Thursday, November 20, 2008

Things I Love Thursday 11.20.08

**I thought I posted this yesterday, but I guess I didn't! Oops!**

Oh, how I love a good bargain. It's one thing to find quality products that are regularly inexpensive. But, to find something that would normally cost more than I would even think to pay marked at a fraction of the cost, seriously makes me all giddy :) Please note: being a bargain shopper DOES not make me "cheap". I believe that every dollar we have in our bank account is a gift from God. I also believe that by spending money wisely, I am being a good steward of the gifts He has given.

I've found some pretty stinkin' good deals over the past few years. (You can check out the links on the right (under I Love Bargains!) for blogs that are currently assisting me in bargain shopping.) Here are a few deals that are almost too good to be true:

*I got this cute little sundress on a Clearance rack at Old Navy a few years ago. It was regularly priced at $19.99. I paid....$1.99!!!

*These fun little Chaps flip flops were on clearance recently at Kohl's. The regular price was $24.00. They were on clearance for $2.40 and I got an additional 15% off (thanks to my mom's trusty Kohl's charge card) making them...$2.04!!!

*Another recent Kohl's purchase. These dressy sandals were regularly $18.00. They were on clearance for $1.80. Thanks to mom's 15% off discount, again, I only paid $1.53!!!

*I recently dove head first into couponing (a clever way to use coupons when grocery shopping that basically suggests you only use coupons when an item is at its lowest price). My first few trips were pretty successful, but yesterday, I paid only $50 for $90 worth of groceries. YIPEE!!! And I got all 5 boxes of potatoes for $1...n0, not a dollar a piece...only 20 cents a piece. Seriously? Seriously.

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Team Martins said...

I'm with you, friend! And I love how you distinguish between bargain shopping and being cheap... God's resources put to their best use! I am really good about this with clothes, furniture, etc. but need to do better with groceries... maybe your next "Tuesday's Tip" could tell us how??!! Love all these informative posts... you're an inspiration! Love you!

The Gieses said...

Sarai...I tagged you. See my blog!