What a great holiday weekend – four days of perfect weather! I went to a yard sale in the neighborhood on Saturday and connected with friends that I hadn’t seen for months. I found a new golf pull cart (still in the box) that will replace my old one. On Sunday, I attended a family barbecue at my brother’s house. Our half-sister and her family were visiting from Florida. I supplied the drinks and filled the cooler with cans of Pepsi, Lemon Lemon, Izze, and pouches of Juicy Juice Splashers all found in my stock pile and purchased with rebates. When the ketchup ran dry, I was able to replenish it quickly with a bottle of French’s ketchup that I had stocked up on. Checkout 51 is still offering a $1.50 rebate plus a 50 cent bonus which made the $1.98 bottle of ketchup at Walmart absolutely free – I bought another bottle today. On Monday my son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren visited, and I was able to offer veggies, dip, meat/cheese/nuts/fruit snack packages, and juice boxes without the need to run to the store. The stockpile proved to be a money saver and great stress reducer, and I plan to continue to stock it for just those reasons!