Friday, November 28, 2014

Free Christmas Tree

Have you heard of Freecycle?

A lot of times people have things they no longer want for whatever reason, but don't have the time or inclination to sell it, or don't want to throw it in the garbage.

You can sign up with your local Freecycle group and post the item(s) and someone who needs or wants the item(s) will take it and get some use out of it.

Earlier this year, someone posted this artificial Christmas tree, they no longer wanted because the lights didn't work.

We put our own lights on it and decorations and it's perfect.
(I know it needs some more decorations. I hadn't planned on putting up a tree yesterday and didn't get them all out.)

There are also local Facebook Freebie groups you can join to give stuff away, or find things you need. Just search for keywords such as your city or county name, and free or freebie, etc.

Also, Craigslist has a Free section you can post items, and often find things you might be looking for.

You can get a lot of free things in practically perfect condition...people just get tired of their things and want to get rid of them and buy new stuff.

But some things won't be in new, clean or great condition. People don't want to bother with cleaning or fixing the things. This can be a great opportunity to get some nice things, all you need to be willing to do is put some effort into cleaning or repairing the item(s).

Sunday, November 23, 2014


It's the First Half of Black Friday Sale week at CVS, and they have a lot of stuff Free, or cheap!
(Remember, this sale is only 4 days, so go by Wednesday.)

I'm too tired to type out every one, so check out all the deals and coupon matches at Hip2Save blog, where she has already done the work.


It's also the First Half of Black Friday Sale Week at Walgreens, and they have a good many items for Free or very cheap. It's a good, good time for stocking up if you use any of these items. (Or trying new things.)

I don't use most of the items on sale this first part of the week.
I did go in for the Scope because I had the coupon that made it free after Register Reward,
and the razor deal I ended up paying about 49¢ each for the packages. Can't hardly beat 49¢ for razors!
And Angel Soft 9 Big Roll TP is on sale for $2.99, which is just a good price.

Total Spent $12.63 oop
Got back 6,000 Balance Rewards points ($6.00)

Total Cost $6.63

Kmart/Shop Your Way

Shop Your Way Rewards Members, check your inbox for a possible free 20,000 Surprise Points! That's $20.00 to help with your Christmas shopping - or to treat yourself.

I purchased these bags of Frosty and Glittering Snow Flakes with some of my points. These will be awesome for decorating my Putz/Glitter houses, or to fill glass Christmas tree ornaments.

I also ordered another Brown Curtain Panel, but it's still in delivery. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014


It's a great week for shopping at Publix, they have a ton of sales, great for stocking up before the coming Holidays, with the kids home from school and possibly relatives coming to visit.

$3.99 Sabra Hummus BOGO ($1.99 each)
- $1.00 printable mq
- $1.00 Pq, All The Trimmings coupon booklet
= Free

$1.00 Dannon Creamery yogurt ($5/5 sale)
- 50¢ printable mq (doubled)
- $1/2 Pq, Winter Family Savings coupon booklet
= 50¢ overage each

69¢lb Publix Turkey
- $1.50/$7.00 Market Pantry item Target q
= $6.28

$3.29 Nestle Tollhouse Morsels BOGO ($1.65 each)
- $1/2 printable mq
- $1/3 Tq
= 81¢ each

$2.49 Tetley Tea
- $1/1 printable mq
- $1.50/2 Pq, All the Trimmings booklet
= 74¢ each

$2.29 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake BOGO ($1.14 each)
- 50¢ printable mq (doubled)
= 14¢ each

99¢ Publix Soda BOGO (49¢ each)
No coupons, great price.

$4.74 Hellman's Real Mayo BOGO ($2.37 each)
- 50¢ RP 11/16 (doubled)
- $1.50 Pq printable, Best Meals at Home (must sign up to receive coupons in email)
= 14¢ overage

$5.04 Lipton BOGO ($2.52 each)
- $3/2 printable mq
= $1.02 each

99¢ Pioneer Brand BROWN gravy only BOGO (49¢ each)
- .65/2 SS printable mq, and SS 11/16 insert
= 17¢ each

$5/2 Publix Butter ($2.50 each)
No coupons, best price I've seen recently

$1.50 Angel Soft facial tissue
- .50/2 printable mq (doubled)
- .50 Pq, Health & Beauty Flyer
= 50¢ each

Total $26.80

I also used a Target coupon for "Get a free $10.00 Target Gift Card with $50.00 Food/Beverage Purchase" and got a free $10.00 Publix Gift Card.

Final total: $16.80

Saved $88.97


Another late, last-minute, deal ending tonight CVS run.

The CVS Glucose tablets 10-ct are on sale for $1.50, and you get $1.50 ECB back, making it Free.

I had, in my online Extra Care account a (CVS) coupon for $5 off any $10 Mouthwash purchase.

CVS had a sale this week, buy $10 worth of (mouthwash? Listerine?) and get $5.00 ECB.

I had also printed (2) $1.00 off Listerine manufacturer coupons.

After coupons I paid $2.98, and got back a $5.00 ECB, making it about a $2.00 money-maker.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


At CVS this week, they have a "Spend $10.00, Get $3.00 ECB" on Lipton, Skippy, Ragu, and Hellman's.

Lipton tea is on sale 2/$6.00, and there's a $3/2 printable coupon,
Skippy is on sale $2.00 each, and there's a 55¢ printable coupon.

You pay $5.90, and get back $3.00 ECB, making your final cost $2.90 for everything, or 73¢ per item.

I paid with my $3.00 ECB from last week, so I only had to spend the $2.90 (+ tax) cash out of pocket.

*Visit Southern SaversHip2Save, or search using Swagbucks and earn free gift cards for more deals and match-ups.*

*In Case You Didn't Know:
CVS tracks most deals by your Card, so you don't have to buy all the items at the same time, or same store.
I tried (3) different CVS stores before I was able to find the boxes of Lipton tea bags.
I went ahead and bought the Skippy at one of the stores, and planned to try looking for the Lipton again later in the week after, hopefully, a truck would bring more stock.
At the last store I tried on the way home, I was able to find the tea, and they were out of Skippy!

I also had a $4.00 ECB from last week, I ended up spending it on a bunch of 90% off Halloween candy and items I found still remaining at one out-of-the-way store.
They had Reese's Nutrageous fun-size bags for 45¢ - my husband loves these candies,
Fun-size bags of Peanut M&M's for 39¢,
I found 2 more of the witch cauldron candy container, at 19¢ each,
a sheet of "Welcome Fall" window clings, a mask, a Pez dispenser...
I can't remember if I'm forgetting anything else. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thrift Store Shopping Again

My kid is a bad influence on me.
 (Hey, kids blame parents for everything, it works both ways! LOL)

The Garage Sale thrift store had another 50% off everything sale this morning. It was rainy and windy and nasty outside, and I tried to talk myself out of going, but.... As you see, it didn't work too well.

The cast iron pan was $2.50, and everything else was 50¢ each.

I love little lamps. It's a newish thing, so I don't have very many lamps, but I think these three will do nicely.  I didn't know if they worked but was willing to gamble on it for 50¢, because you can get lamp kits at Hobby Lobby for a few bucks and make an old/broken lamp new again.
However, turned out all of these worked great!

The shade was separate and also 50¢, but it went perfectly with that lamp. I had said I could spray paint or cover it, but I kinda think it looks fine as it is.

Also got this little Santa lamp with shade that I'll use on my mantel when I decorate it for Christmas, 50¢.
(Is it just me, or does it maybe need a larger shade?)

This 2-foot red tinsel tree with go great with my silver and turquoise trees. It's missing 2 of it's legs, but I can get my husband to fabricate some, or figure out some other way of keeping it standing, 50¢.

I love these wood hangers, too. I have one hanging on the back porch and another in the carport. This one may go in the mudroom, or maybe laundry room. They're great for hanging jackets and outwear, hats, grill utensils, gardening tools, coffee cups, and all sorts of things, 50¢.

After the Garage Sale thrift store, I needed to go by the bank, which is just down the street from the Goodwill. Decided to stop in and see what was new while we were there.

I had been looking for a new (to me) pair of white Keds sneakers for awhile, and my patience finally paid off.

Don't worry, I won't wear them until after next Easter.  Just don't hesitate to buy things in the off-seasons if it means saving money.

I also found (2) silver bowls - not sure if vintage or not, probably not, but they had a tarnished patina that would have looked great filled with some of my antique glass Christmas ball ornaments - a wooden apple sign, and (2) packs of miniature Christmas figures that I could have used with my Putz/Glitter houses, that I was able to talk myself out of bringing home with me.

I already have other bowls that look nice filled with my antique Christmas ball ornaments, the wooden sign was just basically useless, and I also already have some miniature things to use to decorate my Putz/Glitter houses - which, by the way, I haven't even made any more of lately.

It also probably helped that the things were more than 50¢, lol. I get spoiled getting things for free or so cheap that I hate to pay even full thrift store price. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Picked up a few things at Publix's new week sale while I was out this morning.

$2.00 Quaker Oatmeal
- 1.00/1 mq
- 1.00/2 Target q (Not all Publix stores accepts Target as a competitor. Check with your store.)
= 50¢ each

$2.75 BOGO ($1.38 each) V8 Vegetable juice
- 1.00/2 mq
- 1.50/1 Publix q (Best Meals Start at Home, sign up for email coupons)
= +2.50 overage/4

$2.95 BOGO ($1.48 each) M&M's
- 1.00/2 Target q
- 1.50/3 Target q
= 97¢ each

$1.29 Success Boil-in-Bag Rice
- 50¢ mq (Doubled)
= 29¢ each

Total Spent $7.53
Total Saved $39.09

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Big Shopping Day

Peeps, all I can tell you is, if a store has a (free) Rewards program, join it!

I've been a Shop Your Way rewards member with Sears/Kmart for a few years.
Around this time of the year, it seems they like to start giving away money.

Several days ago I got an email telling me to Click to see how many Surprise Points they'd given me.
I got lucky, lucky and got the $20.00 reward!

I found this Charlie Brown Christmas Tree on sale for $10.12 (it's even less now).
I've been wanting one of these for a long time, but was always too cheap to buy one. I had planned to just cut a scraggly pine and make my own, but hadn't gotten around to it yet. Now I don't have to.

I found this Mario throw blanket for $14.88, so I only paid $4.88 for it.
It's going to make a great Christmas gift for my oldest son.

Not long after that, within just a day or two it seems, they had given me another $10.00, and another $4.00 in Surprise Points.

I have been needing another small room heater, so put $10 towards that and paid about $21.00.
Seems like a lot, but if I hadn't gotten it with $10 off, I'd have ended up paying about $35.00 or more full price for one at Walmart. 

With the $4.00 Surprise Points, I bought this cute Mason Jar wax melt/warmer.

It plugs into an electrical socket like a nightlight, and heats wax or liquid smelly stuff in the cap.

It was $7.19, so I paid $3.19.

But I liked it so much - and probably as Sears/Kmart intended to happen - I went back and bought several more to give to as Christmas gifts to my Mom and some of my Aunts and cousins.
My Mom's (and her sisters') Family name is Mason, so that's what makes it so awesome.

I drove to Kmart today to pick up the Mason jar warmers. The Charlie Brown tree and the blanket are being delivered to Sears and hadn't arrived yet.

This evening I logged on to my Shop Your Way account to check on the status of my order(s), and saw they had given me another $15.00 Surprise Points at Kmart, and another $10.00 Surprise Points at Sears!

I bought (2) curtain rods with the $10.00. They were $5.99 each, total of $11.98, but I had earned some points from buying the heater and mason jar warmers, so I paid the difference with those.

With the $15.00 Points I bought (2) curtain panels (can you believe they sell curtains as a single panel, rather than a set these days?! What a rip off!). They were $8.90 each, a total of $17.80. Again, I paid the difference with Points I had earned.

Last time we went to buy the boys' some shoes - we always go to the Mall shoes stores, where the shoes are priced Buy One, Get One Half Off - I signed up with Rack Room Shoes new Rewards program.

The other day they sent me a Birthday present in my email. $10.00!
I bought me (2) pair of knee-high socks, and some spiral, no-lace, shoes laces. Spent 51¢.

I had also received a coupon in the mail from JCPenney for $10.00 off a $10.00 (or more) purchase.

I had been wanting some tension curtain rods for the kitchen windows, and found them on clearance for $3.99 each at Penney's!

After my $10 off coupon, I only paid $2.11!

Also pictured is my free paper towels from CVS, and my super, awesome, great day surprise find!
Okay, it wasn't that awesome, but I had been wanting a witches cauldron candy bowl, and I found one at CVS, priced only 49¢. Sweet!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


While I was going to Kmart anyway to pick up my order, I decided to check the sales for all the stores and see if I could make my 30 minute drive worthwhile.


I ran across this deal by accidental, it wasn't really highlighted in the ad-matchups, but someone pointed it out in the comments (always read the comments!).

Ingles had a Quaker Buy 5 Items, Save $4.00 Instantly deal.

I had figured out if I bought (4) of the oatmeal at BOGO $2.98, and a box of cereal for $2.50, each item would end up costing 89¢ after the instant savings.

What I hadn't noticed was that Pasta Roni, Rice-a-Roni, Quaker Popped snacks (and Muller Corner Greek yogurt, which I didn't get any of, because we don't like yogurt) was on sale 10/$10, or $1.00 each.
So when you bought 5 of the items, and instantly saved $4.00, they only cost $1.00, or 20¢ each!
No coupons even needed.

My cost before Instant Savings was $55.07,
After saving $40.00, I paid $13.87.


$1.99 BOGO (99¢ each) Green Giant frozen vegetables
- .80/4 Publix Digital coupon
= 80¢ each

$2.47 BOGO ($1.24 each) NY Frozen Bread
- .50/1mq (Doubled)
- .75/1 mq
= 24¢ or 49¢ each

$1.33 BOGO (67¢ each) Campbell's Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soups
- $1/5 mq
- $1/5 Publix q
= 26¢ each

$1.29 BOGO (65¢ each) Chef Boy R Dee Canned Pasta
(No coupons, good buy price)

$2.19 BOGO ($1.10 each) Hormel Chili
- .55/2 mq
= 82¢ each

$3.49 BOGO ($1.75 each) Kellogg's Nutri-grain Bars
- $1.00 mq
= 75¢ each

$0.99 each Domino Confectioner Sugar
- .50/2 mq (Doubled)
= 49¢ each

$1.99 Dixie Crystals 4lb Sugar
- 40¢ mq (Doubled)
= $1.19 each

$1.25 Jolly Time Popcorn
- 50¢ mq (Doubled)
= 25¢ each

$3.09 Lipton Tea bags
- $1.00 mq
- .75 Publix q
= $1.34 each

$0.79 Reynolds Baking Cups
- $1/2 mq
= 29¢ each

Spent $24.68
Saved $56.69


Kroger is going into the 2nd week of a Mega sale. You can find the prices and match-ups at I Heart Kroger.

In summary, I bought:
20 boxes of Cereal ($1.79 or less..I had some coupons, but not for all)
9 boxes of Pillsbury Cake Mix (14¢ each after coupon)
5 cans Del Monte Tomatoes (38¢ each - Mega price, no coupon)
4 cans Carnation Evap Milk (22¢ each after coupon)
4 cans Dole Mandarian oranges (40¢ each after coupon & catalina)
4 cans Chunky soup (74¢ each after coupon)
5 cans Campbells Tomato/Chicken Noodle soup (59¢ each after coupon - Didn't get Catalina)
2 packs Oreos ($1.99 each after coupon)
1 bag Ruffles ($1.99 - Mega price, no coupon)
1 bottle Minute Maid OJ ($1.99 - Mega price, no coupon)

Spent $52.75
Saved $77.37

Sunday, November 9, 2014

CVS, Cheap Coffee and Chocolate

We were out of town over the weekend so I'm a bit late posting this from last week's deals.

Last week, one day we were in Sam's Club and my husband was looking at the K-cups coffee, since he had just opened his last box of the ones he had at home.

They weren't too badly priced, right about 48¢, 49¢ per cup if I remember rightly.
I try to keep my Buy Price 50¢ or less per cup, which is cheaper than McDonald's or the gas station he sometimes buys a cup of joe.

But he'd just opened the box at home, so I said let me see if I can't find a better deal. If I can't, I'll know I can come back to Sam's and buy some more before he runs out.

Sure enough, right after that, I saw a deal at CVS. The Folger's K-cups were $5.99, and get $4.00 ECB wyb spend $12.00 (or 98% of $12.00).
I bought (2) boxes for a total of $11.98.
Used (2) $1.50/1 printable coupon (may no longer be available)
(I would have) paid $8.98, and got back $4.00 ECB, making my final cost $4.98, or 20¢ per cup.

As it turned out, I got lucky and got a $5/$15 CVS coupon in my email.

I bought 2 bags of Hershey Kisses at 2/$6, get $3.00 ECB, for a final cost of 2/$3.00.

$5.99 Folger's
$5.99 Folger's
$3.00 Hershey's
$3.00 Hershey's
= 17.98
- 1.50 Folgers
- 1.50 Folgers
-$5/$15 CVS coupon
- $3.00 ECB
= $6.98 (plus tax)

Received $4.00 ECB Folgers, $3.00 ECB Hershey's.

Final cost was basically the $3.00 ECB I spent (ECB and Rewards are basically the same as Money), plus tax.

$3.00, divided by 4 items, equals 75¢ per item.
75¢ divided by 12 K-cups, equals about 6¢ per cup.

I'd say I got quite a bit better deal!

I've checked this and next week's CVS early ads at I heart CVS (they also have the Black Friday ad if you're interested in starting to get ready for it ahead of time).
I didn't really see any deals I was very interested in. There were some that might have been good if I had the coupons, but since I do more coupon printing than buying papers, I lose out on a good many of the drug store deals.

Anyway, CVS is giving away a free roll of paper towels this week.
Scan your card at the Big Red Machine in the store for the coupon making them free.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

$10 Amazon Credit When You Buy $45 in Gift Cards

Expired 11/15

If you have Amazon Prime (paid or trial) , and have never bought Amazon Gift Cards before, you can purchase $45 or more in gift cards and get a FREE $10 credit to use on your next Amazon purchase.

Amazon gift cards make a great gift.

A lot of people are like me, and buy what they want, when they want it.
As a result, I pretty much already have everything I want. Until the next thing I want comes along.

Gift cards are so great because I can hold onto it until the next thing I want comes along.
This way, someone isn't wasting their time and money buying me something I don't really want just to have something to give me at Christmas.

Even if you don't want to give gift cards for gifts, if you're like me/us, you might do a lot of shopping for yourself and/or your family on Amazon. (We have orders coming in at least a couple of times a week!)

If you know you'll be spending at least $45.00 again in the future, go ahead and buy the amount in gift cards and get a free $10.00 in addition!

So you get $55.00 worth, for the price of $45.00.
Who can't use a free $10.00!?

Go here to learn more. 

Free Pez Elf and Santa Gift Card at Target

Out of Stock
Target has available the Elf and Santa Pez gift card. You can add as little as $5.00, or as much as you want, and Shipping is FREE. Got mine in the mail today.

Coupon/Deal Shopping

'Tis the Season to stock up on Baking goods.

Walgreens has some pretty good deals this week.

Domino 4lb bag Sugar is on sale for $1.79 with in-ad coupon, which equals about 45¢ a pound. That's comparable with Sam's Club prices.
I used a .40/1 mq from the 9/07RP insert, making mine $1.39 a bag, or 35¢ a pound.

Jell-o Pudding is on sale for 50¢ (2/$1.00) with in-ad coupon. This is a great price by itself, jell-o pudding is usually $1.00 or better.
I had previously printed .55/2 coupons, so I got (4) of mine for .45/2, or 23¢ each.
I also bought (4) more at 50¢ each using no coupons because it was worth it to me.

$3.00/2 Bisquick
- .50/1 (
= $1.00 each

$2.00 Crisco Sticks w/ in-ad coupon
- .25/1 (
= $1.75 each

$2.99 Angelsoft 9 rolls
- .55/1 (facebook)
= $2.44

$3.99 Cottonelle 12 roll
- .50/1 (SaveInStore)
= $3.49

Total spent $28.73

Ran into Kroger to pick up (5) 12-packs of Big K Cola while they were 5/$10 ($2.00 each).

Walked by the Manager's Special Bakery cart and was nabbed by Impulse (not to mention my oldest son was shopping with me):
Angel food cake $1.49
Halloween cupcakes $2.00

Total $14.91

Attempted to do the Folger's deal at 2 different CVS stores, but neither had any in stock.
I'll try back later in the week, or ask for a raincheck.

Buy $12.00 worth, get $4.00 ECB
Folger's Gourmet k-cups $5.99 (buy 2)
- 1.50/1 ( (x2)
Pay $8.98, get $4.00 ECB = $4.98/2, or 21¢ per cup.

Total $0 (So far)

The new Publix ad came out at IheartPublix and while I was checking it out, I noticed some things from the current ad that I was interested in, especially since just yesterday I was wanting a cinnamon roll.

10/$10 ($1.00 each) Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
- .40/2 ( (Doubles to .80 at my store)
- 1.50/3 Target coupon
=  10¢ each

$3/2 ($1.50 each) Pillsbury Frosting*
- .35/1 ( (Doubles to .70)
= 80¢ each

$3/2 ($1.50 each) Quaker Oatmeal Medley
- .50/1 MQ (at, but not a Target store coupon) (Doubled to $1.00)
= 50¢ each

$2.85 BOGO ($1.43 each) Quaker Old Fashion Oatmeal
No coupons; I needed oatmeal and 50% off is better than full price
$1.43 each

$4.19 BOGO ($2.10 each) Honey Maid Graham crackers
- .50/1 ( (Doubled to $1.00)
= $1.10 each

$1.75 BOGO (88¢ each) Mueller's Pasta
- .75/1 (Link)
= 13¢ each

10/$10 ($1.00 each) Starkist Tuna Pouch
- $1/2 (
= 50¢ each

Total: $12.49
Saved $33.xx

*I had .35/1 coupons for Pillsbury cake mix also, but they will be cheaper at Kroger's Mega sale this week even without doubling.

And last but not least, stopped into Aldi's on the way back for some produce.

Gala Apples 66¢lb = $1.98 x 2
Green grapes 98¢lb = $1.98
Iceberg Lettuce 99¢ x 2
Sharp Cheddar Cheese $1.89 x 2
Wavy Potato Chips $1.49
Choco Chip cookies 99¢

Total: $14.61

Sam's Club Membership Deal and Garage Sale Store

I'd been waiting for this Sam's membership deal to come back around on Living Social, and finally it did.

I paid the $45 membership cost, but then when we went to get our cards, they gave me a $20.00 gift card to spend in Sam's or Walmart, plus 4 free food coupons that included a free rotisserre chicken, spinach & artichoke dip, 2-pack french bread, and a box of cookies.

I figure after the gift card and free food, I paid maybe $5 bucks for the membership. Which I like a lot better than $45. I'm too cheap to pay that much, especially no more than I use it. I generally get better deals watching the sales and using coupons.

I had actually bought the Sam's deal a couple of days before Halloween, but the nearest store is a half-hour away and I hadn't had any other reason to go down there....I hate to spend the gas going to just one place, when I can wait and combine several errands.

Then my oldest son who lives down there texted to tell me the Garage Sale store he found was having a great sale. I hadn't known about the store before he told me. It's like a thrift store, but calls itself a Garage sale for whatever reason. Make people think they are cheaper, I guess.
There's another thrift store in the same town that calls itself the Endless Yardsale, so I guess it's supposed to be a marketing thing.

Anyway, the sale was everything was half off, and fill a bag of books for 50¢ and fill a bag of clothes for $1.00.

As I'm currently having a huge issue with myself trying to sort through and get rid of a bunch of books (books are like precious jewels to me, I have a terrible time letting them go), anyway, I wouldn't even look at the books at the place.

Also, the clothes were just piles and piles. I hate clothes shopping. Bad enough when they're hanging up where I can see them, see the size tags...there's pretty much no way, no how I'm going to sort through a head-high pile of clothing trying to find something.

Otherwise, they had a lot of pretty good/interesting stuff. One whole room full was priced at $1.00, so everything was 50¢ with the sale.
I wanted to bring home a whole lot more than I did.
(I was trying to be good and not buy so much, and there was my son reminding me about "those reindeer". Ugh. He's like the Devil on my shoulder!)

Everything pictured above was 50¢ each.

I found a doll for next Halloween's Creepy Altered Doll project, a Troll figure with which to try this project (if that link becomes broken, the project is to remove the Troll's hair and plant a small Succulent in it's headspace).
A baggie of wooden Christmas ornaments to use with future Putz/Glitter house projects.
An Avon bottle Winnebago motorhome, and an enamel Ladies' room sign.

Oddly enough, it's the 2nd enamel Ladies' room sign I own. I never really thought I'd end up collecting enamel Ladies' room signs. 

The box of Autumn decor was also only 50¢ for all, and contained all kinds of lovely treasures.
Most of which were a surprise to me; for 50¢ for all, I hardly glanced at it in the store and into my basket it went.I didn't even know what all was in the box until I got it home and sorted it out.

The leaves thing is a yard flag. There was a birdhouse, a salt or pepper shaker, a pumpkin cup, a scarecrow shelf sitter, wooden carved angel with tin wings, an Autumn flower-pick thing, a ceramic pumpkin, a metal pumpkin with a hook on the back - not sure what this is/was - a berry wreath, and a scarecrow/window decor.

Not pictured was a tomato stake my husband bought.
I spent a total of $3.50 for everything.

But that's not all!

They had ALL the Halloween things for FREEEEEEE!

I got (2) pumpkin and a spider leaf-bag, package of Dracula treat bags, brand new in the package size Adult XL Hippie costume, brand new child's size 10-12 Gangster costume, Jack-o-lantern candle holder, Welcome Witches and Ghouls metal hanging sign, black Spiderman mask, fingerless studded leather gloves, red glitter glasses, red squined mask, foam Jack-o-lantern craft kit, and a purple glitter witches' hat.

Nope, I didn't grab everything they had just because it was free.
My son had a basket as full or fuller than I did, and there was still more left.
I tried to limit myself to a few craft and decor things, and the costume items to go with my costume collection. There was still 2 tubs of costume(s) items I left like Ninjas and the faceless hooded capes and I can't remember what all.
My husband grabbed up the leaf bags.