Friday, June 15, 2007

Frugal Fridays - Frugal Fun!

Just last week I had the kind of fun that I anticipate for an entire year. Yes, it was the local library Book Sale. (I hear your groans from here...) Our library system has several book sales through the year but this was the Mother of all Book Sales. It lasts for one week but Friday is Bag Day. You pay $5 for a plastic shopping bag and then whatever you can fit in that bag is yours. And they have more than books: there are c.d.s, movies, records, books on tape...

So, as this is not our first time around this rodeo, Prince Charming and I had a plan. My beautiful younger sister, let's call her "Princess", spent the night with us, thereby allowing Prince Charming and me to rise up early, eat our Wheaties (proverbially speaking - I can't stand Wheaties!) and take off - child free. I know, I could hardly believe it either.

We bought three bags and let me tell you - you have never seen such well packaged shopping bags! We ended up with a total of 102 items: 36 c.ds, 4 books on tape, 4 children's books with a tape, 13 children's books, 9 piano books, 35 books, and 1 DVD. According to my calculations that's $0.14 an item. Not too shabby.

The books on tape were a real find as I've been wanting to get some for the girls to listen to during quiet time. (This is a habit that's recommended in the Well Trained Mind). I found an unabridged copy of The Little Princess that no one else seemed to want but I was thrilled!

So there you have it, my frugal fun that will also benefit my family. Find more great Frugal Friday posts at Biblical Womanhood!


Sherry said...

Woohoo! I wasn't groaning. It sounds great to me!

Anonymous said...

Don'tcha love library sales?! Ours only has one once a year, but we usually work in a couple of trips during the 3-day sale. :) Sounds like you guys got some great bargins!


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