Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bargains Scored at Old Navy & Target

Each week I go to to try and find a great coupon. For those of you that don't know, is a site produced by Gap Inc. that’s updated once weekly (usually Thursday evenings) with new coupons. The trick is you have to click around the site to find where the coupons are hidden, and you have to be quick! Others are doing the same from the moment the site refreshes, so it’s a race to get the best coupons first - there are only a certain amount of coupons available. In past weeks I've managed to get a couple of $50 off $100 coupons, but have never been able to snag one of the $75 off $100 coupons.

Well, this week the coupons were gone really quickly, but yesterday morning I got 50% off anyway. Old Navy had a Stuff & Save event, and the first 50 cardholders got 50% off everything we could stuff in the bags they gave us. I got there about 15 minutes before they opened. I had J & C with me, so I was armed with Chick Fil A breakfast to keep J content. There were probably 10-12 other people waiting with us for the store to open. It was cold for Texas - in the 50's - and I had stupidly not brought a blanket along for C, thinking it would be warmer. So I pulled off my sweatshirt and shivered in my t-shirt while I put the sweatshirt on/around C - you have to sacrifice for a good deal sometimes, ha!

I shopped for almost an hour... sometimes I can be SO indecisive! I felt like I got a ton, but there were people with WAY more - and after I left I wished I'd grabbed a few more things, really!

I spent $65.45 and got all of this for J & C: two pairs of footie Christmas pajamas, two pairs of jeans, two Rock Band shirts (more for B than for the boys!), & two long-sleeved shirts.

I also got dresses for my friends' girls - I can never resist looking at the adorable girls' clothes, even though I have boys. There is so much more to choose from, and let's face it - in general, girls' clothes are just cuter than boys'. I got FOUR dresses. The dresses were on clearance, and all clearance was 50% off the clearance price. PLUS 50% off of that for the Stuff & Save event! For one friend, I got a brown jumper with flowers and a denim jumper ($2.49 & $1.87!!) and for another, a cute pink jumper and another of the denim (both $1.87). Those were by far the best deals of the morning.

Check out the detail on the brown & pink dresses - so sweet!

Oh, and I got a purse and a bag for B's cousins, & magnetic frames for our moms, to save for Christmas.

Now my favorite part... total discount? $98.47! I just wish I had thought to buy some extra dresses to sell at our town's consignment sale in the Spring. I'm still working on getting in the mindset of figuring out ways to make extra money. Next time I'll know better, I guess!

Last night, B scored a bargain of his own at Target. We love us some Target and every time we go we check out the clearance section. There were some huge clocks on clearance for $35 a couple of weeks ago, and we seriously thought about getting one. We decided to wait, because really, who needs a giant clock? Well, last night B ran in to pick up some diapers, and checked on the clocks. They were just $12.48 - 75% off! So, I guess at that price we do need a giant clock. It looks pretty snazzy hanging in our living room, I have to say! Here's a pic of the clock:

And if you can't tell just how big it really is, here's a photo with my favorite 2-year-old for reference:

So, those are our bargains for the weekend. We are starting our new budget tomorrow - we figured the beginning of the new month was a good time to start! More on that soon.

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