Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thrifty is Nifty

Don’t you just love a good great bargain?

We do too – look at the ones we found on the weekend – 2 DVD movies and 2 colorful coffee cups (not from you-know-where) for – are you ready – $8.97 and NO sales tax here in NH.

These DVD films were $3.99 each. 

Does life get any better than this?IMG_8697

Yes, it does – check out these coffee mugs at 99 cents for 2 !
coffee cup collage
OK, you can find a coffee mug for $1 apiece at a discount store, but this pair of red beauties originally sold at Pier 1, a national up-scale retailer. Both were brand new and “Made in Spain” which beats “Made in China” any day for us. Check out those great handles too – perfect for when Grenville brings me coffee in the a.m. (Yes he’s a sweetie to do that.)

Where did we get these great deals?

Thanks for asking – we bought them at a Savers in Nashua, NH. Regular readers of this blog know that we usually always brake for stops at IHOP, IKEA, Panera Bread – and thrift stores.

SaversSavers, Inc. headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, is a privately-held chain of over 200 for-profit thrift stores operating in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Yes, Savers is in business to make money. It’s been operating this way since 1954 and is considered a leader in the retail thrift industry.

Compared to nonprofit thrift stores, Savers is a competitor with a unique business model and connects with non-profit charities nationwide to collect items for sale in its stores.  Savers, pays them for the items at a bulk rate regardless of whether they ever make it to the sales floor. It also accepts donations directly from consumers at its retail locations. The company claims to have paid over $1 billion to nonprofits in its 57-year history supportingIMG_8700
local community programs.

We’re watching The Proposal tonight.

The red mugs were tried out this week using this pumpkin spice coffee. It was delicious served with cinnamon flavored coffee creamer.

Sorry, we only have 2 red cups. If you find more, come join us for a fresh cuppa coffee.


Daisy said...

You got some really great deals! I've never heard of Savers, but it sounds like a good concept.

L. D. Burgus said...

Red and coffee mugs belong together and great coffee in the mugs is heaven. I have never seen the store you are showing. Maybe we will see it here someday. Enjoy those movies.

Hilary said...

I've never heard of Savers, either but I have been to Nashua! Fun bargains. :)

Out on the prairie said...

Such a good buy,I don't get very many movies, I rarely watch them again.I paid a quarter for my black mugs, alas I only have two right now.

Montanagirl said...

Love those red cups. I had Pumpkin Spice K-Cups for my Keurig Coffee Brewer over the holidays.

Elaine said...

Nothing like a good bargain--but only if it's something you want. Sounds like you came up with some winners.

Anvilcloud said...

There's a chain here like Savers, but darned if I can remember its name right now.

Anonymous said...

Great findings!
The Proposal is so funny :-) :-)

Have a great day!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Our chain like that is called Value Village and they support charities.

Denise said...

Always fun to get those bargains. I saw The Proposal recently. I think you're going to enjoy it. Very cute movie!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Daisy & Larry, if you ever travel and see a Savers, stop in. You can never tell what great bargains you could find. Yes, we did enjoy the movies, Larry!

Hi Hilary, thanks for the visit and the comment. Come back anytime!

Steve, should we keep a lookout for black mugs the next time? We don't always re-watch a lot of movies, but then we don't go out to the movies and at these prices even if we only see them once, we save!

Thanks Mona and Sandra, we really needed a set of good mugs cause the ones here at the extended stay are just too small to enjoy a good cup of coffee...these will go in our travel container for our extended stays.

AC, I think that Carole (Country Mouse) had it - Value Village.

Christer & Denise, yes we did enjoy The Proposal (again) and it was worth having a copy to watch another time as well.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I sure wish we had a place like that here and no sales tax too. It just keeps going up and up.

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