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Ten for Ten

Here is another bargain blog post!

So one of my favorite things to do with one of my best friends is to go to Claire’s and shop their  “10 for 10” sale.  We discovered this sale many years ago and have continued to shop it together and separately over the years.  For those of you who have never heard of this I suggest you pop into a Claire’s boutique the next time you are in the mall and see if the sale is on.  They usually have a few spots at the back where they put the 10 for 10 items.  Basically you can buy 10 accessories for ten dollars!  You have to buy a minimum of 10 items to get the deal but once you’ve reached ten items then any item over that is still just one dollar! It’s pretty sweet.  Now if you are saying  “I don’t like Claire’s it has to many items geared towards teen’s and pre-teens”  I would agree with you on the most part but the 10 for 10 racks have something for everyone.  Grant you it is costume or “junk” jewelry and accessories but for a buck if you only ever wear it once then it really isn’t the end of the world.  You can also sometimes find  great gift filler’s there.

Educating you on the 10 for 10 does warm my heart but I should get back to the point of this post.

So recently my best friend who is somewhat of a socialite 😉 was in town and we hit up the mall for some retail therapy and low and behold…Claire’s had their 10 for 10 on! Yay!! We each got multiple items which was funny since Shalla had just shopped the 10 for 10 in another city earlier that day!  But that’s what I’m saying! There is always something there you could talk yourself into spending a buck on!

So many rings!

So many rings!

Googly eye ring!

Googly eye ring!

All the things!

All the things!

The Loot!

The Loot!

As you can see I was able to find lot’s of things!

  •  A happy birthday sash for my little girls first birthday
  • Fun party straws with lips
  • Hoop earrings
  • Hair pins
  • 2 head bands
  • Silver hair bow
  • Temporary eye tattoo’s (something I would never buy otherwise)
  • Rainbow colored hair piece
  • Owl wood bead bracelet
  • Turquoise, spiked wood bracelet
  • Black dangle earrings
  • Lip shaped ring
  • Big bow ring
  • Small bow ring
  • Wood ring
  • Center part tear drop hair pin (the tear drop rests on your forehead)

I didn’t get the big round earrings from the sale, Shalla actually brought those to give to me so they were…Freeee! lol!

So for all 17 items in this picture (excluding the free earrings) I spent $19.80 with taxes!  The receipt printout told me that I saved 39.60.  Now I don’t think that is based on the regular price.  I think the savings are based on the marked down price.  Either way it was great savings and I had so much fun!

I hope you enjoyed this little post!  Feel free to comment and let me know what some of your favorite sales are to shop!





Camping deals

Hey Folks!

Do you like camping?  I think I do…I better since we just bought some camping gear!  We are actually planning on doing a bunch of camping next summer in preparation for doing West coast trail in summer 2015.  We have been keeping an eye out for deals on supplies and since we need pretty much everything we need to save all the money we can!!  Recently we found pretty good sales on a backpack and a tent both suitable for trekking through the wilderness.

New Tent

This is the Astro 2 Light, 2 man tent.  We found it at Wholesale Sports and saved $39.99.  We set it up in the backyard and left it over the weekend while we were in Saskatoon.  It was fine during the rain and wind that Regina had that weekend.


This is the McKinley Yukon 50+10 Liter multi-day pack.  We found this at Atmosphere and saved $50.oo!! Both the tent and the pack were not planned purchases but we figured we should start slowly buying stuff when we find sales.

Now I’m turning it over to you! What are some of the best deals you’ve ever found?


Great bargain on Keds!

The other day at the mall I found a great deal on some Keds!
It was awesome because I had been looking for some new everyday flats. We wound up at the mall trying to cool off from our hot, hot house and we wandered into The Bay where they had a huge sale on! All the clearance shoes were already 30% off plus you got to take an additional 50% off the sale price! At first I couldn’t see anything I liked and some of them were still more than I wanted to spend since we hadn’t really planned on spending any money at all. But just as we were leaving I saw a table with boxes of Keds. I found my size in a couple different styles and they both fit and were an awesome deal so I snatched them up. The flowery ones aren’t normally something I would gravitate towards but they were pretty cute and I couldn’t resist the great price! I have been wearing the striped ones the most so far, especially for just around the house since I can more easily slip them on and they are the most comfortable out of the two.

So I ended up getting both pairs for 35.00 and some change (with taxes). I’m not 100% sure but I think they were regular priced at $45.00 for the stripped pair and $38.00 for the flower pair. So I saved around fifty bucks!! I mean come on, you really can’t pass up on a deal like that

!New Keds

New Keds