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Frugal Spending Spree Today

January 30th, 2009 at 06:26 pm

Today I went for a walk up the street for milk for DF-Maria, and drop in to the Charity Thrift shops on the way, I have to go past them, all five thrift shops to get to the supermarket. They are putting up their prices so I will not spend as much as I normally do but when they have a 50% off sale which two of them did today I stopped to look. I found a nice classic top cream & navy which will go with my basic navy pants in a style that will not go out of style for along while. RRP $19.95 for $4.00, German cookbook $1, like new baby picture frame RRP $20 for $1.50 and on Baby on Board car sign for .50c, this is for a gift in few months I making a baby Gift basket up. Bought the grandma some sewing patterns 4 @ $1, Year 12 text book on Home Economics $1 - RRP 29.95, my treat for the day Silver Plated Art Deco 1930 style milk jug & sugar bowl for $4.00 - (RRP $60) and bag of confectionary at supermarket when I got there on special $2.95 - RRP $4.50. If I had to buy all these things at full price in the thrift shop I most likely only bought the two books. Oh I did remember to buy the milk too!

I love it when I can spend money to keep the economy going and doing some good will at the same time.

I came home with approx. $172.80 worth of stuff costing only $15.95 including the candy bars. I would say its worth it to have these little spending sprees now and then.

3 Responses to “Frugal Spending Spree Today”

  1. Amber Says:

    Wow, you got some really great deals

  2. whitestripe Says:

    ugh, i have noticed the past few years how op shops are putting up their prices. DF and I were talking about that the other day. He likes to buy older furniture and then re-finish it so it looks like new. Opshops have started charging $200-$300 for some little, bad condidition pieces of furniture, its ridiculous! It is hard to find the good old ones where the women will look at all the stuff you are buying and say 'oh... $10'.

  3. Analise Says:

    Good job on the deals, Kitty!

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