Okay, for my After Christmas Christmas Sock Exchange Party, I needed Christmas stuff, right?
Yeah, thanks Captain Obvious for pointing that out!
So, time for clearance shopping!! This was one of my few exceptions to my No Spend year, since I had already planned the party, and invited everyone, back in Dec. (Even though I didn’t write it on that post.)
As you know, I bought a lot of socks, back in December. So pretty!!
Then, I bought a reindeer game, which I couldn’t find the day of the party! Argh! And lots of candy, and cookies!! At 70% off, who could resist??? And technically, that was allowable, since it was food!! 😉 Okaaaaaay, whatever you have to say to yourself to sleep at night….
As you can imagine, this was a much desired prize!
I didn’t show even half of it, cuz it would take me too long to pull it all out, then re-bag it.
[And when I got all those at Beall’s, AFTER I already had a bunch of stuff, XH told me not to do it. He said, “You already have plenty of stuff. You’re going overboard.” But, did I listen?? Oh no! And I charged over $100 on my Beall’s card. 🙁 Which dropped my credit score by 15 points, now under 600. Boy, I wish I had listened!! I did apologize to him later, for ignoring him. Of all that stuff, only 4 of the thousand-ish packages were even opened. More sad face.]
Then Sis Michelle, my penny shopper extraordinaire mentor, found these 6 for a quarter each!!!
WHAT???? A quarter each?? They practically paid her to take them!! IKR??
Plus 2 cookie boxes. (That I gave to the girls. Oh boy, did they ever have fun!! More on them later, another day.)
Then, she tutored me, and I found these 8 for the same price!! (But not at Beall’s where I bought all the other stuff!)
I have to admit, I already ate
2 all of the cashew ones. AND the pecan ones too. (Sorry, Sis!! I was supposed to give those to her…….) What diet??
Now this one, I’m not really sure if it’s a game, or food. All I know, you’d have to be really game, to put it in your mouth!
It says it’s chocolate on the box, but then it says “chili” too. And I know chilies are NOT chilly!! Right, Carol?!? You like them, I should mail this to you! lol
So, after the 2nd big superfluous Beall’s trip, and XH’s shopping showdown with me, this happened:
You’re not even supposed to be shopping AT ALL this year!! Much less with plastic!
So, after falling off the shopping showdown horse big time, and busting my butt, back on I go!!
No more shopping showdowns for me!! That was not fun!