Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Frugal Finds: July 2016 Edition

This month Joe, Howard, and I were able to sneak out to the thrift store, and we scored BIG time!  I can almost always find something to purchase, but this time there were s-o m-a-n-y great deals to be had.  We always go on Wednesday which is half price day, so everything we purchased was half off!  Howard has moved into 3T clothing, so I was on a mission to find 4 and 5 T items, and I hit the jack pot.  I was very pleased to find so many pairs of pants without zippers and snaps.  
Part #1:
4T Blue Camo Pants for Howard $2.99 - 50% off Sale = $1.49
4T Green Camo Pants for Howard $3.99 - 50% off Sale = $1.99
4T Navy Striped Sweats for Howard $2.99 - 50% off Sale = $1.49
4T Jeans for Howard $2.99 - 50% off Sale = $1.49
4T Overalls for Howard $4.99 - 50% off Sale = $2.49
5T Gray Pants for Howard $3.99 - 50% off Sale = $1.99
Blue and Gray Floral Skirt for Me $2.99 - 50% off Sale = $1.49
5T Gray long-sleeved Robot Shirt for Howard $1.99 - 50% off Sale = $0.99
4 or 5 T (no size in shirt) Long-sleeved Tractor Shirt for Howard $1.99 - 50% off Sale = $0.99
5T Long-sleeved Football Shirt for Howard $1.99 - 50% off Sale = $0.99
5T Long-sleeved Sweater for Howard $1.99 - 50% off Sale = $0.99
5T Long-sleeved Blue Pocket Shirt for Howard $2.99 - 50% off Sale = $1.49
5T Long-sleeved Gray Mustache Shirt for Howard $1.99 - Did not get rung up = Free!
3T Lightweight Blue Sweat for Howard $1.99 - 50% off Sale = $0.99
Belt for Joe $0.99 - Not rung up = Free!
Part #2:
2 Board Books for Howard $0.99 each - 50% off Sale = 2/$0.98
1-6 pack of Books for Howard $0.99 - 50% off Sale = $0.49
1 set of Coasters $0.99 - 50% off Sale = $0.49
 1 Melissa and Doug Chore Chart for Howard $2.99 - 50% off Sale = $1.49
1 Digital Thermometer for the Tub for Howard's Baths $0.99 - 50% off Sale = $0.49
1 Tub of Legos for Howard $5.99 - 50% off Sale = $2.99
1 HUGE Rolling Box of Legos for Howard (not pictured) $7.99 - 50% off Sale = $3.99
 + $0.71 Tax
Total OOP: $31.49
(would have been $62.77 before 50% off sale!?)


  1. I have been following, and enjoying, your blog for quite a while, so I am slightly embarrassed that this is the very first time I have posted a comment. Although I have been living frugally for many years, you are totally responsible for making me an Aldi shopper - so, thanks for that! :) Since I live and work in Maryland, I am very interested in knowing the name of the thrift store where everything is 1/2 price on Wednesdays - could you share it?? Thanks in advance! :)

    1. Thank you so much for following along! It's such a blessing to know that I have helped to inspired someone on their frugal-living journey, even if it is just shopping at ALDI. ;-) We actually go to the Community Aid in Hanover, PA. I have found that they are worth the 40 minute drive once or twice a month, especially since we are buying for a little one. They are so clean, organized, friendly, and they pull the plus size clothes out to their own section which is so helpful. Wednesday is 50% off everything - they call it 'family day.' They also do 50% off for seniors (55+) on Tuesday, and 50% off clothing for Firefighters, EMTs, Veterans, Active Duty Military, Police, Teachers, Healthcare Workers, and their families on Mondays, but you must show ID. I hope this helps - let me know if you decide to make a trip up!

    2. Thank you so, so much for such a prompt reply! I have been to Hanover (don't laugh, but my husband and adult son love the Utz Outlet), and, from checking the Community Aid website, I see that it would be easy to find. Can't wait to make the trip, and I'm excited to go on either a Wednesday OR a Tuesday (no shame here - my husband qualifies for the senior discount). Thank you so much again, and keep up the good work. I still feel bad that I have been reading your blog for probably two years, and never commented until today! :)