Saturday, August 24, 2013

You learn something new every day.

I learned a few new things this weekend. The most important being that I will probably never go to another Scholastic Warehouse sale. My coworkers had me under the impression that it was a great place to get some good deals on books so I was expecting a clearance sale similar to the Carson-Dellosa warehouse sale. That was definitely NOT the case with Scholastic. Everything was 50% off but would still cost me about $10 a book. Call me a cheapskate, but I'll just wait until those books show up at Goodwill for .75 cents.

2)  Triple A is a lifesaver. I went to the Scholastic Warehouse sale with my parents as I refuse to drive in the city where it's located (I have driving anxiety in large cities). Unfortunately, our car battery decided to die while we were out. I finally got to put my Triple A card to good use after having it for several years. I never knew they had a "Mobile Battery Service," but I am so glad that they do. They were there within 15 minutes and had the car fixed with a brand new battery in about 30 minutes. All I can say is that Triple A is worth its weight in gold and the guys who came out were phenomenal.

3) Here's my thrift store find of the weekend: Bikewell Bear. 

I had absolutely no clue who this bear was when I bought him for .99 cents at Goodwill. I just thought he'd go along well with my bear materials. Google; however, quickly cleared up the mystery. 

"Bikewell Bear is a soft, cuddly bear with big eyes and a bright smile. Bikewell is a preschooler at Honeycomb School, where he is in Mrs. Huggins’s class. When he is not at school, Bikewell loves to ride his tricycle using the very important riding-toy safety lessons he learned during the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon. He’s a very smart bear who always wears his helmet when he rides, and he helps watch out for his good friend Pedals the Bunny."


  1. We have a Scholastic Warehouse not far from my house. I have yet to find a great deal during their sales, too.
    The bear is really cute! What a find!

    1. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one. I was very disappointed that it didn't live up to all the hype. Oh well, you live and you learn.