I hit 6 yard sales this morning. As it turned out, I made the majority of my purchases at my first stop! Here's what I found there:
*WARNING! DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU"RE ON MY GIFT LIST*
-Blokus game (brand new, still in the shrink wrap) We have the two-person version of this game and love it, this 4-player one's going in my gift cupboard with a specific recipient in mind
-set of wine charms still in original packaging
-two rectangular baskets (one small, one mid-size)
-small glass pitcher (perfect for pancake syrup!)
-medium-sized Sigg water bottle
-lightweight Roots tote bag (a bit more stylish than those cloth ones!)
-small star-shaped box (my boys made necklaces for my niece's birthday tomorrow and this will be the perfect thing to present them in!)
-set of glass candleholders
-funky blue glass bottle (you can't see it that well in the photo, but it has these neat semicircular depressions all around it)
AND (drumroll, please!)
-a Scrabble game with all the original wood tiles!! I''ve been looking for one all season as I have some fantastic gift projects in mind using these. They're actually getting quite difficult to find as there are a lot of us thrifty crafty people hunting them down these days.
I got the whole lot for $17 (I talked the lady down from $25 because I only had $17 on me!) I checked out the price of the Blokus game online and it's $39.99 new and the Sigg bottles are over $20 so I think I got a good deal for this haul :)
I only made one other purchase in the rest of my rounds this morning, but it was one that is going to earn me an Awesome Mom award from my kids:
A bunch of university students were having a yard sale and I got Rock Band, Guitar Hero Aerosmith, Guitar Hero AC/DC, the drum kit, mike and two guitars ALL for 15 BUCKS!!!!! We've had Guitar Hero World Tour for a while with just the guitars and my boys are beyond thrilled to now have the drums and mike. In fact this post is going up a lot later than usual since we've been busy giving it a thorough testing out.
Grand total for the morning: 33 dollars for 20 items, or $1.65 an item.
(A little higher than my usual average, but considering the retail value of some of these purchases, still a lot of incredible deals!)
If you found any great deals this week, I'd love to hear about it!