A Hefty deal

Today I brought home 40 boxes of Hefty Fresh Extend bags.

You might be asking yourself WHY?

I sometimes ask myself the same thing.

I bought them because they were free.

A couple of weeks ago David and I stopped at a Hy-Vee store and I saw a wall full of these bags, on clearance for 50-cents each, marked down from $2.19. I knew I had a few $1 off 2 coupons in my coupon box and ended up getting 6 of them totally free.  Then I hopped online and found a seller on eBay that had 20 of the same coupons for $1.49 with free shipping, and I bought them.  (so, yes, I did pay $1.49 for 40 boxes, but I’ll be selling them for $1 each at my garage sale, for a profit of $38) Then today the girls and I were in that same town so I stopped to see if the bags were still there.  They were.  I loaded up my cart with 40 boxes, then hunted the aisles for any other super deals.  Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cheerios were on sale for $1.50 a box. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of the kid’s favorites.  I had 10 50-cents coupons, so got 10 boxes of cereal for $10.  The one box of Cheerios I got was only 50-cents off after the $1 coupon I had.  Fuze drinks were on sale for $1 each.  I normally don’t buy these but they are low in sugar and a nice treat for a hot day.  They were 25-cents each after my 75-cents coupons.

My girls had fun at the Salvation Army thrift store, where Katie found a darling monkey themed billfold and a purse that looked brand new.  Emily found a big purse in the 25-cents bin and a couple shirts.  I found… more books for 12/$1, several that looked brand new.  Emily, at 14, is a really smart shopper.  Her aunt Julie gave her a gift card for $20 for her birthday.  That girl filled a huge bag with that gift card, concentrating on the $1, $2 and $3 racks. She came home with one pair of shoes (the highest priced item), 3 belts, 2 pairs of sunglasses, two dresses, and a couple shirts, all for $20.  Wonder where she learned to shop like that?  :o)

One thought on “A Hefty deal

  1. Lisa says:

    Well I just did a great bit comment, but it was lost, said my email wasn’t right? Great shopping Mary.. afraid it won’t go through again.. LOL


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