I can hardly believe that December is almost over… let alone that Christmas is over – phew I can finally relax! One of my favorite days of the year is shopping all the amazing deals the day after Christmas. We’re talking 50-70% off here people… What could be better than that? I tend to go a little crazy and purchase everything in sight. This year I definitely went a little overboard compared to last year. I should have checked out some online deals first to see if I could save on full-priced items that I needed to get, but alas I forgot. No fear though, there are still things I can pick up from stores like Target (where we visited as well), that have coupon codes to save money on, check it out over at raise.com yourself to see if you can get the supplies you need as well!
This year I woke up at 5 AM. Yes, you read that correctly – 5 AM! On. Christmas. Break. What!?!? I met a colleague of mine (also a Kindergarten teacher) and we had a mission to go to the following stores: Walmart, Meijer, Target, Pier 1, Walgreens, KMart, and Michael’s.
|First Stop – Walmart|
The first stop – Walmart. From my experience from last year, I knew Walmart would have some amazing deals. What do I usually look for at Walmart? Incentives. Incentives. Incentives. They have a large selection of candy (baby bottle pops, gum, candy canes, etc.). I also purchase a lot of smaller toys for stocking stuffers. Walmart’s selection of stuffed animals is crazy! As you can see from my cart.. I went a little crazy.
At 7:00 we went to Meijer, but I wasn’t impressed with anything that they had there. I purchased bows for my parent Christmas wreath that my students make each year.
8:00 – We went to Pier 1. This store is NOT a good place to be the day after Christmas. I wanted everything! I definitely spoiled myself for some new classroom decorations for next year.
I won’t take you through the whole day, but I will tell you that we didn’t finish shopping until 3:00 PM! It was definitely a long day, but I got some amazing deals. Check out all the other pictures from our journey.
|The “Aftermath” of shopping – Yikes!|