Wednesday, March 31, 2010


A thrift store here called Ohio Thrift has a 50% off day the last Wednesday of each month for clothes and shoes and things of that nature. We hadn't been there in months, but DH & I set out to find a kitchen table set and there is a Show & Sell consignment thrift store right next door to Ohio Thrift, so we ventured out. We found a nice table with 4 chairs for a little over $200 :) It's dark wood, simple, and fairly small, and will fit our kitchen nicely. We needed a table because we're hosting Easter.

I found some spectacular bargains at the thrift store. I was in need of a few more spring and summer outfits for work. Here's what I got:
short sleeve red & navy Tommy Hilfiger turtleneck NWT
tan Sonoma sweater/cover up thing
short sleeve Merona hoodie
orange Liz Claiborne hoodie
gray Delia*s top with some designs
navy Lands' End sweater
fuschia top
fuschia & pink flowery skirt
plaid capris
brown New York & Company top
blue jean Merona skirt

& the kicker.... pink & white Nikes for $2.49!!

Total... $21.88

Awful pic...

Moral of the story... NEVER pay retail!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ah ha, a loophole! CVS 3/1

I love after-holiday bargains. Yesterday I discovered that the Valentine's goodies at CVS are now marked down to 90% off. While the selection is greatly picked over, I was able to find a few things...

Like... a chocolate Palmer's Double Crisp dog for .29, a heart full of M&Ms for .25, small boxes of chocolate for .09, a bigger XOXO sweethearts gift bag for .25 (will use for DH's anniversary gift- the 5th anniversary of when we started dating is this month), a small Valentine's bag for next year for .09, and some gummy bears for .09. At the last minute I noticed that the gummy bears are a Gold Emblem product, and I had been getting $1.00 off 2 GE products coupons from the ECC scanner... I was not sure if it would still work since it was under $1.00, but I tried it anyway... and it worked!

So today I forced hubby to take me back to CVS after running a few errands and going to dinner... Stupid me I can't find my $7.99 from the EARinse deal, so I had to pay OOP... But today I got:
4 bags of GE gummy bears @ .09 each
Gain detergent @ 5.99
-1.00 GE coupon

Got $2.00 back in ECB for the Gain.

I wish I had the time and energy to get my coupons better organized and hunt for more details, but that will do for now.