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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • The Frugal Family: Monday will be good day to go shopping

  • I have to admit that the day after any given holiday for shopping is my favorite day of year for savings.
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  • I have to admit that the day after any given holiday for shopping is my favorite day of year for savings. I find it is a great time to get great savings on items that can be used throughout the year. I remind Leavenworth residents to head out to area stores on Monday to make sure they do not miss out on great savings.
    One of my favorite things to purchase during the after-Easter sales is Easter egg dying kits for next year. I usually can find these items to be 50 percent off or more and I stick them in a closet and save them for next year. I also find that the plastic Easter baskets that go on sale for under $1 are great for sand buckets and can be used as containers to hold things.
    Another thing I like to stock up on during after- holiday sales are toy trinkets and candy. I typically search for items that are spring in color. I find these toy trinkets to be perfect goody bags to be used at my children's birthday parties and also serve as great prizes when teaching small children.
    Several stores also place their Easter paper products on sale. You can find paper products that are spring in coloring, but do not have a bunny or an egg on the product. These items are great for birthday parties, baby showers and other social functions throughout the year for a fraction of the cost.
    Finally, I like to pick up cooking supplies. Not only do I enjoy picking up the spring cake mixes, spring colored springs, but I also love purchasing cupcake holders during the after- holiday sales. I find that I can purchase 75 cupcake holders for under a dollar and these are great to use throughout the year when making muffins and cupcakes for various events.
    Make sure you set your alarms for Monday and you head out to the stores for the great after- Easter sales. If you plan ahead you can find savings on items that can be used throughout the year.
    Do you have frugal tips? Do you want to learn more about saving money? Send them to localnews2005@ yahoo.com. You can also find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/frugalfamilycolumn.

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