I haven’t been using traveler’s notebooks (TN) very long, but I am the type to “Go Big or Go Home.” I’ve been building an insert stash. I’d like to share with you my traveler’s notebook insert haul from April.

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.



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). I eventually cleared out the Barnes & Noble stock of them!

TJ Maxx:

3 booklet set of notebooks for $4.99. Themes: suitcases, cameras, and lightbulbs.

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 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 this 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!

YouTube Video link: https://youtu.be/kQO7uimqzzY

© Cori Large 4/17-18/2016


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol Cassara
    May 25, 2016 @ 10:27:02

    You did hit the jackpot! I need to keep looking and shopping!


  2. Candy
    May 25, 2016 @ 11:25:59

    So many directions to go with this.


  3. Dia All The Things I Do
    May 25, 2016 @ 11:42:50

    These are cute. I love big lots. I feel like I always finds things I didn’t know I needed lol


  4. Shann
    May 25, 2016 @ 13:04:35

    That is an awesome haul! I love finding bargains at TJ Maxx. I also find it hit or miss at Big Lots.


  5. Angela
    May 25, 2016 @ 14:19:43

    do you use every page in your notebooks??


  6. Klauss
    May 25, 2016 @ 17:10:39

    I would like a bit of a closer look at the patterns on the covers 🙂


  7. angie Scheie
    May 26, 2016 @ 02:49:50

    I think that office supply stores should start sponsoring posts for you!!


  8. Jazmin Moore
    May 26, 2016 @ 10:48:21

    They are so cute!! I’ll have to invest in a few myself since I’m trying to do a little travel blogging this summer


  9. Paola
    May 26, 2016 @ 11:56:11

    That is definitely a great buy, I am amazed with how little you spent!


  10. GiGi Eats
    May 26, 2016 @ 12:40:33

    I haven’t been to a BIG LOTS in a LONG TIME – gotta change that!!


  11. Emily
    May 26, 2016 @ 15:50:16

    Nothing like finding a deal!! These look cute


  12. Liz Mays
    May 27, 2016 @ 08:27:15

    Looks like I’m going to have to make a trip over there. That kind of deal is too good to ignore.


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