Monday, August 29, 2016

Haul - Dollar General / Fall & Halloween

I decided to hop over to Dollar General this morning, which is actually the closest of such shopping places.  I just wanted to see if they had any fall crafty stuff.

I love dinner mints, and those butter mints, but I can't always find them.  They used to be everywhere!  So when I saw these, I grabbed a bag.  I should have grabbed about twelve.

I also love trying all the different Russell Stover flavors I come across and the dollar stores are a good place to find those too.  With fall right around the corner, of course the Caramel Apple ones are back.  I had these last year and enjoyed them. I prefer the one with nuts.

This is like those signs that were all the rage last year and I see are still popular this year.  The thing about this one is that it's small, only maybe 3x5 inches, and it's glass with a stand in back (like a photo frame stand).  This is an awesome way to have the sign look in smaller places, like on your desk or an end table or bookshelf.

Bought these paper plates and napkins in a lovely Halloween design.  I usually don't bother with this kind of stuff anymore but we've had our first Game Night with company over and if we keep doing this it will be fun to have the festive little extras.

Loved these stickers, and would have bought more but this was the only pack.  There was another slightly different one with witches and things but it wasn't nearly as cute.

And I got these foam stickers.  The pack on the left has 100 stickers.  There are ghosts, spiders, bats, cats, pumpkins and Frankenstein monster heads.  They are plain, but the eyes and things can be popped out.  The pack on the left if 75 count in cats, spiders, pumpkins, witches, and Frankenstein monster heads.  These have details faces on them.  Both packs are very cute.

I didn't see any fall or Halloween washi tape, and didn't see any of the felt stickers that I don't already have.  I was hoping they'd have the turkeys and pumpkins again.

There was a bit of awkwardness while I was in the store.  The store manager lady was talking very seriously with a guy, about ten feet away from where I browsing Halloween stuff.  I did look over to see what the heck was going on but then was like 'Doh!' and tried to mind my own business.  She was telling him he'd been caught stealing something (I didn't hear what) and he was saying "Well, yeah I remember looking at it but I didn't buy it."  She was all "No, you didn't buy it.  You stole it," and then she explained how the security camera showed him looking at the item there where they were standing, and how he's walked over to another area and the camera clearly showed him putting the item into his pocket.  She went on to explain that he was no longer allowed in that store and if he ever returned the police would be called.  He sounded flabbergasted and said something like "Well, I'll be damned . . . Alright," and was escorted from the store.
When I left the area I was in I glanced over to where they'd been talking, just to see if I could get an idea of what he'd taken, and it was a freakin' clearance end cap!  Clearance junk from a dollar store and he felt it was worth taking?  Wow.  I still don't know just what he took though, because it was a mix of things on the shelves.

Still . . . awkward!


  1. I love soft buttermints too. And those big fat red and white mints that are soft and yummy. That is awkward hearing that guy get busted. Stealing sometimes is a high or a habit for people too. I remember I was about 7 years old in Ross or Marshall or some store like that and shoes clips were in style. There was this huge rhinestone shoe clip sitting in the aisle of the shoes area and I picked it up and pocketed it. My MeMa (who I was with there) saw me and gave me a tongue lashing and made me give it to the cashier. I was so mortified that it pretty much cured me of any klepto cravings. Though I do steal my husband's candy from the candy basket. And his ice cream. Poor guy.
    Cute stickers by the way!

    1. I'm guilty of more than one klepto adventure as a kid. *sigh* I think one reason I'm always chicken to consider a retail job is the whole shoplifting thing. I'm way too non-confrontational to stop someone. I'd probably have to pretend I saw nothing.

      I'm heading back to town tomorrow, and hoping like crazy more fall and Halloween crafty stuff is out now that school is back in session around here.