Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I am such a sucker for a great bargain. Even before this recession/depression I shopped clearance and sales! I hardly ever pay full price for anything and if I do I better have to have it. Usually I shop off season and often! Target is the best store for bargains. Pretty sure that Target sees me coming !!!

For the past couple of months I have been buying for two babies. Preslee and Shalynn. Now keep in mind that I adore baby clothes and especially girly things. So buying for these two has been so much fun!I also adore Target's clearance racks.

Last Saturday Tim and I met some friends for dinner at Chili's. While we were waiting for them to get to K-town I ran in Target. Well I actually didn't run it was more of a brisk walk. Anyway I went straight to the baby stuff. Just by shear luck I found the most amazing deals on the rack that looked the most picked over. I found creepers, tees and pants for $1.98 each. You should have seen my cart!!!!!!! I have two more babies to buy for (girls) in the next month so I decided to buy all that they had.

So here I go walking out to the truck with a huge grin on my face and 4 bags full! Now Tim doesn't see the point of clearance. He doesn't understand why I get super excited about a great deal. Later that night I layed the clothes out and then made him guess how much I spent. He said at least $100 I said nope $33. He just laughed.

Target always has the best deals on everything. The next time you are in Target go to the asile endcaps you can find all the clearance stuff. I find toothpaste, deodrant, make-up, tylenol, mouthwash, toys, towels, rugs, picture frames, snacks, etc...... at great deals. I love to buy in bulk too. Since I have things at Tim's and at home its easier to buy in bulk and split it up. That way I don't have to take the whole house when I need to shower at his place. It makes four wheeling trips much better knowing that when we get back I can shower with my body wash and not his. Ha Ha

Here are my top 5 ways to spend less!

1. Never pay full price for an item that has just come out. Wait a few weeks and let them mark it down.

2. Shop clearance and sale racks often. Usually an item will be marked down at least 3 times before they send it back.

3. Buy clothes out of season when they are marked down to nothing. Get sweaters in May or June and swimsuits in October or November.

4. Buy online and often using coupon codes. I use these for everything I purchase online.

5. Buy in bulk.


Rosemary said...

I was so happy to see you on my blog!!!
Thanks for following. I have been having some technical difficulties, but should be posting soon.
I love all your monogrammed stuff...it's my absolute favorite. Can't wait to have a little so I can put then in everything monogrammed.
I'll be following you as well.

Melissa said...

I know what you mean... I love Target's clearance racks. I cannot turn away a good bargain!!