I had to take a small break from blogging, our youngest had her tonsils and adenoids removed and her recovery took some time. She is now totally healed and hopefully on the road to gaining weight and her blood levels normalizing.
In the mean time I have am still doing well with not buying new clothes, aside from the few categories mentioned here. This has been a bit a challenge lately with the changing of the seasons and all the great deals popping up and new styles and prints in stores. Especially for the kids, it would be so much easier to just purchase everything they need in their size at one store in one day and Done. However, easy is not always the path to conservation and resourcefulness.
That being said, I did partake in the Give and Get sale at Old Navy this past weekend; 30% your entire purchase. I use a Gap Visa card to pay for many of my eBay retail purchases and also larger purchases that I than pay off when due. This garners me Gap Rewards that come in $1o increments. I hoard these until close to the expiration date, thus making the pile rather substantial.
So I printed of my G&G email and took my $100 in rewards that were due to expire the end of May, and bought some essentials and a few items that will be listed in my eBay store. Raiven got an new pair of shoes that she desperately needed. I also bought each child a reusable cup and lunch container for our road trip to Montana over spring break.
What do you think I paid for all this loot: ??????
As I looked over my receipt writing this post, I noticed that the St. Patty’s Days shirts rang up at $7.50, they were supposed to be $0.97, so I will have to go back and get a refund, which will actually bring my total to a negative amount!!! Just a tip for Gap and Old Navy when they price kill an item, it will usually end in 97, and most times they have to override the price, so watch to make sure they do this. I have had to go back a few times, they are always glad to do adjust the price, but I do not like to have to make the extra trip.