Everyone likes a good deal. But even better than the good, is the AMAZING deal.
To the chagrin of some, and the complete understanding of others, I do a lot of my shopping at Walmart. Think what you want, I have to do whatever is cheapest most of the time.
Another favorite of mine is of course, the dollar store. Here is the place where I buy the every day things like lightbulbs, papertowel, and candy because it is usually much cheaper for these basics.
Never did I ever expect that the dollarstore would so completely outdo Walmart that it was so note worthy.
In one of our many trips down the toy isle at Walmart my husband picked up these toys (I'm not sure what they are called) that he said we could get for $2 at the dollarstore. Keep in mind the price difference was, well, insane, so I seriously thought he had to be joking. So I suggested we head there next to see if they had any of these left and pick them up now for Christmas presents.
Well, let me just put it like this...we saved over $40!!!
In addition to that, we bought some Star Wars something or other (again, not sure exactly as I am not up on all the toys like my husband is) at Giant Tiger for $15 a piece. At both Walmart and Zellers, these exact same toys were priced for $30-35 a piece.
So the grand total of my savings so far have been over $70.
That's not to say that I won't continue to shop at Walmart. But just keep in mind that if you don't mind doing the looking, the bargains are there to be found.
If you have found any great deals like this, please feel free to share them in the comments.