Monday, September 30, 2013

A Few Great Deals!

Hey y'all! I am sharing a few thrifty new things I bought over the weekend. A couple weeks ago, I received a coupon in the mail from Lane Bryant for $25 off with no minimum purchase. Lane Bryant is a great store if you are on the plump fluffy side like me. They are a bit pricey for my taste, but I thought I might be able to find something on clearance that I could basically get for free. Mama had a $10 off a $25 purchase at JCP that she gave me since she wasn't going to use it. So, coupons in hand, I sweet talked the hubs into driving to Gainesville (about an hour away) for the day and do a little shopping on Saturday.

First stop was JCP, where I bought this pretty Liz Claiborne top and gold leaf necklace.

Here's a close-up of the fabric print.

And here's a close-up of the leaf necklace. I love it and it will be a nice fall accessory.

After JCP, we went to Red Robin for lunch and then on to Lane Bryant. The hubs went to Sears tool department while I went to Lane! I was excited to see they had a rack of tops on clearance for $9.99 each. They were normally priced $34.99 (which I would never pay), so this was a good deal! Remember I had a $25 coupon with no minimum purchase, which left me $5 to pay for these three tops. Normally $105 for $5! SCORE...:) I think the yellow one will be pretty with my navy blue capris and a scarf.

You can see the detailing on the necklines here.  The purple and white one is just like the blue one.

On the way out of the mall, I noticed Bath & Body had their hand soaps on sale again, so I stopped in and bought some fall scents. I put the Autumn Day in my bathroom and the Pumpkin Cupcake in the kitchen and they both smell heavenly! Dakota's bathroom got the Mountain Air scent but I haven't smelled it yet. I like to buy their soaps when they are on sale and they last a long time!

The main reason I needed to go to Gainesville was to run to Sam's Wholesale Club to buy some of these...

I use these constantly (I have my own laminator) for school things. Games and flash cards printed on card stock last so much longer if they are laminated! This lamination is so much sturdier than the laminator at school, which I only use for big items. These are super expensive most places...even on Amazon, the best price I could find was $17 for 100. These are $21 for 200, so they are a great deal and worth the drive to get them. I also picked up a pack of this paper to use for school things as well. I love the bright colors! I picked up some groceries while I was there too, but didn't think you would be interested in seeing that stuff...:)

And...since I was in the neighborhood and had my saver card filled and could get $10 worth of free merchandise, I stopped by the Learning Path (teacher store) and picked up a couple things there too. 

So, I saved $45 on all my products with coupons alone! All total and at regular prices, these things would have cost $217. With my coupons and sales, I got all of it for about $82! Talk about happy...:) I love good deals!

OK....hope I didn't bore you to tears with this, and if you stuck around...thanks! I came home from work early today since I was so stuffy I couldn't enunciate....and felt really bad too. I have been resting this afternoon and am praying I feel better tomorrow morning! I appreciate each of you and always look forward to hearing from you. 
Have a blessed Monday afternoon friends......until next time.....


  1. ha, ha, ha! This is how I know we are quite alike, not the shopping, but the laminator! I have one as well!!!

  2. I used to love the school's laminator. The PTO bought as a gift for Teachers' Day one year. I laminated the heck out of everything. Those cute school decorations last a whole lot longer with lamination. I can just smell the laminator right now. Can you tell I REALLY love to laminate!?!

    Liz Claiborne and Lane Bryant - the teacher's wardrobe's friends.

  3. I do love your new tops and what great prices. I love coupons!!

  4. Hello Vicky, I hope you feel better real soon! Sounds like you found some great deals. I am still looking for one of those cute little metal file box's.
    I also did some shopping this weekend. I ordered two skirts from Christopher Banks, I like their clothing! Take Care my Friend!
    Blessings, Roxy

  5. Wonderful buys! I love those tops, even better at that price. Hope you get to feeling better.

  6. I think you're the QUEEN of deals Vicky - I need you closer to me - I always seem to get ripped off!!!
    Great buys!

  7. I think you're the QUEEN of deals Vicky - I need you closer to me - I always seem to get ripped off!!!
    Great buys!

  8. Awesome deals you got Vicky! I love coupons like that Lane Bryant one you had! I recently had a $10 coupon for Kohls with no minimum purchase and got some cute wall decals for my bathroom for only $2!! Yay! And your hubby is very sweet to go with you, he sounds like my dad... always able to entertain himself (Sears tools) while you do what makes you happy!! :o) My husband's on the other hand were NOT like that... and that is what makes them EX-husbands!!! LOL!


  9. Amazing finds to use your coupons.

    I used the laminating pockets all the time at school, but they were expensive. The school paid for it all.

  10. Hi Vicky, you got some great deals shopping and that is what me and the hubs loves too! I got your name in the mug exchange through The Enchanting Rose. I hope you like your package I made up for you. Let me know if it arrives soon. It's so nice to meet you.
    Julie from

  11. Wow.. great shopping trip.. gotta love the Bath & Body soaps.. that pumpkin cupcake one you got sounds like a winner!!! :0)
    (loving that leaf necklace as well!)

    Happy Fall my friend!



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