Wednesday, May 23, 2007
WFMW (bargain shopping tips)

It's time to post yet another WFMW tip.

I can’t remember which parenting magazine I saw this article in (I cut it out some time ago), but these bargain tips come from Kimberly Danger, author of 1000 Best Baby Bargains.

 Shop at Gap and Old Navy midweek, when items usually go on sale. Their final markdowns end in “.97,” so if the price tag reads “.99,” you know the item will go lower.

 Some Targets mark down kids’ clothes on Mondays and start with 30% off. (Wait two weeks and those clothes will be half price).

 For the best prices at The Children’s Place, visit its online outlet (go to and click on Shop Outlet), where clearance prices go as low as $3.99.

 Sign up at Gymboree mailing list online and have a chance to earn and redeem Gymbucks for deeper discounts.

Here’s a tip that I learned from a warehouse worker at Toys R Us.:

 Start watching the sales at Toys R Us as they should have massive clearances in August/September. Don’t just rely on the flyer that comes in the paper, go in and look for great bargains!

These bargain shopping tips for me, maybe they'll work for you. To see what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries:

free customized ring tones
party favor basket
10 ways to make brushing fun!
Crayola Twistables Slick Stix
kids car organizer
stop urban legend emails
send credit scores soaring
foolproof extra creamy cottage cheese
stainless steel ball whisk
Uses for your child's wagon
10 Reasons Why Parents Should Not Spank
Love Sweet Love
travel tip
free children's printables
calendar labels
Strawberry Spinach Salad
mesh laundry bag uses
12 lbs 'til Christmas
toddler healthy eating techniques
reindeer puppet
Grocery Game website
No Fear Shakespeare
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
baptism gift
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch

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At 9:52 PM, Blogger Melissa Stover said...

love all the pictures on your blog. it's just beautiful.

At 10:00 PM, Blogger Joyful Days said...

Very clever you are!!!

At 6:44 AM, Blogger Justice Fergie said...

Great tips.

And now I'm going to head over and see what ended up happening with the adoption...I hope it worked out.

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Lorie said...

Thanks for the tips!

At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Old Navy tip is brilliant! I love shopping there for nice, affordable clothes and now I will when to buy for the lowest price. Thanks!

At 8:37 AM, Blogger Monkey Kisses said...

Wow.. great thank you for the tips.. I am alway lookig for deals and those are the places i shop!!! Thanks!

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Tara Sloan said...

Thanks for the great heads-up!!!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Eden said...

Awesome tips! I'm always looking for deals!!

At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for adult clothing at reasonable prices watch Cato for womens clothes...their markdown schedule is for 3 mondays a month the first and last are clothing and the mid one is accessories.

Also for target, they mark down some of the weirdest things... i got a 300 l laundry detergent on clearance for 6$ (regular around 12 or 13) because they changed the lid color on them. i got infant tylenol on clearance for 1.38 a bottle for the larger baby tylenol bottle it wasnt out of date or anything only thing i could figure was it was a diff flavor.
i have even gotten ziploc bags on clearance there. watch the end caps in the pharmacy and cleaning areas....those little red stickers can be HUGE bargains

At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love these tips, including the ones shared by Steff.

Thanks so much!


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