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What can be more fun than shopping? Saving money!!!

It's that time of year again, where I have to spend money on things like school supplies, clothes, and shoes.  I honestly dread this time of year because it just seems like money is flying out the door.  It's probably my husband's second least favorite time of the year, only to be superseded by Christmas.

With my new approach to our spending habits, I'm looking for ways to stretch how far my dollar will go.  Our recent trip to OshKosh B'Gosh turned out to be a pretty good deal.  My daughter picked out an adorable pink skirt, a little t-shirt that was on clearance, a cardigan sweater, a headband, and three long-sleeve t-shirts to go with jeans and leggins she already has that still fit. 

Each of these items original prices seem a little high.  The skirt she picked original price was $28, but it was on sale for $16.80 that day. The short-sleeve elephant design shirt was originally $20.  The cardigan's original price was a whooping $44 (yikes).  The headband's original price $8.50. Each of the long-sleeve shirts were marked $20. Grand total for everything would have been $172.14 (feeling a little queasy at the thought). 

So thankful for my shopping skills and ability to look for a bargain.  First of all, I'll admit one of the reasons I went to this store was for the skirt.  OshKosh is one of the few places I've found recently that have "age appropriate" little girl clothing.  Secondly, they were having a pretty good deal - buy one long-sleeve t-shirt get TWO free!  I love free!!!!  Instantly, that's a $40 savings.  Everything we bought that day was on sale.  Her cardigan was marked $26.40 that day (more reasonable than the suggested price of $44).  The buy one get two deal made each of those shirts cost $6.67 each. The short-sleeved shirt was on end-of-season clearance for $6.  The headband was $5.95 and the skirt was down to $16.80.  Already a significant savings, but I did my research before I left the house and found that by signing up on I received a $10 off a $50 purchase. I definitely qualified for that. 

After all the clearance discounts, sales, and coupons were applied my grand total was only $69.55!  That's a 60% savings. 


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    Hi, I'm Cindy and I'm on a mission.  As a mother of two in a less than thriving economy, I'm on a mission to get organized to make my life a little easier while also saving money. Join me on my journey to having an organized life.


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