Saturday, February 21, 2009

Score!!!! A Deal and a Surprise!


Today when I returned home there was a message on my answering machine from the Cashier at the Dollar Store!!! My order of 20 more boxes was in!!!!!!!!! Yeah! I went and picked them up as soon as I could. They were still in the cardboard boxes they had been shipped in! Also, they had ordered 60 boxes so would I be greedy if I went in and bought more????
I'd like to take a moment to thank the wonderful Cashier for all of her help!!! Even though I know your name- I am hesitant to publish it since this blog is read locally and wanted to be careful about your privacy-I'll hope you'll be reading this since I gave you the web address!!!! It really does pay(save) to speak up and ask for what you want folks!

Last week I posted about ActiveFrugality and I mentioned I was researching ways to make my favorite Latte at home and making it less expensive. Today I stopped by the Dollar Store to get some dried onion for homemade stuffing and as I went down the aisle guess what caught my eye? My favorite Latte for $1.00 per box- compared to $2.77 I was paying at WalMart. I made the decision to buy all 18 boxes on the shelf and I told the cashier that I cleared the shelf she said I will make a note of that for the next order. I told her I would be willing to buy 20 more or so, so I gave her my informationin case they could order more. So, I found a temporary solution to carry me over until I could a permanent one. Now, I can have Latte for about $0.16 per day instead of $0.46 per day-so I am saving $0.30 per day over the next 108 days or $32.00. It may not seem like much but it is to me!!!! So, the moral of the story is that you never know what you will find at the Dollar Store!!! I am not sure why I stopped visiting weekly to see what they had in stock.


  1. Awesome!!! :) I love the dollar store~!
    Hi! I just stumbled on your blog and love it already! :)

  2. Thanks Ladies!!! I never thought I could be so excited about Latte!!! 60 calories and sugar free fit into my diet, and $1 fits my budget!! Please email us any deals you find!!
    Sincerely Stephanie,
    1 SWM Sister

  3. Thank You for shopping the Mechanicville YANKEE ONE DOLLAR. We're here to help our customers. If you don't find what you're looking for just ask one of the cashiers, we're more than happy to guide you in the right direction.
    A Cashier at the Mechanicville YANKEE ONE DOLLAR.