Quickie post on some fabulous bargain finds from this weekend.
Headed to Walmart to check out the after-Christmas sales. Since making all of our Christmas gifts was such a success, we wanted to see if we could get some good holiday-themed containers in advance.
We made off like bandits!
Everything was half price, so we got the red containers for $1.50 (there's 3 of them with lids), and the boxes for $2.50 a pop. That's less than $10 for all of them!
The boxes are awesome because you get 3, they come with lids, and they're fairly sturdy cardboard. These will be so perfect for whatever candies and cookies we do next year. And with what we spent, they turned out to be 83 cents a piece! (plus tax, but whatever)
I also like that the holiday decoration isn't too obnoxious or ugly. I'm not a fan of stuff that is too heavily tied to one season because it's hard to reuse. These are good for the whole winter, and easily be regifted to someone else.
We also hit up Goodwill. I was in need of some more sweaters as our office is a bit drafty. No success with pants, but I did find two nice shirts.
Neither of them are a perfect fit, but I think a good washing will help. At any rate, these were $3.38 a piece. Boo-yah!
While I was having some difficulties with sizes (that's for another post ... sigh ...), I was impressed with their selection. If brand names are your thing, you will find them all at Goodwill. There are some truly hideous gems from the 80s and 90s hanging out, but overall, you can get good basic items.
I also grab a set of dishes to take to work. Our place has a few ceramic dishes, but I usually have to clean them for my lunch. Figured my own set would ensure I'd always have a dish, lol. Both are microwave safe and were 88 cents a piece. Just need to hit them up with a little bleach and soap and off to work they'll go!
Part of being financially strapped is knowing when to lay down some money and when to hang on to it. Bargain deals always make me feel good about where my money has gone.
Question of the Day: What bargain deals have you found lately?