Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to Use Clearance Items This Valentine's Day

I noticed the clearance section as soon as we entered the store



a basket full of items that were...

not damaged
not stale
not expired

but had simply fallen victim to what I call

"The next thing syndrome"

because stores and manufacturers

know how to get our attention
know about clever packaging and product placement

(a lesson my children also learned last summer)

stores and manufacturers know that by simply change the aisle

to this...



we will buy the "new" items instead of the "old"
 
Well here are some ways that I've found
to take advantage of Christmas Clearance this year for Valentine's Day...

Red Velvet Cupcakes

(saved the green for St. Patrick's Day)

 

 
 
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
 
chop up leftover holiday chocolate
drop the chocolate in your favorite pancake batter
and you've got "chocolate chunk" pancakes...

a new twist on an old favorite
 
Candy Cane Cocoa
 
photo credit: pinterest
 
Peppermint Brownies
 
photo credit: ghiradelli
 
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
 

or you can even buy enough chocolate to fill up your chocolate fountain...

 
just be sure to keep a watchful eye on the fountain or you may end up with this!
 


Christmas Clearance Items purchased

2 packs of cake mix (1 red/ 1 green)
1 box of chewy fudge brownies
10 boxes of chocolate candies
2 boxes of large candy canes
2 boxes of small rainbow candy canes
1 small basket of strawberries

Total spent... $3.40


Happy Savings!

Up next?
How to use clearance items this spring

sharing this lesson today...

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