Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thrift Store Buys and I have a Smart Mouth
I did some thrift store buying yesterday and today. And today I also did some other bargain shopping at retail stores.
The above is what I bought yesterday. Most expensive thing was the $2 huge new bottle of Gazillion bubbles. I am putting it away for Jacob's birthday. The smurf mug and 20Q game were .25 each. And the vintage ketchup & mustard squeeze bottles were .25 for the pair. I won't use them of course, but bought them for the retro graphics.
Then today I hit 3 thrifts and bought all this:
Nothing was over $2. Bass shoes for Jacob $2, Dave Ramsay Financial Peace University set was $2, and the computer monitor storage thing was also $2. I already have one that I also bought at a thift, so I put this one under my printer, which already sits on a storage thing, so it creates even more storage. And you know I love storage.
I got my car's oil changed today ($19.99 special). I take my car to a place that is within walking distance of BJ's Warehouse, Staples, and Michaels. So while the oil is being changed, I do some shopping. It's not a Jiffy Lube place, so it usually takes an hour. At Staples, I saw on their clearance display, they had discounted a bunch of their office cleaners - most down to $1.50. I only bought a bottle of hand sanitizer that was reduced down to $1.50 and then I used a $1 Staples rewards buck that I had so it came to $.53 with tax. I am hoping to get a $60 rewards coupon in March.
My best retail bargain of the day was done at Walgreens. I saw that they had clearanced the SmartMouth mouthwash down to $4.19 - and I had a $4 coupon so it came to only costing .19
And look at all these Pepsi caps I've been saving. Each code has a special code to enter on the Pepsi website for prizes etc. Well I've been saving them for months and months - I figured when I had time I would enter the codes on the pepsi website.
Well the day finally came when I had time to enter the codes. And guess what I can get with all those caps and cartons with the codes? Something really good, right? No....Nada, zip, zilch, nothing. The stupid Pepsi promo ended at 12/31/08. I figured it was like the Diet Coke Rewards where it was ongoing. I saw on the cap it said "Sweeps ends 12/31/08, but i figured it was just for the sweepstakes and not for the prizes.
Oh well, it's not like I was buying all that Diet Pepsi for the codes. It was to feed my soda addiction. Those caps only really represent a week's worth of soda anyway. haha. Yes, the caps went into the trash.
I found out two of the concerts that will be held at the museum this year - Hank Williams Jr. and the Steve Miller Band. I will probably volunteer at both, even though I'm really not familiar with Hank Williams Jr music. I think it's old school country. I like volunteering so I get to have unlimited free soda all evening - and the free food before the concert starts. And of course for the good karma I get for donating my time to be a volunteer bartender, helping to quench the thirst of people in need of a beverage.
Posted by Chris the Yardsale Queen at 9:03 PM