Friday, February 26, 2010

Tales of a Bargain Shopper

I don't know if you know this about me, but I am not a big shopper. Spending endless hours at the mall, surrounded by avid shoppers going in and out of stores, does not qualify as a good time in my book. At. All! I happen to consider that scenario more torture than anything else.

For me a pleasant shopping experience consists of a few clicks on my keyboard and voila, my purchases will arrive at my house in a few days. And if for whatever reason I have to go out, then I'll go into a few select stores, the ones I always go to, find what I need, and call it a day.

OK, so it's confession time: Hi. My name is Liz, and I'm the queen of bargain shopping.

I'm very proud of the fact that I can find really good bargains. Now don't get me wrong, I won't buy something just because it's a bargain. I have to need it or really, really want it to commit to actually purchasing.

Like for example, when I walked into Children's Place a few weeks ago and came across this:
Size 6 pink fleece lined jeans @ $3.99
Size 6 blue fleece lined jeans @ $3.99
Size 6 pink corduroy pants @ $3.99
Size 6 blue lounging pants @ $3.99
Size M blue Rugby sweater @ $3.99
...now this is definitely a deal I didn't walk away from. I purchased all of this for Isabella to wear next winter for $19.95 plus tax. Fantabulous, I tell ya!

And just in case you were wondering which stores I actually do shop:
Children's Place ~ they have great sales and a lot of coupons
Gymboree ~ I take full advantage of sales, coupons and GymBucks
Target ~ seriously, need I say more?
Marshall's & TJ Maxx ~ a little slice of Heaven to me
Macy's ~ they have the BEST clearance racks

2 comments:

Quilly Nilly said...

Fabulous, I also am a bargain shopper; you did awesome.

Liz Butler said...

Thanks, girl! I always feel so good when I can score bargains like these. Of course I am not surprised you are a bargain shopper ~ you are my twin sister from another mister! :)