Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bargain Day

This morning I decided to get some housework done before it got too hot. While doing laundry, I was washing and folding "rags". Rags for washing cars, rags for dusting, rags for polishing....I decided I had WAY TOO MANY RAGS. I don't know how I collected so many but I filled a 20 gal trash bag with excess rags. That got me started and I went through a bunch of clothes and filled 3 more bags. I donate clothing and other things I no longer need once a month. It's nice to lighten the load.

Today my daughter came for a visit so we decided to go thrift store shopping. She found 2 purses (one of which I had to replace the strap on). They were nice leather purses that just needed a little TLC. I scrubbed them with leather cleaner and then used mink oil on them. I must say, they looked pretty good. Sorry, I didn't take a picture before she left with them.

A week ago, I found a cute summery top at my favorite thrift store for $1.50. Lo and behold, today I found another one in a different color. What a deal. So comfy and cool. A good day! Yesterday, my Mom and I went to a thrift store that was pretty junky. I saw a Sizzix machine (looked brand new) for $4.98. I was glad that I got $25 for mine when I sold it. Found a roll of vinyl for my Cricut for $1 there a few months back.

I don't know why but my car just wants to drive to Target, Michael's and Big Lots EVERY SINGLE Sunday. So off we went. I got a couple of necessities at Target. I also found in the $1 section, a bean bag lap table. (Think is was $2.50) It's been way too hot to have the warmth on me from my lap top. I will say it works perfectly. I keep it stored by my recliner.

Big Lots had sent me an email with a 20% off coupon TODAY ONLY. (Sign up in the store or on's worth your time). We walked in and the manager was just putting out Cuttlebug dies. $1.60 after the 20%. WHAT A DEAL. Several of them were the embossing folder WITH the die for $1.60. Geez! Couldn't pass that up.

For probably the first time ever, I didn't buy anything at Michael's. My daughter bought some beads and things to make a necklace so we each used coupons for what wasn't on sale. Overall, a pretty good day with VERY LITTLE money spent but lots of deals.

I can never figure out why Saturday and Sunday just seem to fly by but the work week drags? Why is that?

Thanks for looking.


  1. You got some great deals! I love to go to the thrift stores. You never know what treasures you might be able to get!
    Have a good week. :)

  2. great deals. i'm going to have to check out the big lots deals.

  3. oooooohhhhh wish I was with you...can't wait til the end of the month...we will hit the T-stores together!