Deal huntin’
January 19, 2009

This past week I did some successful deal hunting.  First I hit up the overpriced brand name big box department store that’s closing here at the already dead mall.  They are closing a few throughout the country, including one such retailer here.  Although the prices are generally marked up and the clearance was almost entirely only 30% off, I managed to get a sweater, a sweater dress, 2 sweater coats, 4 pairs of shoes, 6 pairs of funky socks, a necklace and 2 pairs of earrings for around $200!  Quite a haul if I say so myself.  It is worth the trip to find the things that are either 50% off or are already marked down plus an additional % off.

I also visited this local news station’s website in search of a particular news nugget, when I came across this page.  Talk about great deals!  In particular, I found a set of 2-$25 gift cards for $25 for my hair salon.  So, I bought two pairs!  In case you’re keeping track, that’s $100 (that I will spend anyway) for $55! (including shipping)  That’s free money folks!!  And as I’ve already admitted, I do pay a pretty penny to coif, but it’s totally worth it – and now I do it with free money!  Thank you news station!!!  And you better believe I’m going to check it often for more fabulous (free money) deals!

And finally, this one is actually from a couple weeks ago, but too good not to share.  The first Saturday of the month at Goodwill is 50% off everything in the store.  This month I just happened to stop by and came across this gem, marked only $19.99!! Which means it was only $10!!!

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Though I’m not in love with the color, I can afford to spend some time with a little black spray paint.  It’s in fabulous condition and I’ve always wanted my own really nice music stand that isn’t preceded by the word “wire,” but I always thought I’d have to shell out at least $50-$100!  Once I master the spray paint job (and it warms up here), I’ll post the pictures.  Maybe I’ll even pull out the bassoon and soak a few reeds!!

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