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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I Love a Clearance Rack!

I consider myself a frugal shopper, a 'finder of the deals', a coupon savvy mom... my husband on the other hand just calls that being cheap.

Ok, well he used to call it cheap, until I converted him, er, he realized that I was right in always shopping around.  ;)

So when I'm in a store and see a rack or tag with the word CLEARANCE on it, I just cannot resist running walking quickly over and taking a look-see.  It's sometimes orange, or red, or yellow... that little tag that calls out to me... begging me to put it in my cart and give it a good home.
And I've been having some pretty good luck clearance shopping since after the holidays- $3.75 pj sets from Target, $5 slippers, clothes for the girls- pants, shirts, tights.  A $10 winter coat for my daughter for next winter from Meijer.  In fact, you could probably say I've been a little clearance obsessed lately.

If you aren't careful, it is quite possible to go overboard when it comes to buying 'sale' or 'clearance' items.  You need to learn to be smart about your purchases.  It has to be worth buying- both in price and in quality, but also in function.

If it's a good quality item at a good price, but something that you'll never use, then it's not really a good buy.  Or if it's a really good price but when you take it home it falls apart, then well... you just wasted your money, however little of it you may have spent.

Because we all know dollars add up, so that $1.99 you spent on a pair of fuzzy socks that now have a hole in the toe... well that was $1.99 down the toilet.  Ok so maybe not a complete waste, but a hassle nonetheless now that you have to sew them!


Sarah, Arik and Avas Mommy, said...

Is that your toe peeking through? ;-) I'm a frugal shopper too! My favorite resale shop is the Kidz Shop. We get are blessed with a lot of hand-me-downs... so my kids never really "need" anything... but my heart still flutters when I see those beautiful clearance signs.

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