Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quick Update!

Amy knows I love a deal so the other day I come home, and she tells me I need to watch a segment on the Rachel Ray show that she recorded for me. A bit puzzled I obey. The segment was great!
It was about a woman who wrote a cookbook using only items found at her local 99 Cents Only Store. She then takes us on a tour of the store where I am amazed at some of the finds. At her particular store they even carried expensive wines that were reaching the end of their shelf life for --- you guessed it -- 99 Cents.
So Amy, Claire and I load up the family car and make our way to this little mecca of shopping for what is sure to be a delight. And honestly it truly was -- here are some of my 'bargains'

We all know Claire needs a sticker album -- where well else can this be found for less than a dollar?

I'm still not convinced this is the cheapest place to buy these two items -- but we needed them anyway.

A STEAL!!! 'SOS' PADS!!! And I think in the future we will steer clear of the 99 Cent 'Facial Tissue' AKA micro-derm-abrasion in a box.

And finally, its come to our attention that most normal parents don't often take their one month old swimming. While we have tried to find a good deal on newborn swimsuits, it has been nearly impossible. The only store to carry such a thing is Baby's R' Us, and very few things are a good deal at that store. Would you believe that we found two NEWBORN swim suits at the 99 Cents Store, for 99 Cents each?

There was no meat or wine department as advertised on the RR segment, when I queried the clerk, she simply said -- "You must have seen Rachel Ray, trust me I'd know if there was a wine department!"

Amy has actually made one more special trip to this store to stock up on a salsa we tried (not pictured) and loved, she was able to buy a whole case for $12.00, not bad.

Moving on ---

We all remember my classic post about the SHAM - wow

Noting the emphasis, lets have a look at the most recent picture of the overexcited goon that promotes this little absorbing wonder

A tad different from his normal image as the face of SHAM - wow (note the emphasis).

That's all I got for now -- fun time in store this weekend. Time with Aunt Lori, and some Texas travels that you know will end with a funny story or two. (I believe I see a ferry ride on our itinerary today -- Claire's first boat ride!!)


LunarWorld said...

As we discussed on FB, I LOVE the 99 Cent Store! Adison has the blue swimsuit... It was a little long on her, so I cut loose the straps and now it ties behind her neck!

I've seen some people buy produce at ours, but I'm wary. I only buy dry goods.

Matt and Randi said...

What a character, that Vince guy.