Capri Sun Big Pouch makes our Picking sweeter!

24 Sep

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My newly seventeen year old daughter and I have always enjoyed perusing antique shops to see what hidden treasures they hold.  We usually find some really great bargains and on occasion, we will see an item that we just know is the “steal of the day”.  Since we’re in sunny Florida and the temperatures regularly reach the 90’s, we have to take tons of refreshments.  Our drink of choice when “picking” is the Capri Sun Big Pouch Strawberry Kiwi juice.

antiques sign

Like anyone that is into scouring the planet for antiques, we enjoy the show American Pickers on the History channel.  It’s so exciting to see what item Mike Wolfe, creator and star of American Pickers on History, will come across next.  We were thrilled when we heard he is holding a contest to win a chance to go on a real “pick” with him and his team.


To enter the Capri Sun Big Pouch Pickers contest, all you have to do is upload a picture of your favorite pick.  Beloved and I usually spend hours meandering through the antique shops trying on hats, retro glasses, sipping from dainty china cups and snuggling a stuffed animal or two.  It was hard choosing the perfect photo that’s sure to win but I think we’re going to go with this one.


girl wearing vintage glasses

Vintage Glasses $25
Value $55
Savings $30


100 winners will win Capri Sun prize packs full of the tools that they’ll need to go on their own picks including the Kid Pickers book, messenger bag, gloves, bandanas, flashlights, t-shirts, carabineers and a magnifying glass. Winners also get their own journal and pen to record their pick’s history in order to research its past.  Just think, your teens won’t have to rummage through your junk drawer collecting up their tools-now they’ll have their own!


The grand prize winner (and their 3 guests) will get to fly to Nashville to join Mike Wolfe, creator and star of American Pickers on History, for a half day pick!  How awesome would it be to learn from the master…and still have time to enjoy the beautiful country city of Nashville?  I can hear the banjos already.


For today’s pick, we gathered up our pick kit filled with gloves, walkie-talkies, a flashlight for seeing behind those dark curio corners, some extra batteries and a cell phone to takes photos.  We headed to our local shop.  Every time we go, there is something new to see.  The store is setup in an old house built in 1904 and has rooms filled to the ceiling with every item imaginable.  Just when my teen thinks we’re finished, we stumble upon an area that we haven’t seen before.  Today we noticed an old barn out back that was filled with antique tools.  It’s was rainy so we’ll have to leave that for another day!

pick kit with tools


Before heading in, we fill up on the Capri Sun Big Pouch Maui Cooler.  All flavors are light and refreshing and not too sweet.  My daughter has always liked the original Capri pouches but as she grew they really weren’t enough to drink.  I love that the pouches are larger in size and can be resealed.  They are perfect for her daily activities and even have a top that makes it easy to clip onto her purse.  Great idea!  We partially freeze them and load up our cooler on our picking days; by the time we’re thirsty they are ready to drink.


Capri Sun Big Pouch drinks are perfect for the amusement parks, all day shopping trips and just to have for the teens that stop over to hang out.  They all love it!  My niece is a tween athlete and the clip pouches fit great onto her gymnastics bag. My hubby likes the Capri Sun Big Pouch Fruit Punch flavor and often takes them to work.


We found so many great items.  A rather decadent blue fox coat was on sale for $245 but since we prefer faux; we left it on the mannequin.  Had I known it would sell for around $480 online, I may have bought it.  We decided on a pair of vintage glasses; we will have to change out the prescription lenses but we couldn’t pass up the frames.  They were $25 and worth every penny; about $55 online.

red barn in yard

We found an old Ford Mustang sign and Chicago license plate for Just Plane Dad’s collection.  We paid $5 for both signs (after some haggling) and got a great deal as they are found online for $10 each.  We also purchased a “not-so-vintage” beanie baby Goat that was just too cute to pass up.  Here’s a bunch of other things we saw:

antique finds at local store

All in all a great day filled with lots of savings and fun.  I love that by loving our new treasures, we have made the Earth more environmentally friendly; they won’t end up in the landfills.  We could flip our picks and earn over $50 but that would mean we’d have to part with them…and that’s not happening.


What is the strangest item you’ve ever found picking?  How much do you normally spend at garage sales?


Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

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