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.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

On Sunday I went to Wal-Mart and they had all the halloween reduced to 10¢ each. Not a lot left, but lots of bags of litle plastic junky party favors - bags of 70 plastic rats, bugs, skeletons, tops, rings, etc. Seventy toys for 10¢. I bought $3.00 worth for next year's Halloween Carnival at school. That is 2100 prizes! This year I sent one bag of Tootsie Rolls that cost $4.88. Next year will be better.

I went back to Target Monday to look for more markdowns. The Halloween stuff was supposed to be reducted to 90%, but they had already pulled it and boxed it up for returns. DH was with me so we scrounged around in the candy aisle some more. Found three bags of Reese's and a bag of Kitkat's - scanned them and they were 21¢ each. We went down the other candy aisle which is the non-chocolate aisle (I had forgotten to go sown that aisle the other day!) to see what we could find. We found 12 bags of Starburst in different varieties and some Starburst Chew Pops - all for 21¢ a bag. So, we spent $3.15 and got $31.50 worth of candy. Now, don't think we eat candy all the time. I only buy it this time of year, plus I share it with my family. But, MOST of it goes into goodie bags for the kids at school for their Christmas and Valentine's Day Parties.

Hint of the day: Buy NOW for NEXT year.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love my comments. I'd love to respond to everyone, but if you don't have an email address tied to your ID, please sign your name so I will know who you are! It makes it nice to know who is saying what. Now, leave a comment! Please? ;o)

I Can See You!

Look at my Visitors!

Fellow Junk Followers