I looked at kitchen stores online, and was a bit dismayed by the prices, so I switched to Googling DIY projects. Some were interesting, even pretty, but assumed I already had in my possession an empty wine bottle, or something similar. The necessary dispenser piece to fit on top was about $7.99 at a "big box" store, which cost less than olive oil dispensers sold at the kitchen stores. Hmmmmm......
Suddenly, I remembered a recent email, stating that I had $4 in Rewards to spend at Kmart. I immediately searched the Kmart website, and discovered that an olive oil dispenser for $4.99 was available in the store near my house! I excitedly ordered my son to put on his shoes, and off we went to Kmart. To my delight, there were several olive oil dispensers on the shelf! I grabbed one, went to the register, and paid $1.06, including tax, thanks to the $4 credit on my Rewards card.
As soon as I arrived home, I took a picture of my frugal find, along with the reason for its purchase.
Not only is the bottle filled with olive oil aesthetically pleasing, but it also does a superb job of dispensing without making a mess! Perhaps the greatest reason for my love affair with my newly acquired kitchen gadget is due to the price. There is a such a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that something works correctly and it didn't cost an arm and a leg. Ahhhhh, the bliss of a frugal happiness moment! Thankfully, I have been able to enjoy the euphoria throughout this past week, as I see the bottle out of the corner of my eye on the kitchen counter, and neatly pour its contents for other recipes.