Friday, August 15, 2008

Bargains! Bargains galore!

Now that I've got your attention -- Best Bargain Find Ever? Okay, PBN, I'm a bargain shopper, a coupon clipper, and a comparison shopper, too. Singling out one bargain as the Best Ever is nearly impossible. Here are a few examples:

*the inexpensive "calendar mug" form the corner gas station: free coffee on the dates in red
*Amigo's winter coat from the consignment store: a brand name jacket for $20
*swag! Husband picked up a mini jump drive that is the perfect size for my school files.
*books for my classroom from Savers' thrift store: great titles, great price, and I had a newspaper coupon for $5 any purchase greater than $5. Fabulous!
*my new purse from the outlet mall, brand name, half price, will last forever!
*messenger bag for school - already marked down, then entire luggage dept. on 50% the day I bought it
*anything purchased at Steve and Barry's for $8.98!

Planning ahead and being aware is the first step in finding great bargains. Last December I made my list, checked it twice, grabbed my Very Important Customer discount card, and headed out to Kohl's to shop. I knew what I was looking for, so I didn't overspend. It was a big sale day with early bird specials, so I shopped in the morning. After these specials, I used my Kohl's charge and the additional 15% discount coupon. End result: they practically paid me to shop. I watched the numbers on the register go down, down, down, until I couldn't believe how little I paid for the cart full of presents!

Bargain shopping? I'm there, whether it's online or brick and mortar.

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Blogger Club 166 said...

I still remember when an external 500MB drive cost upwards of $1000. Now they can be had as give aways.

Ain't technology grand? (squirming a bit about submitting bad grammar on a teacher's blog, darn those nuns!)


8/15/2008 8:53 AM  
Blogger Flea said...

Suh-weet. That first one's only good if the shops coffee is decent. :)

I have a couple of thumb drives I never use. My Hunny's school gave them to him, and he already has several. I have no clue what to do with them.

8/15/2008 10:13 AM  
Blogger Amy Y said...

One of my favorite bargains is ~ free books! And a great way to get rid of unwanted paperbacks...

8/15/2008 10:41 AM  
Blogger Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

Can I shop with you????

8/15/2008 7:58 PM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I think Mr. T and I will have to swing by steve & barry's when we do his back to school shopping. Wow.

8/16/2008 11:24 AM  
Blogger Vicky said...

Planning is definitely key to not spending too much. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

8/18/2008 2:34 PM  
Anonymous trish caston said...

my favorite bargain site is - a fresh concept, and an addiction at that! fun site, great products, and ive got a closet full of christmas presents and shower gifts for those future events - now ill always be prepared!!!

8/19/2008 5:55 PM  

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