I love a good bargain! This weekend we got several.
On Saturday, we took the kids to the dollar theater at the mall to see Madagascar 2. Admission for four, an extra large tub of popcorn (and we got the free refill) and an extra large pop came to just $18. Normally we wouldn’t spend that much on refreshments, but it was Little Sister’s first movie at a theater, and we wanted her to have pop and popcorn.
On Sunday, LS and I went to Target and a couple of other stores. She had some Christmas money to spend and wanted to look at the toys. Among the things she looked at were the dress up clothes. They were quite expensive – for example, $30 for a cheerleader outfit that was pretty cheap looking (in both senses of the word). She also liked looking at the bride Barbie doll. We went to the children’s consignment store afterward and looked at the fancy kids’ dresses. We ended up with a very pretty fancy white dress, complete with netting underskirt, for $6.50. Much better quality than anything from the actual dress up section at Target, and it’s machine washable. So LS has her bride dress. And it’s a size 6, so it’ll be in her dress up box for years.
When we were at the mall on Saturday, we went to the toy store. It’s a boutique toy store, so it’s pretty expensive. Of course, LS loves her dolls and had to look at the doll section. She really liked the baby carrier and wanted us to get it so that she could “wear” her babies. It was $30, though, way too much for us. So instead, she and I went to Joann’s the next day and she picked out a length of fabric that I made a “ring sling” with for her dolls. It cost about $4 to make using instructions I found on the internet, and I could have spent even less if we had used some fabric from my “stash” instead of spending $2 on new fabric.
Anyone else get some good bargains lately? How do you make your own bargains?