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Posted on February 18, 2017

The Best Things to Buy on President’s Day Weekend

Best Things to Buy on Presidents Day

President’s Day has long been recognized as a holiday weekend (read: no school Monday for the kiddies) and also as a day when I never remember that the post office is closed until I check my (empty) mailbox.  Of course, there is another “event” that traditionally takes place at retailers nationwide (both in stores AND online) during this holiday weekend.  Yes, those President’s Day Weekend Sales that seem to bombard your email inbox throughout the first couple weeks of February.

But is there any truth to this?

Can you REALLY save money by shopping President’s Day Weekend Sales?

The short answer: YES

The long answer: Keep Reading Read more..

Posted on February 16, 2017

ALDI Haul Today: What I Paid for Meat, Dairy, Produce

ALDI Haul

Did you catch my Facebook post this morning?  I was cruising the quiet aisles of ALDI while both kids were at school and honestly, it was pure bliss.  As I walked along, I loaded the cart with all sorts of great stuff at bargain prices.  Trips like today’s typically last us for 3-4 weeks before we go shopping again.  Not pictured are a whole bunch of other grocery staples like pasta, bread, bagels, etc.

When I got home I grouped the meat, dairy and produce and figured I would put together a ALDI haul post since I have not written one in a few months! Read more..

Posted on December 28, 2016

Under Armour Equestrian Backpack Hack – How I Saved HALF!

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Check out this video I put together to see how I scored this Under Armour backpack for Lily to use for her equestrian gear for just under $33 (about half price):

Purchase was made through SoccerSavings.com and you can shop through Ebates to earn cash back!

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Posted on September 16, 2016

Just Between Friends Hatfield/Quakertown SNEAK PEEK + Shopping Haul

This post is sponsored by Just Between Friends Hatfield/Quakertown. All opinions are 100% our own.

Just Between Friends Hatfield

Local readers, you are in for a weekend bargain shopping TREAT!  I just returned home from the Just Between Friends Hatfield/Quakertown Sale and I’m excited to tell you that the floor is bursting with treasures for you to find!!

Quick info about the sale:

Just Between Friends of Quakertown/Hatfield Sale
Sept 16-18 at the BucksMont Indoor Sports Center
2278 N Penn Road
Hatfield, PA

Sale hours: Public shopping Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday is 50% off day 11am-3pm

You can get free tickets here (otherwise admission is $3 at the door): https://jbfqtownfall2016.eventbrite.com

Some sneak peeks from the sale (and see our shopping haul at the bottom of the post!):

shoes
strollers
clothing
shoes and boots
girls shoes
under armour sneakers
girls clothing
boys clothing
games
books
dolls
leapfrog
nerf
toys
trucks
cars
sports
superhero capes
halloween costumes
boys shoes
shoes
under armour cleats
bouncers

Time to show you some of the amazing scores we brought home!

Landon’s birthday is coming up so we definitely got some great trucks and other vehicles to add to his collection.

Before I show you all the vehicles – look at this awesome desk we got for Lily for just $10!  The top lifts for storage underneath.

wooden desk

Landon was a fantastic shopping buddy today and thus he was richly rewarded!  A dozer that lights up and makes noise for just $3.

bulldozer toy

And unbeknownst to him, this GIANT dump truck will top his 3rd birthday present pile!!!  Just $7!

dump truck

As I have mentioned on Facebook, we are right in the middle of potty training.  We picked up a Baby Bjorn potty for $8.  Hoping this adds to potty training success!

baby bjorn potty

Mickey.  Landon. $10 for this costume.  Need I say more?

Mickeky Mouse Costume

More toys for the birthday boy.  2 grab bags of firetrucks and rescue vehicles for around $2/bag and a Superman mask and cape set for $4.50. Also a crane truck for $1.

toys

I set out looking for new ballet slippers for Lily today.  Hers are dreadfully small on her and I was able to get her TWO pairs – for just $6.50 TOTAL – and the one pair is in like-new condition.  One pair will fit her now, the next will be waiting as it’s the next size up.

ballet slippers

I also wanted to look for a pair of snow boots for Lily and I ended up hitting the boot jackpot. I got her winter boots to wear with her thousands of pairs of leggings ($4), snow boots ($6) and black boots that will double as Darth Vader boots for Halloween AND pirate night boots for our next Disney cruise ($6)!!  $16 for all three of these pairs of boots:

boots

These are random finds for Landon – firetruck sneakers ($4), Bauer hockey skates ($4) and Under Armour cleats ($5). The cleats probably won’t fit him for a couple years but the deal was too great to pass up!

hockey skates under armour cleats

I really really tried to use some restraint with clothing at this sale, something that I am usually incapable of doing.  But my kiddos are 110% set for the fall and winter ahead – their closets are BURSTING and they already have too many clothes. So except for this $1 pair of Carter’s PJs which all but leapt into my bag, I held strong when it came to clothes!  Should you NEED clothing, however, this sale is the place to be!!  SO MANY CLOTHES!

carters pajamas

Definitely make plans to shop JBF Hatfield/Quakertown this weekend and let me know what you think!

Happy shopping!

Posted on September 9, 2016

Vanity Fair Outlet Find – $4.99 Philly Sports Apparel (Souderton, PA)

vanity-fair-outlet-sale

Hey local readers!

Earlier this week Bob stopped at ALDI in Souderton, PA after work and happened to see some Philadelphia sports team apparel for sale at Vanity Fair Outlet so he wandered over to take a look. They had a whole bunch of Phillies, Eagles and Flyers apparel from $4.99! Lots of tshirts, as well as some long sleeved shirts and sweatshirts. The clothing is all Majestic brand, which is what you’d buy at the ballpark, for a whole lot more money.

Look at my new shirts!! YAY!!

phillies-and-flyers-shirts

Check out the other PHILADELPHIA DEALS that have posted!

Posted on August 31, 2016

Savers Thrift Store in East Norriton, PA Opens September 1st – Here’s a Sneak Peek!

This post is sponsored by Savers Thrift Stores.  All opinions are 100% our own.

Savers Thrift East Norriton

Local readers who LOVE finding great bargains (and I know there are MANY of you out there!):
You are about to hit the bargain jackpot.  There is a brand new Savers Thrift Store opening tomorrow, September 1, 2016 in East Norriton, PA.  (The official address is 2708 Dekalb Pike, East Norriton, PA 19401.  It is right by the intersection of Germantown Pike and Route 202 (Dekalb Pike).)  We had the opportunity to shop at this brand new Savers last night and I can’t even begin to prepare you for the amazing deals that we found!

Now, before I show you pictures of the amazingness we found, as well as the shopping haul we brought home, I want to remind you how Savers gives back in a big way to its surrounding community.  This Savers store receives its donations collected by Big Brothers Big Sisters Clothes for Kids’ Sake and also from community members who drop their donations at the stores.  Donating is as easy as pulling up to the designated parking spots during regular store hours.  Employees will help you unload your donations and you’ll receive a donation receipt for your income taxes and a coupon towards your next shopping trip!

Through this partnership, Clothes for Kids’ Sake receives a steady source of income it distributes to local youth mentoring agencies like Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. In 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region served over 3,500 youth in Southeastern PA and Southern NJ. Clothes for Kids’ Sake helps the agency fund community and school-based programs that provide children facing adversity with compassionate and caring adult mentors.

That. is. AWESOME!

So let’s check out this store!  Remember that Savers’ stores offer more than 100,000 items for sale at any given time and every single day more than 10,000 new items are placed on the sales floor.  You will never be at a loss for merchandise at Savers!

We found the East Norriton store to be BIG, open and yes, fully- stocked.  Right inside the front of the store you will find LOTS of Halloween costumes, accessories and decor (BRAND NEW, not second hand).

Savers Thrift Halloween

Savers Thrift Halloween Costumes

The clothing selection was borderline overwhelming.  They had so much to choose from for the entire family and we kept commenting over and over about what fantastic condition everything was.

Savers Thrift Womens Clothing

Savers Thrift Clothing

Savers Thrift Shoes

Too bad we aren’t Red Sox fans – check out this BRAND NEW WITH TAGS youth sized MLB Authentic Jersey for just $9.99!  The original tags read $75.  $9.99 for a lightly USED jersey would be a great price in my book – but this is BRAND NEW!  Unbelievable!

Savers Thrift Red Sox Jersey

My nieces are into gymnastics and take weekly classes.  I couldn’t leave this gorgeous leotard/jacket on the rack for just $6.99.  My older niece will LOVE it!

Savers Thrift Gymnastics Outfit

Books?  Housewares?  Handbags and wallets?  Toys (big AND small)? Yeah, they have a few.

Savers Thrift Bed and Bath

Savers Thrift Handbags

Savers Thrift Housewares

Savers Thrift Toys

We filled an entire cart full of goodies that made their way home with us!  Everyone in our family found things to buy, in all different categories.

Check out this amazing toy box we found for our little fire truck fan!  $4.99!

Fire Truck Toy Box

He’s also getting ready to take on the soccer field for the first time ever this fall.  He was thrilled with a new-to-him soccer ball, just his size ($1.99)!

Landon with Soccer Ball

Bob made out like a BANDIT last night!  Under Armour, Nike, Adidas and Carhartt outerwear for just $7.99 each.  Work shirts for $3.99 each.

Savers Thrift Mens Clothing

When you’re a work at home mom, comfort reigns supreme.  I loaded up on yoga pants and capris.  All are name brands – Champion, Lands’ End, Old Navy and Gap with a price range of $2.99 – $6.99 each.

Savers Thrift Yoga Pants

Lily and Landon got a few new pieces of clothing too – Under Armour sweatshirt ($5.99), UA tank ($2.99) and a Justice sweatshirt ($2.99).  Awesome!

Savers Thrift Kids Clothing

Lily also got two pairs of shoes and I am convinced they are brand new. There is not  a single scuff or wear mark on the soles!  Lands’ End shoes for $3.99 and Avia sneakers for $5.99.  And yes, she was so excited about them she wore the sneaks to school today!

Savers Thrift Kids Shoes

Savers Thrift Lily Ready for School

What amazing bargains!

Get ready to save on clothing and more for your own family.  Check out the Savers Thrift Store in East Norriton, PA which will officially open to the pubic TOMORROW (9/1/16) morning.  Let us know what you find – my kiddos are already asking when we can go back!

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