Last year I really really wanted to find a new tree during the after Christmas Day sales, but sadly they were all snatched up before I could get out. 🙁
This time was going to be different. I was on a mission. 6:30AM, I was ready to hit the stores, but first, a little pre-shopping mission snack:
Wal-Mart, Khol’s, K-Mart, and Target…no luck.
Sears, Belk, and Dillards…still no luck.
And then…at JC Penny, I spotted “The One!”
Regular Price= $299.99
Sale Discount= -225.00
Haggling Discount= -7.50
In-store Coupon= -10.00
I got the sale price (75% off) and I haggled a bit and got an additional 10% off since it was the last one and the display. The store coupon deal was a surprise, I had no idea! It all worked out to a grand total of $57.49 Plus tax! Can you say saaaaaaaaaaweet?!
But that’s not the only deal I got today! Check it out!
I lurve my cute little penguin soap dispenser!
After all my shopping, I headed home to make a real breakfast.
Cinnamon Oat Pancakes:
Inspired by Kath’s Oatmeal Pancakes
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of vanilla
1. Combine oats and egg whites and let set in bowl for about 5 minutes to soften oats. If you use quick-cooking oats you can skip this step.
2. Add in the rest of ingredients and mix in a blender until you have a smooth batter.
3. Form two pancakes in a skillet over medium heat and cook for 3-4 minutes per side.
Cinnamon Apple Topping:
- 1 small apple of choice (I used a Gala from my Christmas stocking!)
- 1 Tbsp agave
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1. Chop apple into bite sized pieces (no need to peel)
2.Heat in a sauce man, stirring occasionally until apples are tender.
Don’t know if you can see it, but there is also a dollop of maple walnut butter hiding under those warm delicious apples!
Did any of you guys hit up the after Christmas sales? Get any sweet deals?
Very nice steal, girlfriend!! I hit up three grocery stores today, lol 🙂
Three? Where you on a mission too? Lol
I blame the snow for hindering my 26th Dec shopping! I love your loot especially the tree!
what a great tree! its so perfectly proportioned ahah.. and i love the look of those pancakes!
Now that’s a sale! That’ an amazing price for a 7′ tree!
Those pancakes look amazing. I’ve already had breakfast this morning and now I’m hungry again after looking at those. Do you usually use walnut butter in place of syrup? I’ve tried cutting out syrup but can’t seem to find a good alternative.
Sometimes I use maple syrup (always the real stuff tho, no HFC’s), but most of the time I prefer to top my cakes with a nut butter, some pumpkin butter, and/or fruit!
That’s the same tree we have, it’s so pretty 🙂
Love the soap dispenser!!
No shopping for me, I don’t want to see the inside of a store for a very long time lol 😉
can’t resist the tree haha I love it!
I snuggled inside with mucho trips into the snow to play instead of shopping… I had fun but so regret not picking up some crazy deals on the 26th. Glad you saved a ton and got some awesome stuff!!
Those pancakes look heavenly! <3
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons
Love the pre-lit tree! What a great deal!
My in-laws and I went to four stores for all our deals! It was so great! I even got a Christmas gift for my husband for next year! 😉
haha! No need to peel! Reminds me of your amazing potato salad thingy where the potatoes aren’t peeled. 😉
Hahaha! Yes Aunt Catherine, those are potato peels in my potato salad!
lol, love the penguin soap dispenser. Erik and I actually got that for a white elephant gift! Wish we had kept it!