Friday Favorites is another almost weekly feature here at Simply Budgeted. The whole point of this feature is to share some of our favorite finds. Anything is game. Food. Cleaning supplies. Kid stuff. Garden favorites. Recipes. Anything that I really like and want to randomly post about. Reminder/Disclaimer/Whatever: Everything in Friday Favorites is something that we use and bought on our own.
Maybe this is a tip or a deal or … I don’t know. I am going with a Friday Favorite. I ran into Harris Teeter earlier this week to get lemonade and tea for a lunch at the office. As I walked in the door, I walked in the 75% off summer clearance items they had set-up at the door. uh-oh. I always get in trouble at the end of season sales at Harris Teeter. Why? Because they have stuff I would NEVER buy at a grocery store super cheap. Part of end of seasons sales is thinking about who has seasonal items and that isn’t their main seller. For example, all of our coolers are from CVS end of summer sales. All of them. My little two chair with a table set on the patio set was an end of summer sale at Home Depot (we totally went there for paint that day!) So keep your eyes open at the grocery stores and drug stores or little shops in town. They want the summer stuff out so they can get their fall stuff in stock!
What did I score? Most of it is in the picture above …
3 kid sized neck pillows … these are for our trip to the beach the end of this month. Perfect! ($3.25 each instead of $12.99!!)
2 pack of tank tops for me for our beach trip ($3.75 instead of $14.99!)
Pajama set with tank top and capris for me for our beach trip ($3.75 instead of $14.99!)
2 Clear Cups with straws – one for my work desk, one for home ($2.25 each instead of $8.99)
2 Can Coozies for my parents (They had these EXACT ones when I was a kid so it is a joke item more than anything) ($1.25 each instead of $3.99!)
Missing from the picture: Box of Hickory Woodchips for Brians’ new-to-him smoker ($2.25 instead of $8.99!)
Total spent with tax: $27.83
Total SAVED: $79.40
So yes, I can now claim I bought pajamas at the grocery store and well that makes the whole trip worth it right there! =P The bad or good news is that we are headed to Harris Teeter tonight for our grocery shopping trip so I am plotting what I might get for upcoming presents if they still have stuff there … hmmmm. If anyone gets summer pajamas for Christmas, they know where they came from! haha