Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I Never Should Have Went into Five Below

So, Boyfriend and I were hanging out last weekend, and we had to run some errands. I needed to buy some critical supplies, like this kick ass popcorn maker:

 Cool, right?

The Popcorn Spoon. It's kind of a thing.

I also needed to buy a couple of hand weights. 

Boyfriend suggested we go to five below. I’ve been there once or twice, but I didn’t really remember it.
It's wondrous
For those of you who don’t know, five below is a store where everything is five bucks or less. Like a jacked up dollar store for rich people.

We went in and I got my hand weights – five bucks each! Awesome sauce.

But then I made the mistake of looking  around.

I ended up only buying the weights and an iphone cover. But DAMN. That store is a cheapo/poor person’s dream. Seriously. Boyfriend created a monster


  1. I've never heard of Five Below. I thought it was a store that carried cold weather items. I hope you're getting paid for this advertisement. You'd be a great spokesperson.
    Also, does popcorn maker popcorn taste better than microwave popcorn?

    1. Damnit! I forgot to beg five below to sponsor me (and yeah, I used to think it was a snowboarding place)! Sigh.

      And yes, I think it tastes better

  2. We have Dollar Store here and I always end up buying things that I don't need. I deserve to be punched.

  3. Yes! I heard about Five Below before Christmas but thought it was just a tweeny boppper store. It's kind of amazing. I got a yoga mat for $4 and a bunch of other stocking stuffers that trip. It was ridiculously busy and full of tweeny boppers and I haven't been back since, but it was worth the trip.

  4. Oh man, I went there around Christmas time and became completely addicted!! The iPhone cases alone. Five bucks? Seriously? Love that place. Which of course means that I have to avoid it at all costs, lest I go bankrupt.

  5. i never ever ever want to live in a place that gets to five below.

    I like that your boyfriend hates shaving as much as I do.

  6. I am a believer in the Five Below. I had my cherry popped while Xmas shopping and that place made four kids worth of stockings absolutely awesome!

    It's not close to me, thank goodness, or I'd blow all my bubble gum money there.

  7. "Like a jacked up dollar store for rich people."


    I wish we had a "Five Below" around these parts.

  8. We don't have Five Below down here in Houston. Sad face.

  9. Just stopped off @ Five Below a terrific lap top cover and some candy (hey, what can I say????) that I remember when I was younger...(oh, the days)...this place is the best!!!! LOVE IT!!!

  10. I have been known to purchase things at the 99 cent store. I've never heard of five below though.

  11. If such a store were near me, I would never be able to haul the Boyfriend out of it.

  12. I guess I know where I'm going this weekend! Also, how awesome is it having a popcorn maker?!?! My mom got me one for Christmas and it's a glorious, glorious appliance.

  13. 5 Below is my new Target - I can't got out of there w/o blowing $100!

  14. As a psuedo-poor person I can't believe I've never heard of this! Oh wait, on second thought, maybe this is why.

    "One store found 764.78 miles from your zip code."

    Dammit. :(

  15. Bahahaha a jacked-up dollar store for rich people. I love it.

    You LIFT those 5 pound weights, Gia! You ARE tough!

  16. It's like Costco. You go broke saving money!

  17. So is this like America's version of the Dollar Store?

  18. Oh, how funny! I've seen it, but always assumed it was expensive cold weather gear and have never gone in. Now I'm totally gonna! I'm excited :)