August 10, 2011

Good Deals I've Found Lately...

We all love a good bargain right? 

Especially now that our economy is in the crapper. 

I'm scared and I know a lot of other people are too.  It looks like I'll be working until I'm 90....that is if I live that long

I do use coupons, but only on things I need.  I don't buy things for the sake of buying them because that's just inventory & I don't want that stuff lying around my house. 

In my opinion everything eventually goes on sale.  Everything.

If I see something I really like in the store I generally wait a few months until the end of season sales hit.  You can usually find the same item for 25%-75% of what it was originally priced.  Just be patient.

I also sign up for a lot of store mailing lists.  Whether it's by postal mail or email, it pays to get on the mailing list and get coupons.  Just by visiting a company's website and signing up for emails I've gotten tons of coupons and deals!  (I usually use my "trash" email know the one you only use for un-important stuff)

These are a few of the bargains I've gotten lately :

* The purple fleece is a Patagonia Women's El Cap Jacket.  It retails for $100 & I got it for $25! 
* The cream jacket is a Patagonia Women's R4 Jacket.  It retails for $250 & I got it for $60!


A few weeks ago I got an email from Pier 1.  It was a $10 off a $10 purchase coupon.  I used it three days in a row and got some awesome stuff!

* I got a couple of these glittery pumpkins.  They retail for $5.95 each, but with my coupon I only paid $1.90.
* The next day I picked up the swirly pumpkin place mat & some other kitchen goodies for FREE!!!
* The last day I found this :
A spice cake scented owl candle, normally $12, but I only paid $2!


I don't know if you've heard, but Border's Bookstore is going out of business.  I'm so sad about this because I just adore Borders :(  BUT-On the other hand everything in the store is on major sale!

*I picked up several Papyrus cards.  They normally are pretty expensive and range from $5-$7 per card.  I scored a whole bunch for $1-$2 each. 
* I also scored the Macbeth notepads, normally $7.50 each, for less than $3 each!
I'm sure there are more things I'm forgetting right now....

What deals have you scored lately???


Emily said...

I've scored some awesome deals lately too! I am a HUGE fan of eBay and always search there before going to the store. I recently bought a brand new Kelly Moore bag for $125 (with shipping) - normally $170, not a huge savings, but still something!

I also got Asher some brand new Crocs for $15 ($30 in the store) Woot!

Amber Maddux said...

i only got the one Pier 1 coupon :(

Christi said...

Where did you get the jackets, and how do you like them? I love those kind of jackets.
And that company is a very good company to buy from.

Lil' Woman said...

Great deals!
Love the pumpkins and notecards! :)

Kindra said...

awesome sales! i need to go shopping bad!