Leather is absolutely EVERYWHERE in Italy…. Especially in Florence. The leather market was started in Florence and then spread across Europe. Everywhere you go there will be a leather store or booth to buy something special for you. … Continue reading
Who doesn’t love a great deal? Most people make a living or part-time job on finding deals. I have some tips on how to get a great deal and how to save money.
First, check your local Goodwill, Plato’s Closet, and consignment shops. Look around and see if there is anything you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for just look around and check your sizes first. It doesn’t hurt to check around because bargains always come up when you least expect it.
If at Goodwill, I check everywhere because you never know what you can find. I have found a $100 dress for $6, found a wooden basket and used as a pencil holder for my desk, I have made old jeans into shorts, and I have found very cheap things and made into neat new things. If you check any Pinterest account there is tons of DIY with Goodwill finds.
If it is a clothing store like Plato`s or a consignment store, then you have to take the time and look through things to find deals. I usually look through my sizes and if it isn’t under $10 I don’t consider it. Sometimes I will walk around the store with things in my hand and end up buying completely different items because I found better deals.
Great deals come and go and its good to always be on top of sales of stores. I like to always buy something on sale but if it is something I have to have then I buy it of course. Bargain shopping is become a popular trend that stores will do anything to make you stop by. Make sure you are watching the sale going on. Check the original price and compare to the sale price. A considered “good” sale is 40% or more off of the original price. Always do your research when dealing with bargain shopping; especially when you have a device right in front of you that can tell you a lot about the value of the product.
Hope these tips help you score awesome bargains. Always remember to do your research, look at items that you originally didn’t come in for, and keep an open mind while bargain shopping.
One of the most common places that young adults and moms shop is Target. The Target.com information states that the median age of guests is 40 and the average income is 64K. Target is home to many things including apparel, food, office, home, and upfront food stops. My thoughts while in target are based just about every time I take a trip to my local Target. I am usually not in any hurry therefore I could take hours in my local Target just looking around and buying things that I do not need or have convinced myself that I do need in order to survive.
1. I head straight towards the apparel. I check for sales first and then base the rest of my target trip on that. There cheap t-shirts and tanks are a frequent stop. The comfy clothes are always in my closet!
2. Second, I will lean towards the active and socks. As a dancer I always need new socks. They are great gifts and so stylish with all their different designs!
3. The next stop will be to check out the new make up along with the new handbags. I can always use either and end up buying something while in this section of Target. While at this point I am thinking to myself how much I have spent and how much left I can spend without going into debt. On a college students debit card is a lot smaller than the Moms that come in and don’t have a limit.
4. While thinking, holding, and walking around leisurely I start to get hungry and head towards the food aisle. I realize that I am craving something like Qdoba or a cheese pizza.
5. So then I think that I need pencils; You can never have too many pencils especially during the school year. I look towards the cute decorative office supplies while storing up for the school year. After I have looked the whole store and spent most of my paycheck, I decide its time to go and that I probably need to head home and do something more productive.
Although impulse buying is fun and “relaxing” it can hurt your bank account and leave you with a big bill. Always watch what you spend on your account and plan ahead.
Until next time-Happy Shopping!
Today, I visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art today on a mission to complete an assignment from my Art Appreciation class. I recruited my family to come along and help. We had a great time viewing the art and learning new things. I even saw a very cool fashion exhibit that highlighted clothing styles over the years and how fashions have changed. When we left, we stopped by the IMA’s Hundred Acre Woods to view the Funky Bones exhibit that was recently in The Fault in our Stars movie. So cool to see something here in Indy from the story and the movie. Well, my assignment is completed and that’s Art Appreciation, Newton Style!
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