Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Some good deals

I did most of my weekly shopping today since VBS will keep me busy most of the rest of the week! I need to get to bed soon, so I'll just hit the highlights ...

  • 12 spiral-bound notebooks (6/customer) - $0.01 each
  • Handy-Lines retractable dry erase markers - FREE after rebate


  • 4 pkgs Stayfree pads - $1.00 each after sale and BOGO coupon
  • 6 small notebooks to alter - $0.19 each
  • 2 packs BIC pens - FREE after sale and coupon
  • 2 boxes Band-Aids - FREE after sale, coupons and Register Rewards
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup - $0.29 each after sale and coupon

Rite Aid

  • 2 gel insoles - FREE after rebate and coupons
  • 1 shoe support insert - FREE after rebate and coupon

I got a few more things at Wal-Mart, but nothing that was on special. I just needed to restock a few basics.

BUT as I dropped off a load of bags at my favorite local thrift store, I saw that they were running a special today: adult clothes were $0.10 each. Since I knew my mom needs some clothes, I decided I needed to take a few minutes and look. In addition to the clothing below, I also got the big rack you see in the first picture above. It's an old cassette tape holder, but I'm thinking of using it for ink pad storage (if my husband doesn't commandeer it for his preaching cassette collection). It was only $1.

Oh, and the sheet music was $0.01 per book, so I got all they had to use in crafting. I love those old-timey music scores!

Here are four shirts I got for my mom ...

... and five skirts ...

... and one pair of jeans and two pair of dress pants for my dad.

Not only that, but a family from our church just donated about 10 huge garbage bags of leftover yard sale clothing to the church. They told me to go through it and pick out anything I wanted and send the rest to missions. Well, since we send mostly to the Mexican and Indian populations, they have requested that we not send anything above a certain size, which they can't use.

It just so happens that my parents wear those sizes. So I was thrilled to pieces when I saw another pair of jeans for my dad, several shirts for him, as well as night clothes and some dressy blouses for my mom ... and I still have more than 3/4 of the bags to look through! I haven't even gotten to the children's clothing yet, which may yield some nice things for my kids. (I'm not sure since several other families picked through those already, but I'm not complaining!)