This deal is too good not to share!
I just got this check in the mail from Better Homes and Gardens…
Yes, I saved $18 on their Flip-Tite Containers (canisters) for my pantry, and I am so excited!
The pantry in our dining room has been (and continues to be) quite a work-in-progress.
My mom painted and “antiqued” the pantry Jeremy installed last year (I have a tutorial to share about that, if I can ever find time to post it).
My current project is organizing my pantry goods, and back in January I realized that I didn’t have enough air-tight containers to store all my yummy foods. You know, my almonds, and oats, and dried fruit, and quinoa, and gluten-free pasta and all the other healthy (and sometimes not-so-healthy) foods we eat.
We have a really big Wal-mart about ten minutes from our home, and the line of Better Homes and Garden home goods caught my eye a few months ago.
On a whim After careful consideration
I bought a set of these Flip-Tite Containers for my pantry. When I got home and opened the box, I found a post card that offered a free year’s subscription to Better Homes and Garden magazine.
I’m not a huge fan of magazines (who needs a magazine when you have Pinterest?), so I almost threw away the post card. Thankfully, I stopped long enough to read the fine print (I never read the fine print!), and noticed that I could either get a free 12-month magazine subscription, OR a $6 rebate.
Um, is there any decision?
Rebate or magazine… money or clutter?
Seriously. That was a no brainer!
Since I needed more canisters, and wanted to get even more refunds, I bought two more container sets to complete my pantry project.
I mean, I’m practically earning money here, right?
I filled out each post card, marked them as a refund, and slipped my receipts along with them into an envelope.
Last week, I received an $18 check in the mail.
I will say that I linked to the canister sets on Amazon, but they are much cheaper in the Wal-mart stores. I think I paid around $18 for each of the canister sets shown above (about $12 each, with the refund).
A six dollar rebate per set is a nice savings! Each set includes three containers with lids (six pieces all together), and if I remember anything at all about mathematics that makes each container about $4 each. Not bad, says I.
From what I read in the fine print, it looks like Wal-mart is offering a $6 rebate on all Better Homes and Gardens products priced at $20 and up. So if you’re in need of any pretty and functional home décor right now, head over to Wally World…
I’ve been using my containers for over a month now and am very pleased with the quality.
They are pretty (pretty is very important, right? I agree.), functional, completely air-tight, and stack well in my pantry.
However, they apparently do not sprout legs and organize themselves within said pantry.
So, no, I still haven’t finished my Organize-the-Pantry project… hopefully I’ll carve out the time to wrap it up this spring. Because spring is when everyone starts doing spring cleaning, and spring cleaning means tackling messy pantries and messy closets and messy other stuff.
This is proof that inspiration, good intentions, and cute canisters still don’t make your pantry get organized, right?
Maybe if I keep sharing pictures of my messy pantry shelves with you, I’ll get embarrassed enough to do something about it this spring.
Or maybe not.
I did warn you that I no longer need perfection to be completely happy, didn’t I? 🙂
Here’s to living & loving well-