Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treating #MurphyUSA style!

Yes, we LOVE Halloween. This year my husband is deployed and we're in our new house and I just knew I wanted to go all out! So I decided to throw a Halloween party for a few of my kids friends. I love to entertain! But of course, what's a Halloween party without the treats!?! Luckily I got the chance to head on over to my favorite Murphy Express and pick up some great treats for the little ghouls and goblins at our party!

OK, first I was a little apprehensive about going to a gas station to pick up treats! I mean I'm a frugal mommy and I always believe that the best deal is buying bulk (although I'm learning that's not always true). However, I also knew that I wasn't having that many kids coming to the party and their parents didn't want them loaded up on treats!

So what did Murphy USA have to offer? I was shocked at all the great deals! I mean there was sign after sign advertising awesome prices on candy, cookies and sodas. Just check out a few of the signs I found:




I mean 2 for $1 M&Ms, $.99 gum, and BOGO on cookies! What more would a kid (or mommy) want! So I loaded up my reusable tote and went to the register. The bag was full but I only spent $19! I was in shock! I couldn't believe it! The cashier thought I was crazy! I told her I needed to go back and get more! She even helped point out some more deals that were advertised with signs. Like Laffy Taffy sticks, 3/$.99 and two pack cookies for $.99! I was in heaven! I really wish I could have taken pictures of the cashiers and people's faces when I left with my loot! Check out my bag when I got home:







Yes, all of that was in that one bag! I couldn't believe it! Then I was hit with some bad news. Ok it wasn't that bad but it was a little bit of a shock. Instead of the original six kids that had RSVP'd, I had everyone finally respond and now it was up to 17 kids!!! Now I had lots of treats but not THAT many! So what did I do? I made treat bags for the parents! Parents are usually the ones who get left out of Halloween festivities because we are taking care of the kids, so I thought I would include the parents too. Here's a picture of the parent's loaded treat bag:
You can't really tell but it was loaded! And the parents LOVED it! Not they can't wait to come back to another party at my house! Woo-hoo! So I suggest if you need candy for a party, for treats (potty training..hint hint) then head on out to Murphy USA! And if you want to keep up on the latest specials follow Murphy USA on facebook and twitter! And be sure to check out my complete shopping experience HERE!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. All thought and opinions expressed are my own.

5 comments:

  1. I love the idea of goodie bags that go home... the kids can share and the parents have control of the sugar! Great idea.

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  2. I love the fact that you gave the parents treat bags.:) And what a haul you got at Murphy! Awesome!

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  3. I think that is fantastic and you found some sweet deals at Murphy. I may have to stop by and see if they still have the BOGO cookies for the kids snack time.

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  4. This is a fantastic idea and what a great deal you found at Murphy. I will have to stop by today and see if they still have the BOGO cookies. Those would make good snack treats for the kids once a week.

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  5. Oh yum! I want to go to your next party... haha!

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