In the past couple of weeks I’ve come across a few bargains that are worth sharing with you. The three that are up for discussion today are all precious gems, each in their own way.
Recently I was visiting the grand state of New Hampshire which already has a special place in my heart since the Stone Wall Kitchen Warehouse store is there.
I’ve always loved their products, but let’s face it, who can afford $14.00 for a box of cupcake mix? Not me, but I can afford .99 a box at the warehouse store. Isn’t it great when you stumble across an outlet store that’s truly a bargain? So few and far between lately.
But I digress. As usual. So, on the way up to New Hampshire I stopped at the state booze barn. No, that’s not the real name, but it sure looks like a booze barn….
At any rate, I usually stop there to peek at the wine offerings because I like my wine cheap. And if you want cheap, this is the place to find it. They have a huge selection of wines and the prices are pretty spectacular, which explains the hordes of people shopping there every single time I visit.
Case in point, meet Rodney. When I walked into the outlet and saw this sign, I had to check to see if it was a misprint. Rodney Strong is my very, very favorite wine. I never buy it because it’s usually $20.00 a bottle, but when I do have a glass it’s a special treat.
Rodney for $8.99 a bottle plus a case discount of an additional 15% off, which equates to $7.64 a bottle. So long Yellow Tail, Rodney just bounced your kangaroo butt back to Australia.
On to the next deal. I had a carpet in my living room that had seen better days. An area rug actually, and it was really looking sad after five years of six pairs of feet pounding the heck out of it.
And when you have a lot of kids, it’s hard to invest the money in new stuff because you know that nothing is safe in the house until the kids move out. In my case that’s a decade away. I couldn’t look at that tattered rug for another ten years.
I did a lot of research on finding the best rug for the least amount of money, and all the evidence pointed towards Overstock.com. The reviews were positive, the shipping a mere $2.95 and they offer a vast selection.
I usually don’t like to make large purchases online because I want to touch the product, see the colors, and make sure the quality is good. But as I shopped locally, I found the prices on rugs to be astronomical. So, I took a chance on Overstock.
When the rug arrived I was greeted with a loud thud at the door. $2.95 shipping is sort of ridiculous when you look at the size of the thing. I used to have a fantastic rapport with my UPS driver. Maybe not so much anymore.
After we lugged it in and unrolled it, there was much oohing and aahing. Toes burrowed into the pile and everyone agreed that it was a fine choice. $161.94 shipped. A bargain indeed.
The last deal is not my favorite, but it very well may be the girl’s. 70% off Easter candy at Target. We hit it right when it started and had our pick of the good stuff. The girls were mostly excited about the Tootsie pops, while Mom was stoked about the Reester Bunnies. Dang are those things delicious.
If I had to choose, I’d say the rug was my best bargain. Having that thing delivered to the door for $2.95 was pretty sweet. But finding that deal on Rodney was pretty amazing too. It’s a toss up.
What do you think?