Well I broke down and spent this weekend. My parents live an hour away from us, so I don’t usually see them all that often. Probably about once a month usually. Up until last year my mom worked full time. Now because of a bad back she can’t do the drive back and forth in one day. However last month my dad had a stroke. So now I am traveling up there three days a week. Mostly to see and spend time with my dad at the hospital, but my mom is lonely so I am spending time with her as well. Well this week she asked me if I could come up and spend Saturday with her and then we would go see my dad. So after my husband came home from work I traveled up to spend time with my mom. We had a wonderful time. We passed a couple of garage sales and stopped and we went to the thrift store. She also made me a fantastic dinner. If that wasn’t enough she gifted me a box of groceries! We then sat and talked for hours. I finally left at 11:00 pm. We always talk on the phone each day ( always have) and she is already plotting when we will be able to do this again.
So here is what I splurged on.
This was the end of a three day sale and they wanted the stuff gone. The lady said if I was interested in these I could have them all for a quarter.
At this sale they had bunches of interesting things, but you could tell that the wife didn’t want to part with anything. She originally wanted $5.00 a piece for the beaded greenery and the candelabra. I walked away from the greenery and her husband said “three dollars”. With the candelabra there is a small chip on it so I pointed it out and she said “you make me an offer” mind you it was after three by this time. I said “ how about $1.00” Yes I low balled her, she kinda got on my nerves by this point. She said how “about two” “ok two”.
Then I thought that the thrift store was going to be a bust too. We went down several aisles, and I found nothing. Finally in the back of the store I found a few things.
It seemed like they had really marked up their prices since the last time I had been there. I think that I found stuff that had been priced before. Most of the purses were $4.99. This one is an Ann Taylor Loft and it was $1.99. The Thermos mug was .99 cents. The milk glass compote was also .99 cents.
Then I found this Gymboree jacket for my baby for $4.99.
Perfect for fall.
The best find of the day.
This adorable little seersucker Gymboree jacket. It was on clearance for $1.59!
But that’s not all folks. Our Rescue Mission Thrifty Shopper in my town is part of the same company as the one near my mom. They have a frequent shopper card. I had $5.15 cents on my card, so I got all this stuff for $5.99 including tax!
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