Friday, September 23, 2011

Frugal Friday!

I totally scored big time yesterday!  Of all places it was at the good old Dollar General which happens to be the only chain store within 20 minutes of my house.  I dropped the ketchup which blew up all over my kitchen so I had to run out really quick to get another bottle.  However, my quick trip turned into an hour long shopping spree!
As I walk into the door there are 2 huge tables full of Summer items, everything from towels, washcloths, kids water toys, chalk, snuggies, clothing, etc.  Why was I so excited you ask?  Well, the tables were already marked down 50% off and now they were another 50% off.  I can do some serious damage with 75% off!  I nabbed a package containing 3 fly swatters for a quarter, a pack of four dish cloths for $.50, a ball and bat for $.75 and a bunch of coloring books for $.50.  The coloring books are awesome because they are superheros, Jonas Brothers, and a couple of Cartoon Network cartoons, not some cheesy cheap coloring book.  I nabbed a Monster truck shirt and a Spider man shirt for my 2 year old for $5 for both, and the list goes on.  I got a lot of stocking stuffer type toys for $.25 each and ended up spending only $26 but coming out with six stuffed bags of loot.

I began years ago with this habit, but anytime I find things this inexpensive, I go ahead and load up on anything I may will need in the future or toys.  Christmas can get so expensive if we let it sneak up on us, but when we purchase all year long, it isn't as painful as it could potentially be.  Now that I have four children I am always looking out for steals and deals.   So the moral of the story is go ahead, you know you want to, head down to the DG and see what loot you can snag!

21 comments:

  1. Great job! I also like to buy Christmas presents thru out the year when I find deals.

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  2. I love places like the Dollar store. I'm totally addicted to the dollar section when you first walk into Target.

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  3. Great Score...

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  4. You certainly got some good deals! Have a wonderful weekend. I am a new Follower. Thanks also for becoming a follower of my Blog.
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  5. I love the Dollar store when I need to stock up for a birthday party and I need crafts, or glue, or crayons, etc. Perfect place. And coloring books. Super cheap and really thick.
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  6. I love catching deals likes that. I am in Freds stores for my job alot I always check out what they have on sale.

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  14. I love great sales!

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  16. My mom used to do that too (shop for Christmas gifts all year long) when we were kids. It helped her a lot in not having to rush at the last minute.

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  19. That is so awesome. I always like finding such great deals.
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  20. That's so smart to stock up like that, it does save a ton when Christmas starts rolling around. I need to start watching for things on clearance!

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