I really "cleaned up" at Big Lots...*updated with pics (of BG only I promise!!)*

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Posted 1/8/2011 by aBEEcde in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 479,858
August 2010
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Posted: 1/8/2011 12:50:36 PM
So....I love BG, and traveled to my local BL to find a single doilie. Since I really love BG...I traveled farther to a larger store and hit the mother load. I was in heaven, I bought it all, researched what lines I got from which releases, I have a list I was going to share with prices and a picture.

THEN...I started a Sunday school project this morning, making batches of dough with the Big Lots flour I picked up during this magical moment.

FLOUR BEETLES.ALIVE.IN.THE.BAG. Noticed after my second large batch of dough. My husband tells me that is common, except in our combined 79 years, neither one of us has seen this.

The moral of the story...you don't ever get something for nothing.

*** Ok, after taking a pic and looking at all the neat-o stuff...I would have done it all over again, bugs and all. I BG!!!

I got
Nook & Pantry doilie $1
Nook & Pantry buttons $3
Nook & Pantry Pops $1

Indian summer take notes $3
Indian summer white rub-ons $1

Sugar Rush pieces $1
Sugar Rush brads $3

Sultry rub-ons $3
Sultry glazed brads $1

Obscure Collection Pack $5
Wisteria dragonfly clear stamps $3
3 pks small clear stamps $0.50 a piece
Bittersweet chip alpha stickers $3
Origins chip alpha stickers $3
Eskimo Kisses epoxy stickers $1
June Bug red stickers $0.50
Eerie epoxy stickers $1
Opaline pearls $0.50
Bling-it rub-ons $0.50

3 sheets alpha stickers $1 a piece


Don't let the dreamkillers get me

PeaNut 109,681
October 2003
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Loc: so. california

Posted: 1/8/2011 12:56:28 PM
sorry about the bugs but i'd love to see pics of the mother lode. what goodies did you get?


PeaNut 433,893
August 2009
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Loc: Eastern Shore of MD

Posted: 1/8/2011 1:00:08 PM
This happens to me if I don't put my flour in Tupperware soon after I buy it, so I would assume that flour has been sitting in a warehouse for awhile. Can happen to cake mixes too, just gotta watch your dates on the package. Bummer you noticed AFTER making a couple batches of dough.


PeaNut 96,534
July 2003
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Loc: NJ

Posted: 1/8/2011 1:15:19 PM
Lucky you not having bugs in your flour until now, drawing on my home ec background, bugs in flour in not uncommon I always put the flour in the freezer for at least 3 days to kill any bugs and eggs.

Je suis desole

PeaNut 38,879
May 2002
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Loc: Phoenix area

Posted: 1/8/2011 3:41:09 PM

The moral of the story...you don't ever get something for nothing.

But you got EXTRA for nothing! Free bugs in your flour!!

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