However, this year I had my eye on a Canon Rebel camera deal that was available only at Wal-Mart. Their electronics section opened to the crazies at midnight. Ashley Beth and I, being total novices at fighting the crowds, showed up sometime around 11. Wow. I haven't been to a Wal-Mart in years and I could have done without this experience. It was a zoo and we couldn't really even find the electronics department because of all the crowds. (As a side note, who brings babies and children to shop at midnight? There were so many kids being dragged about last night!)
Right as I started thinking that I just wanted to forget the whole deal and go home to order the camera for about $100 more on Amazon, my mom called. She was in Wal-Mart. There were six cameras up for grabs. And she was first in line. She got one for me! I had to laugh at the fact that I'm a full-grown adult and my mom is still waiting in line to get Christmas gifts for me, much like the year I got my much-wished-for Cabbage Patch doll.
Ashley Bet and I headed off to Target to pick up a couple of things for her family, then we did a quick (well, as quick as can be expected when you are fighting a throng) dash through the mall.
Everything in Express was 40% off and I had an additional $ off coupon. So I got a pair of black leggings and three tops for $60. I think the leggings and chambray tunic will be comfy and super cute with my riding boots.
I also found an excellent deal at Bath & Body Works. I got two large Slatkin candles and a small one, plus four hand soaps for $21. I am absolutely loving the candle I have burning now, it is the Spice scent. It's cinnamon with a hint of orange, which is a fresh addition to the usual cinnamon that I love for Christmastime. I'm also really looking forward to the Winter Cabin flavor scent. It's very woodsy but with a warm vanilla touch. I had to buy it after smelling it because it actually reminded me of the smell of a ski condo we rented in Big Sky.
I came home and ordered a few things, mostly little toys for Georgia, from Kohls. Ebates was offering 10% cash back on top of the great sale Kohls was having. Of course I didn't log on until almost 3 p.m. so most of the toys that I really wanted were sold out.
How about you, did you find any great deals this year?