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Yard Sale and Thrift Store Shopping Day Results

I do love me some thrift store shopping, but I am sure looking forward to cooler weather so more people will start having yard sales again!  I still keep trying though, and managed to find a few good things last weekend:

Doc Martens, $5; new and sealed package of Swiffer sweeper refills, FREE (“take them off my hands” was the reply to “how much?”); Forever 21 jean jacket and Seven denim shorts $1 each; toddler’s monkey costume, $3…because seriously, Halloween is right around the corner and somebody’s going to need this.

By comparison, here’s the thrift store shop I did the same day, because I sure wasn’t going home with that little bit of yard sale stuff:

Now that’s more like it.  Two girls’ sun hats, one a Hanna Andersson that sold for $4.99 and the other a Disney Princess one that should find a home pretty quickly; they cost less than a dollar each.  Relic bag, new with tags Cache cargo pants, a Sachi insulated lunch bag and a stack of clothing and books.  But the best deal on this trip…that pile of Estee Lauder BRAND NEW makeup for $4.  Some of this was still sealed in plastic, and the whole lot sold for $26.  I probably could have made more selling the items individually, but I have no patience for things like shipping one lipstick out at a time.

Fingers crossed for sales this weekend!  Don’t forget to subscribe for updates!

A Review of My Online Walmart Grocery Experience

I doubt if there’s anyone that hates shopping at Walmart more than I do. Today, however, I picked up my first ever online grocery order from them, and I must say, it was pretty sweet. Never have I seen a lower price on eggs than Aldi at 49 cents a dozen, but I was able to get 36 eggs for $1.27 with the online order at Walmart. Our favorite ice cream – Halo Top – is $1.50 cheaper there than at Publix.

On the down side, they don’t carry all our brands, you can’t use coupons and the produce availability was a little limited (I couldn’t get a pint of blueberries). They also subbed two ice cream flavors that were out of stock for two different (but similar) flavors in the same brand, with the option to decline them for an adjusted total.

Still, the idea of getting Walmart’s low prices without having to set foot in their store ever again is very appealing.  You get a front and center parking spot, they bring the groceries out to your car and load it for you, and the staff member we worked with was very friendly and helpful.

Plus they gave us a little shopping tote with some freebies in it for trying it out! If you’ve been on the fence about this and wondered how it is…I definitely give a 9 out of 10 for convenience and price, and an 8 for selection. Here’s a link for a $10 off coupon code they gave me to share if you want to try it out…

http://r.wmt.co/fURji

Let me know what you think!