I've found some really fun bargains lately that I just have to share:
Remember that massive bag of bakery goodies I purchased for $1.75? Well, I was in that town again a couple weeks ago, and couldn't resist checking to see if I could score again. I confess I was giddy with excitement when I saw the bottom shelf bulging with two huge sacks, each at the same amazing price. I considered purchasing both, but decided to let someone else take advantage of such a great deal!
On that same trip of errands, I decided to stop in a thrift store. Unbeknownst to me, the store was about to re-locate, so everything was marked half-off. I couldn't resist these cute shoes for 75 cents! I'm totally not a shoe person, but since I love polka dots, these caught my eye. They're not practical (They have zero traction!) but they sure are fun. Plus, look how well they coordinate with our dog!I also browsed the book section in the thrift store, and was excited to see an unfamiliar book by one of my favorite authors, Henri Nouwen. This little book is a new treasure, and the timing of its wisdom was impeccable.
Finally, last weekend, I headed (by myself--yay!) to the city to run some errands. I'd noticed Hy-vee had the kind of detergent I like on sale 3/$8, so I stopped to pick some up. I only purchase the fragrance free variety, and for some reason the price tag by the white bottles said $1.88. I briefly thought about shoving all 20 bottles in my cart, but again showed restraint and chose 4. Well, when I got to the register, the detergent rang up at $2.99. I immediately commented on it, and someone ran to do a price check. When the price was confirmed in my favor, the clerk informed me that I would receive all 4 bottles for FREE! I was so pumped. (Totally thought of you, Kara!) Then I really wished I'd grabbed all 20 bottles. =) To top it all off, my detergent "purchase" qualified me for a catalina coupon that gives me $2 towards my next Hy-vee transaction. Woo-hoo! I couldn't resist taking a pic of all the freebies I scored via coupons and rebates on this shopping trip. I felt so MSM. =)
Thanks for indulging my stories. Do you have a fun recent bargain to share?
*I'd love to help you get a bargain if you or someone in your family is in the market for new shoes. I have a 20% off coupon to Payless that's good until 8/28, and I will happily send it to the first person who emails me with their name and mailing address.