I’m always looking for sales! I love a good sale, who doesn’t? In fact, I rarely buy things that aren’t on sale, except for food.
I’ve been holding off on buying small items for our loft, mostly because I want to focus on getting the big stuff done first. Also because I already have piles of stuff everywhere! I even have a stack of sinks, shower heads and faucets in my living room. At our Antiques & Consignment shop, I have a storage spot with old boxes, light fixtures, mirrors, doors, antique table legs, lockers and all kinds of stuff!
Saturday was a rainy, dreary day and I just needed a little change of scenery (instead of putting up walls)! We returned 4 containers of boiled linseed oil and we decided to go budget shopping at a few of my favorite stores. I always find great deals at all 3 stores, so I set a limit to only spend the amount of the return to Lowe’s which was around $89. I also talked Brian into going and we had our grandson, Leo, too.
Our first stop was Stein Mart. I always find lots of great buys here! I like to purchase bed linens, pillows, home decor items and all kinds of other stuff. Brian picked out this Houdini wine set. Original price was $40.00, it was marked down multiple times and our final price was $15.03! I couldn’t resist this little tray or coaster – original price $10.00 and final sale price was $3.33. Brian also picked up a pair of Mickey Mouse socks for $3.33. Total purchase was $23.91.
Our next stop was Kirkland’s. I’ve bought a lot of Christmas presents here and they always have some great buys. We had a little race here – Leo and Nandad (aka Brian) went to the 5 Below store (which is next to Kirkland’s) and I went to Kirkland’s. Our race was to see who could make their purchase the quickest. Leo won!
Here’s my first great deal, it’s 39″ tall by 12″ wide. This 3 tray stand was originally $49.99. Marked down to $36.99 and then marked down again to $29.99. It was used as a display for bath items at Kirkland’s and I think it would look good next to our master bath tub.
My other great buy from Kirkland’s was this cute little cake stand! This is from Kirkland’s Homestead living collection. I love this pure white collection. The prices are really good, too. This cake stand was only $10.99. Total purchase from Kirkland’s $43.85.
I’m always drawn to cake stands because they make me think of my Mom! She made crazy good cakes! When I was young, she had a cake stand on her wish list and we bought it for her. I still have it and use it. I’m not sure if I’ll use this one as a cake stand or a serving piece. I might use it next to a sink to hold soaps and stuff.
Last stop was JCPenney. I can always find great buys here! They have crazy good sales, too. I love their towels! I like thick towels but not the bath sheets or giant towels. As my Mom would say, those giant towels take forever to dry in the dryer! I usually wait for their towels to go on sale and buy a dozen at a time, but since I set my limit on what I was spending, I only bought 4 towels:
These towels are from the JCPenney Home Performance line. They are 100% cotton, fade resistant, low lint & low pill with durable side hems – all great features! Why white? I like white because you can bleach or brighten the towels as needed. And they stay bright white.
The towels were originally $16 each, on sale for $5.99. They had a secret scratch off coupon promotion going on, which saved me an additional 30%. Total price for all towels and a hat Brian found for $2.97 (original price was $27.00) came to $21.11! That’s my kind of bargain!
Combined total spent at all 3 stores: $88.87. That’s 13 cents less than my return!
Stay tuned for more bargains and recommendations!