I recently learned that production at two of the four Eggo plants has been disrupted, leading to an Eggo shortage in stores that’s expected to last until mid-2010. So it seems like the perfect time to extoll the benefits of homemade waffles. I hesitated a lot before taking the plunge with the Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker.I didn’t think the boys would like Belgian waffles, and this was the best rated “regular” waffle maker and at $29.95, it’s very affordable. I discovered that there’s nothing like a freshly made waffle that’s crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The boys love them too. Because I add fruit like blueberries and bananas, they do sometimes stick to the waffle plates. I scrape off as much as I can, and consider the first waffle of the next batch a loss – it lifts off the black flakes that I couldn’t get out by hand, and the rest of the waffles are perfect.
Today’s Amazon Video Game Deal of the Dayis my favorite Wii workout, EA Sports Activefor $39.99. That’s the lowest price I’ve ever seen it – list price is $59.99, and I paid $49.99 for ours this past the summer. The lower body and cardio workout is great, and I love that you don’t need any special equipment. (You can use the Wii Fit board, but you don’t have to – and we don’t.) We gave up on the resistance band, though – it just wasn’t very effective, so for an upper body workout, just do some push-ups
Common Sense with Money has details on how to save 50% off at SeeHere (through today, prints excluded). I went ahead and ordered 5 small paperback photo books for less than $20. (Shipping is free on the books.) Slowly but surely, I am crossing holiday gifts off my list!
Moneywise Moms has a $10 Food Bank Challenge – take $10 and buy as much food as you can to donate to a local food bank. I’ve got a bag full, but I have a few more things I want to add from this week’s sales before I go.
Stretching a Buck explains the changes to Target.com’s printable coupons. They are major changes, but I’m hoping it makes using coupons easier.
Stretching a Buck is also giving away a copy of the book Baby Bargains, which I found invaluable when I was preparing for my first baby (ends 11/25), and a Halo Sleepsack, which I adored because of its safety aspect (ends 11/24).
Select Comfort is giving away a queen size Sleep Number bed set and accessories (ends 12/15). They’ll also have big discounts in the Thanksgiving Day online only sale, and the Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale.
If you have or want a pay-as-you-go cell phone, Sharpen Your Scissors has info on how to get free minutes by shopping as you normally do at Kroger.
Coming tomorrow: Another Musselman’s Applesauce giveaway!
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