Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This week's good deals

I got these items on Monday, but I haven't had a spare minute to upload these pictures until now. :) I've been enjoying having my parents and grandmother visit!

So I guess this will be a quick recap, in case there are any deals you're interested in for the week ... Wal-Mart
  • raisins and spreadable butter - regular price
  • Pull-Ups flushable wipes - $0.14 each after coupons (I used the last of my coupons.)
  • 2 packs metallic colored staples - $1.00 each (see picture below)
  • brads and binder clips - regular price, just needed to restock my craft supplies

Dollar Tree

  • kitchen timer - $1.00 (to use in our 15-minute reading time during homeschooling, since I can get carried away and read for a LONG time)
  • addition flashcards - $1.00 (The ones I used last year have grown legs and walked away somewhere ... )
  • soy sauce - $1.00


  • 20 2-pocket portfolios - $0.01 each (each makes 2 gift "portfolios" like I made here)
  • 3 packs (2/pack) blunt-tip Westcott kids' scissors - $1.99 for all

Rite Aid

  • Colgate Total with Whitening toothpaste - $1.00 profit after coupon and Single Check Rebate
  • 2 packs Kotex pads - $0.50 each after coupons and Single Check Rebate

Here's a closeup of those cool metallic staples:

I found these in the special school supply aisles they have set up. I love staples on card projects because, quite simply, they WORK! When I staple something, it's not going anywhere. Now that I have pretty-colored staples, I can actually use them more often - even where they'll be seen.

Then, of course, I stopped in at Michaels, hoping to figure out what I wanted with that 50% off coupon I've been carrying around for a week. Since I got a gift card from my sister-in-law for my birthday, I had a little more wiggle room. Well, I was just in time for weekly markdowns. Now all of their summer clearance is down to 80% off. Maybe next week it will be 90% off! If so, I know of a few things I'm going to snatch up if they're still there! Check out what I got anyway:

  • Strathmore drawing paper (200 sheets) - $3.50 with coupon (needed for school)
  • 7 pairs of flip flops for next year's Cousin Camp - $0.20 each (We'll decorate them as a craft, and then they can use them. They might not last a LONG time, but they'll at least last through the week.)
  • 8 paintable frog frames for next year's Cousin Camp - $0.20 each
  • 1 pack of 6 blank notebooks to decorate at next year's Cousin Camp - $0.79
  • 3 foamie craft kits to use as art projects in schoolwork - $0.49 each

And finally, from the $1 section that was reduced while I shopped, I got these for $0.47 each:

  • pack of 4 decorative file folders (I wanted to try out a project I've seen that used them.)
  • pack of decorative recipe cards (I needed some for when people want my recipes.)
  • 6 journals to use in gift baskets
  • 2 packs (80 sheets each) Mary Englebreit sticky notes (I really like them, and they're one of my "little luxuries".)

I was quite pleased with my finds, especially at Michaels!


Esther said...

ooo...lots of good deals this week!
Glad you found lots of good deals for cousin camp --- makes it fun to make "expensive" projects for a fraction of the cost!