Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Thrift Store Shopper Finds Huge Surprise In Box Of Q-tips.

If you're a bargain shopper, then you know how important it is to get a good thrift store bargain. You spend your Sunday mornings perusing the aisles at your local thrift store, hoping to score a great deal. Occasionally, thrift store shoppers accidentally find something that's truly worth something. Money hidden in picture frames, rings hidden in the pocket of a jacket, and even antiques worth thousands of dollars have been found on the shelves of thrift stores. This woman found the deal of a lifetime when she spent only 50 cents at her local thrift shop.

Loretta Simms likes a good deal just like anyone else.

She was checking out the deals at Cowichan Hospital Auxillary Thrift Store when she saw something she thought she could use, and it would only cost her 50 cents.

Loretta Simms likes a good deal just like anyone else.

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Knowing she needed to clean her windows at home, Loretta thought the Q-tips were a perfect buy.

She paid the volunteers at the thrift store the two quarters, and made her way home. What would happen later that day would completely shock Loretta.

Knowing she needed to clean her windows at home, Loretta thought the Q-tips were a perfect buy.

When Loretta got home, it was time to clean her windows.

When she opened the box, she almost dropped it when she saw what was inside. Instead of Q-tips being in the box, like she expected, Loretta found something a pirate would be more than happy to have.

When Loretta got home, it was time to clean her windows.

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The box ended up being a tiny treasure chest.

Inside of the box were eight rings and a pearl necklace. All of the rings were real, including the diamonds and rubies.

The box ended up being a tiny treasure chest.

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Loretta couldn't believe what she was looking at!

She only spent 50 cents, but got $1800 worth in jewelry. Loretta knew what she had to do.

Loretta couldn't believe what she was looking at!

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