Saturday, May 21, 2011

Last Garage Sales for May

The Thrifty Groove

I'm also going to be joining Rhoda this week at Southern Hospitality

This morning I woke up around 5:30 a.m. and sat around for a little while debating with myself on whether to get everyone up for the sales today or not. Earlier a storm had passed through and there was still the threat for more rain. However, after watching the weather on TV I decided we would probably be safe.

There were many indoor and under the back porch or in the garage sales this morning since everyone didn't know whether the rain was over yet. Plus, there were many other sales that had been sitting out overnight and everything was wet and ruined.

Our first stop of the day was at one of these sales where everything was wet. I decided to pass looking at the clothes since they were all still pretty wet and went to see what they had managed to keep dry by keeping it on the porch. For $5 I picked up this lamp and these two Sterlite Snap Lock containers. I absolutely love Snap Lock and pick it up every chance I get for extra kitchen storage.

We didn't find much at the rest of the garage sales on our list. There was a lot of furniture and other items marked SOLD at many sales and a lot of baby items at the others. I did find DS four t-shirts and DH found himself a couple of t-shirts along with a .50 DVD (Alien VS Predator Requim)and a few VHS cartoons for the kids. At a couple of sales along the way I did find these items.

These two will help to complete my Christmas Village - I paid $5 for the pair.

At another sale I picked up this great pink garland with pink pinecones and pink presents on it. They also had several boxes of ornaments but these are the only ones that really caught my eye. I paid $1.25 for all of this.

On our way to the next town over we saw a sign advertising an Estate Sale. DH and I both love Estate Sales and was not even aware that there was one in town this weekend due to it not being advertised in the paper. I'm so glad we happened to be driving around in that area.

I purchased this great chair for $5 and it works perfectly at our computer desk. Also this great stool cost us $6.

The next town over we only managed to stop at a couple of sales because by this time I had come down with a bad migraine and couldn't stand to garage sale anymore. I was ready to be home with a couple of Excedrin Migraines (this stuff works great) and a nice comfy couch. So my last purchase of the day was this purse for $2.

So that was my day at the sales and believe it or not we only got rained on once. Since next weekend is a holiday we'll probably take a break from the sales and hit them again in June.

Until next time . . .


Friday, May 20, 2011

Two Days of Mega Sales

Another weekend is almost here and it sure has been a busy week. I am looking forward to the garage sales this weekend and sure hope the rain holds off.

Wednesday morning I made a quick run to Kroger to take advantage of the Wisk deal. Wisk is on sale this week for $3.99 a bottle. However, at the register a $2 Catalina will print out for every bottle that you purchase. Then using the $2 coupon that was in last Sunday's paper makes for free laundry detergent. My total for all this was $34.34 and the register printed out $12 in Catalina's to be used for my next order.

Thursday, DH decided that he wanted to go back to town to hit the Albertson's Mega Sale. However, our Albertson's is bad about not restocking the shelves so everything we went for was out of stock. So we decided since we were already in town we would stop by Kroger again and use the $12 in Catalina's that were printed out Wednesday. Our grand total for day two was $40.91 for all of this.

Day one had 68% savings and day two brought 63% savings. Unfortunately, we don't have stores around here that do unlimited doubles up to $1 like they show on "That Show." Trust me, if you've ever watched it you know what show I'm talking about. So for the land of limited doubles up to .50 I'm always thrilled to get 60-70% savings.

Until next time . . .


Monday, May 16, 2011

Patio Furniture and Angel

The Thrifty Groove

I'm also going to be joining Rhoda this week at Southern Hospitality

This weekend my DH finally got a Saturday off to go into the city with me to hit the garage sales.

Our first stop was at the many Estate Sales being hosted in our area this weekend. I found a beautiful set of Wedgewood China but couldn't bring myself to cough up the $200 asking price. The only thing I did find at the Estate Sales was this beautiful angel for $25. She stands over 2 feet tall. The lady had three of them sitting on her back patio. I decided one would be enough and snatched her up.

Next on our list was to hit the many garage sales we found listed in the paper. DH took the kids and went shopping with them at one sale and came back with a toy organizer and several toys. I also found several pairs of pants for my DS which is great since he is growing so much. At one sale I came across this light up schoolhouse for $2 which will go great with our Christmas village this year.

At our last stop of the day DH found several sets of Craftsman tools for $5 to $10 a set. He was so happy he was floating on Cloud 9 the rest of the day. While he was packing up all of his tools I happened to see a sign that said table set $20. Curiosity got the best of me so I decided to check it out and this ended up being my final purchase of the day.

Only one of the chairs has gotten rusty and broke in a couple of places but I figured the table with three chairs for $20 was still a great price and a great addition to our back patio.

I love this picture because my little Fred is standing back there looking at me probably wondering what on Earth I'm taking a picture of. He's such a cutie. :)

Until next time . . .


Saturday, May 7, 2011

I Went After All

The Thrifty Groove

I'm also going to be joining Rhoda this week at Southern Hospitality

This weekend was great because I actually got to go to the garage sales after all. DH did have to work and I know he hated missing all the fun but he encouraged me to go without him and bring someone along with me. Who was that someone? My sweet dear grandma.

She always hears me tell of my garage sale stories and asks to come along sometimes so I grabbed her up this morning and away we went. Grandma found some great pictures, a tablecloth and some coasters and was so excited about her finds.

So what did I find. Well here goes . . .

Friday morning after dropping my kids off I stopped at a couple of sales down the road from my house. One was being hosted by a dear friend of mine. The only thing I found at her sale was a book but she did give me a goodie that I picked up and commented on how cute it was. What was it? Such a cute little bear magnet.

She was a little dusty so as soon as I got home I got a can of compressed air and blew the dust off of her hat and cut off a long pink feather that was beyond hope.

Next garage sale was one of those that advertised antiques and definitely had antique prices. I did find one thing that had to come home with me though.

For $5 this great hen on nest bowl is a great addition to my hutch.

Saturday morning with DH's encouragement my grandma and I hit some sales in my hometown. The first sale we stopped at had mostly baby clothes. Everything had been picked through but I could tell that both ladies hosting the sale were Coca-Cola collectors who were selling their collections. I love Coca-Cola and have a lot of it in my dining room. Today I found one item I didn't have. This great napkin holder cost me $2 and it looks like a trip to Sam's Club is in my future to get napkins for it.

At the end of the day we stopped by my dear friend Tina's flea market. During the Spring months she hosts Junkin' on Main in our hometown. She has a great blog and would love a visit from you at Junkin' on Main

It was hard to look around with both kids with us because we were scared they would break something. I did find one thing that's on my list for the summer. This nightstand was $10 and I can see a great remodel in it's future. I can't wait to slap some white paint on it and bring out it's inner beauty.

I can't wait to see everyone else's goodies from this weekend. Happy Mother's Day to all mother's.

Until next time . . .


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kroger Mega Sale 5/5

I had plans. Big Plans. I planned on going to the garage sales this weekend but DH's boss has decided they should work Saturday and Sunday. Not wanting to fight with two kids in town by myself I've decided that unless his boss changes his mind there will be no garage sales for me. Boo-hoo.

DD and I did hit the Kroger Mega Sale today. I didn't do as well as I had hoped. The coupon values in our area aren't that great right now and there weren't too many things you could get free with coupons during this sale. However, for $34.34 this is our haul.

2 Philadelphia Cooking Cream - Mega Sale Price $2.19 minus 1 $1.50/1 and 1 Free Coupon = .69 for both
1 Jello Temptations - Mega Sale Price $2.19 minus $1/1 Q = $1.19 (not free but DH loves these)
2 Driscolls Strawberries - on sale $1.48 each minus 2 .50/1 Q's doubled = .48 each
4 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta - Mega Sale Price .49 each minus 2 .50/2 Q's doubled = Free
4 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta - Mega Sale Price .49 each minus 2 .50/1 Q's doubled = Free
3 Propel Waters - Mega Sale Price .50 each - no Q's just purchased for filler item
2 Ragu Sauce - Mega Sale Price $1.35 each minus 1 1/2 Q = .85 each
1 Suave Hairspray - Free with Coupon
3 Dawn Detergents - Priced $1.49 each minus 3 .50/1 Q's doubled - .49 each
3 Mahatma Rice - Priced $1.99 each minus 3 .50/1 Q's doubled - .99 each
3 Captain Crunch Cereals - Mega Sale Price $1.99 each minus 1 $2/3 coupon basically gave me one free box
1 Charmin Bath Tissue - Mega Sale Price $5.99 each minus 1 $1/1 Q and one loadable .25 Q = $4.74
3 Diet Rite and 1 Pepsi 12 Pack = Sale 4 for $11 - No coupons but a needed item

I was so disappointed that I wasn't able to get any more Ivory bodywash since they were sold out. I might check back this weekend to see if they've restocked.

Until next time. . .