Archive for the ‘Bargains’ Category


2 Dollar Bargain

   Posted by: John

Boise has a weekly auction house downtown, Main Auction.  Karen and Mary went down there last weekend and came home with some stuff for not a lot of money.  One thing Karen got was some baskets…Longaberger baskets.  I know, I hadn’t heard of them before either.  She paid $2 for all of these.  Some of them are on eBay for up to $175.  Each.  Whoduthunk that baskets could be so expensive.

Small Pumpkin Baskey

Large Pumpkin Basket


Medium Purse

Another Basket

Yet Another Basket

Apparently, the ones that have the cloth liners and plastic inserts are worth a lot of money.  Several of these have them, and all of these are in near perfect shape.  Assuming the average cost of these new was $100 each (and I am sure some were more), I don’t think $2 was too much to give for them.


Awesome Web Site

   Posted by: John

These days it is all about saving money at the grocery store.  My sister, Cathy, has been bragging about how she is saving all this money while shopping, but I have been struggling to get things going, so to speak, in the whole couponing and sales thing. 

While looking at a friends computer, we were talking about saving $$$ at the store, and she sent me to this website called Fabulessly Frugal.  It is run by a group of ladies who share all kinds of good information on how to shop and save money.  They list tons of information in a blog format every day.  Where the sales are, where the bargains are, what coupons are listed and can be used in combinations, etc.  Today, for example, are links to the lists of “Catalina” coupons that are available, extra ones that you get when you check out.  And there is information on how to use those in conjuction with other coupons, doublers, etc.  And, since it is a blog, other people will post bargains, share price info, success stories, etc as they shop. 

Check it out!