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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sweet Deals!

Linens and Things is closing and I hit their closeout sale yesterday! I spent ~$230 and got a lot of stuff (Some of it Toby is going to wrap up for me to open on Christmas, I got a little out of hand and spent some of his Christmas shopping money, but since I am the only person he has to shop for, it's not that big of a deal... I can wait 12 days to use it):

  • 10 plushy white hand towels (to use at the gym) $2 each
  • 3 black pop-up hampers to help me declutter the FLYlady way $4 each
  • 3 sets of 3 (9 total) teal and white dish dish towels (to shine my sink with) $2 each
  • 2 small brown covered trash cans (to keep the kitties out!) $9 each
  • 1 black standing lamp $15
  • 1 gift for my husband (from my parents)
  • 1 queen sized bed-in-a-bag set (missing 4 shams) $45
  • 1 laundry bag $2.50
  • 1 lingere bag $1.50
  • 1 white christmas table cloth $7
  • 1 gift for Toby's Secret Santa
  • 4 stocking stuffer items from the front area
Yesterday I also went to Costco (because it was in the same lot as Linens and Things) for 2 or 3 items and walked out with a lot more (some purchases inspired by this couple whose blog I stayed up way too late the night before reading) I figured I could probably do with making more whole foods, but then I got distracted by stuff in that huge warehouse - I came home with:
  • 1 gift for Toby (I need to stop buying him stuff!)
  • 1 big sack of pinto beans
  • 1 sack of brown rice
  • 1 sack of long grain white rice
  • 1 pkg of cans of organic tomato sauce
  • 1 pkg of cans of organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 pkg of cans of kidney beans
  • 1 pkg of organic Marinara sauce
  • 1 pkg of spaghetti
  • 1 pkg of asparagus
  • 1 pkg of organic baby carrots
  • 1 bag of locally grown garlic (because a braid of garlic at the grocery store from the same farm was $15! and this package was less than $5)
  • 1 bag of sweet onions
  • 1 bag of fingerling potatoes
  • 1 box of Bisquick (I know plenty of people make their own pancake mix, but when I tried they turned out awful)
  • 1 box of Wheat thins
  • 1 box of Saltines
  • 1 pkg of printer paper
  • 1 pkg of fruit cups
  • 1 large pkg of Stew Meat
  • 2 bags of bagels
  • 1 pkg of 2 loves of rustic garlic bread
When I got home yesterday, I wrapped the gift I got for Toby from my parents (because it is too big to hide) and put it under the desk that will have our tree on it (hopefully we will go get it tomorrow), I tossed 1/3 of the pkg of stew meat in the crock pot with one onion, a bunch of carrots, some of the fingerling potatoes, 1 whole head of garlic (we love the stuff) and a can of root beer (hey it worked for the roast)... I came home from closing at work to a yummy smelling apartment and a salivating husband (he usually waits for me to get home to eat)... Verdict: Root beer works! I served it up with some steamed asparagus, it was delicious! (Sadly we were so hungry we forgot about the yummy garlic bread I bought, but we will eat some tonight)...

I also just scored a sweet online deal only available to Starbucks employees:
  • 3 black short sleeve polo shirts with Starbucks written on the sleeve $5 each + $5 shipping for all of them! (I really need more than 2 black polos for work, the white ones get WAY to filthy, but i have not been able to find any cheap enough)

4 wishes granted:

Power Up Love said...

whew! Busy day.

Just a hit, Mervyns and Linens and Things are both the same company. I've heard that one the last day sometime after Christmas everything you can stuff into a shopping bag will be $10 per bag.

Jennifer P. said...

i heard Linens n Things was "biting the dust". I better get over there before all the fluffy white towels are gone!

Yaya said...

Awesome! I'll have to hit up LnT this week. I went when they first started their mark downs but the discounts weren't really worth it yet.

Denise said...

Our Linens and things is history here.

Thanks for entering my giveaway! Good luck~

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