Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bargain Shopping

There were two men walking in front of me as I was schlepping to my car from the train last Monday night. One was saying how they had gone over to the outlet mall during the weekend and the other asked if there were any good sales. They went on to discuss how it really is like a normal mall and that sometimes you can find a good deal on the clearance racks. I was so tempted to tap one of them on the shoulder and tell him that they think that way because 1. they are men and 2. because they obviously know nothing about bargain shopping.

Okay, so here are my bargain purchases from the Fourth of July sales...

I had a coupon for 20% off my purchase of $50 or more at Carters. Grammy and I combined our purchases so that we easily hit that $50 without having to buy more than we wanted to.

These little ballet shirts are my absolute favorite and were the only two left in the store. One is size 2T and one is 3T. I only paid $1.58 each! And believe me when I tell you that I scoured the store to see if I could any more.

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I also picked up these shirts in size 3T for next summer for $3.19 each. (Gasp - they don't match!)

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These cute sweaters are from Children's Place and cost $2.63 each.

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And our last stop was at Baby Gap. I had a $5 coupon that was only good that weekend and burning a hole in my pocket. These cute tops in size 3T were scored for $2.31 each. (With their blonde hair, the girls look really good in brown.)

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And now the accountant in me must tell you what my total savings were from original cost.

Ballet tops - Savings of 89%
Carter summer tops - Savings of 80%
CP sweaters - Savings of 82%
Gap tops - Savings of 85%


BreezieGirl said...

Way to go!! Super cute... and WOW what savings!

Pam said...

SO cute! if i manage to stop by the carter's outlet this weekend, i'll keep my eye open for one of those tops. because they are really freaking cute.

Keith and Jamie said...

Rock Star Shopper! Great job on the deals...and from one accountant to another...the percentages do matter!

Hope's Mama said...

I am going to employ you as my personal shopper for this baby! And he's a boy, so it will be something different for you! You just seem to have so much cheap, cute stuff in the States.

Lucco Girls said...

Yeah...I'm just gonna write you a check every month and wait for the clothes to arrive in the mail. Lol. I despise shopping...and I have 3 girls. Emily...she LOVES to play dress up already! I'm in so much trouble!!!!!

Mommy, Esq. said...

You are so good at picking out little girl clothes! I must have you consult for Penny. :)

Helen said...

Cute stuff!! I scored big at the Children's Place Outlet this spring and can't wait to go back in a few weeks to stock up on summer stuff for next year!

Sarah said...

Wouldn't that be fun to be a personal shopper!! LOL

Liz said...

Kudos to you for having the patience to bargain shop! You got some great deals. I prefer to buy everything I want no matter what the price and then I sell everything once the kids grow out of it. Works out good for us. I usually pay about half price or less for stuff that way.

Wendy said...

Ok, you must shop for me. I'll send you a check, you just get what you can :P You find the cutest things and I love your style for the girls <3