Are you tired of missing good deals? After yesterday’s trip to Target, I am! While shopping, I needed 2 things and both were gone because of sales they were having. It was frustrating because it’s 2 items I use regularly. And no only could I not get my normal stuff, I couldn’t even get it on sale. So sad! Well I’ll try not to let that happen again because Target does have a markdown/sale schedule. These are the days that are best for finding awesome deals at Target.
Things could varie from store to store, but this tends to be normal. In general the markdowns go 30%, 50%, & then 70% off. I’ve even seen some 90′s occasionally.
Electronics, Accessories, Kids Clothing, Books, Baby and Stationary, Cards, Gift Wrap
Domestics, Women’s Clothing, Pets and Foood
Men’s Clothing, Health and Beauty, Lawn & Garden items
Housewares, Lingerie, Shoes, Toys, Sporting Goods, Decor & Luggage
Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, & Jewelry
Happy March! Spring is just around the corner. Are you as ready as I am? Here are some sale items to tide you over until Spring comes.
1. Digital cameras. I guess they want to get you ready to take pictures in the Spring and Summer
2. Humidifiers. Less sick people means overstock of these little jewels.
3. Small electronics like MP3 players, DVD/Blu-ray, TVs etc.
4. Winter sports gear. Check out used places too because since the new stuff is going on sale the used will be even more!
5. Frozen meals. There should have been a lot of freezer meal coupons in the Sunday circulars.
6. St. Patrick’s Day clearance. March 17th is the lucky day and so the 18th is the day to stock up on next years decorations and apparel.
7. Corned beef and cabbage. It’s a Saint Patty’s thing again. Stock up and enjoy.
Yesterday my husband was driving and his whole front axle came off his car. It was terrifying, but thank God no one was hurt especially our two small children in the back. Needless to say, the car wasn’t drivable and we needed a tow. But fortunately, we didn’t have to pay a dime for it. It was part of our car insurance program. That got me thinking about all the perks that my company offers and maybe give you some ideas about perks your company have. It’s definitely worth a call to your insurance agent to find out if they have any great incentives for you.
1. Towing. This was the big one for us yesterday since towing can be $100 or more. I think towing is one of those things you shouldn’t have to pay for with all the programs out there like AAA and your insurance companies that may pay for it.
2. Entertainment discounts. Our insurance company offers discounts for movie tickets, theme park tickets, rental cars etc. They have a ton of promo codes for us and we use them whenever we need it. It’s a wonderful perk that we’ve taken advantage of a lot!
3. Accident forgiveness. When you get into an accident your premiums usually go up a lot. And they stay that way for a while. Some companies have started implementing accident forgiveness. I LOVE this option. Especially for those of us who are generally very safe drivers, but accidents do happen.
4. Bundling discounts. If you use the same company for home, life and car insurance, you will most likely be able to get discounts for putting them all together. It’s a great option if you know you need these other things.
5. Auto-pay. Insurance companies will often give discounts to people who sign up for auto pay. It’s a simple option, can gave you a little money and then you don’t need to remember to pay your bill!
What perks does your company have?
Today is the last day of January. Where did it go? Weren’t we just opening Christmas presents? February is the month of love, but it’s also National Cereal Month. I didn’t even know that existed, but sure enough it does so stores will be having tons of cereals on sale. This includes my personal favorite, grits and cream of wheat too!
Here’s what else is on sale in February.
1. Aspirin and heart healthy foods. The month of love is also the month that emphasizes heart health. So be on the look out for Aspirin sales as well as butter substitutes as well as other healthy supplements that promote heart health.
2. Chocolate! Oh I LOVE chocolate. If you missed the after Christmas chocolate sales, wait until February 15th and stock up!
3. Chinese food. February is when the Chinese typically celebrate New Year so there are lots of sales on noodles and other Chinese related foods.
4. “Love” items. Do I need to say more? It’s the month of love and all the things that go along with that will be on sale. I’ll stop there. This also includes mouthwash and toothpaste.
5. Big Screen TVs. Since the Superbowl is February 3rd this year, tvs will go on sale soon after. Check out your local electronics stores for deals.
6. Fitness equipment. January is a huge month for selling fitness equipment and since February is when that influx dies off, most retailers drop the prices on their equipement making February a great time to buy.
7. President’s Day Sales. I don’t know why department stores do huge sales for President’s Day, but they do. This is a great day to hit places like Macy’s, Dillards, Sears, JcPenny etc. They ALWAYS have President’s Day sales.
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This month is great for sales. A lot of retailers take advantage of the new year to market new items. When they have new items, they have to mark down the previous year’s items to make room for all the new merchandise. Here are some things to look out for.
1. Cars. If you are even remotely thinking of a brand new car, it’s best to buy from the prior year. Cars automatically go down in price on January 1st.
2. Winter coats. Stores are getting rid of these left and right. I was at JCPenny a couple of days ago and they had jackets on sale for $30! The closer we get to spring the more it’s going to go down.
3. Houses. I know crazy huh? But winter is a great time to buy a house. Houses listed for sale in the winter don’t get as many showings so it’s more likely that lower offers will be accepted. My parents actually have been shopping for a home since the beginning of the summer. Pricing was much higher during the summer and they recently put an offer on a house that was much lower than the asking price and it was accepted! It’s definitely worth a try.
4. Electronics. Retailers have been trying to wow you since Thanksgiving with their electronics. But now all that extra stock is sitting around and they need to get rid of them. Check out the prices and don’t be shy about asking for the display model. You can usually get a couple hundred dollars off the floor model.
5. Boats and motorcycles. It’s cold and people aren’t buying them. This means retailers are more motivated to sell them. During the summer demand is higher and so are the prices.
What are you buying in January?
Are you looking for an excuse not to cook? Yeah me too!
Here are several!
Buy 1 Berry Passionate Frozen Yogurt Cone, Get 1 Free! Print out THIS coupon for your free cone. This freebie expires on the 5th, so don’t miss out.
Two-3 Course Italian Meals at Olive Garden for $25. Breadsticks, salad/soup, choice of select entree and appetizer/dessert to share, all for that low price. This deal ends on January 20th.
Buy 1 Whopper, get 1 Free at Burger King. Coupons.com has this coupon for you to print out. Take a friend to Burger King and get a free whopper.
$5.55 adult buffet at Souper Salad.
Print your coupon out HERE
for an amazing deal at Souper Salad. You can even take 3 friends with you and get the same deal.
Buy a Sub, Get 1 of Equal or Lesser Value for Free at Quiznos. Print your coupon HERE for a free sub sandwich.
White Castle. Free Brownie on a stick with a combo purchase. Print your coupon out HERE.
It dawned on me last night that Thanksgiving is two weeks away! How did that happen! Talk about time flying! If your family is like ours and you prefer to get less for your money–that is, no hormones, no antibiotics and no pesticides-then, you will be interested in this golden list. Here are your in store and online deals on organic turkey! You’ll see that the prices are better in store. However, that may not be an option for some of you. That’s why I’m including the online deals anyway. Thank me later
IN-STORE ORGANIC TURKEY DEALS
Costco: Organic Free Range Turkeys $2.69/lb. This price may vary by location and they may not be in stores yet. Some Costco stores are claiming to have them in their stores on Monday the 11th. Check your local store and get one before they sell out!
Trader Joe’s: This year, for the first time, Trader Joe’s will offer organic brined turkeys for $2.99/lb. They should be available in stores now.
Von’s: Von’s offers an organic turkey via their O Organics line for $2.99/lb. These should also already be in stores now.
Whole Foods: You can order organic turkeys online now. The turkeys online start at $3.99/lb.
Your Local Grocery Store: Our local store sells both all natural and organic turkeys. So, in addition to these national chains, be sure to check your local grocery store for deals they may have on organic turkeys. It doesn’t matter if they didn’t have organic last year; this may be the year that changes!
ONLINE ORGANIC TURKEY DEALS
D’Artagnan: Organic Free Range Turkeys from 8-10 lbs & up start at $59.99 + shipping. You can order on the D’Artagnan website now. This is around $7.50/lb.
Organic Prairie: Organic Whole Young Turkey with Giblets at Organic Prairie are approximately 14 lbs are $60.39 + shipping ($11.95 for me). This is about $4.31/lb, plus the cost of shipping.
Wise Organic Pastures: Whole Organic Turkeys are 14-16 lbs and are $105 + shipping. Order online on their website. This is about $7.50/lb.
William Sonoma: Organic Free-Range Turkeys are $7.08 – $8.50/lb and are from Willie Bird. There is also a flat rate shipping cost of $15.
Don’t let yummy interfere with healthy! The two are not mutually exclusive concepts! May they come together for your Thanksgiving dinner! Will you buy an organic turkey for Thanksgiving this year?