For all you fans of “Extreme Couponing”, head over to the Penzey’s Spices website, where you can combine two offers:
- use code 00002c to receive $5 off a $10 purchase, AND
- use code kindness to receive a 1/2 cup jar of spices FREE (your choice)
Enter the coupon codes during the “checkout” segment of your web order. Yes, I know that the website says you can only use one coupon, but if you put in one code then click “recalculate”, you can subsequently enter a second code. It’s so much fun to get a good deal, isn’t it? I bought 4 oz mixed peppercorns, crystallized ginger, 1/2 cup jar of cinnamon, and some creamy peppercorn salad dressing mix, delivered to my door, for the grand total of $11.98.
What drove me to extreme couponing for spices? I ran out of coriander this weekend, and the tiny, 2-oz jar at WalMart was $11.00. I didn’t believe the shelf tag was accurate, so I wandered around until I found a price check self-scanner. Yep, $11. WTF? Penzey’s sells 2 oz coriander for $4.00; I ended up buying a jar at Whole Foods for just $3.99. Even Williams-Sonoma, notorious for high markup, sells a 1.5 oz jar for “just” $7.95. So why the crazy price at Wal-Mart? It’s not like coriander is so hard to grow–it’s just cilantro, gone to seed. Hell, I have a dozen plants in my backyard right now (but the seeds aren’t ready to harvest yet, thus my need for the ground spice).
But back to my original point: go over to the Penzey’s website and get yourself a good deal…..