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.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Little Deals Are Everywhere!

Last week at the grocery store I noticed that the ice cream is now in new flat looking containers. Then I noticed a shelf of the old round containers. Then I noticed the $1.00 price tags on them! Load 'em up! Luckily we have a big freezer and now have a lot of ice cream to last us through the rest of the year!

Saturday I found a deal on Photo Processing at Walgreens. They had a Cinco De Mayo special for five 5" x 7" prints for 5¢ each. I registered and downloaded my photos. They give you your first 20 prints for FREE. So, I ended up getting 20 free prints plus the five 5" x 7" prints for 25¢. Today I registed DH and he is getting 20 free prints too. I had them printed at my local Walgreen's and picked them up. This is a good deal for me since it is right down the street.

When we went to pick up the prints, DS hinted around and the candy bars. They are 59¢. I noticed three lonely chocolate bunnies sitting on a shelf for 12¢ each. So, he got a chocolate bunny instead of a cnady bar!

This morning I noticed a kid's table by the neighbor's trash. It was red with four legs that each looked like a pencil with eraser feet. It was very cute and like brand new. I gave it to my friend's six year old son for his room.

Went to IGA for milk this afternoon and noticed HUGE houseplants and ferns where on sale for $4.88. They had been $15.88 and I was too cheap to buy one at that price. But, hey for $4.88 - get in the cart!

So, that is my week of deals. Nothing huge or great - but little deals do add up!

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