Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"Start the car!"

Have you seen the Ikea commercial where the lady comes out and tells her husband to "start the car" because she got such a good deal that she thought they made a mistake?? Well, Amber and I had the same experience today.

Everyone knows that teachers spend a lot of their own money on their classroom, so when we find a good deal, we usually take it. But this deal, is beyond my realm of comprehension. Even if you're not a teacher, you will appreciate it. Staple's was having a sale today...and boy, do I mean S-A-L-E!

We got everything you see below for not $200, not $100, not $50, not $25 (do you SEE how low I'm getting?!?!) not $10, not even $5.



We got all this for:

$1.86!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everything was 1 cent!

OK...now that you've picked yourself up off the floor, here's the breakdown:

30 pencil sharpeners
90 pencil boxes
45 packs of pencils (8 in a pack)
49 folders

We had to estimate the original prices b/c they weren't on the receipts, so here's what we estimated:

30 pencil sharpeners at .99 (this one we know was accurate) = $30
90 pencil boxes at ~.99 = $90
45 pencils at $1.49 (this was accurate, too) = $67.05
49 folders at ~ 0.10 = $4.90

Estimated total = $191.95
Plus 7% sales tax of $13.43

Grand Total of $205.38

$205.38 - $1.86 = a GRAND SAVINGS OF $203.52!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The funny thing was that they only allowed you to 15 items in one purchase, so we would get our maximum of 15 items, drop them off in the car and turn right around and go back in!! That's why there's so many receipts. The guy in the checkout got to know us real well.

I know it's not the most polite things to brag about money, but this is unheard of!

Next week they're having their 5 cent sale!! Can't wait!

5 comments:

Brandy said...

Wow! That is a deal! I can just see you going through the line 15 times. So funny:)

oh amanda said...

That's amazing! You guys are awesome!

mandi said...

to me the funniest part is thinking of the two of you stacking all those little boxes up & laying the paper out "just right" !!!

Becky said...

I'm dying here. Bailey and I drove 30 minutes to Staples for this sale...and it ended yesterday. Waaahhh! The kids supplies cost a ton. :(

I'll be there next week though.

Kat said...

You totally racked up! I forgot to go EVEN after you called me. Thanks for the hint anyway. I'm going to go next week.

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