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2015 -- 99 Cent Only Stores

Decided to stop in and check out what 99 CENT ONLY STORE had in stock at this time of year. A few of the items were at the new price structure (.99, 1.29, 1.49--indicated in photo album).

This jumped out at me as I walked one of the aisles, clearly hanging on since last October! but it put me in the mood to look all the same.



Ok don't usually check out the food section but this caught my eye. I love Libby's. Anyone try this product? I'm tempted to pick one up, just add butter and cream cheese, Libby's pumpkin is included in the box. This photo is making me hungry. Date on boxes said best by August 2015.



A few things from their Garden section:

A few baby hippo heads for your Eqyptian or African themes?


Flamingos to Skelemingo projects:


Garden edging for fence toppers. I picked up several of the stone borders thinking I use them as toppers on a castle turret made of sonotubes.


Elsewhere in the store saw these:

Dancing Solar Flowers, add a skull or eyeball to the flower center?


I was in a hurry and didn't have time to look through all the titles but found these Martha Stewart DVDs. Pictured are: New Years Celebration, Classic Thanksgiving, and Homemade Holidays. She does have a separate DVD title Martha's Halloween Ideas and it's possible it's part of these DVDs.



I picked up a few things I'll try to come back tomorrow to post photos of that aren't mentioned above. Oh, saw pool noodles there already.
 

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Oh, I need pool noodles. There is one of these on the way to LadySherry's and we have a MNT on Saturday. Will have to make a stop. There are also two very cool big thrift stores close to it. Guess that means I will get an very early start on Saturday!

Thanks, GOS.
 

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99 CENT ONLY STORE has been expanding, still located primarily in the west and southwest. Here's a link to their store locator to see if you have one in your area: http://99only.com/stores/

They get some great stuff in for halloween each year. Similar to DOLLAR TREE and they carry some of the same stuff but they do get in a lot of unique to them merchandise which is very popular. If you aren't familiar with halloween shopping there here's a link to last year (one of several years of threads from them):

http://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/135743-2014-99-cents-only-stores.html?highlight=99+Cent+Only+2014
 

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Apart from the stone border edging for my castle turrets, I saw these bling lanyards and keychains and thought they might make a nice prize for some of the girls (they are always the hardest for me to find things for). They actually are very nice quality with a soft black fabric backing. The photo isn't doing these justice. Nice and sparkly square crystals and even come in Halloween colors of Black, Purple and Orange! Thought they would at least be a useful trinket. While I was there two other people picked up a few too. Think I got a representation of all of the colors with the exception of a multicolored one.



In the event I get around to creating my Bayou Band members for a funeral service at a cemetery, been keeping an eye out for cheap lightweight musical instruments. I'll make the drum myself but the other instruments figured I pick up. Liked this trumpet and hoping some metallic gold plastic spray paint will turn it into something decent for my setup.

 

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I love Dollar Stores. We have a Dollar Tree near home. There are a lot of cheap things that can be made into cool stuff, or used to make cool stuff. I get my poster board there to make hat patterns on. I've used bowls, baskets and other containers as mold for plaster, Great Stuff spray foam and other things. They have little fake birds like you would find in a floral display or on a hat that I'm trying to think of something to do with.
 

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Just so people know, the 99 Cent Only Stores are unique unto themselves. Separate company by that name and unfortunately for some only located on the west coast and southwest to Texas. And yes, this past year the 99 Cent Store announced they would still continue to carry the vast majority of their products at 99 cents but were adding items that ranged a bit more. Kind of a bummer in that you now need to check the packaging a bit more. Actually I think they needed to stay competitive in this price range with Target's $1-3 bin area and even DT*. The way I look at it is 99 Cent Only Stores get in some really great halloween items and I'd rather have the option of buying a cool item for a bit more than not have them carry them. *Dollar Tree BTW has a separate company they call "Deals" and that store carries things at above the $1 price (both are listed on the DT website BTW and some items can be ordered from them as well).


OK back to what I've seen in the store last trip in that spoke Halloween to me:

Great black rubber gloves (1.49) for a Mad Scientist prop or maybe a aproned Chop Shop butcher. Their pretty long.



And maybe for halloween party swag or ToT gift or prize, one of these puzzles from Game of Thrones or Walking Dead:




BTW Dollar Tree has super hero puzzles for some variety.
 

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We don't have one of these stores, but someone on here picked up extra canvas photos and sold them and shipped them to me. Was so happy to get them!!!
 

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We don't have one of these stores, but someone on here picked up extra canvas photos and sold them and shipped them to me. Was so happy to get them!!!
I think that might have been me. Glad I could help, but as I recall shipping was ridiculously expensive for what they were.

It would be nice if they add some different styles of them this year. The things the store carries are definitely different than similar stores, and it's always fun to see what they're going to get in.
 

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2015 99 Cents Only stores

Stopped in at a 99 Cents Only store, and discovered an aisle of Halloween already. A lot of it was stuff they had last year, but there were a few new items. But I think that they're still in the process of setting up everything. Here's some pictures
 

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Is the skull mask w the arm $1.99?!!
I can't remember the exact price but I bought one last year at michaels for around $12 ... Even w a coupon it wouldn't be $1.99! Really cool stuff definitely wish we had that store here!!!
 

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Is the skull mask w the arm $1.99?!!
I can't remember the exact price but I bought one last year at michaels for around $12 ... Even w a coupon it wouldn't be $1.99! Really cool stuff definitely wish we had that store here!!!
I know....I wanted that mask so bad last year but didn't want to pay Micheals price and now it's out there for that cheap makes me cry :)
 

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Stopped in at a 99 Cents Only store, and discovered an aisle of Halloween already. A lot of it was stuff they had last year, but there were a few new items. But I think that they're still in the process of setting up everything. Here's some pictures
hey Monster, I am still waiting for my 99 to get stuff in, by any chance did the one you went to, have the rats from last year ? I am hoping so, I want to get more if mine gets them
 

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It didn't have the rats from last year but not everything was set up yet. They might still be coming. Didn't check the price on the skull masks, but I didn't see anything that was over $1.99. I'm actually a fan of the store policy straying from strictly 99 cent items, since it lets them offer a wider selection of stuff, all still relatively inexpensive.
 
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