Anyway - I kicked some royal New Year's BUTT at the stores today. It was one of those days where we didn't really have anything to do, so I could take my time.......and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Fasten your seatbelts - it might be a bumpy ride.
Our totals were $10.16 and $7.16 - for a grand total of $17.32, which comes out to be $3.47 each for a jumbo pack of diapers.
I have to tell you. When we pulled up to Babies R Us at 9:30, when they opened, there were more cars in the parking lot than I thought there should be the morning of New Year's Day. About 10 to be exact.....I got a little nervous. Wally could sense my discomfort and said to me "You don't know that they're here for the diapers", my reply "yea right". We briskly walked into the store, Wally got a cart and we jetted to the diaper section. As we approached, we could hear the ladies saying - "I can't believe they're already out of size 5s" - repeatedly. I ripped my coat off, threw it into the cart, looked at Wally and said "Game on" and off I flew. I approached the endcap from the side and was able to slide the newborn sizes out out without being detected. I also wanted a couple of size 5s, so I went up front and asked if they had any more in the back. The nice cashier called to the back and they did. We went back to the store and waited. In the meantime, there was an older couple there wanting size 5s for their grandchild. We waited only about one minute, the sales clerk came out with the size 5s and we were on our way. I think Wally secretly enjoyed it. The ladies that were griping about them not having size 5s had left by then so they were out of luck. But we scored bigtime!!!
We went by Best Buy and Wally bought a new TV for his office with a giftcard that his boss gave him for Christmas (thanks Manish!!). He was anxious to get home and install it, so I dropped him off. I knew that amount of shopping that was all I could really ask of him anyway.
I was off to Wags.....my second home......
I ordered more Revlon qs from Ebay and they had arrived. My plan was to get a couple of the Revlon foundations that were bogo, I had $2 mfg qs and there is a Wags q in the Wags January book. They ended up being a little more than I thought, so I purchased a couple of clearance eye items, which are $2.19 and BOGO, used two $2 Revlon qs, which gave me a little overage, plus I had a $2 rr. I paid a total of $1.64 for $46.62 worth of product. Not too shabby!!!!
Here is a pic of the loot:
Mrs. Missy Coates
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