David’s Dollar Tree Haul #2

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Today is Friday,  January 16th,  2015 and I am back to this blog with my 2nd Dollar Tree haul.  I got a lot of stuff this time,  and I actually bought snacks.   I said I wasn’t going to buy snacks at the Dollar Tree in my last haul post because I didn’t feel like they would be of any value,  but I decided to buy a few things to see how long they would last and depending on taste would I buy them again.

So I’m going to start with the food items I bought first.

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Bite size tortilla chips – 8.5 ounces.  I thought that was ok for just a dollar. 

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9.5 oz bag of pretzels.  I love pretzels,  and that’s actually a lot of them for a dollar.

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11 oz bag of animal crackers.   That’s kinda of a big bag for just a dollar,  and who doesn’t like animal crackers?   I kinda feel like this was a good deal.  Just hope they taste good.

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10 oz bag of teddy bear cookies.  Can’t wait to try these.

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This is a 10 pack of Minees cookies.   Never heard of them,  but it has five different flavors which are chocolate cream,  banana creme, chocolate vanilla cream, vanilla vanilla cream,  and strawberry cream.   I had to grab them for a try.

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Three pack of chicken noodle cups.   These are always ok for when you want a small hot quick nibble.

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14 oz jar of Campbell’s salsa.   I didn’t even know that brand made salsa, and I love sals.  It was only a dollar and I figured it might be good since it is a name brand product,  and I got it to go with my tortilla chips.   Can’t wait to try it and see if tastes good.

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17 oz kosher spears pickles.   I already tasted these before I started this blog post so I can say that for only a dollar,  these are not bad.   Certainly not the best pickles I’ve had,  but I won’t complain and would probably buy again unless I find a better deal elsewhere… however I don’t eat pickles often so not a big deal one way or the other to me.

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Apparently generic brand 9 oz nacho cheese dip.   Something else to try with my tortilla chips. 

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8 oz container of ranch crackers.   I like that this can double as a storage container once used.

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8 oz container of cheddar cheese crackers.

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10 oz coconut bar cookies.

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10 oz lemon bar cookies.

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An assortment of flower and vegetable seeds.   Most of them are for my brother which includes sunflowers,  watermelon,  tomatoes, and pumpkins,  and then I got a pack of zinnia flower seeds for myself.

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I bought another pack of these 4 count 7 inch round baking pans.   I thought I was going to just stock up on 5 or 6 of these on this trip,  but I decided that’s just overkill,  so got one.

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36 count wooden clothes pins.   These will be used to hold all those snack bags closed that I got.

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6 pack of heart shaped krazy straws.   I bought these because I have a favorite bottle I re-use all the time from some drink I bought a long time ago and can never find the perfect straw to use with it.

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As it turns out this straw is a little better than the bendy straws I’ve been using.   I like how it clips to the neck of the bottle,  but it doesn’t quite reach the bottom,  and while it may be a nit picky thing,  that annoys me.  I’m sure I will still enjoy using the straw(s) until I can find one that is a little longer.

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3 pack of ball point pens.   I didn’t buy these because I need them for writing.   I bought them because I saw a tutorial online somewhere on how to build a stylus using the s-pen that came with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2.   I’m hoping these will work so that I can make my stylus more comfortable to hold when I am working on my art.

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I got 2 solar lights to put out in my yard this summer.   I’m gonna wait until spring though to put them out and also buy a few more over the next few pay days.  I would like to get about 20 or more put outside this year.

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3 liter bottle of generic brand soda.   That is a big ass bottle of soda.   I bought this because I’m a big fan of Mountain Dew soda and I was curious to see how this might taste in comparison.

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This is the last item I bought.   It’s a flower suncatcher that you paint.   It comes with 4 colors of paint and a paint brush.   I just thought it would be fun to paint and hang in a window somewhere,  since my current focus in art is with flowers.

UPDATE – 2015-01-17- SA @ 11:22 a.m. I thought I’d sit down with my coffee this morning and paint this up, however the paint is completely dry. This was a waist of money. I don’t recommend buying this. I threw it straight in the trash.

So I think I did pretty good on this trip.   I got 28 items total for $24.33 and I think I may have enough snacks to last a whole week, provided they have good flavor… I hope.

My next trip to the Dollar Tree is going to be around the 29th or 30th of this month (January), so follow my blog if you want to see what I haul home then from the Dollar Tree.

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About David

I am a photographer, artist, craftsman, outdoorsman, blogger, and owner of Mudpix Magazine, a self published photo magazine featuring my outdoor photography, residing in East Alabama. Photography and getting outdoors are my two favorite things.
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