What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Yesterday I took back a remote control airplane and some HitClips discs to ToysRUS that my son received for his birthday. He got $27.00 back. Inside the store he found a Spy Safe Cracker Safe reduced from $29.99 to $14.98 PLUS any other Spy Gear item from FREE. So, he got a handy dandy carrying cse full of spy gear valued at $14.98 for free too. Then he found a Pixter Rescue Heroes cartridge for $9.99. (I had found the Pixter for $1.00 at a thrift store.) So, we checked out assuming we had spent $25.00 but it only came to $21.58. I checked the receipt and the Pixter Cartridge had rung up at $4.79. We went back and got two more different cartridges - Dino Draw and Monster Workshop for a total of $10.00. So, he had the $27.00 for the returns, so he only spent a little over $4.00 out of his pocket for all those things.

On to Target after that. Got my son a really nice shirt for an upcoming wedding - reduced 75% from $19.99 to $4.48. I also got a three pack of men's FOTL 3x tshirts for $2.22 and a 6 pack of men's 52" FOTL undies for $2.00. I'm going to try those on ebay. In the back of the store we found the back To School clearance. Got my son a nice rolling back pack reduced 75% from $9.99 to $4.48. My Momwas with us and she scored two nice pairs of shorts for her DH - was $19.99 reduced to $4.48 for Wrangler Cargo Shorts. Go Baw!

Went to Walgreen's after that and picked up some Coty Powder I needed. I had a $5.50 gift card from the easy Saver Rebates - so I paid a total of $1.57.

All in all - a Great Deal Day!

Hint of the Day: Look for those fabulous red CLEARANCE signs at Target - there are wonderful bargains waiting!

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