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.

Friday, June 23, 2006

My Deals Today - June 23rd

Went to Hobby Lobby and they had four aisles of Home Decor marked 1/2 price. As I was looking through it - the girl working on the aisle came and whispered to me that everything was going to 80% off and she would mark it for me if I wanted anything. Great! No signs - no other pushy shoppers. I got $325.00 worth of stuff for $64.50. Pretty much wiped out the Christmas gift list! :D

Went to Target and spotted boxes of single Mr. Clean Magic Erasers on the bottom of a Clearance shelf. I decided to price check one and it was 24¢! I knew I had a form for a free "Cars" Beach Towel with the purchase of six P&G Products. So, I bought six and sent DS though the line with six for separate receipts so I can send one to a friend out of state as a surprise. So, 12 Mr. Clean Magic Erasers and two beach towels for a total of $2.88. Plus, I SWEAR by Magic Erasers. They will clean anything. The shower, the floor, shoes, book covers, etc. Love THEM!

I frequent a couponing/refunding site where people often sell things inexpensively. I bought a scrapbooking goodie box for $6.50. I got it today - shipped Priority for $4.05. It came in a nice plastic compartment box and is full of all sorts of charms, bottle caps, edgers, die cuts, brads, buttons, etc. Probably about $45.00 worth of stuff if I went and bought it. The lady just wanted to make a little money and clear out her stock. It's nice to have a little bit of everything so I don't have to go buy lots of different things.


  1. Did you hit Target for 75% or 90% off of the Random Acts of Summer line? I got some great stuff!

  2. No, I missed the R.A.O.S. sale. I found about it when it was too late! Target ran the sale earlier than normal - it's usually after the 4th of July. I cleaned up last year and got a great cooler, chairs, tableware, etc. Congrats on the deals!

  3. Cool find on the Magic Erasers! Whoever invented those things deserves a medal, IMO! :)

    Heidi (fraulein_h from YSQ)


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