A couple weeks ago, RC Willey
was having a promotion where the first five people to send in a recipe for their favorite appetizer would win one of those big old fashioned popcorn makers
. Everyone else who sent in a recipe would get a $25 gift card to the store. So, I waited about 45 minutes until I was SURE I wasn’t going to win a popcorn maker (where on earth would I put that thing) and I secured myself a gift card. This morning we (Greta and I) went treasure hunting.
Now, I have no doubt that they hand out $25 gift cards and vouchers left and right because the majority of the stuff in their store is waaaaayyyy more than that. But I wasn’t looking to spend major moolah today, so I headed to the as-is corner of the store (that’s where I found this gem
on my last treasure hunt) and scored big time AGAIN while only spending $1.72!!!
The first thing that caught my eye I picked up. This rustic-looking ceramic penguin:
Die! Right? He stands about 18″ tall and I already have visions of him propped on a square shelf in the hallway just the way he is. He was originally $29.99, marked down $27.99, marked down to $24.99, marked down to $14.99–marked down to $10!! But remember I had my $25 gift card, so I still had 15 bones to spend.
And bones I found. Candlesticks. Expensive ones. A set of 2 Bone candlesticks that were originally $139.99 (something I would most likely never splurge on) in the as-is department for…..wouldn’t you know it….$15!! Look at these 15″ beauts:
They aren’t in mint-$139-condition–but they are soooo right for me, us and our dining room table. Plus, now I get to go candle shopping. :) I love me some morning treasure hunts….especially ones that end in me forking out less than $2.