There was still a pretty good selection, and I got a few fantastic deals that made the trip out totally worth it.
Here is one of my favorite deals of the day. In the back of the Christmas section I found two Minerva Amaryllis bulbs in ceramic pots. I quickly grabbed them up. I found some of these plants on clearance a few years ago for 75% off and they all grew, and bloomed. As you can see in the picture, the plant on the left already had a lot of growth. I was thrilled when I checked the price, and found they were only $1.29 each. SOLD!! The pots are worth probably 5 times more than that on their own.
There was also a pretty good selection of ornaments left priced .30-.80 each. I found several that would work well on my Woodland Themed Tree, and some I can use next week for my Frozen Party theme on my party blog, Pams Party and Practical Tips.
I found pretty gift tags for .30 each, a 3 pk of honeycomb trees for .49, and treat bags for .20.
I found a box of Christmas cookie cutters for only .99, and a box of Candy Cane chocolate dipped Oreos for $1.19.
Here is another one of my other favorite deals of the day. Hershey Kisses and M & Ms were on sale for only .95 a bag. I happened to have used the Cartwheel app, so I got them for ,85 each. I also had a $2 off of 3 M & Ms coupon, making the M & Ms only .55 for ALL THREE BAGS!
Around this time I checked the time. It was already after 3 p.m. I still had run to Aldi, and drive to the neighboring town to pick up Kyle from Robotics kick Off day by 4. (he is on the Robotics team at school) Kyle drinks a lot of milk, so I try to always buy it at Aldi for only $1.59 a gallon. I think this was my quickest trip to date. We picked up 3 gallons of milk, 2 boxes of cereal, a pizza, and some other odds and ends in less than 15 minutes. It was pretty busy with people preparing for the storm, but so much easier than if we had gone to Meijer or Kroger. We made on time to our destination, but then I could not find the building where he was waiting. Oops! At least I know for next time.
Now we will wait to see what this storm brings. We have already heard from our Superintendant that there probably will not be school on Monday. We had the day right before break off because of ice, so this is going to be our longest Christmas break ever! We are not complaining though, the kids are I don't really want to go back to waking up super early again.