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Friday, July 25, 2008

Another use for this blog

Eventually I think I'd also like to use this blog to post some weekly good deals that I find. That way you can do the same thing I do!

The Beginning of a Dream . . .

Well, here it is . . . I've always dreamed of having my own store. Although in my dreams it was more of a coffee shop with gift items for sale. But a "toiletries list" store will have to do. Obviously it's not a store, it's only online, and really only available to local people. But it is helping me with my real dream: adoption.

Many of you know that I love to use coupons and do the Walgreens and CVS rebates. Because of this, I have managed to accumulate a lot of toiletries that I get for next-to-nothing or even free. Then I turn around and sell them at my yard sale and use the funds to help with our adoption expenses. Now I'm trying something new and I'm asking for your help.

The "store" is currently unavailable - we are trying to figure out the best way to get this set up, so it may be a few weeks before we set it back up again. Check back in a few weeks!

Next time you run out of something in your bathroom (shampoo, razors, toothpaste), come take a look at the "Pinch-a-Penny Nook" store and see if what you need is on my list. If it is, send me a quick email and I'll be sure to bring it with me the next time I see you. That way you save on gas AND tax AND time AND it's cheaper than getting it at WalMart prices!

Also, if there is something that you buy regularly (like I found out my friend uses only Aussie hair products), I'll keep an eye out for it and get it at a good price for you.

Well, it's only an experiment - it may or may not work. But I figured it's worth a try!

Thanks for taking a peek at my "Pinch-a-Penny Nook"! If you're not sure what the product is, click on it - most of them have a link that will show you what it is! I'll be adding (and removing) items from the list as I get (or sell) more!