Friday, July 11, 2014

Saving money, finding deals like Stacie Sayz So

My sister friend and fellow blogger is always making me jealous about the deals and freebies she scores. A few days ago I received an envelope from her,  along with one of her sweet notes and a gift, that contained five coupons for free products. Useful, definitely gonna need products: laundry supplies and yogurt drinks for the kids. Receiving the coupons from her reminded of this post I’d already started about my shopping adventure that I compare to one of Stacie’s deal seeking missions.

During a trip to a new Target for some party supplies I spotted their end caps about six of them had deeply discounted items. This is what I scored:

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I bought two packs of thank you note cards with matching envelopes for $1.78 each. That’s 28 cards and envelopes for $3.56.

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I have wanted to purchase a Smash book for quite some time, but couldn’t justify the cost especially given that I have tons of albums, journals and scrapbooks I’m currently using. I simply couldn’t pass this one up for $3.74. These books cost upwards of $13 alone and kits are about $30. See why I was so excited?

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Then I found a few things that I needed/wanted:

Stickers I’ll use for scrapbooking or making greeting cards, $1.18.

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Expressions tape for small deco projects, etc., only $0.88.

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Child-themed thank you notes. I’m working getting my children in the habit of sending thank you notes. These were just $1.48 for 10 or 12 (I don’t recall) plus envelopes.

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I needed to buy a gift for a friend and I wanted it to be nice, but inexpensive. I found these gift bags and tissue paper on the clearance rack. Then bought two purse-sized journals with an encouraging phrase on the cover along with a four-pack of pens. I wrapped the journals in red ribbon included two pens to match. Total cost of gift: about $10 to $12. The gift bags and tissue paper were both $0.82.

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Lastly, I scored a shadow box/drawer organizer for just $2.38.

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The total, including the journal and pens that were not on clearance, was just above $20. What do you think? Did I get some good deals? The ultimate test is what Stacie will say. I’ve written about Stacie before; check out one of the posts by clicking her name in this sentence.

If you’ve recently scored a great deal, please share it in the comments.