Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thrifty Thursday - Oct 13.11

I had a fairly successful hunting trip last weekend. I didn't bag everything on my list; but I did manage to get some good as well as some great bargains.


  • Two lovely blouses from Value Village: the blue satin was brand new with tags on for $9.99 (a bit more than I usually spend on thrift). But the animal print blouse was a steal! It was priced at 5.99 and had what looked like a coffee stain on the left breast; so I asked the clerk if they took anything off for stains. I got it for $2.99! Ain't that grand then! (I used Oxy and the stain came out beautifully.)

  • Then I found these 2 purses. I got this knock-off Burberry knapsack for $9.99 (and then a couple of dollars off for some specks of dirt on it); the yellow one is in perfect condition - inside and out; it's was bright, cheerful and $6.99.

  • The Autumn colored necklace (lower left) was $2.99; and I love these silver plated earrings with blue glass beads (upper left) for $6.99. (But shhhhh! Look what Santa found on the right! These Moonstone earrings in a silver setting that perfectly matche the Moonstone ring my daughter gave me a few years ago. They were $17.99, but still a deal because new they would cost in the $60 range. And a woman needs a few good pieces of jewellry!)


I smiled extra large at the check-out because I had a 30% off coupon ... which meant that even after Starbucks and Laura Secord, there was still lots of Slush Fund in my tin.


I hunted through 2 Value Villages for a good used blender. The only one I found sounded like a chainsaw with a bad case of Bronchitis. So, I sent to President's Choice and bought this one for $30; a good price with a 2 year warranty and a clean bill of health..
Re the much-coveted animal print cardigan: after hours of fruitless searching in many stores, I found this one. It was $38 with an extra 20% - still more than I wanted to pay! And I sort-of had my mind set on the traditional beige-brown color rather than this still attractive, but obviously female leopard! So, it sits in it's paper wrapping while I decide whether to keep it or return it for credit. Hmmmm!.

While I'm deciding, I think I'll put my feet up and entertain myself with a few of the magazines I picked up. Maybe Valerie will inspire me to not eat that last piece of pumpkin cheesecake in the fridge!


Now, go see Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday #134.



Janet said...

Excellent hunting expedition :) Love the yellow purse - and the fabulous moon earrings.

I bow down to the Goddess of Thrift!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You always do a good job with your finds. Hope your Thursday is a wonderful one!

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' your gonna look wildly amazin' in that fabulous leopard print blouse!!! Fantastic steal girl.

You just amaze me with your bargins.

Honey, if ya don't love the cardigan...take it back and wait for the one your heart desires. Ya know you'll find it.

God bless your day sweetie!!!

Garden of Egan said...

Great finds!
You are amazing.

Pamela Gordon said...

You're such a savvy shopper! I love the yellow purse. Pamela

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Love the bags!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

A most successful hunting expedition, for sure! I never seem to 'see' those good deals at the thrift store. Maybe I need hunting lessons.


Looks like your hunting trip was a success and that you bagged a few good deals. GREAT JOB.

Pat MacKenzie said...

I love your thrifting blogs. You manage to find the best treasures. Congrats on your super finds.

Zilly said...

Goodmorning Sandy-I saw you're shopping stuff-I like you're animalprintblouse-In Holland that's hot. And I love moonstones-I really do. And what about you're burburry knapsack-great. You will look HOT. Wishing you a great week with heart&soul from Sil.