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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wow! What a Deal Wednesday - Week 1

For the last few months, I've been shopping more and more at all the Goodwill stores in my area.  I like to go on Wednesdays in particular because all clothing and shoes with a certain colored tag are just 99 cents that day, while toys, books, and purses with that color of tag are half off.  I don't go every week because I would end up with way too many things and no where to put them.  As it is, our house is bursting at the seams!

Shopping at thrift stores gives me a chance to get out of the house for a while and shop--which I love to do--without spending much money.  My kids love to browse the toy and book sections while I like searching for that great clothing or fabric find (yes, they sometimes have pieces of fabric).  I even bought a skirt one time just to make Ella a pair of pants from the fabric (I'll blog about those later).

The Goodwill store I shop at most often even has an "Outlet" store next door. I've been there once, and came out with a ton of shorts for Connor and a few things for Ella all for roughly $6 (I think I had 14 items in all so maybe not quite a ton)!  In the Outlet, things are literally dumped in huge bins, so you have to rummage through to find something you like, but you pay for items by the pound.  Maybe I'll try shopping there again sometime soon to see what I can find.

So, back to my latest shopping experience at my local Goodwill store, and thus, the creation of Wow! What a Deal Wednesday!  Here's what I scored:

Four great books for the kids.  The two on the left are from the late 1950's and were 99 cents each.  The 39 Clues book is a new mystery chapter book that Connor loves.  This was the best book deal at just 49 cents!

Next, I found these two adorable Gymboree sweaters for Ella.  The light blue one on the left has a cute little bunny while the off-white sweater on the right has a fancy bead detail at the neck.  I don't think either were ever worn, and both were $2.49 each.

I then came across these St. Patrick's Day themed pj pants and a brand new pair of Osh Gosh khaki pants for Ella.  They were just 99 cents each!  Wow!

I must give credit to Ella for finding this deal.  The toy shelves were freshly packed with toys, but she saw this Leapster for just $2.99.  We grabbed it and took a chance that it would work once we put batteries in it.  It works great, and the kiddos have been playing with it for days now.

I thought this red jacket was sewVery cute, and for just 99 cents, I couldn't pass it up.  Even if I never wear it, the buttons alone are worth the purchase!

And finally, I grabbed these two pair of pants for me.  The white ones are from Banana Republic and are fully lined, and the khaki pair are from Talbot's. Guess what I paid--you got it!  Just 99 cents each!  I normally don't care for white pants because I'm so afraid I'll stain them, but for this price, it won't matter if I ruin them the first time I wear them.

Total spent for the day:  $16.99 including tax for 12 items!  Not bad.  So, do you like shopping at thrift stores for great deals?  I'd love to hear about what you've found.  

Check back soon for another installment of Wow! What a Deal Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by sewVery!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you scored some great bargains, I really like the red jacket. I haven't got round to checking out the thrift stores in our area, but Goodwill has some great finds sometimes, it is amazing what you can find when you have a good old rummage!!!


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