Sunday, January 29, 2012

The first 50

The local Dollar General store used to sit right behind my house but they recently built a new store so that they could have adequate parking. Yesterday morning was their grand opening celebration. They were giving away a $10 gift card to the first 50 customers and I fully intended to be one of them. Hey ten bucks is ten bucks. I pulled in to their parking lot twenty five minutes before they were scheduled to open and there was already a line forming at the door. I may have been customer number 30 something. There was also a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $20 or more so I was going to take advantage of that too. I filled my basket, went to the register and wouldn't you know it, my total came to $19. GUM! Yep, I grabbed a few packs of gum and took that total over the mark. I paid a total of $5 and some odd cents for my purchases.
So who is a happy camper?


Why it's me of course. I even bought myself this cute little owl from the garden section.

25 comments:

Ginny said...

Wow, this is so cool!!! I can't believe a line didn't form much sooner, like hours ahead! I love owls and this one is SO cute!!

Out on the prairie said...

Quite a good grab.

SweetMarie said...

That store does have some good deals. That owl is so cute! I like the flowers on it. It screams HAPPY!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Wade must be ecstatic.

LDH said...

She's a handsome girl! Hope you share your gum with her :)

allotments4you said...

Always nice when you can advantages on offers like these. However I also feel that sometimes people can end up buying stuff they don't really want because they are going to save money....so in actuality although your purchases would have only coast you $5....that money could also have stayed in your purse?!?!? I am definitely one of the more cautious buyers....only getting an offer if I was going to buy it anyway.

Donna said...

You lucky thing! The owl will look good in your garden!!
hughugs

Donna said...

WHO, indeed! Good for you to pinch those pennies!

Sandra said...

you done good girl! what a bargain. i used to collect owls for many years, i had owls every where. i still like them, just don't collect any more. he is a find! your grabbing of gum reminded me of something. i checked out in WM and asked for cash back. she handed it to me and closed the register, i looked and she had given me a 50 and i said i don't want a fifty, please change it for me. she said she could not to take it to the manager at the end cash register.she said sorry, i can't change it, we argued and argued. i said fine! i reached over and grabbed a pack of gum and said i want to purchase this. gave her the 50 and had my cashed 50. isn't that dumb

Helen said...

20 items for $5, what a bargain! I stayed out off the $1 store because I tended to spend too much there.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, I'm proud of you... You did GREAT at the Dollar General. Love your little owl.... He's a cutie!!!! What did Duke think of him?????

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Who doesn't love to go to the Dollar Store! Cute little owl ...

All the best - Katie
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

silverthoughts2 said...

Those grand opening sales are pretty nice. Sadly, I usually don't get to go to any but I definitely feel a little envious.

DebbieM said...

Good Job, Ann. I love a bargain!! Really cute owl too!!Congrats!!!! I used to be a serious couponer back in the day, and I kinda quit doing it full scale, but after today's grocery shopping trip, I think I'll become a couponer again, real soon!!! Prices are crazy!!

Marg said...

Oh I like the owl. That is too cute and what a good deal and you got gum too, Such a deal. Good for you.Betcha Duke thinks you could have gotten him so nice snacks. Take care.

Tim Hicks said...

Love that owl! That's a great deal you got! We have one of those stores around here, but I've never gone into it. I guess I should take some time and visit...you know, just to browse :)

Catherine said...

I love the dollar store. It makes me happy!
Cute owl!
xo Catherine

Reeni said...

Cute owl! I love those stores! Lucky you!

Country Mouse Studio said...

I can't wait to see it in the garden now :O)

Sher said...

I love a bargain! Cute owl and I would have bought him too.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

We have the dollar stores, but I haven't really visited very often. I'm a Meijer fan- one stop!

BeadedTail said...

The owl is very cute! Getting 20 items for $5 would make my day!

Chatty Crone said...

You are the smart and lucky camper Ann - great deal and I love your owl. sandie

Anne said...

So how does Duke feel about the owl?

marie said...

She's a really cute owl! And you done good at the Dollar General!

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