Between the stolen funds and sick kids, I've done almost no after-Christmas shopping. That's okay, 'cause I've stopped stockpiling as many generic gifts these days.
Ivy at Home-Ec 101 reminded us not to overlook grocery stores for markdowns, and she was right. Kroger clearanced an entire aisle of gifts and wrap, including non-holiday specific baking supplies like sets of 4 ramekins for $2.
The best part? It didn't take a separate shopping trip to scoop up a few deals.
I diverted my money to a clearance cart of artichoke hearts (.89/can) and pumpkin pie filling (.48/can)--two items I rarely find with coupons, let alone in organic form. Also picked up a couple gallons of organic milk reduced to $2.48 each.
Making a retro clearance favorite: junket.