I just love a good bargain. But you know what I love even more? Friends who celebrate a good bargain with me. I hope you can feel my pain when I tell you I live in a household of 3 guys. They aren’t so much into celebrating good bargains.
Just to give him credit, my husband does say, “Nice job, honey,” and gives me a pat on the back when I show him a great deal I got. But he’s just never going to get to the point where he says, “No way! Get out of here. That is an amazing deal,” followed by a high-five and a happy dance. Nor will he say, “Sweet, show me more.” He’s usually looking at me with that helpless, I’ve-got-to-get-away-from-her-before-she-talks-me-to-death look. I know, I’m a nut job. But bargains are so fun!
So, I just have to share a couple of the great deals I got on post New Years sales this week. You’ll do a happy dance for me, right!
|Something like the one I bought at Target|
I’ve considered replacing our artificial Christmas tree with something that is smaller and doesn’t have to be set up branch by branch. I’ve had it for 15 years, so when I did the math, I figured it cost me $6.18 per year for our Christmas tree. Not bad, huh? Well I was in Target and they had Christmas trees at 75% off on January 2nd and I replaced my tree for just $38.75. I figure if I can get 16 years out of this one, it would cost only $2.42 per year. Oh yeah. That’s the kind of bargain I like. Plus, it was one of the kind with pinecones stuck on it, the kind I wanted. Bonus.
It’s a slim tree. So it will take up less space and at least something in our house will be “slim” during the holidays.
I was also excited to replace my tacky wreath with a new one for $6.25 and pick up some gift bags for next year for 25 cents. I’d have bought Christmas cards for next year, but I had already purchased 2 years worth last year at 75% off. I decided I didn’t need to become a Christmas card hoarder and passed up the deals this year.
Then, when I was checking out, I found a missing $25 gift card we’d received from our insurance company for installing a teen safe driver camera a few months ago (something my teen boys didn’t find quite as exciting as I did). So, I was able to apply that to my purchases. Double bonus.
Over at Sam’s Club, I tried not to squeal in delight when I found red and green plastic disposable cups for just 1.91 (down from $9.98) for 160 cups. That comes to just a little more than a penny per cup and we couldn’t care less if they are red and green. I resisted the urge to purchase more than two packages. Again, hoarding crossed my mind. Those TV shows on hoarders keep people like me from getting carried away with bargains.
Finally, I toodled on over to Walmart and was happy to find red damask tablecloths on clearance. Last year, I bought some for our church for women’s events, but we were a few short yet, so when I found them on clearance for $2.25 each, I was able to expand our stash.
Since, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t go so far as to do the happy dance for the candy canes or Christmas confetti cake mixes I got at 75% off, I’ll
spare you the details show a picture.
Are you feeling vicariously satisfied because of my bargains? Then I’ve done my job and left you with a happy sigh. Now go out and find your own deals and stop by and tell me about them. I’ll dance for you.
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