I noticed in this week's flyer, ShopKo is having a Buy 1, get 1 50% off on ALL their toys.
They also have their Halloween/Fall items on sale for 50% off.
I headed over there this afternoon during Henry's nap to scope out what I might find.
There is a big selection of costumes! The costumes original prices are INSANE! No way, no how would I spend $40 on a costume! I could barely choke up to hand $20 over for one. But I did. And it's cute. And it fits well. And Henry loves it. I'm sure he'll wear it for dress-up in the future. So, it's almost worth $20. He's be stylin' at the church Harvest Party in a couple weeks.
I also found a ton of toys on clearance. For Christmas, I purchased a Mr. Potato Head ($6.99) with a $2.00 coupon found here, and a Cars book that has a steering wheel, and tons of noises, for $10. The book was a bit steep, but I know he'll enjoy it. ShopKo also had the DanceCam (on clearance for $29.99-the coupon is for another $10 off!), the Glow Worm and DinoRoars you can find coupons for all of those here.
I may go back and purchase a few more toys, the DinoRoars for my nephew possibly. 2 Matchbox cars would only be about $1.50 and they make great stocking stuffers. ShopKo also has quite a few Leapster items on clearance that may end up being a great deal paired with the coupons I mentioned here.
Overall, a costume and two toys for $37. The original cost would have been over $50. I wasn't thrilled with the final cost, but I know they are all things we will use, and my little one will enjoy--better than spending less money on things he won't like!