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More Savings From Red Racks


Red Racks $0.50 cent sunday is still in session-sort of. They’ve changed their “format” somewhat-now the special tag that is on sale is in one easy to locate area in the women’s clothing section, spanning 2 aisles on either side. They are calling it the “Last Chance” section.

Also, they aren’t really featuring a specific color tag anymore. What they have done, instead, is to move everything on sale to this “Last chance” aisle, and mark those items down for $1 for the week, and then $0.50 on sundays. But they still have the “half off” and “25% off” tags available, so if you find those for $1 or less than you can still benefit from a good deal.

I don’t really like the change, but I did get there early enough to take advantage of it, and I was relieved that I didn’t have to walk through aisles and aisles of clothing in my third trimester.

Although I did feel sorry for the stragglers-by 11am all the good stuff was taken. Sorry folks! You’re gonna have to have to arrive early and skip out on church to benefit from this one!
IMG_2982The Yellow tags were “half off,” so I intentionally targeted the $0.98 yellow tags and still found myself with a bargain.


With 19 items at $0.49, and 6 items in the last chance aisle for $0.50, I found myself leaving with 25 articles of very nice clothing for a under $13. And I even managed to score a few girly items that weren’t pink! Yay for Gray!


Since I now have a nearly complete 18-2T wardrobe (with the exception of pajamas, jackets, and coats), I should probably really stop. I just don’t want to go shopping for any clothes at all until monkey baby is walking on her own, and can obey commands. I am loathe to take three children out, shopping for clothes, with a baby in tow.

So . . . somewhere between 2-3 years old I will need to go out again. But that is my excuse for justifying the additional purchases for boys clothing-I have nearly everything I need in that department as well, for the next 2-3 years (except for pajamas).

And yes, I also started a “Future’s Bin” for monkey baby, with a clothing sizes up to size 8 (Tiger boy found a $0.50 cent jacket in the 7/8 size and really wanted the baby to have it). But since I don’t need to fill all those bins right now (especially with the child in question still in utero), I really, really should stop!

I think I’m addicted.

But in the back of my mind I have this nagging voice telling me that I need pajamas, jackets, and coats. Ugh, pregnancy really makes one nuts!

Memorial Day at Red Racks

How do I love thee? Let me count the savings . . .


I’ve been stressing about not having all of the necessary baby clothes for baby monkey in time for her arrival. So, as usual, I went to Red Racks on a sunday, hoping for some of their $0.50 deals to add to my slowly growing collection of 0-12 month infant clothing.

While I did find quite a few items, I also found out that they were opening at 7am on memorial day for their “half off everything in the store” sale. I knew it was half off on memorial day, but I didn’t know they were opening early in order to accommodate the rush.

Guess who was crazy enough to go that early? Apparently I wasn’t the only one, because when I arrived at 7:05, and the parking lot was half full. Wowsers! And the store was packed!


Three hours, 9 bags, 163 items, and $123.00 later I was back in my own home, sorting through my hoarde. Included were a few additions to my “futures” bin, like size 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 shirts and pants. I have never in my life been so relieved that I keep clothing notes in my phone-otherwise I would have been lost. Fortunately, I knew exactly how much of what particular item I needed, and was totally able to purchase everything I needed up to 1 year (and then some), except for sleeper onesies in the 6-9 month range.

Hubby was shocked as the bags kept on coming, but after I showed him my receipt he actually gave me a look of approval! I thought he’d be upset, until I realized that in his family, his sister will spend the same amount of money on kids clothing and come home with 15 items. He calmly informed me that “You wouldn’t have gone so early and spent so much if we didn’t need all of those things.” I love it that he trusts me (I just hope that trust isn’t misplaced).


And I even found 3 pairs of shoes! These ones weren’t in the best condition, but I deemed them good enough to buy for half off, especially the dress shoes, which had no wear on them and weren’t even dirty. I do declare, Lee’s Summit children must change out their shoes a lot, because nearly every pair of shoes I have purchased in that area is in brand new condition!

At any rate, this was yet another Red Racks success for me. I actually did sleep easier that night, knowing that I wouldn’t have to go to the thrift store for at least a year after my little one is born. I mean, who really wants to shop for childrens clothing with three kids in tow? I certainly don’t. At least not until she can walk on her own. And now, hopefully, I won’t have to!

Onesies have been found!


I’ve been on the hunt for the remaining items on my 6-9 month list-those darn onesie/footsie, baby pajamas . . . things. I have no idea what theseare called, but I have found them, and I am now done with the first years collection of clothing. Whoot!!

Based on my experience with my boys, I have estimated I need no less than 10 onesies/outfits, and no more than 14. So I am aiming for a total of 14 onesies, and found the last ones at the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store on Metcalf (in Overland Park, KS).


I intentionally bought items that would match these two, very odd pants. I’m not fond of them, but they were $1 together. I was so excited about the price I forgot to make sure they matched anything else I had.


Isn’t it nice when things work out? And the bonus is, I am finally done!!! I am now focusing on completing the second year so I don’t have to drag three kids to the thrift store while one of them is still a baby.

There are a few tangible benefits to spending more time and money now, to save time, money, and grief later on. No one wants to hear whiney kids in a store, especially their mother . . . now to finish the 12 month-2t bin, and I won’t have to hear anything but the usual giggles and silliness that makes being a stay at home mom so rewarding.