Much to my delight, it was. I was there within minutes of the store opening and I was one of the only people there. At first, as I casually browsed the toy aisles, I didn't see much except for a few clearance summer toys. When I doubled back and walked down the opposite end of the aisles, that's when I hit the jackpot. Every single end cap, for probably 7-8 aisles, was full of clearance toys.
Now, I've never been secretive about my frugal, thrifty nature. So, when I see a sale like this, I stock up. Not only did I get gifts for Piper for her birthday and Christmas, but I stocked up for all the birthday parties we attend for our friends' children, too! (So, sweet friends, don't be surprised if you see one of these toys in your child's room in the near future...ha!!)
Ready to see my haul?
....this is what we looked like at the store. I don't think the cashier was too excited to see me pull up! Haha. :)
Now, I did not intend to buy quite this many toys, but the sales were too great to pass up. What's impressive is the fact that despite how many toys I bought, the shelves are still chock full of toys! They put a lot of stuff on clearance!
Here's a group picture of all 19 toys:
|19 toys in all.|
I'm sure you're all waiting for what you're REALLY wanting to know, right? How much did I really save?
I tallied up the original price of each of these toys, and at regular price, this haul would have cost $365.15
How much did *I* spend?
..... *drum roll please* .....
$125.90 ... for 19 toys. Not too shabby if you ask me! Every toy I purchased was between 50-70% off. Sure, it hurts to buy that much up front, but it will sure save us a lot of money in the long run between Christmas, Pip's birthday, and all the birthday parties we attend! :) This is also an excellent way to stock up on Project Christmas or Angel Tree toys at affordable prices, too.
The rest of my day will be spent trying to squirrel away these toys so Piper forgets about them! I think my closets are going to be pretty full for the next few months, what do you think?