If finding the "best deals ever" were an Olympic sport I would totally win gold every time. The only people who could come close to my shopping skills are my mom and my mother-in-law. There is nothing like the rush of a great deal. Here is what would have won me some gold this week.
On Saturday we were on a mission. Soccer practice starts this week and we needed some new gear. So I grabbed the adds and found out that you could get name brand cleats, shin guards and a ball for $40. Not bad, so we go to the store get all the right sizes and bought the gear. As we were driving away I found another add that advertised the exact same stuff for only $30 ! So we drove half a mile and got the better deal, then went back and returned the other stuff.
Then I had to go to Kohls to return a way cute purse that I bought a month ago at a weak moment. I had noticed in the adds, that they had a very cool toaster on sale for forty bucks (reg. $60). I hadn't mentioned it to Aric because I know he thinks our nine year old, 2o dollar wedding gift toaster was just fine.
I hope these pictures adequately represent the nastiness that was our old toaster. I think I remember cleaning it once... maybe twice...okay just once.
So Aric stayed in the car with the girls hoping that my "return" would go quicker if I knew they were all in the hot car. Well I couldn't help myself and I ran over to the housewares department. And there she was, the display toaster, all alone. I asked the guy in the department if I could buy it and he said that it was no problem AND that he would even give me a 10% discount because it didn't have a box! So now I was feeling really good about my purchase. I go to the check out, make my return and due to some additional sale they had going on and some "Kohl bucks" I had earned, I ended up getting my toaster for....drum roll please...SEVENTEEN DOLLARS!
Pretty sweet huh. Now we just have to figure out how to work the darn thing without and owners manual!
Aric too was caught up in the spirit of good deals and found these socks for two bucks and this toiletry bag for five dollars.
I know that these purchases would even make our friend Ryan Romney, self proclaimed "cheapest guy ever", proud.
On Saturday we also let the girls get their haircut. They have been begging me for months to do this. I wanted to wait until right before school started but I couldn't take the begging anymore and gave in. So here are my little girlies before....
Don't they look so grown up! I can't even stand it!