8 Hours and $80

@marsha32 (6684)
United States
September 15, 2016 2:47pm CST
Finally a day I feel like I have time to put up a post. I thought I would share with you about hubby's and my day at the Kansas State Fair yesterday. I had managed to save back $80 for our day. That was to cover our gate passes, buying lottery tickets at the lottery building and playing our favorite midway game, coin racers. We packed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas, crackers, cherry pies, and our own sodas for the day. We also stopped for a free cup of peach mango ice cream courtesy of Turkey Hill. The picture shows what we came home with. At the lottery building when you spend $20 on tickets you get a token to spin the wheel for a prize. Hubby won a nice little tool kit and I won a really nice calculator. The money in the picture is the $19 that we won back from the tickets. The seeds, postcards, etc are the few things we picked up from various booths. We didn't really choose to pick up too many of the freebies that booths offer. We needed that flashlight that I "won" for taking a boating quiz with the parks department. I will use the pill holder for bobbins with my sewing. The keychains and other little toys are what we got out of the coin game. (Hubby messed up saying he didn't know I wanted to keep the little prizes and traded his in for more tokens ) With each of those you collect a blue coin that is traded for the larger prizes. We actually have 21 of those blue tokens as we are going back Saturday evening. (While there we seen a local Sara Lee worker and he gave us 2 free passes so we could come back another day) I'm not sure what I will trade them in for. I have my eyes on some ashtrays for the guys and some figurines for the gals, and some things like bracelets and sidewalk chalk to add to gifts for the grandkids. Yes, all I get will be to add to my gift stash. We had fun watching the Jump! Dog Show. I took several pictures and videos that I shared on rabadaba while we watched. We went to the encampment building for some fun playing bingo for free. We were lucky and hubby got a bingo. I had him get me the Wilton pumpkin shaped cake pan and the paring knife for the prize. We never go to the fair without hitting "camper land" and dreaming over the campers and RV's. Someday maybe that can be more than just a dream. If you take off the $19 I brought back home, I think we had a nice day out together for $61.
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@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
15 Sep 16
The picture doesn't show. :-(
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@jstory07 (72165)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep 16
It is showing now.
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@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
15 Sep 16
@jstory07 I can see it. MyLot is very slow today. Something is not as it should be.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Yes, I wasn't seeing pictures either...I wasn't sure if it was the site or my computer. They did come back later in the day.
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@MattMeng (3293)
• Hangzhou, China
16 Sep 16
$80 is too much.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
We've thought about things in the past like paying more than the $10 gate price to go into one museum. We can go to the fair for that and walk for miles seeing different things.
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@MattMeng (3293)
• Hangzhou, China
19 Sep 16
@marsha32 Yes, the money worth less now.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
19 Sep 16
@MattMeng That and everything costs more too. I'm still lost as to why you say we spent too much for a day of entertainment and bringing home goodies though.
@sallypup (29843)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep 16
Sounds like a fun day. Our fair is so tiny that I don't bother going.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I took loads of pictures the 3 times I've gone this past week. It's the state fair so it's large.
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@sallypup (29843)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@marsha32 Wow that's a lot of fair time!
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
19 Sep 16
@sallypup One day is for going with family. One day for going with hubby. Just so happened a 3rd day this year because of getting the free gate tickets then the youth needing a sponsor to take part in the lock in.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep 16
You did very well indeed.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Went last night and traded in those blue chips so I have a little gift stash to add.
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@just4him (132006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Sep 16
@marsha32 That's great!
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@Corbin5 (122327)
• United States
15 Sep 16
You really did have a nice day and brought back some good items too!
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Generally I can be one of those that picks up every free item I can throughout the buildings. I chose not to do that this year. I didn't come home with any free pencils, but did get 3 pens.
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@Corbin5 (122327)
• United States
18 Sep 16
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Sep 16
What a nice day and even brought home some fun stuff. That's great!
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
It was a nice day away just hubby and me.
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Sep 16
@marsha32 ....Those are special.
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@GardenGerty (105224)
• United States
17 Sep 16
As someone else said, with the free passes you actually spent less than $61. You guys need days away from all the rest of the family and the giving rides to people and so forth.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
We used our free passes and walked to the fair with youth group. I will be writing a post on that adventure tomorrow.
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@mom210 (6782)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 16
I love going to the fair, we can blow so much money though. I have the kids on a year on year off basis for it.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Heck of a lot easier to go and spend when it's right in your own town. That silly game gets me every time if I don't only take in a set amount to spend playing it!
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@Susan2015 (22150)
• United States
16 Sep 16
It sounds like you had a lot of fun.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I am so glad that this is the last day of the fair!
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
What a wonderful day you had and get it was great entertainment for $61 but then again you got free passes to go back again so you saved even more money. That is wonderful. I love going and looking at tall the campers and RVs when we go to the fair. I am glad that you had such a wonderful day out with your hubby.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
We usually get the passes before the fair from his work. I still would have spent the same though as it would have been in my pocket.
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@jstory07 (72165)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep 16
Sounds like you had a very nice day. A day to relax is always good and to get to go back for free is really good.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
18 Sep 16
We went back last night with the youth group on those tickets. I did get to play my game and left hubby to walk with the youth hehe
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• Rochester, New York
20 Oct 16
How very cool! I love that pumpkin cake pan!