I'm not an expert at anything, in fact I'm a wannabe at everything: DIYer, crafter, cook, baker, fashionista & beauty guru extraordinaire. And so far I ain't bad BUT am still learning. Like I have lots of learning ahead of me. My blog is a little bit of this and that in my wannabe adventures; oh and random ramblings on family life, motherhood, and my kiddos. Y se habla español.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shopping in the Clearance Aisle

I'm on a mission, folks. On a mission to save as much as possible here and there and everywhere! (I totally grew up on Dr. Seuss books) Seriously, I'm tightening the wallet for various reasons therefore I have challenged myself. If and when I go shopping I'm going to look in the clearance section before looking around anywhere else in the store.

I decided to do this back in May and I've had quite the fun on this self imposed challenge. Now let me clarify that I am not one to always pay full price or scoff the clearance aisle. Honestly, I don't have much patience for all the clutter and craziness that is had in that section and that is why I often stay clear. I'm more of an expert when it comes to buying goodies on sale or with a coupon. :)

Now that I have challenged myself I look forward to the "price reduced" treasures waiting to be found. Wow, that sounded way goofy. Okay on to what has come home with me.

My first stop was at Kohl's because I had a $20 gift card. I went straight to the jewelry department because mommy has lost some earrings and bracelets. That is partly my fault and partly my little diva's fault. :)

My final price for all of this was $3.71!


I scored three pairs of earrings and a set of bracelets.  All oh so purdy (and cheap) to me.  





Here is my receipt for the breakdown.  These four items went from regular price to sale price to clearance price and after my $20 gift card I paid less than $4 and I am now a little more stylish.  :)



I was at Marshall's one day when I spotted the clearance end cap in the home section and saw this really pretty, white and simple serving bowl.  I immediately thought of my husband's Nana whom loves to have big family dinners buffet style.  I knew this would be perfect for the dinner table and it was only $6.  whoo hoo!  It wasn't much of a drop from Marshall's regular price but the "compare to price" was $16.  And Nana loved it! :)




Okay this next one I was uber excited about because I looooove to bake but I still lack many baking supplies.  I found a set of 3 cookie baking pans for $6.49.  I have plenty of baking sheets but no baking pans.  Imagine my delight when I found these at Ross (dress for less) one day after shopping next door at Hobby Lobby.  Now I can make some oatmeal granola bars that I've been dying to make for quite some time.  Yay me!  It's the little things.  :)


So here are a few things from my self imposed challenge.  Winning! Until next time, peeps.  :)