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Sales, sales, sales -- what are you buying?

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Did you have a holly, jolly Christmas? Great. Now, who's going to have a holly, jolly post Christmas jaunt to the mall? Yeah, I know many of you want to hit those huge savings, though I have to remind us all, despite the big discounts, you are only saving money if you are buy items you need and would buy anyway. Okay, public service message over. With almost every store touting huge markdowns, how to know what is a really good deal and what may get marked further down later? Here are three ideas:

Christmas decorations - This is a no brainer. The little snowman gifts bags, the shiny ornaments, the Rudolph figurines...all of them will be on big sale. If you know you need to restock or will be in need of them come Dec. 1, 2013, stock up now...but remember to jot down somewhere that what all you bought so you can recall it 11 months from now.

Winter clothes - A good idea to stock up on items, but think about what you use a lot and focus your energies there. If you are a turtleneck gal, grab a few extras. If your kids always lose about five pairs of gloves and three hats every winter, pile them up in your cart while they are on sale.

Dishes - Many big stores have sales on their dishware to make room for new designs and sets coming in...a perfect time to replenish your cupboards if you need it. Also, any weddings coming up in the next year? Anyone heading off to college? Think ahead who you may be buying kitchen items for and snag it at a good price.

What are you shopping for at the after-Christmas sales? 

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by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Kmakksmom
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I went out to see if I could find a fake tree.  I don't like fake trees, but after having to get 2 different trees in December because they both died I have decided that fake trees are better than real ones because you don't have to remember to water them, the needles don't fall off, and fake trees can be kept for as long as you need them.

Sadly...apparently everyone in my city and the two surrounding cities had the exact same idea because I went EVERYWHERE and there were no trees to be had. :/

So, I got my son a Little People Zoo thingy that I was looking at for Christmas for him but it was more than my budget loving self could endure.  It was half off when I bought it and I can give it to him for his birthday, which is great.

I was so disappointed that I couldn't find a tree that I didn't buy anything else.

akimana
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM

I have need of a scanner 

Juniper53098
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:47 AM

I will be in need of a new wardrobe, but I'm not going to buy much until I'm sure my weight is stabilized.

lyrick24
by Bronze Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:39 PM

 i bought some winter clothes at old navy and childrens place for my grandson who is starting school this year. also i want a mattress and box spring for my bed and    our furniture store is going out of business and has them marked down.

SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 7:58 AM

 I stocked up on cards and wraps for next year.

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