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My Christmas Shopping Spree

Today, I went shopping, early in the morning, at several stores. I hit their bargain bins as soon as I entered.

At one Walgreen's they had 3 shopping carts of mark downs at 50 cents per item. There were 6 small plastic swan and fish shaped lotion bottles. I bought all 6 of them. Greedy? You bet. I was the first one there, why not?


There was one small plastic lavatory shaped soap dish. "Glommed" on to it. Spent $3.50 + tax there.

Went to thrift shop across the street. Found a large grapevine wreath, for $1, which I wanted, to decorate for a friend's back porch.

On down the street to another Walgreen's/ Their bargain bins were 50% off. Bought a $2, liter sized bottle of bubble bath, for $1 and an 18 oz bottle of Suave Naturals moisturizing lotion, $2,59 for $1.29.

I came home, pleased as punch at having spent a tad over $10, knowing I was going to be able to make at least 10 nice gifts.

I divided the lotion into the 6 lotion dispensers. I save some of my small bottles as I get them. I divided the bubble bath into 3 bottles, about the size needed for 1 bath. I still have about 1/3 of the bottle left for grandchildren's use when they visit.

Then I took a small bar of Caress soap, unwrapped and took it out of the box. Wrapped it in plastic wrap, scotched taped the wrap around the soap, put a cute sticker on top of soap. Placed it in the soap holder, wrapped it and one lotion dispenser in plastic wrap, placed them in 1/2 a net potato bag. Gathered it at top, added bow. One inexpensive gift for a granddaughter.

I will give other lotion dispensers to several elderly friends as Christmas gifts.

By Gladys Hill

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November 17, 20040 found this helpful

What a great day you had!!!!

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November 28, 20050 found this helpful

if you have any websites that you can shop and recieve your items and then they bill you with no cc needed please let me know. I already know about abc and ltd.. plz email me kisses_to_go @ (remove spaces)

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December 27, 20090 found this helpful

Yep you had a great day! I just love sale shopping and wish I could have gone yesterday but we had a big snow :-( Hoping I can make it out today. I so look forward to the day after Christmas sales and almost cried when I couldn't go yesterday!

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