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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February Deals

Did I get any good deals today? At Kroger, I used my $40 worth of "reward checks" I'd received for having a bunch of points on my Kroger card. Plus it was Senior Citizen Day, so that was another 5% off the entire bill.

Later, at the Westlake Goodwill, I paid a dollar for a neat little pin. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it's a little house with fence, lamppost, and trees.


 The back said "House Pins by Lucinda" and listed a website, http://www.lucinda.com. I went to the site and found a page of House Pins. I guess I got a pretty good deal.

I also bought a large totebag for a dollar . . .


. . .  a small handmade pottery jar (79¢), a tiny ceramic heart-shaped box (59¢), two small copper pails (99¢ each) . . .

  

. . . and a ceramic cat plaque (99¢) made in 1994 by Smoky Mountain Pottery in Gatlinburg.


I'm not sure to which of our cats the plaque refers—probably to my husband's cat Dylan.

The Discovery Shop was having a 25% off sale today. I found a casserole dish that was already marked 25% off. With the additional 25% off, I paid $4.50 for it.


At the Discovery Shop, I also found a floral bedspread, bedskirt, and sham set that was $15 after discount. I'll use it on the guest room bed.


The spread is reversible, but I like the dark side better.


I guess I got some pretty good deals. What do you think?
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Garden Shoes

A few weeks ago, while I was in the Rocky Mount Tractor Supply, I saw some nifty garden shoes. They were on sale for $19.99. That was more than I wanted to pay, so I didn't buy them.


Today, I was back at Tractor Supply and noticed the shoes been reduced to $9.99. But did they have my size?

Yep! Bought 'em! Here they are getting the official cat scan from Chloe:


Check out the treads on these things, which are officially called "Sloggers Garden Trekker Boots." Since they're waterproof, they'll be good to wear in rain and snow. And great for manure shoveling sessions.


Here they are on the Slogger website:


I guess I got a good deal.
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