Monday, September 21, 2009

Some good shopping deals today

I took the kids shopping with me this morning, and that was a mistake! It always takes three times as long when they're along, and I don't usually get to all the stores I wanted to. Today was no exception, but I did find great deals and got the essentials, so I guess it all worked out after all. Check out what I got for $25.14, a lot of which doesn't come out of my grocery fund:

Dollar Tree
  • wet floor wipes (16/pack like Swiffer wet wipes) - $1.00 each I had bought these previously, and then they disappeared for almost a year. I really missed them because they're so good at cleaning up spills and in-between mop-ups. So I bought four packs, just in case they decide to be scarce again!
  • 3D tool erasers (not pictured, for my son) - $1.00
  • 3-pack crayons (not pictured, for my daughter) - $1.00
  • kitchen timer (to teach and time teeth brushings and mouthwashings) - $1.00
  • Learning Playground Phonics Tiles ($15.99 at Amazon) - $1.00
  • Eureka Life Cycles bulletin board set ($9.99 at Amazon) - $1.00
  • more farm decorations for later in the schoolyear - $1.00
  • tape dispenser - $1.00 I needed one for that great deal I found on double-stick tape at Walgreens awhile back, and this one is perfect because it's so petite it doesn't take up as much room as a traditional one.
  • decorations/supplies for my son's birthday party (dinosaur theme) - $5.00
  • spreadable butter - $1.00 (because I didn't want to run to Wal-Mart, and it was the only thing I couldn't wait for)
  • balloons (for upcoming birthday parties) - $1.00
  • toilet bowl cleaner - $1.00

Rite Aid
  • 14 rubber ducks (on clearance, using for next year's Cousin Camp) - $0.99
  • mini scissors, eraser, tablet, and markers - $0.12 each (for my kids, except I kept one pair of scissors for coupon-clipping in the store)
  • Electrasol/Finish dishwasher detergent (75 ozs) - $1.49 after sale and SCR

Happy Harry's
  • ThermaCare heat wrap (trial size) - FREE after Register Reward
  • 2 packs Trident layers gum - FREE after sale, coupon and Register Reward
  • Aussie Moist shampoo (my preferred shampoo) - $0.99 after Register Reward

Factory Card & Party Outlet
  • 3 packs butter mints (2009 graduation packaging) - $0.25 each
  • 4 boxes 2009 Graduation invitation kits - $0.25 each

I went in looking for tiny little alien toys my son had picked up in the dentist's prize box. (Weird, I know, but he's a 5-year-old boy. What more do I need to say?)They were going to be a bribe to get him to go to a local dentist, instead of having to drive 1.5 hours (one way) to get his teeth pulled. As it turns out, none of the local dentists will take him because of his age. So much for insurance!

Anyway, they had all of their graduation items $0.25 each. Yes, that includes these packs of invitations! So I got 4 packs of invitations that include 25 invitations with envelopes, 25 thank you notes with envelopes, 25 seals, and all but one also has 25 mini tassels included. WOW! That was a great price just for the envelopes!

I was pretty thrilled with my finds for the day! :)