I ended up saving about 20% on my purchases all together. Take a gander at some of my finds.
I bought this woven basket to hold the pillow and blankets for the hammock when it's not in use and folded up. The basket is about 18" x 14" x 9" deep. A pretty substantial size. We're always dragging the pillows in and out so it'll be good to have a permanent place for everything.
I also bought a smaller woven basket that matches the first one, to keep the odds and ends on my desk in one place. It's 12" x 8" x 6.5" deep. The shelves in my craft room are filled with boxes and containers, all neatly labelled of course, but there is always a pile of stuff that doesn't go together and is too small to be boxed by itself. Like post-it notes, and lip balm, and an extra computer mouse. You know, important things. Now I can toss them all in the basket and it'll look pretty on my desk.
Did you know that Snyder's makes Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper flavoured pretzels? I did not. That is my favourite chip flavour so you know I had to get some. Not good since I'm gearing up to start a Whole30 program in the next week, but I guess they'll still be waiting for me afterwards. It could happen.
And I bought ribbon. Of course I bought ribbon. I think I have a ribbon addiction. As I look at the picture below I notice that all of the colours go together. The striped grosgrain even contains most of the other colours. A happy accident.
I also bought some other things - mascara and socks - but they're not so interesting to look at. I'll probably go back again in a couple of months to see what other bargains I can find, or maybe I'll hit up the other Zellers stores in my town (there are at least two more).
What's the best bargain you've found at a closing-out sale? I always wonder about the fixtures - have you ever bought any?