotted an excellent price on mini rice cakes, a snack we all enjoy.
Chelsea got her usual ride on Bob the Builder, and then we went home to make our Valentines...
Sweetest. Idea. Ever.
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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias, all opinions though, are my own - as always.