Lucky

@MsTickle (24977)
Australia
March 18, 2008 6:15pm CST
Every few months, I go visit my dad and shop for things I'm unable to buy locally. I'm not real flush with cash these days and life's a bit of a struggle but sometimes you have to spend money to save money ....right? Buying dry cat and dog food in bulk saves me around $30 alone. Imagine my delight when I popped into a hairdressers supply store and found one of my favourite perfumes which is normally selling at around $150 marked down to $59. I grabbed it straight away - then began the self talk: "You can't afford it" "But I won't see it again at this price and it's been ages since I had any of this. The last time it was on special and I bought it was Christmas 92." "It's still more than we can spare" "Nope, this is one of those times when you have to have a treat, I'm buying it" Then the sales person says..."That's 47.20, it's another 20% 0ff".....YAY!! Can you remember the last bargain you got?
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@Darkwing (21588)
18 Mar 08
Wow... that's wonderful, my dear friend. The last thing I remember was a pretty jacket/cardigan I bought for my daughter-in-law for christmas. It was a wrap one, (no buttons), with a belt tie. It was a kind of mule colour, with gold flecks of thread in it, and it frilled down the front and around the bottom. The cost, £29.99. I really liked this cardigan and it was just her colour, so, I took it to the pay desk. When I arrived at the pay desk, the woman asked me if I wanted to apply for a Bonus Club card. I made sure that this was not a credit card, or anything, and filled in the form. She handed me my card, and a leaflet explaining about the bonuses. Then, she took the cardigan off the hanger, folded it and put it into a bag... she took the ticket to the till and rung up the price, promptly returning to the counter, to ask for £13.00!!! I didn't ask any questions... just paid up and left hurriedly. Brightest Blessings.
@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
19 Mar 08
That's just what I'm speaking of, how wonderful. Could your mule colour also be desribed as donkey brown? Ordinarily I find brown a very boring colour but I love donkey brown and can wear it with ease. It is a beautiful colour that lends itself to many other shades. I like the sound of the frills too. Good for you darkwing. WooHoo!A couple of years ago I was shopping with dad and looked at handbags as my all purpose one was sadly in need of replacement. I fell in love with a purple drawstring (natch) but couldn't handle the price...$70. The bag was lovely...purple suede like fabric with white embroidery and a chain drawsting. Good quality lining with adequate compartments. I came away from the store and Dad saw the look on my face and said "Go on...you can afford it (he didn't have a clue) ...imagine my surprise when it rang up at half price!! Oh happy day.
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@Darkwing (21588)
19 Mar 08
Yes, a kind of donkey brown... warm colour. It's a good quality, quite thick cardi as well. Hmmmmmm, the colour purple is quite significant to me. Things are meant to happen, of that I am sure, and your being attracted to that particular bag, was no coincidence my friend. How wonderful, that it was half price. I'll bet you were over the Moon!!! Good old Dad, huh?
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@weemam (13377)
18 Mar 08
I love my bargains too pal , I get quite miffed if I have to pay full price for anything , When I show my family something and say how much it coast they always reply " and how much did you pay for it" lol they know me so well xx
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
It's up to us to show the way Martgaret!
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@weemam (13377)
22 Mar 08
Funny you saying that pal . My DIL is doing it now too and she used to laugh at me ,She is so proud of her bargains now :) xxx
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I am so happy that you bought that perfume, you deserve it. Thats a nice bargain to get. Have you looked on Ebay for it, sometime you can get a good bargain there. I love getting bargains, I do my best not to pay full price for anything. I will even bargain at the Walmart on stuff. I wanted this particular vacuum, they only had the display model left and it didn't have attachments. I called the manager and bargained with him and got $10 knocked off the price. I had the attachments that fit that vacuum at home, since the one I was replacing was the same brand. You can bargain almost anywhere, all you have to do is ask. Good going with your bargain, now you will be smelling pretty.
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
That was a good bargain...YAY! I shop at dollar stores a lot and always check the bargain tables. I know the stuff is cheap but why pay ten times the amount when something cheaper does the same job? The only way I've fallen down on this is with pots for plants ...the cheapies get brittle and break apart after a while.
@mummymo (23707)
19 Mar 08
Well I think you deserved to treat yourself sweety and I am glad that you did! My last bargain was a beautiful little fake fur jacket in dusky pink that I bought for Niamh a few weeks ago! We were in the supermarket , in the clothes section when she started oohing over this jacket I picked it up for a look and saw that it was reduced to £8 fantastic, as I tried to get one in her size I saw others marked down to £4 and picked out one of those! When we went to the checkout (self scan ) I never noticed but when I checked my receipt later it had went through at £2, not bad for a jacket that started at £20. xxx
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Aww it sounds real cute and I'll bet it looks really cute on her. Is it still cold there? Will it also firt her next year?
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@mummymo (23707)
22 Mar 08
It is still cold sweety - it is between 1 and 4 degrees over the next few days and dipping down to -1 at some points, they have forecast snow too but I don't think our area will get it! It might fit her for a while as it is age 8-9 but she grows very quickly so we will have to wait and see! xxx
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
25 Mar 08
Ooooh that's cold. Don't let her have any reeses peanut butter cups ...she won't grow so fast then and there will be more for you. Don't tell her I said that.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 08
Yes mine was last Week with a pair of Shoes I needed a new Pair Desperately as my ones are well and truly worn out lol I could not really afford them as I spent quite a bit on my Daughter for her 21st Birthday The Price tag said £12 when I got to the Checkout they where £6 , so half Price which made me happy
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Oh, shoes are great. It's much better to get a good pair of shoes cheap than to get a cheap pair of shoes. Well done.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 08
Lol thanks MsTickle
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Everyone deserves something occasionally, just think of it as a early Easter gift for yourself. I know what you mean about money being tight. We are squeezing our money so tight tight it is squealing. If it hadn't been for the money I made online $65 We wouldn't have internet or phone or cable. I am hoping his work will be starting back up soon enough he worked for a neighbor today and made a few dollars to pay water bill. But as I said you have to do things to make yourself feel special and your right it might be another 16 years before you go that kind of deal again. Hmm, last bargin I bought..Dawn dishsoap this month was only .69 cents. And another time the meat man at the store made a mistake and I got a two pound pack of beef stew meat for only .10 cents. I didn't know if they would actually let me have it at that price or not so I was waiting for her to say something about it and refuse to let me buy it but all she said was, wow, you got a great deal because of the butchers mistake.
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Gee that was very well done. Every little bit helps...i wish they would make mistakes more often. It's not like it causes the store any hardship. I don't mean to trivialise your situation but you're lucky to have your other half who is willing to work and lucky to make that much online. It takes me 3 months to make $10 payout and I'm online a minimum of 12 hours a day. I think I would go crazy if I couldn't get online. It keeps me busy and my brain active and so I can't worry about how much trouble I'm in.
• Australia
21 Mar 08
That is fantastic! The other week, I bought some more Sims2 expansion games. I knew that one was 1/2 price but not that both were half price! I ended up paying less for both of them than I would have for the most expensive one! And I have to say, I was going to get a couple more, but remembered why I was out shopping and decided against it.
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Yes, it's good to know when to stop. i can get a bit carried away when DVDs are on special. I used to do it with Playstation games too but I don't buy them any more...I just replay the ones I have...lol. Not that I play so much these days...myLot has hijacked me.
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• Australia
25 Mar 08
Impulse control, I believe is what they call it. Pity i don't have it when it comes to Sushi!
• United States
20 Mar 08
That is a GREAT deal!!! I'm glad you treated yourself because you are so right - when will you come across a deal like that?? My biggest savings is on clothes usually LOL.
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Sometimes I let my head go a bit too often. Sometimes I say 'no', but then if a month or two later it's still available, I have to say 'yes'. I learned a long time ago to get credit when you don't need it. You sure can't get it when you do need it. This is sort of the same...
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• United States
26 Mar 08
LOL - yeah I know :)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Mar 08
yup when we go to BUrlingtons Coat Factory . It has all kinds of clothes and things in it not just coats and I got my grand daughter 5 real nice outfits for $56 they lasted her a couple of years now that is a bargain . and they have them all the time ya just go to go take time to look at every thing. grats on your perfume1
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
That sounds excellent joan. There is a shop in the town where Dad lives, two actually, that have good clothes sales. One of them is a ladies store mostly and they have things for $5 sometimes. The clothes are mostly lovely and a good fit with big sizes....some of them are awful though...lol. The other store is a big brand name clearance store with shoes as well and they have some awesome bargains there. I have to stay away because I can get really carried away
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Mar 08
we do to here imn this store . so we really watch what we pick out
• United States
29 Mar 08
Yes! I feel you. I got a pair of shoes off of ebay that were originally marked at 59.99. I bought them for 16.99 and paid 6.00 in shipping. I thought that was a huge steal. They were really cute and not sold around here either so that made it all the better!
@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
30 Mar 08
OOOH! That was lucky! Finding nice shoes that fit on-line is special. I couldn't do it as I must try them on as I have a wide foot. Good on you
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
20 Mar 08
wow, great deal, mstickle! that extra 20% off was the cincture, wasn't it? talked self right into a fantastic bargain! hmmm I bargain shop all the time, not quiet sure what the best and latest bargain was though - I think I have stayed up too late again, my brain is working in 1st gear.
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Yes,it was, and I didn't see that it was 20% off. I tend to bargain shop too. I've hit a financial hurdle though now so I'm not sure how things will be for a while. When I can, I'm going to begin saving so I can travel. I'd like one overseas trip at least and I'd like to travel and explore Australia too.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
20 Mar 08
Way to go MsTickle!! I like your style because I have the same conversation with myself when I see something on special and I can't really afford it! Just before Christmas I saw Obsession perfume (my fav) on special for less than half price. I had my conversation with myself, and decided not to buy it, but when I got home I couldn't stop thinking about it and was kicking myself for not getting it - so bad, that I went to that shop the day after and purchased the perfume! Could have saved myself another trip into town by just getting it the day before, lol! I'm happy!
@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
I'm so pleased for you. I guess we are really meant to have our little gifts to ourselves. I wonder why we have these little discussions. To me it's the same as thinking it through...sometimes we make a snap decsion and it's not the right way to go and so, we miss an opportunity.
• United States
20 Mar 08
Wow did ya every get lucky I have never got a bargen like that wtg
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
I didn't used to be lucky at all and I didn't used to be able to spend money on treats. Over time I've been able to relax. Not smoking has given me more money but now, my income has been cut and looks like it may be cut even further. Don't know what I'll do then...at least I will smell purty.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Well you definitely can't turn down a bargain like that. I'm glad you splurged on yourself and bought it. I'm sure if you hadn't you wish you would have and by the time you got back there it wouldn't be that cheap. Some times we need to do things like that for ourselves. I have found a few bargains like that over the years but can't think of one off hand. Horrible I know. I guess it's old age creeping in. I'll probably remember twenty minutes after I hit post.
@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Yep, I agree, I think I waited long enough. I pretty much went without for a lot of that time too. It's a very delicate flowery scent that lasts all day on me without my having to use too much. It's so lovely and I feel really good wearing it. I manage to find good bargaoins in the dollar stores too.
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• United States
19 Mar 08
I only shop for clothes in the clearance rack unless I desperately need something that I have to pay full price for. The last time I just popped into WalMart to pick up some bread and some diapers they had a rack of clothes for boys up by the checkout. Everything on the rack was $1.00. I got my sons each two pairs of khakis and 2 pairs of jeans and 2 sweaters they can wear next year. I spent $12 and got them a 1/3 of what they get for school each year new.
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Now that was a great win. What a good shopper you are. With clothes, when I get them really cheap, it makes me wince for when I pay full price on items...the mark-up must be at least 500% in some cases.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
19 Mar 08
I am wondering what kind of perfume it was, I have not been buying anything because I do not have any money I live mostly on food banks, but at christmas my adult son bought a cell phone, got the phone free with the purchase of 50.00 dollars of minutes.
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
It is L'air Du temps by Nina Ricci. I didn't actually have the money...it went on my credit card. I'm preparing for a time when things will get worse before they get better.
• United States
19 Mar 08
Brava! I am so glad you got your perfume.The last bargain I found wasn't as large. Saturday, I needed to get my leave in conditioner and it was on sale. instead of paying 6.00 it was 4.47.
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
On that same shopping trip when I did the grocery shopping, one of my regular expensive items was 2 for $10 - the price is normally $5.69 each. But when I got home I saw that the goods were listed at the normal price.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I haven't bought myself anything in a long long time because like you, money is really tight. But yes I agree, you've got to have a treat every now and then or one tends to get a bit resentful. I applaud you for getting that perfume! That's a long time ago since you've gotten it so it's about time you got it again!!
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
It's only recently that my finances have gone awry. I was doing ok then my job disappeared. Up until recently I was doing ok. Things are not so great now and I have a feeling they will get worse. I.m glad I bought it because if things go really bad for me, at least I can smell purty.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
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wow! that's a big big discount mstickle! it wasn't a mistake that you decided to buy it. something like that happens once in a while. and that's really a big discount to let go! the last bargain i bought was a pack of pears. one pack contains six pieces of pears. i love pears as much as i love apple but at that time in the grocery the apple seemed very small to me and the pears were larger. its because it was on buy one take one promo! so i got another pack for free when i bought a pack. it was a good treat because pears aren't in season and they just get expensive during Christmas.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
yay! sorry for the wrong image! ^__^;;
@subha12 (18453)
• India
19 Mar 08
It was about a month ago. There is a mega store. it was giving discount like buy the first cloth and get the second for INR 99. its amazing. I bought two dress materials for INR 700, which is good.
@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Mar 08
Do you wear saris subha or Western clothes? Do you make your own clothes or employ a dressmaker? That sounds like amazingly good value...good for you mate!