All posts in Deals

Jan
11
StitchFix
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Have you tried it? Have you heard of it? I don't remember where I first heard of StitchFix, but it immediately attracted me. Basically, you pay a fee to have a stylist pick out clothes for you. You fill out a questionnaire about your style, your size, your budget, etc. The stylist sends you 5 things. You try them on at home, with different outfits, and decide if you want ...
Nov
27
Black Friday
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Was it just me or did Black Friday lack some of its luster this year? We weren't shopping for any big ticket items. I didn't see any great deals that got me out of bed early (or into bed late). As I did last year, when the kids woke me up I headed out to a few stores. I think it was 7:15 or so when I left the house. My ...
Nov
06
I love clearance!
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Thursday morning Buddy and I ran out to Walmart and Target for Halloween clearance. I'd like to state right up front that I walked by the bags of 1/2 off Nerds. Sometimes my willpower astounds me. Anyway, I headed straight for the costumes. Baby Girl loves to dress up as a princess. For Christmas, we found her a doctor's kit, so I also wanted to find her a doctor's costume. I ...
Sep
23
Goodwill Extravaganza
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Let me preface by saying that I am not a good garage saler, Goodwill shopper, or any other secondhand deal finder. I have friends who rock when they go to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Not me. However, when I found out that Goodwill marked everything down 50% on Wednesday I knew I had to at least check it out. What I didn't know was how big of a deal it was. ...
Aug
01
An Unexpected Deal
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Tonight my man took us out for dinner. We were going to get Chick-fil-A, but the lines were super long. I had some really good coupons for Wendy's. Our total came to over $20 and with our coupons we paid less than $10. Not too bad for a family of four! Afterwards I asked my man if we could run into Target for some laundry detergent. Usually I can get decent ...
Jul
07
Crafter Wannabe
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See, here's the deal. I have this friend. She's all crafty and stuff. I always think, "That's so cute!" Then I think, "I don't have time for that!" However, when she made an earring organizer I thought, "I can do that!" So, I did it! I found a frame at Goodwill this week for $3.15. Here's my piece of advice: buy a picture frame, not a piece of art. It took my ...
May
19
Consignment Sale
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Twice a year a lady in my mom's town hosts a consignment sale. Apparently it started in her home and has grown to a local church building. My friend Kelly had two early bird passes, which she kindly shared with me. We went Wednesday afternoon to get some deals. Kelly has three kids and had some specific stuff she was looking for. I am pretty set for my kids but ...
May
16
Friendship Book
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I showed you our Vermont memory book a few weeks ago. When we found out we were moving I knew I wanted to make a book of Baby Girl's friends in Vermont as well. She is a social butterfly, and I thought it would be neat to look back and talk about her friends and the memories they made. Then, I found a code for another free Shutterfly book! Hooray! For ...
Apr
10
Gymboree Shopping Spree
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Friday around lunchtime I got a text that told me Gymboree was having a big sale. Well, that is music to my ears. I love Gymboree but I refuse to pay full price (and sometimes even 60% off is too expensive). Friday was the day my in-laws came, and there was work to be done. But don't worry; I skipped the work and headed to the sale. At that point I ...
Mar
01
Shopping!
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Today the kiddos and I headed to the mall. It's vacation week around here, so I was a little hesitant to go. We got there at 10, though, and it was pretty empty. I went for two reasons: I had a coupon for free underwear from VS. I had a scarf to return from Christmas. When I returned the scarf I found a cute sweatshirt for Buddy. My man and ...