Philadelphia Steals and Deals Just Like That by HelpfulHannah

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

Sorry I am late, but I have been making a Ravioli and pasta soup. Recipe coming tomorrow. The other day I was at the Super market as a storm was predicted and cold weather so I decided to stock up. There were two women screaming at each other in the parking lot . I don't know why . One was in a car the other standing there . A young man was leaning against the wall I asked him but no response. They were really screaming, no letting up. It was quite unnerving . When I walked in I told a security guard and they quickly outside.

I was aghast at the prices of fresh spinach $7 for the size I needed. Banana's (banana bread) however, were reasonable and found over ripe ones for $.49 a pound. To be honest prices were very high for most items there were some sales and many items on sale were not on the shelves and the longer I was in the store the more crowded it became . Bottom line I spent almost $200 luckily I went back to my house twice to get my shopping bags  or I would have been charged extra for them. I also talked to a friend I needed therapy. How do big families survive? 

This makes me realize just how important it is in today's economy, bargains become to everyone. I used to laugh at my parents when they shopped bargains now I understand how they felt . So I will continue this weekly bargain post 

Now and just like that I stopped at the Dollar Tree most items are now $1.25 . If my Neice April had not warned me I may have been upset, but was not I was forewarned. The deals were still great! Full size General Mills Cereal  Chex apple cinnamon $1.25  what a DEAL   Kraft Macaroni and Cheese $1.25  still a Deal  Snyder braided Honey pretzels 10 oz size  $1.25 and so much more by the way the garlic bread there is $2.00 is the supermarket, same exact for $1.25 and it is delicious last to my great surprise cool whip and grandkids love it $1.25 the large size 

Marshalls is having it's big winter close out sale . I have been using this new type of nail file it is made of glass works wonders price at Marshalls $3.99 elsewhere up to $20 . Looking for a new Handbag well saw some high end stunning ones and was very tempted looking back sorry I did not grab one as I am sure it is gone. There were beautiful Brahmin I am so sorry I did not take home it was priced at $99 manufactures tag read $499  the other bag was Patricia Nash . When you find a treasure at Marshalls you have to grab it or it will most likely will be gone. I found a rug that looks like an animal skin from the old west love, it had to have it so unique.  There were so many top named make-up products and perfumes . Wonderful steals and deals on lamps and even furniture . There was a life size mirror that was breathed, taking  it was $600 but I have seen some priced at $4000 that were not as beautiful. 

Walmart has some great deals too an Air Fryer for a $89 Chefman French door 26Qt  also a Shark Robot Vacuum Robot wifi connect $119  -- Samsung Chromebook 4,11.6 Intel  4GB 3G    so if you are looking they also deliver 

Now please do not forget I am a Real Estate Agent I received a call from one of my favorite tradesman  Rossi plumbing and heating telling me they did not receive their check that was supposed to be mailed to them from a closing. I called the company immediately they apologized it seemed with the holidays somehow it was still in the file and would be sent today. The other person who did repairs stopped by for his cheek that I was holding for him. Hannah he said I needed a break, I took a well needed rest and thanked me for the work and holding his check. I thanked him for a job well done. 

Prices of Homes continue to rise and demand has slacked off because of the holidays and is down by approximate 7% from last year at this time 

Please come back next week for more

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Comments (22)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Hannah - sounds like a busy weekend.  Having returned home from Florida I think I will do some cleaning around the house this weekend.

Jan 14, 2022 01:54 PM
Hannah Williams

You picked a cold weekend Grant Schneider to come home stay warm and pay someone to shovel 

Jan 14, 2022 02:01 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Ravioli and Pasta Soup. . .That sounds like a wonderful recipe.  I can't wait for tomorrow!

Jan 14, 2022 02:04 PM
Hannah Williams

Now I am Myrl Jeffcoat  stuck yes, it is really good I made it up after reading Endre Barath, Jr.  recipe of lasagne soup I improvised and it turned our so good I made it again today  

Jan 14, 2022 03:39 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

You had me at the pasta and ravioli soup Hannah!  That sounds lovely.   And, WOW you've been out and about shopping up a storm!  Glad you found some great buys. Several of our local grocery stores have some pretty good weekly sale prices and it seems like the store is packed every time shopping lately.

Jan 14, 2022 02:17 PM
Hannah Williams

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker   I really did this all in one day and was completely  amazed at the steals and deals -  I don't know if you can see the rug in the picture but I had to have it and it was a steal. I am in for now as we are getting a storm I have to laugh as I think I have enough food for at least a month  maybe more maybe 2 -- Happy Friday :-)  

Jan 14, 2022 03:47 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Wow you are a rock star shopper!  Love your rug!  It's so AZ-like!!  Stay warm and cozy this weekend! 

Jan 14, 2022 08:08 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah you must be mistaken, according to the president's press secretary the shelves are fully stocked, there aren't any shortages, and the increase in our incomes more than covers any increase in prices.  SO NO PROBLEM, IT IS ALL IN OUR IMAGINATIONS!  🤣

Jan 14, 2022 03:48 PM
Hannah Williams

🙃Well,George Soutoo, who am I but a humble citizen . I guess I must be mistaken.  I know they said do not hoard any food the stores are already doing that. So I will ask Alice I think she knows. There are pills that make you larger, and some that make you small then there are the ones that do not do anything at all . 

Jan 14, 2022 04:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah- I went this morning and my H-E-B was so busy stocking shelves that I had a hard time getting through. There are still items that are in short supply, though.  I used to get a lot of my staging inventory at Marshall's. 

Jan 14, 2022 06:07 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib  I went to Marshalls thinking I may get another UGG throw  pillow for the bed, although last time I was there was way before Christmas they had plenty, none were to be found :-(  When I came across the rug so unique and soft like something from a magazine in my cart it went and homeward bound. It was meant to be  

Jan 15, 2022 08:07 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That ravioli and pasta soup that you posted looked really delicious so I am sure everyone can forgive you for being late, haha.

Jan 15, 2022 04:27 AM
Hannah Williams

I had it for breakfast with Hanna banana  bread LOL

Jan 15, 2022 08:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Hannah.

Take care, be safe and have a very special weekend.

Jan 15, 2022 04:35 AM
Hannah Williams

Roy Kelley  You stay warm ! read a good book  eat at home  and watch a good movie 

Jan 15, 2022 08:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

This morning is my grocery shopping day so we'll see what I find at the stores!

Jan 15, 2022 05:19 AM
Hannah Williams

Kat Palmiotti  Do you have Dollar Tree stores there ?  If so, are they still a dollar?  

Jan 15, 2022 08:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - beyond the sights on display, bargains and all sorts of other stuff, shopping provides a front-row seat for people-watching.  And that is still well-priced entertainment.  Or maybe it's an ongoing psychology class where real life problem-resolution is on stage.  

Jan 15, 2022 06:24 AM
Hannah Williams

Michael Jacobs  I do have great sweet and salty popcorn + cheddar cheese flavored to enjoy my favorite movie tonite plus Fridays Chedder and Bacon Potato Skins also  Cheese doodles puffs hot and honey  all for the low price of $1.25  - Best of all I found a Free Steaming Channel shhh Movieland  that has classic movies   like  Anne of the Thousand days -- The Robe -  Bullit --  The ten Commandments -  with new movies every day 

Jan 15, 2022 08:22 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Hannah,
I was avoiding the grocery stores since our big storm on the 6th. I always keep pretty well stocked up but the shelves were getting pretty bare even before the storm. I finally went yesterday and found everything I needed but the shelves were far from fully stocked. ALL of our mountain passes from the westside of the state were closed for several days. You can't tell me that doesn't affect the supply chain. And, food prices are skyrocketing!

Jan 15, 2022 07:53 AM
Hannah Williams

Carol Williams I also try to stay stocked and I too was running low . To be honest, I was able to buy what I needed, but the final tally had me shocked . Yes indeed prices of food as in housing are skyrocketing . I have never been a good at clipping coupons . Gee, I had to turn the car around and trackback almost 3 times to get shopping bags . They charge you for shopping bags in Philadelphia .Therefore, I will need to be aware of what is on sale where.  Like Nina Hollander, Broker said it is a wonder how families manage. 

Jan 15, 2022 08:31 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

You're amazing. I do no enjoy shopping in stores and do most of mine online. Bernie is our grocery shopper and really enjoys it. Guess I lucked out given my aversion to stores. 

Jan 15, 2022 08:27 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  my ex  used to love to food shop also and it seems the men in my life always loved to cook as do I .  Now it is just me and Cleo, but that is great as she loves to watch but shopping I find even when I do not buy and even online tends to take the edge off real life -one of my friends thinks I should be a personal shopper as she loves the clothes I get for her - Happy Saturday  :-)

Jan 15, 2022 08:49 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Marshalls is a place I cannot avoid. I am there too often. Funny that you mention a mirror as I actually bought one today...but not $600! Keep doing these posts Hannah, I really enjoy them!

Jan 15, 2022 02:03 PM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  That mirror was unbelievable, I just stood there for at least 15 minutes  trying to figure out how and where to put it, but too big for my condo - Loved the rug I picked up you never know what you will find - Thank you so much Sheila 

Jan 15, 2022 08:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, love your posts with steals and deals.   Seems like you cannot get out of the grocery store for under at least $100, FOR ONE PERSON!  

Jan 15, 2022 05:32 PM
Hannah Williams

Joan Cox  I did stock up this time, but I agree. Just like that prices have soared. It seems like there are lots of sales, but when I check out -- VA Voom  I am floored with how much I spent.  - So Glad you like this post 

Jan 15, 2022 09:01 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Philadelphia has a lot to offer and I won’t really ever give up on her! I’m very hopeful there are some good things happening right now

Sep 17, 2022 10:52 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Keep stealing and dealing and doing it with feeling if I have any say about it! Right on

Oct 09, 2022 10:42 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Laura Cerrano  Thank you I need a push as some do not feel as you do 

Oct 10, 2022 07:26 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Philadelphia really is substantial for the amount of local talent it boosts our broader stage

Nov 27, 2022 10:45 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I see that I’ve already posted on this one. I hope your Eagles won today. I haven’t checked yet.

Jan 29, 2023 09:35 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Definitely, Hannah Williams I meant to say, wheeling and dealing, but you got the same message out of it. So bless it anyway

Jul 07, 2023 08:40 PM