TN Inserts from Local Stores

by Cori Large

September 2016

I haven’t been using traveler’s notebooks (TN) very long, but I am the type to “Go Big or Go Home.” So I’ve been building an insert stash.

I’ve gotten inserts from the following stores: TJ Maxx, Big Lots, and the bookstore at USF. I also recommend looking at Ross, Marshalls, Stein Mart, and Bealls Outlet.

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USF Bookstore:

I stocked up on the Piccadilly notebooks. I use them in the Wide and my Husband may start using a TN as well, and this is the size insert he likes. They were on clearance ($5.98 for a 3 pack).

TJ Maxx:

3 booklet set of Punch Studio for $4.99. Themes: suitcases, cameras, and light bulbs.

2 booklet set of Moleskine pocket sized notebooks in purple for $2.99.

3 booklet set of Poppin pocket sized notebooks in Lime Green (Tinker Bell green to me) for $2.99.

Big Lots:

OMG! I hit the mother load here!

3 booklet set of PaperCraft pocket sized notebooks for $1.50 each!!!

I cleared the shelf! I’ve picked some of these up at Big Lots before, but in my experience with Big Lots is I may not always be able to find something I’ve seen there before because the inventory can be random. I’m very happy to have found a stockpile for cheap!

I encourage all those who use Traveler’s Notebooks to give these outlet-type stores a chance. There’s nothing wrong with buying off Etsy or Amazon or other websites, but you may be able to find decent inserts in your area for less money than buying online.

Total # of inserts: 29 booklets

Total cost: $21.47

Cost per insert: $0.74 per insert!!!

I love cheap inserts!

This post originally appeared here.

YouTube video pertaining to this article can be found here.

Cori Large is a blogger, YouTuber, writer, knitter, and librarian. Writing is her passion, she hopes to one day publish a book, and thus achieve a childhood dream. When not writing blog posts, filming YouTube videos, writing fiction, or knitting, she is taming research dragons as a librarian. She can be reached at her blog, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page.

3 thoughts on “TN Inserts from Local Stores

  • September 1, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Congratulations Cori!!! I have enjoyed following your planner journey… and am so proud of you for being published <3

  • September 2, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Based on your article, can I assume you do not use the typical regular or passport size traveler’s notebooks? It appears you’ve looked for and bought larger notebooks than fits an authentic TN.

  • October 2, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    I’m impressed. The amount you got for the price you paid is AMAZING . I never knew you could get them at places like that. I wouldn’t have ever thought to look or where in the store they would be. I’m so excited now
    Thanks for sharinh


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