Last updated: November 16. 2013 10:54PM - 2057 Views
ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

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With Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners around the corner, lots of people are always looking for a nice gift to bring to such an event if you’re lucky enough to be invited. Wine? A veggie tray? Cornucopia of flowers? I like to go with a fan-favorite: chocolate.

Michael Mootz Candies on the Sans Souci Parkway in Hanover Township is offering 15 percent off everything in its store through Friday as part of customer appreciation week. If you’re more into Russell Stover or Hershey’s Pot of Gold, head to CVS or Rite Aid, where they’re buy-one, get-one free this week. In addition, at Rite Aid, a variety of Roca canisters are also BOGO.

Walgreens has varieties of Ferrero Rocher 25 percent off.

Maybe dessert isn’t your thing. Perhaps it’s the appetizers while everyone’s gathered around the TV watching football. Weis has Nabisco snack crackers including Triscuits, Wheat Thins and Ritz for $1.99, a box but you must buy three. Cracker Barrel cheese, one of my favorites, are on sale, three blocks for $6 and you must also buy three. This will be a crowd pleaser - but don’t forget the mustard.

OK, so what if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Speaking from personal experience, you need to start buying meal items now. Don’t wait until the day before Thanksgiving. Don’t even wait until the week of unless you have a smaller refrigerator and very little pantry room to store stuff.

This is the week stores roll out awesome deals for turkey day items.

Wegmans has yams and sweet potatoes (yes there is a difference) for 39 cents per pound, no coupon required. Price Chopper has the same price on sweet potatoes, but a coupon found in its circular is required. Wegmans also has Nestle Toll House morsels for a low price of $1.99 a bag. Use the 75 cents off two bags coupon to save even more.

What a deal at Weis! Use the $1 off coupon found in the store’s circular inside today’s Times Leader for your purchase of one Mrs. Smith’s pie and one Edwards creme pie. Mrs. Smith’s pies are on a buy-one, get-one free sale and Edwards pies are $4.99. There are coupons inside today’s glossy pullouts for 75 cents off an Edwards pie and $1 off a Mrs. Smith’s pie, so get three pies total and save $3 with the three coupons.

Don’t forget the Cool Whip! Price Chopper has containers for 97 cents this week, all varieties.

Also at Weis, grab Birds Eye frozen boxed veggies for 67 cents each, limit of six. These usually sell for three times that price.

Target has been offering a wider variety of food lately and its grocery prices are also pretty reasonable. With the $10 off a $50 food and beverage purchase coupon found on page 3 in its circular today, the appeal of shopping there just grew exponentially.

Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 570-829-7269. Send local steals and deals via email to aseder@timesleader.com and follow him on Twitter @TLAndrewSeder for news and offers throughout the week.

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