My Toys R Us, Kohls and Marshall’s Trip
Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm
Sunday was one of those big errand days for me. We try to combine errands so we aren’t going out every week shopping. We had some gift cards to use up and a few groceries to get, so we left on our mission right after church.
I wanted to check out the Disney Store for Halloween costumes. I love their costumes because they are usually so well made. I try to hit that store as well as several others to stock up on Halloween costumes for the kids in bigger sizes. Not only can they use them for Halloween, but they can also use them to play dress up.
I didn’t actually make it to the Disney Store because we spent so much time at Toys R us. They had their costumes already marked down to 75% off! This was a good deal, and they did carry some of the favorite kids characters, such as the Little Mermaid, Star Wars Darth Vasder and Storm Trooper, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. They also had some generic costumes, as well. I saw a lot left over for little ones, especially. The costumes ranged from $3 to $10 after the discount.
Toys R Us also has a lot of deals that gave you free items, from gift cards when you buy Disney movies, to a free Crayola anniversary tin set when you buy Crayola products and a free Spongebob Squarepants game when you bought two other games. A large, nice plush dog was available for only $4.99 when you spent $50.
Another good deal that I picked up for my daughter was the Barbie and the Three Musketeers DVD for only $9.99. This is the newest Barbie DVD, so finding it for that price was pretty good.
Select Lego (and other building blocks) sets were on sale as well, and they are always a sure things with kids. The sets averaged about $5 off, when it is rare to find any sale on Legos, Duplos or Mega Bloks. The Lego Website does have a few other deals going on, including a free shipping deal.
Next, I went to Marshall’s Homegoods store. I usually find good deals there. In fact, I picked up the same tablecloth I later saw at Kohls for much less! The real deal at the Homegoods store were the Halloween costumes again. They had plush, PLUSH! animal costumes for only $2 in sizes up to 5T. I picked up a monkey and a beaver. They were warm and thick.
My last bargain hunting stop was at Kohls. They had a lot of stuff for the home on sale, such as 60 percent off of table linens. Thanksgiving and Christmas seasonal themes were already marked down. It just turned November, didn’t it?
Did you do any shopping this weekend? If so, what deals did you find?