What won't I do for my dear readers? Last week, when my dental visit ended a bit early, I stopped at the Big Lots in the town where I work.
I discovered that even 30 miles apart, Big Lots will have different merch. Where I work: a lot more Hispanic food, including the Nescafe Clasico I recommended (at $5.00 a bit more than at Target).
Back home, I found brownie mix for $0.50. It came with Halloween sprinkles. Interestingly, the Christmas and Valentine's Day editions were $1.00. Perhaps those holidays are more popular?
I put 10 boxes in my cart (for Lucy M, who likes brownies). When I wheeled by that aisle, the rest, maybe 30 boxes, were gone!
They also had De Cecco organic pasta for $1.00 and Coppertone Nutrashield Sunscreen ($2.00 for either 6 or 3 ounces. Guess which size I bought?). The sunscreen is 70 SPF, which is not as important as the fact that it contains Avobenzone, one of the full-spectrum ingredients.
They still had lots of the 28 oz cans of tomatoes with basil for $0.50.
No other good deals, which is, as Martha would say, a "good thing," because my cupboards are bursting, in spite of a $25.00/week grocery budget for the last 6 weeks.