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Friday, April 20, 2012

Gotta LOVE the 99 cent store

     Im so glad the 99cent store came to my city I just cant get past the bargains I just might find!! Over the years the surprises have been hit or miss and lots of times I would go in and really not find alot that I needed or really were just not quality. Its a great store for odds and ends, they have a good size toy section with cheap toys to put  a smile on that childs face. Its always been a staple for birthday parties for classmates or just a reward for a good job. You can often times find special cleaning supplies some name brand some not so, I honestly do not buy cleaning products from here, because the size package really is not money worthy.
     They have a decent fresh produce section, with lots of pre packed vegs and potatoes, they have a decent bread section with many styles and types of breads and all for under a $1 its far better than what you would pay in grocery store. They have a large candy and snack aisle that is always good for that sweet tooth. By far you do have to be a good shopper to realize what you are getting for that "bargain price." I dont too often get any canned items, often times seen that items might be real close to exp date, dented, or some unknown brand.. and lately they have had some name brand but smaller versions. I just enjoy browsing the aisles for that little treasure I might find.
     Ive noticed lately my store has made some changes, one of which is putting a set of shelves in front of the store with TONS of good buys. Generally this shelf contains, name brands eevrything from cookies, to crackers and anything in between..

as a mom of 4 I search for bargains and my kids love snacks, cereals anything that is easily accessible and easy to take along. I check dates on EVERYTHING nott hat the items last that long in my cabinet but dont want anything expired. I often find pudding and yogurt multi packs and that works in my home because it saves me a couple dollars.
      I found the 8pack of cereal General mills breakfast pack, it comes with a variety of not so tiny cereals of which my kids can pick what they want with milk or without.  (bought7)
      Granola bars are good for on the go energy with my kids having an active lifestyle granola bars are very useful. The Quaker smashbar are really good never seen them before but they are a graham cereal with pretzels and chocolate.(bought4)
      The Planters are multi nut variety with almonds, cashews and other mixed nuts. The Planters Nutrition canister is a variety of fruit and nut pieces, excellent for snacking not overly salty.(bought3)
     Quaker Quakes rice cakes sweet mix in caramel corn, chocolate and apple cinnamin, I bought these for me =) I like rice cakes just dont like the price in the store so this was right up my alley.(bought6)
     Often times they only allow you to purchase a limit amount of an item , and the LIPTON was one such. It was one per shopper, it is green tea pomegranate blackberry. With summer coming along it will be great for those hot days and something quick to make.(got2 =))
     The cookies are something in my home the kids get after dinner or after school and it seems I never have enough often times they have oreo and Chips Ahoy a variety of flavors and these are the big packs. My kids are not picky when it comes to cookies.(buy4 at a time).
     Last but not least in my picture are Coffee mate creamer I drink ALOT of coffee so when I find these I stock up on them, honestly they dont have them often, but when they do I stock up. Its given me a variety of creamers to try, some Id like again some I can do without. These are so expensive in store but so necessary to my day. These are Cafe Latte, just a milka nd cream version, is good no complaints from me.
     Next time you are around a 99cent store, stop and take a look you might find some real treasures =)

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