so i have this friend who kept telling me to blog about my wonderful "finds" in the shopping world. I do love shopping. But i love BARGAIN shopping better- which is definitely a better option for the occupation i have been called to....so...let the games begin ; )
I put the kibosh on any and all shopping when we had some home improvement projects happening and promised myself until i actually 'fit' back into the clothing i had- i was not going to shop ; ) well.....i have this LOFT credit card...solely used for purchases there and at SAM'S *since they do not take Visa*. Well, i opened the mail not too long ago to find some REWARDS cards (free money) as well as a free $25 to use there as well for simply using the card (VERY EXCITED) and yes, they all had expiration dates.....so i HAD to go shopping!
Finally all three kiddos were at school *after several snow days upon snow days* so i had a free 45 minutes to shop at the LOFT today! so very excited---especially since i was salivating over the MEGA markdowns and sales i would see in my inbox almost daily. so, i popped in. the shelves were close to bare on the SALE racks...HOWEVER, i did manage to score some ridiculous deals for next to nothing.....
my favorite : $189 boots *did i mention i LOVE shoes* for $17.50!!!! : ) indeed the first time in my life i was glad i have big feet as MY SIZE was the ONLY pair left!!!! love.
then i just could not pass up the super cute skirt that retailed for $49.50.....guess what i paid for it?! less than most spend at Starbucks......$4.74!!!! CRAZY!!!!!!
why so low....all sale merchandise was an ADDITIONAL 50% off!!!! my kind of sale. i also bought a pair of pants that were tagged at $69.50 for $14 and some odd change! madness.
so that was my shopping and i even made it home for a conference call!!!!
my other bargain shopping tips were for Valentines Day. i wanted to do something FUN for the kids on our mantel...so, i was led to Garden Ridge *why, not sure? have not been in that store for years* and guess what? all Christmas stuff was 90% off. a light bulb went off in my brain...maybe they have something RED or SILVER or WHITE that i could use? guess what? they did...i found some FUN red curly stuff for .19cents and bought several...adding to that $1 bin hearts from Target plus 2 things i bought POST-Vday last year...and hooray- Valentines Day is decorated at our house! I also dug out our Pottery Barn Kids placements i bought post-Vday years ago that are still going strong....decorating on a budget for sure! : )
Pretty boring for my second post....but, i was excited and decided to share, just in case YOU had reward cards or coupons and needed a sweater or two?! plus, LOFT does a special discount for all you teachers out there as well!!!! *i don't score that bonus*
I promise to spruce up the blog when I share about the craziness in our house from the last few snow days....it involves moving furniture, clogged toilets and holes in ceilings ......
can't wait eh?