Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bargain Hunt!!!

I am slightly obsessed with a store that opened in our area just last year. It is called Bargain Hunt. If you are fortunate to have one in your area, I suggest you check it out! Bargain Hunt is a store that sells items that are over-stock, returned, slightly damaged, or close-outs. It has a large variety of merchandise and you never know what you'll find when you walk into a Bargain Hunt.

The best part about Bargain Hunt is the pricing! All items are dated on their price tag. After they have been on the shelf for 30 days, they are discounted 10%. Each additional 10 days, they are marked down another 10%. Here is an example of their discount. 

I have purchased items from Bargain Huunt that have been 80% off!

I often enter Bargain Hunt expecting to purchase toys, clothing, or household items. But, I've been pleasantly surprised to find items for my classroom! 

Last summer, I found this toy by B Toys for only $15! The retail price of this item is about $60

It features several instrument pieces which are color-coded and the bottoms are different shapes and work as a puzzle. You can place up to 6 instruments on the stage and experiment with mixing timbre and texture. There are also buttons which identify each instrument family with lights and also buttons to identify melody instruments or accompaniment instruments. You can also change the volume or tempo of the 15 programmed songs. I have used this toy as a center and it was a big hit! Getting this toy at such a bargain makes me love it even more!

Just yesterday, I found a 10 inch Remo Floor Tom at Bargain Hunt. It was dated April 1, so it was discounted 40% for only $13.80! 

You never know what you may find when walking into a Bargain Hunt. Check the map below to see if there is one in your area. 

Check out their website for more details!

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review. I just REALLY love Bargain Hunt!!!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Happy Summer!

Yesterday was our closing day! I enjoyed my first evening practicing my ukulele in the backyard, listening to the birds chirp, and watching my children swing. To all my teacher friends, I hope you have a wonderful summer!!!

Please, no judgement on my uke skills. I just started learning in January and at the end of March I had wrist surgery after falling down the stairs. On a side note, the ukulele seems to be great physical therapy to improve my wrist flexibility!