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Friday, March 13, 2009

What's the Dealio?

I fell off the wagon today. For the past couple of months, I've been very good about refraining from shopping. Our current economic crisis means shoring up the emergency fund and exercising major restraint even when the sales are so tempting. Well, this week, I caved. I caved BIG.

I really do have an excuse, though. I am starting a new job next Monday and, this week, I felt like I needed to do some back to school shopping. Perfectly justifiably, right? (Like Kacey, I can justify any purchase.) The good news is that I rarely buy anything unless it's on sale. Somhow, the price of an item can dictate how cute it is. You know, a cute top suddenly becomes a whole lot cuter with an additional 30% off.

Alas, here are some places that have excellent sales going on. Go ahead and shop; you never have to justify your purchases to me.

1. Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy: 30% off through Sunday.


2. JCrew.com: 20% off everything through today, Friday, March 13th. Promotion code: Secret.

3. Crazy 8: 20% off everything + free shipping through March 22, 2009. Promotion Code: SAVE20.

4. Tea Collection
Tea Collection Sample Sale: March 21, 2009 from 9am - 1pm.
1 Arkansas Street (@ 16th), Suite B, San Francisco, CA
COST: $10 admission fee to be donated to The Global Fund for Children! Bring your own bag and get $5 off.

We love Tea Collection clothes and if you do too, you could win a $200 gift certificate to use at teacollection.com by submitting your kiddies' pictures by the last day of each month on Facebook. Winners are chosen monthly.

With so many sales, how could I possibly cover them all? I can't. Instead, I check out Bradsdeals, a great site that I found recently that does a wonderful job of listing all the sales. I love that he has the printable Michaels 40% off coupon or Joanne's coupon on his site. No need to dig through the newspapers when you can print directly from this website. So useful for when you are suddenly feeling crafty!

If you have any deals to share, please do!! I love to hear about other sales out there.

Happy Savings, everyone!

-Thuy
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54 comments:

sandy said...

I just can't pass up a good sale. Thanks for the info:0)

amanda said...

ohhh i just love the tea collection as well. lucky you to be so close to get a better deal!!

Lolli said...

My sister called yesterday and said she was emailing me a fantastic coupon to use on the already fantastic prices at Gap,Old Navy, etc, and I had to tell her not to bother. I don't need the temptation!

Amy said...

I love to shop. I am like you it has to be on sale or a coupon. I do not work well I do I am a SAHM. So I will go check out these places. I need Summer stuff.

Kathy B! said...

Oh no! Thanks for nothing : )

Guess where I'm going after I get finished commenting?! Old Navy has a really cute skirt I was eye-balling yesterday... I think I might need it in two colors now.

((sigh))

Meg said...

Good luck on the new job!


I don't have any deals. Nor can I do any shopping right now. :(

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Why are you doing this to me?!?! I love a good sale, and am sick of all my clothing!

Rachel said...

WOW, thanks for all the SAVINGS!!! I live in nowheresville so I get the shakes from the lack of shopping, haha! :)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!!! Those are all my favorite stores!!!

Kailey said...

It can work backwards too. If I think something is cute, but it turns out to be expensive, all of a sudden it's not that cute.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

first time to your blog and you post about sales....omg...I love you!!!! hehe now Im off to go buy something online at old navy!!!!

Janna Bee said...

Thanks for letting us know about the great deals!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

Oh you are a cruel, cruel woman...my 38 week preggers body won't even let me look at post-baby #4 clothes at this point! Soooo tempting though :)

Nana said...

Hey everybody, come on over to my house and buy all of my old clothes. I'll give you a 30% discount and a cookie.

Nana needs a new pair of shoes.

Kimmy said...

I totally know what you mean!! Love the info on the sales, thanks!! It's always nice to keep some of our money instead of giving it away, right?! :o)

Sarah said...

I can usually pass up stuff for myself. But when I see cute little girl clothes...it's like an addiction. ;)

Yaya said...

I LOVE BR, GAP and ON. My favorites!

We have an outlet mall near us with those stores and last time we went I got so many shirts from BR for $11 each. Ridiculous!

A FiveOh4 Uplifting said...

Man! That's like hitting the lottery! Today is pay day!!!!!

missy said...

go for you!!!! we all need a little something new once in awhile!!!!! good luck in your new job!!!!!

Bee and Rose said...

We love tea collection clothes around here too! They are so soft and cute!

Thanks for the 411! I only shop sales so it's always nice to have the heads up!

Together We Save said...

Well at least you found a good sale. Thanks for the comment.

Grand Pooba said...

Another excuse:

You know you're actually HELPING the economy by shopping! I think you need to help out the economy more often!

Counselormama said...

Thanks for the info! I love any excuse to shop!

Trina said...

Sales also dictate need vs. desire. We performed plastic surgery and now I don't have a credit card. Since I have no money either I'm at home in old clothes.

Vickie said...

Thanks for sharing the site for the coupons for Michaels and joanns. I could always use those coupons:)

Good luck next week.

Gibby said...

Thanks for the info, I need some new stuff. And I love the line...

"You know, a cute top suddenly becomes a whole lot cuter with an additional 30% off."

Man, that is so true!

Marie said...

OHH,I am totally blaming my B-R purchases on you today, so if my husband comes by and yells at you on your blog ...you'll know why now!!:)
Marie

Melissa said...

I was sooo good today! I found a skirt at Kohls that I wanted. Instead, I went to JoAnn's and bought everything I need to make two skirts for about $20 less than the cost of one. Now, we'll just see if it turns out HALF as cute as the one in the store... probably not, but ya never know :)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Now I want to go shopping. How bad is that?!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

blueviolet said...

I love J. Crew. Those are some great sales you've mentioned.

parentingBYdummies said...

That Old Navy/Gap/Banana coupon pushed me over the edge also. I didn't have as good of an excuse as you though; the coupon in itself was an excuse! Glad I found your blog. I'm missing Cali sooooo much during this everlasting cold Maryland winter:)

Helene said...

I like the idea of just going to one site and seeing all the sales! Thanks for sharing that!

San said...

I have a shopping problem, err, addiction, err... ISSUE too! It's so hard to resist a good sale! :P

Thanks for the input! I've never seen or heard of Tea Collection, but it DOES look sweet! One more shopping bookmark for me! :)

Amy said...

Hello Francesca, Thuy, Kacey, and Tyler. I have something waiting for all of you on my blog.

Sapphire said...

I absolutely LOVE Tea collection clothes. Will be entering my kiddies every.single month!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Times are tough but I think if we all spend just a little here and there that will have a positive impact on the whole economic cycle. So don't feel bad, you did a good thing :)

pam said...

Looks like some really great sales. Good luck with your new job!

wenbren explains it all said...

Yeah I just payed $39 for a banana republic clutch black purse that was originally $98 dlls I felt so victorious when i bought it!

Cheryl said...

If there was no economic recession, I'd go shopping. Unfortunately, the times are not in my favor.

Parenthood For Me said...

That is a great justification. Mine is usually that I am buying quality pieces to add to my work wardrobe which is very important.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh - I may have to pop over to old navy and gap today!!

lisalyn said...

A few nights ago my daughter and I were talking on the phone and she was sharing with me a "really cool" shirt she wanted. I checked it out and all of a sudden I ordered the shirt! She wasn't asking me to buy it, just wanted me to see it. I must have had one of those moments when I HAD to purchase something! :)

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing - very thoughtful of you.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I've been very good lately, but I have been known to buy things since it was on "Sale" who cares if it is something I don't need or may never use ... LOL

Yeah new job!! So what kind of fun job are you going to be doing? Congrats and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by again, you rock!

Cindy DG said...

Thanks for the ON and Gap tip, I can justify anything! :) Darn recession/depression!
cindy
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Ohhhhh, and internet shopping is 10 times more tempting than in person shopping somehow!

Mrs. D Lightful said...

OH my goodness. I have been trying to keep my eyes shut to all sales because I am such a sucker! I've been trying to be good lately too. I did the same thing as you though, went on a shopping spree for my girls! I think there's something about spring that makes you want a brand new wardrobe.

mommy jac said...

I love hearing the word SALE thanks for the heads up...

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

oh man I am dying to go shopping. I still have clothes that I wore in high school... :(
Now that I am married I want to look more classy.
I guess I will have to wait..

But great deals! I love to buy things on sale! Woo HOO!

Katherine Aucoin said...

It's hard to pass up a sale and it's hard for me not to check out the places you had on your post. I like that you needed back to school tea ;-)

Boy Mom said...

Love the deals! I have to get a Target fix in every so often.

rebecca said...

Well, consider it a good thing. You're doing your share to stimulate the economy!

Julie said...

I think you were completely justified, no questions asked :)
I've never heard of the tea collection, have to check it out now.

The High Family said...

Thanks for the tips!

I totally took advantage of the 30% at GAP...I loved that they gave 5% of my order to the Wildlife Fund too!

I've never heard of tea collection...how cute!