3.13.2009

Frugal Fridays

I love to save money. I'm not cheap, I just have to save money when and where I can to make sure we stay with our heads above the water while we actively save money for retirement. So I am always looking for a GOOD deal.
This last week was a good money saving week for us. I went to my favorite thrift store and scored big time. On Saturday I found a beautiful light wood toddler bed and practically a WHOLE summer wardrobe for me. For 40 dollars I got one bed, 4 pairs of capris, seven shirts, 2 funky brown bead bracelets and a scarf plus a Discovery Toys tangram set. That's a ton of stuff, in the retail world:
toddler bed on target.com 99.99
capris at target 19.99X 4=79.96
shirts at target 15.99 X 7=111.93
bracelets 2.00X 2=4.00
scarf 5.99
tangrams (price unknown)10.00
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retail total 311+change WOW

With that purchase at my thrift store I saved 270 bucks.

Session #2 Wednesday money spent 17.51 items purchased-5 pairs of boys pants, 1 yard of blue gingham, roll of cotton cord, 1 small plane, 18 BRAND NEW IN WRAP! plastic tumblers, 1 mug, 1 vintage Saint Patty's day card. In the retail world:
5 pairs of boys pants target 10.00X5=50.00
fabric @Joanns 5.99
cotton cord @Joanns 4.99
plane @Target 1.99
18 tumblers 36.00
mug and card 6.00
JarJar Binks party hats priceless!!
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Retail total 104+change

I saved us about 87 bucks right there! Another great way to save money and recycle too. I donate a ton of stuff here, too. I always joke when I drop stuff off that I don't know how I can still have anything left in my house because I donate so much stuff.

9 comments:

  1. Super impressed with your findings! Plus buying second-hand is so great for the environment. Double score!

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  2. You rock! I'm blown away girl! I so need to find an amazing thrift store like yours! The ones I found aren't so hot. I did take 4 bags full of stuff to childrens resale store, what's left goes onto craigslist and then the goodwill.

    I bow down to you! You're amazing!!!

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  3. Bargins! U just cant beat that feeling when ur goin threw the check out whether its the store or a thrift store even the grocery store and ur leavin with an awesome deal! You did awesome :) Anyway stopping by from SITS hope u have a wonderful wkend and that the snow clears up and the weather gets warmer :) It will be in the lower 40's here and i have spring fever! I cant wait any longer!

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  4. I love a good deal!! Thanks for coming by ladies!

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  5. I'm impressed! Teach me your ways, oh frugal master!

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  6. Here we call them Op Shops, and you'll always find me rumaging deep within one. Actually, went to a few today and so many people, more than usual - seems recession is hitting Australia.

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  7. What a haul!!! I wish there was a good thrift store near me... there are a bunch of lousy ones, but no good ones.

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  8. Hi.
    Stopping by via sits.
    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Wow! I never have the patience to root threw things at thrift stores or discount places anymore. I'm impressed!

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