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#57456 Jun 3rd, 2007 at 03:03 PM
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lol wavy lol

Bargain shopping is a BIG hobby of mine...if it's not on sale I usually won't buy it....

Today I went to Peebles Dept. Store---sort of an upscale store like the Bon-Ton or JC Penny.

Well they had racks of stuff on clearance for $2.99!!!!

I got cargo pants for Cory for Christmas, regularly $45, 2 shirts for him, a shirt for my brother, pants for Athena, and shirt for her too!

Grand total of $18 something!!!!

I LOVE a good deal!!! I had a few Christmas presents already put back---about 10 things, but now consider me officially started. lol

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lol That reminds me Loz ~ I went to Hobby Lobby friday for 1 count it One thing and I was in there for 2 hours in just the gardening area shock and I'm not a fan of shopping!! I like to go in~ get what I'm after~ and get out! BUT they had sooo many things on sale I was just in awe!!! I got this gazing ball for $3.77 and I had a lot of other stuff in my basket too but ended up putting most of it back because my funds were limited. BUT next week I'm going back and getting lots of stuff!!! NOT just for me either because I too have Christmas in mind!!! notme

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i love that gazing ball diane!

i too went shopping, last weekend, and spent about $100, but i got 2 sets of silverware, 12 7pc place settings each, with hostess set. regular $99, for $29. each.

i got about 6 outfits, average original price of $59-110 marked down to an average of $12. I was soooooo happy! grin

now, I have new work clothes grin

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Great finds everyone!!!

loz - I am so glad you started this thread -
as you know... my friend calls me "Miss 50% off"!!! lol thumbup
Lately I've even been finding some better values - what fun!

I can't wait for this Wednesday morning - my Wild Birds Unlimited store is having a sale - from 5-75% off! I'm going to be there before the doors open - I've never hit a sale there yet, and hope they have some good stuff like Diane found in her local store last year!


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Hope they arent reading these columns, they will know what they get for christmas...
I too do that......It feels better..
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#59263 Jun 6th, 2007 at 07:00 AM
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Great topic loz! I haven't been out shopping much lately so I don't have any good deals to share right now but I'm sure I will soon! lol I too am a bargain shopper!

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Originally Posted by penny in ontario
lolThats true Barb...........Loz always finds GREAT deals though!


It's what enables me to buy 20 good presents each for my family instead of just one or two. thumbup

And nah, they don't come here! lol Just have to remember not to post what I get for mum now! lol

I do a lot of online shopping, if you find the right site at the right time you can find AMAZING deals! Last year I got about 20 things from Fashion Bugs online store. Fleece double layered shirts for $3.50 for my sis, nothing was over $5. The same stuff in my local fashion bug store was a lot more. That fleece shirt I got my sister a few of, well they were in the store for $29.99! shock

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I just like to give a lot! thumbup And it allows me to shop without feeling guilty, because it's not stuff for me! lol

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loz,

Me too.
They nicknamed me the Happy Shopper.......;o)

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Well... the sale at Wild Birds Unlimited was a bust - BUT... I did find this cute birdbath/feeder at Christmas Tree Shops for only $3.99! I'm telling you... I should just camp out at that store - there is ALWAYS something good to buy for a VERY reasonable price!!!

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It's about 6 inches across and came with a stake - I just love it!


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That is really cute Lynne! I wish we had a Christmas Tree Shop here!

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Very cute and great price! I would've bought one too!

I want one of those shops here!!!!!!!!!!! boohoo

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Loz an all,

Happy hunting.........Its my favorite hobby too.

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Lynn,

Your a winner .That was a steal for that price.

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Is there a class I can take to learn bargain shopping? Bargain Shopping 101 or something?


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Nothing to learn......TO bargain shop in my opinion, Is to get things on sale ....Usually when the season is over.. In our area, they sell stuff cheaper then, and Also if you watch the Stores like Big Lots.....THey receive the left over stuff from the large dept stores, at a cheaper price.

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thumbup One thing I always do in any major store---I go straight to the clearance, I don't pass go or collect $200, just straight to the clearance. lol

There are a few tips I can think of......buy stuff after season. Like in the late winter/early spring I usually buy a ton of winter clothes for Christmas presents....or gardening stuff in the fall when they're trying to get rid of it. You may feel silly buying presents that early but when Winter comes around you're pretty darn proud of yourself.

I look for coupons for stores and for online shopping....you can find AWESOME online coupon codes....Last year I found one for King Size Direct....all mens big and tall stuff...well they had a gift section---and since I don't really know any big men I used the coupon on a coffeepot, cordless screwdriver kit, etc......twice! Once in my name and once with Marks. The coupon was spend $15.01 or more and get $15 off! So I spent $16 something on each order and just basically paid shipping. clap

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I'm a big bargain shopper. I shop out of season for the best buys as well.


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loz,

Your correct.....I bought a set of dishes, :list: marked 50% off, and I thought it was a deal.. Couple weeks later it was at the Discount store, for another 50% off.. That sort of jiggle my chain.

Did you ever print the coupons on here, and use them in the stores? Don't know if they honor them at all..Do you?

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Originally Posted by loz
Very cute and great price! I would've bought one too!

I want one of those shops here!!!!!!!!!!! boohoo
me too!

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She knowns a bargain for sure.

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Wowzer did I ever get a bargin! I was at my fav nursery the other day on my lunch break and they had some wrought Iron works on sale, Of course I passed it all by because even on sale this place is over the top expensive on items like this! An employee was outside and we started chatting ,,She asked me if I saw the sale( She knew I needed a wroughtiron garden arch / argor and this one even had a gate) and Of course I said yes but it was still too much for me.. She said again Nooo Look at it Diane ,, The prices had faded I guess from being outside .. the lowest one I saw was 250 the gated arbor had started at 479.00 even at 250 it was tooo much for me.
I was back at work when I got a phone call from the Nursery at work and she said they had lowered the price to 100.00 WOW I realllllly wanted it Butttt, wan't sure this was the time to spend 100$. I went back after work and reallly looked it over and tried to lift it and it was/ is heavy!!! I went to stand in line but there was only one cashier and there were 8 people in front of me,, I was tired , it was hot in there so I just walked out thinking IF i lose it I just lose it but consoled my self by thinking I wasn't planning on getting one untill next spring anyway,, ANYWAY.. I go home to check my email and what did I find ??????? A coupon for 50% off any one item including clearance at my nursery!!! Girlsssssss I hurried up and called them just as they were closing & they hadn't sold it yet And the manager comfirmed I can print out and use the coupon!! I picked it up to day!! A 479.99 gated /arbor I got it for 50$ okay 54$ with tax!! YIPEEEEEE After I got it home I discoverd It doesn't have to be an arbor either It can be unlatched at the top and opened up to be a divider or trellis Geeeeeez Life is good right now!!! LOL..

Okay so here it is!!! My 479.99 gated arbor for 54$!!!
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Dianne, I'm totally so excited for you! clap It's beautiful! thumbup You were meant to have it.

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Thanks Loz!! I'll see how long it takes Dwight to even notice it's out there LOLOLOL


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It would take Mark at least a few days. lol

I wish I could come across a super deal like that! I would've snapped it up too! thumbup

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thumbup I probably would too! lol

Last year Mark noticed how much better my flowers looked after I used Miracle Grow....I almost fell down in shock! lol

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angelblossom,
Your did great........Just great.. I love the the trellis and gates you have installed.......I love your style for sure.

COngrads are in order......

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loz,

That is something when you think the men arent watching.
I ws afraid to put posies all around the place, here it grew on my HD, and he said you can plant all the posies you want but no wood doo dads here ......I dont care ......flowers is my middle name now......

I think my poppys look like butterflys.........Some of you folks on here sent them.

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Hey, you should have left the original price tag on it for him to find lol


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Tamara~~ I have the orginal price and the reciept for 54$ in case I hear any lip about it and Nooo he hasn't noticed it yet and he was in the back yard twice today!! LOL


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Maybe he has his eyes closed.



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Could Be Barb~ Could be!!! LOL


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That is beautiful Diane! You definitely got a great deal on that!

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uhuhh

If he pretends not to notice, dont notice something he buys an see what happens .. ha ha devil me


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Got another good deal!! A few weeks ago I went to Hobby Lobby and saw a lot of egg shaped and round glazed balls. They were on sale but I had limited funds. Knowing I wanted two of the egg shaped ones I hid them both in the store notme and went back today to see if I could still find them!! Welll I did find one that I hid clap the other one was found from someone else egadlol lol But that's okay ~ ORiginally they were ( this size) 19.99 When I hid them they were on sale for 6.99.When I went to pay for it It rang up 3.99 shock grin clap clap

Yipeeeeee That gave me a few dollars to go to a Fav' consignment store I go to!! That is where I found the Candleholder. The blue in it doesn't match the egg exactly but close enough for me!!!! thumbup it only cost $3.50 .
After That I ran in to walmart to get epsom salt and found the fairy for $3.00

For $10.50 I got all of this!!! clap clap thumbup


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Wow! That is awesome Diane! I love that egg and candleholder!

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Diane!!! That egg is beautiful!!! No wonder you hid them!
And I think the stand matches it PERFECTLY - my favorite color, you know! clap thumbup

And the fairy is so sweet! How do you find these great bargains at WalMart - our tiny one never puts things on sale like that!

You and I have to go shopping together one day soon for sure! bop
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Our Wal-Mart doesn't have good sales like that either! The clearance aisle at our Wal-Mart is mostly junk! Never any good finds like that!

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Originally Posted by plants 'n pots
Diane!!! That egg is beautiful!!! No wonder you hide them!


You and I have to go shopping together one day soon for sure! bop
(we better rent a van though - there's no telling what we might end up with!) why


Thanks Jessica and Lynne!! grin

Yep a van may hold our bargins ya think?? maybe a cargo van if we take Loz!!! lol lol


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