Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Are You a Bargain Hunter?
Do you pay full-price for items or are you a bargain hunter?
These days one has to be a little tight with their money. If I could, I'd buy everything that caught my eye, but I can't so I don't. But that doesn't mean that I don't buy anything that I want. It just means that I have to be a smarter shopper.
Gardening and maintaining my yard are two things that I enjoy. So when I saw this metal stand at my local Lowe's one day, I loved it, but it was pricey. Needless to say, it remained in Lowe's care.
I kept my eye out though, and sure enough, after the season was over, I grabbed it on clearance for $10.00. This was at a very considerable discount. They were down to three and really wanted to get rid of it. I was only to happy to take advantage of this deal.
Sometimes I miss out on things I really want, but when every dollar counts, I can't afford not to hunt for bargains. I've found that if you wait till after the season, all the leftovers are marked down to make room for the new stuff.
Every time I go shopping, I make sure that I look through the clearance aisle or section. These days every store has them, and you'd be amazed what you'll find.
The other day at Walmart I found Hershey's New Mixed Berry Sundae Syrup for 50 cents. Apparently this New item was not selling. I grabbed it up for my ice cream eaters at home. They loved it, but at 50 cents, it wasn't too much of a risk.
The other item I found was Betty Crocker Frosted Premium Brownie Mix with Caramel Frosting...for 50 cents again. I bought two of these thinking that brownies are brownies, and if I didn't like the frosting, it wouldn't be a big loss to toss the frosting. I was right, the brownies were great without the frosting.
When's the last time you found a great deal?