Monday, October 29, 2007

The Bargainpooch

Target has some fabulous clearance goodies for the pooches in your family. Mack was the proud recipient of a Tennessee T-shirt (at the 30% of price of $6.98):

I also purchased lots of other items that will be for his Christmas stocking, so shh! dont' tell him. Blue and white striped leash ($2.48), matching collar ($1.83), both will be monogrammed in orange. I also got him a dark brown leather collar ($2.48) and several bags of fancy treasts between $1.50 and $3. There were tons of other goodies available along with some cute little clothes and picture frames. Visit the end cap of the pet aisle at your local Target.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Garage Sale China

I sometimes feel I must be the luckiest girl alive. As much as I often think my life must be a comic strip for God, I also think He shines on me and leads me to the best deals. I know no one else who loves china, antiques, and bargains as much as I do to find this, and at a random garage sale of all places.

Behold: Noritake China, Kendal pattern, circa 1969. Eight place settings, two vegetable bowls, large platter, salt and pepper shakers, butter dish, and creamer and sugar bowl. Total cost: Fifty Dollars. Yes, $50! This is in the neighborhood of a thouand dollars worth of china. And best of all is that it compliments our wedding china beautifully.

Now if I can only find the teapot for a reasonable price (rather than the $200 it is selling for).

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Twenty at Target

Target is having great clearnace currently. I dashed in to find a birthday gift for a sweet little girl turning four. My goal was a leotard since she has recently began gymnastics. They're usually rather pricy, even for plain ones. However I found a great bright and colorful leotard on clearance (30% if I recall) for $11.88. It's long sleeved as well which will be great for the winter months and something she doesn't have.

The deals didn't stop there! I also picked up some fall themed cookie cutters (leaves, pumpkin, acorn), a pumpkin costume for Mack, a new leather collar and also a blue and white fabric collar with matching leash that I can monogram.

Total? Twenty bucks and some change.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Black Ballet Flats--Kassie

Kassie found these uber cute black ballet flats at JC Penney for a mere $1.97! Wow! She says she has plenty fo black ones, but for $1.97, you can use an extra pair. Look how comfy they look and the great rubber soles. I may have to go check out my own JC Penney store.

Thanks for submitting to The Bargainista, Kassie!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Luigi Bormioli Serving Bowl

I found this great Luigi Bormioli serving bowl at Ross (part of the TJ Maxx chain) on clearance for only $5.00! I've been coveting this piece at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $20. Won't it look great with a pretty salad in it? Mmm, or pasta?

I have several Luigi Bormioli pieces and they're all great. The glass is very thick and heavy and look so lovely and elegant on a table. Pieces I have include: 12 tall drinking glasses, pitcher, chip and dip serving set, cake stand, and pedastol trifle bowl. I heartily reccommend all of the pieces. If you're interested, most pieces can be found at Bed, Bath, and Beyond stores but dont' forget to look at your discount retailers such as TJ Maxx and Ross.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The cute brown moc style shoes

Here are the little shoes from Payless that I love. I've yet to get them, but aren't they cute?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Skirt $4.98

Another great deal from the Target clearance rounder. This was 75% off and only $4.98. I love the colors. There were several others in this style in blues ad browns. I chose this one because purple is my least favorite color and I actually like it in fabric. I thought it would add an extra punch of color to my wardrobe. Also, I can wear other colors with it so I don't have to purchase more purple since it's not my favorite.
I think I'll wear it with a berry colored sweater and brown knee boots. However I'd love to find a navy sweater for fall too and it would look great with this skirt too.
(Sorry for the picture quality but for ease and convenience I often just do snapshots with my cell.)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Shopping for a Cause

There are several items from a variety of manufacturer's that are sold in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (if you're just tuning in, that's now, October).

Send me your favorite items (whether you've bought them or not) and any extra information about them (how/where to purchase, percent of profits benefitting the cause, etc.). Even if you've just seen an item or have a link pass it on. By the end of the week we'll put together a little shopping guide.

My email address is to the right.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Free Three-Step Face Collections from Clinique

The Clinique counter at my local Belk store is giving away FREE mini three-step skin collections. You just stop by the counter, tell them you want to try the three-step skin collections and they give you a soap, clarifying lotion, and moisturizer based on your skin type. I suppose I cheated since I already use their stuff but was excited to get the mini version for my travel bag.

Visit your local Clinique counter and see if they promotion applies there as well, if not, then ask when they will have such a promotion, the sales ladys will usually tell you. Plus, in my experience with Clinique, if you're looking to try before you buy, they may have a couple things to pass along to you anyway, even if it's not an advertised promotion. For example, I always (always!) ask for a mini perfume when I purchase anything there. I tell them I'm a regular Clinique user and I like to the small sizes for my travel bag, purse, etc. and they most always find one for me. When I made my last purchase, the sweet counter girl gave me the display sample--hey, I'll take it!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

BOGO at Payless

Payless Shoes currently has a buy one get one half price special. I haven't shopped at Payless in years because their shoes weren't super comfortable to me and seemed to wear out fast. However, I do love the American Eagle brand. I have (had) several pairs when the shoes were sold at high end retail stores such as Dillards, Elder Beerman, and Lord & Taylor (don't worry-they were still bargains!). I mostly had very dressy, special occasion type shoes in that brand that I used for high school and sorority formals.

In a desperate hunt for brown strappy sandals for last weekend's wedding I went to Payless. I didn't find what I needed, but I did find the cutest pair of loafers that I think I just have to have! They're dark chocolate brown suede loafers with a big sheer bow in chocolate brown with khaki polka dots. They're precious! Unfortunately I didn't find them online, but in true ironic fashion I did find a pair of shoes that would have been perfect for the wedding and were half of what I paid for the pair I found in My Town, but that's a different story.

Anyway--go to you local Payless, maybe you'll find the cute loafers I'm talking about. I want to wear them with a khaki skirt and light sweater, with jeans and a button-down, with walking shorts and a cardigan, and with khaki pants and a preppy wrap shirt.

Be sure to send pictures of your goodies if you go, or if you find any elsewhere.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Cute and Sexy Black Sandals-Jenny

Jenny found these darling sandals for only $9.99 at Kohls. The regular price had been $50. What a deal! These are so cute and sexy. I can see them with jeans and a great off the shoulder scoop neck top or with a flirty little black dress and pashmina.
Thanks for sharing Jenny!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


There have been a great deal of past due updates finally put up. Scroll through and look at the new goodies. See especially Rusti's Outlet Bargains (Sept. 6) and Jenny's Ebay Bargain (Sept. 21) and don't forget to leave all your good home bargain spotting for Jenny! Email me so I can put it up (quicker than I have been--really!).

Also, see the Currently Shopping For section to the right? I'm going to make that a community list too. So, if there is something you're currently looking for send it over. I'll post it with your name beside it and if other bargain hunters have a spotting or knowledge of said item--we can post it here.

Geesh Internet, I'm getting all sweaty over here thinking about all this bargain-shopping love!