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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Only a buck

Not too long ago I discovered the closeout aisle at Kroger. Now I know most stores have clearance sections or closeout shelves, but I’d never noticed it at the local Kroger where I shop. When I saw it a few months ago I hit the jackpot and snagged about six bottles of Pantene conditioners and shampoos for about $2 a piece. I gave a set to my oldest daughter (‘cause of course us girls always need some), two for my two middle daughters and two for myself.


IMG_20120508_090344   Today I went into the store to get some bottled water and raw sugar then remembered the aisle. It was quiet in the store with not too many people milling about so I was able to peruse at my leisure. There were a couple of things that seemed promising, but I resisted because I didn’t need them and couldn’t think of anyone who needed them. I found two great things: A bottle of stain remover and color-safe bleach that’s normally more than $6. I got it for $3 and it was a definite score ‘cause I needed it. And a book: “Spirit of the Polar Regions, explore the icy wilderness of the Arctic and Antarctic.”

The sticker said $1.00.

Seriously? Yup.

IMG_20120508_090433This book is a large hardback, full-color, completely illustrated book, which normally retails for almost $30. Yes, I looked it up. But on the same site you can get it for about $2. With shipping and handling my dollar deal is still the best.

I took the yucky, dirty, torn cover off of it and couldn’t wait until the children came hope from school. They were excited about the book when I showed them. They enjoy reading about different places in the world as well as animals, foliage and people of the area. We didn’t got too far into it today because it’s 256 pages, but I know each of us will spend time checking it out.

Not only was this a good deal, but it’s educational for myself and the children. That’s always a win-win.

Have you found any good deals lately?

Because I like to be helpful (and make a couple of pennies at the same time) here’s my Amazon affiliate link for “Spirit of the Polar Regions.” Under normal circumstances I’d make a small commission, but this link is to the $1.92 book. :-) Enjoy.

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