Monday, December 30, 2019
Some after-Christmas deals
We browsed a bit in Walmart on Friday evening, but I ended up buying only a package of Christmas cards. When their Christmas stuff goes to 75% off, I will go back and see about some Christmas plates to use for next year's cookie plates. That area had too many people in it on Friday night for me to be able to take a good look.
On Saturday afternoon, we checked out the Dollar Tree. Since that is one of my favorite places to buy tins and jars for kitchen gifts, I hoped to do well there. But no -- other than consumables like candy items and a few odd plastic things like lighted snowmen and solar lights, everything else Christmas had been packed away for next year! The Christmas merchandise on sale literally filled only two shopping carts!
Marshalls yielded a much better haul. I got two pretty mugs, a roll of wrapping paper, a gorgeous red speckled cookie sheet (not a Christmas item, but on clearance -- I got it for $5!) and a set of festive pillowcases.
At CVS on Sunday afternoon, I came out with two rolls of wrapping paper and a package of printed tissue paper. The striped roll below is from Marshalls, and the snowflake and pine cone ones from CVS. The snowflake paper is by far the best deal! It has 130 square feet. Once I saw that, I would have left the pine cone one behind, but my hubby really liked it so we bought both.
This new one is not only pretty, but it's just about exactly the same size as the one I lost and has a much nicer finish. I see it as God replacing my cookie sheet!
The pillow cases (3.99 at Marshalls) are at right. I love the reindeer and snowflake design! You can't see it well in the photo, but there is a subtle touch of metallic silver in the fabric. They came in a nifty fabric case that closes with velcro. Not sure what I will do with that, but I will make use of it some way. When their clearance goes to 75% off, I plan to go back and see if there are more Christmas pillow cases. They had more sweet designs, and if I could get them for $2 they would make great gifts.
Hope you've found some good after-Christmas deals in your area!