Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What $200 Buys at Family Dollar


Ever wonder what $200 buys at Family Dollar??? Well, I'm going to tell you! I had received $200 in Family Dollar gift cards from my Wendy Williams' experience and this past Sunday Mr. Love Bird and I ventured out to Queens to use them (there aren't any Family Dollars in Manhattan). 


Here's what we purchased:
  • Caress body wash
  • Suave lotion
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Chrome serving tongs
  • Magic erasers
  • Scotchbrite sponges
  • Food storage set (for my sister-in-law)
  • Balloon-themed paper products for Nia's 1st birthday party
  • Mini-cutting board
  • Gain laundry detergent
  • Glade Plug-ins refills
  • Kitchen towels
  • Oven mitt set
  • Men's dress socks
  • Ambi face wash
  • Aim toothpaste
  • Listerine 
  • 3pk plastic bowls (for Mr. Love Bird to keep at work)
  • Hanes no-show socks
  • Queen sheet set
  • Dora placemat (for my niece!)
  • Water bottle (for Mr. Love Bird's desk)
  • Lighter fluid
  • Charcoal
  • 5 summer outfits for Nia
  • 4-10x13 frames
  • 2-4pk Venus dispoable blades
  • 9x13 glass baking dish
Whew! A lot of these items have a back story like the sheet set since we sometimes have guests sleep over so it's good to have an extra set, potholders because my old ones were wearing thin and I had been meaning to replace them, a 9x13 glass baking dish because I already have a metal one but some recipes are better with the glass dish, etc. 

The cart was halfway full when Mr. Love Bird proclaimed that he believed that we had already spent $200. When we got to the checkout and saw that it wasn't quite $200 I had him run back to get the 10x13 frames I had seen and I threw in some razor blades. I intend to use the frames to add some color to our walls based on inspiration I saw on Young House Love

Anyway, the grand total was $202.01. Mr. Love Bird was very impressed!

The only casualty was the lighter fluid which we can't seem to find, but it's easy enough to pick some up next time we're at the store.

Sometimes it's nice just to get some basic household items . . . FOR FREE!



P.S. Of course it wasn't as glamorous but my Family Dollar experience reminded me of my $2,000 Macy's shopping spree courtesy of the now defunct Modern Bride Magazine in 2008. That was so fun!

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