Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday #8

It's fall. And what is fall without hot apple cider, mulled with cinnamon sticks? Mmmmm, how about a mug right now....

But cinnamon sticks are expensive, if you buy them in the spice section of the grocery store. So here's my frugal secret: Dollar General!

They sell a large container--about 30 cinnamon sticks--for $1! That's one dollar, folks.

At that price, I can afford to give each one of my urchins their OWN cinnamon stick in their mug of cider--a much-sought-after treat they smoke chew on for hours.

Dollar General is my hands-down favorite "dollar store," for lots of reasons (maybe I'll elaborate on that next Wednesday), but this item is one of the most incredible deals anywhere.

I think Dollar Generals are all over the country. I hope there's one near you!

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elaine@bloginmyeye said...

Ooooooh, I love a good frugal secret!

Joyful Days said...

I'm off...well, guess I must wait until daylight. But then I will GO!!

proverbs31 said...

I LOVE Dollar General!! They have a ton of good deals. :)

amy said...

I discovered this last year & was so excited! Now that the secret is out, I'd better go stock up :o)

Mrs. Brownstone said...

At such a great price, there are a million different things you could do with them besides using them in cider.

Well, maybe not a million unless I get a new job as a CEO or win the lottery, but you get the idea!

Thanks for sharing!