I hit the ShopKo store today to pick up some Halloween clearance…not candy, but a few other things.
First of all, we are having a “Princess” birthday party next summer — and Ariel is her favorite princess. I can’t see spending $29.99-39.99 for a princess dress up outfit but a mermaid Halloween costume at 90% off makes it a STEAL! The costume you see pictured cost me $3.99 today and should be a perfect fit in about 6 months.
It is the last thing I wanted for her party – and will share more on that another time.
Here is the other big score. Oreos. (thanks to my friend Kelley for the tip!)
Instead of candy, they have fun things like pretzel, teddy grahams and mini oreos bagged up for the little tick or treaters. A bag of 18 mini packs was on sale for $5.99 and not a huge bargain. The signs said 75% off and that $1.49 becomes a pretty good deal as it’s now less than ten cents a portion for a snack or to tuck into a lunch.
I put 8 bags into my cart.
They rang up 90% off!
$.59 is AWESOME for those, that is $.33 a serving off — with a price drop now to just three cents a serving! WHO CARES if they are in orange bags with oak leaves on them?
SO – here is today’s haul:
8 bags mini Oreos $4.72 (perfect for my hubby’s lunches!)
3 random decor items for next year $4.47 (1.49 x 3)
grand total – $13.65 and that includes tax.
I will add the $4.72 to my food total…but think I did pretty darned well!
Like snack pack type things?
Keep your eyes open to unique clearance deals after Christmas and beyond! Just off the top of my head, I know I got GREAT deals on cashews at Target last year – in a pretty jar for 90% off!