I’m trying so hard to not shop lately. Alex is damn good to me in so many ways, but the one area he is almost “too” good is shopping. Man is an enabler. If I look at something and go “Pretty” he’ll do his damndest to purchase it for me or tell me to just buy it.
His kindness and generosity is so wonderful to the point of being overwhelming, but oh man do I feel guilty some days. I do fall prey to the “great deal” and “coupon” savings sometimes, but this weekend I found a few that were pretty awesome and I thought I’d share.
First up – Target. Ahh sweet, glorious, addictive Target. Anyway, they have all of their summer stuff on clearance which means bathing suits have moved from being ridiculously expensive PER ITEM to reasonable and downright good deal. Most of the suits I saw were 60% – 80% off their regular prices. I managed to find a good top and bottom deal that is pretty cute and looks good on me.
If you’re anything like me you do have to shop by item because your top and your bottom are not the same size. This is especially great if you have kids because you can plan ahead and purchase a size or two up and by the time next summer rolls around you are set! So if you’re looking for a new suit for next year (yes I know a year off, but think of the $$ you can save) then go check them out now.
Next up – Hobby Lobby is having their crazy huge sales right before the holidays sneak up on us. That means NOW is the time to get in there and get yourself some candles, home décor baskets, and crafty projects for rainy weather. Since school is (or already has if you live near me) starting soon most of the “summer” projects are on clearance and those are perfect to snag for rainy day weather with kids. Nobody likes being stuck inside, but fun projects can make it less boring for the kids and less annoying for the parents! Saving money just adds to this cake.
When I went I managed to combine their advertised savings + their mobile coupon for a great deal on some fireplace décor. (What… I’m getting desperate for fall.) I snagged three metal candle holders and three large candles that would have normally all been over $45 together for just over $27 including tax. Great deal and now I can use my fireplace even though its ridiculousness outside!
Banana Republic Outlet is also having great season end sales. I managed to get a couple of pairs of work pants and several shirts for only $80. What I love most though is all of the shirts are nice enough to wear to work, but they are cotton so I can easily wear them with shorts or jeans and look better than I would in just a t-shirt. I especially love this black and white print halter top. I have to wear a sweater with it to wear to work but it’s so dang cute IMO!
Please ignore how retarded I look in this photo. I never take good pictures of myself.
This is definitely a time of year to shop if you are going to do it. What are you some good deals you’ve found lately?