Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday!!!

SO I hear that this is a great way to save money but I just can't bring myself to get out there and get crazy with all those people. I have noticed that there are some great deals online. I just got an email from Old Navy offering some great sales on their web sites. So this is where I will be on Black Friday, in front of this computer getting some great deals in my jammies.

I encourage you to check out your favorite stores online and see what they offer tomorrow.

No I know that for some of you this in the event of the year and that is great. You go girl or guy :o). Just remember to enjoy the process, shopping should be fun.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Buying in Bulk a Few Secrets

I am not big on buying in bulk because I feel that sometimes things just don't get used and then it is a waste so here are some tips.

Buying in bulk a few secrets #1
Buy large bags of trail mix and like items and as soon as you get it home put it in snack bags so there are servings instead of a one time sit down with the bag. This can be done with several items that you can buy in bulk.

Buying in bulk a few secrets #2
Buy meat in bulk, have the butcher at the store cut it up for you and then bring it home and use a food saver to vacuum pack it all in meal size portions.

Buying in bulk a few secrets #3
Di you know that you can grate and freeze cheese. When you do this it is great for cooking and baking but not so great just thawed and used. So keep that in mind when deciding what you are going to need for the tacos verses the lasagna.

happy bulk shopping!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shopping at Thrift Stores

I love Thrift stores and I found a little secret at my local Good Will about a year ago. I guess I knew about it all along I just never bothered to check it out. It is the As Is Store, at my store it is back by the Donation Center and I love it.

Just a little word of warning here... You have to love the hunt and not mind digging through other peoles junk to enter this area.

Basically it is all the stuff that either didn't sell in the main store and they have pulled to make room for other stuff or it was stained, broken, unable to put up for sale in the main store.

And believe me when I say there is alot of junk. But amidst that junk there are some true treasures. I actually discovered because I was trying to find a new place to buy items to list on Ebay. They sell by the pound with clothing so I am get a box full of clothes for $5 to $10. I have bought things that I paid 50 cents for and sold on ebay for $50+. That is what I am talking about!!! I cloth my kids in American Eagle, Abercrombie, Old navy, etc... and it is sll treasures that I find there. I found a Pride and Prejudice book form 1941 for 50 cents and sold it for $38 on Ebay.

SO if you love and I do mean love the hunt this is the place for you. I have never left empty handed and I go several times a week.

Words of Advice...
Take a purse that can easily be put over your shoulder.
Bring cash, ours takes cash or checks no cards here.
When digging through clothes your arms will get tired, mine are built up now so take it slow :o)
Bring a good attitude and you will find the best stuff!!!
Have Fun
Oh and Please wash your hands after, there is some scary stuff in there. I carry hand sanitizer.