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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Boxing Week Deals!

Todd, my niece Emma and I from Christmas Eve

Todd and I had talked about going shopping on Boxing Day but I was cranky and didn't feel like being nice to rude people so we didn't go.  So we went out shopping yesterday instead, there's always all kinds of deals and sales the week after Christmas, even tough Boxing Day is the big shopping day.  We spent all day shopping!

So what did I come out with?  Did I get some bargains.  We hit the all mighty Wal-Mart as we got a gift card for household stuff.  I got a new bath mat, bath towels, hand towels and tea towels, all that needed replacing they were looking very old.  We also got a few DVD's, and some reduced Christmas Tree decorations.

From there we hit my favourite clothing store, Reitmans... despite needing new tops I found 2 pairs of pants for work on sale!

I hit Michael's again and got more ribbons and trims on sale!  This time I got my ribbons at 85% off!  LOL!  I don't think I need to buy any more for a VERY long time... unless I need a very specific colour.

We then went to the store Todd really wanted to go to Sail a new outdoors store.  I happened to get a new winter coat on sale!  My Mum had given me money to get a shelving unit I wanted from Costco for Christmas.  Todd happened to get it for me for Christmas so the money went to this coat instead.  Last year I had bought a cheap winter coat that wasn't very fashionable as I had a whole winter wardrobe to replace.  This year I got something much nicer and lighter, my other coat was a little more bulky than I like.

Another stop on Todd's list was Mark's Work Warehouse, where I found a pair of winter boots on clearance!  They were on my shopping list as well as my current boots are over 5 years old and starting to really look like it!

One stop on my list since we were in the East end of town where we don't go so often was to hit the Lindt Outlet... I bought myself some very yummy chocolates!  Also I went to the Bulk Barn and got myself a whole 81 cents worth of Jujubes.  I love Jujubes!  I've been craving Jujubes!

I'm looking forward to this afternoon/evening!  Christin and I are going to be good girls, meet up at the gym before we head (back) to the East end of town and have dinner with Kathy!


riona said...

Sounds like a very productive day ... I haven't tried to go out to any sales as yet ... The snow has stopped falling but we had some 20 or so inches dumped on us in one 24hour period ... unusual for metro NYC area ... and I'll wait another day or so for the roads to return to normal safe conditions. What with daytime melt and nighttime freeze, there's still too much ice for my winter driving skill sets.

Heidi said...

Looks like you got some great deals! I'm jealous! We have to drive an hour if we want something more than Wal Mart around here! We thought about going yesterday but we were rather grumpy and shopped out too!

Katri said...

I'm avoiding the sales, I don't like shopping ;-) But you found some really nice deals, I especially like the boots!

Donna said...

I hate shopping but love to see what everyone else gets when they go out! And Jujubes! Mmm! Love them!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you did some pretty good shopping. Have a great time at dinner with your friends!

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day and got some great bargains. Have a lovely time at dinner.

Julie said...

Lots of lovely bargains

Super collection of ornaments in the posts below.

Hunter looks like he was having fun in your gorgeous tree

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas

Wendy said...

my, you´ve really hit the shops !
love the ribbons, and have an eaven better idea ; send them to me, I´ll put them to goood use, and you´ll hav e the best excuse ever to buy new ones !
lol !

Karen said...

I love your new boots and jacket! Stores are closed on Boxing Day here and they open super early (6am) on the 27th. So, we left early and beat the rush. I think that was the first Boxing Day sale I have ever gone to because I don't care for shopping in crowds. But we had a lot of fun and I got a few great deals, so, I might do it again next year.

Enjoy your dinner!

Lucy said...

Some good shoppin' there!!!

mbroider said...

I think next to stiching, bargains are therapeutic:)


Yvonne said...

You got a lot of wonderful stuff at the sales! I love shopping and hate to fight people constantly. Wish I have a Taekwon-Do black belt to put on me during sales. People will definitely make way for me ;0)

Carol said...

Looks like you had a great time shopping, Dani, and what beautiful results. All that ribbon--amazing! And the jujubes--I am a jujube lover from way back. And my sister loved them so much as a child that her childhood nickname (which we still call her now and then at age 47!) was "Juba!"

Happy New Year to you :)

Beatrice said...

Hey looks like a nice Shopping trip!!
Have a nice dinner with Christin and Kathy!!
Wish I was there I had planned on it but I have a horrible cold so bowed out.
Not up to the drive.
Happy New Year!

Christine said...

You did really well in the sales.
I love those Lindor chocolates, when you unwrap them they totally look like The Death Star

Siobhan said...

Wow, what great bargains!! I miss the after Christmas sales sooooo much. A lot of the shops here haven't opened yet. They do in the bigger cities, but our town is full of mom & pop shops and I guess they take a longer break.

Happy new year!

Jo said...

I've enjoyed reading your Christmas posts and catching up... You did really well in the sales. We only braved 2 shops... Poor Ed was dragged around Monsoon (my favourite clothes shop) while I hunted down a dress for his cousins wedding in a few weeks time... 10 or so dresses later I found one (3 sizes smaller than I was last year), plus some jeans and a couple of tops...

Enjoy the last few days of holidays - and best wishes to you and Todd for 2011 x