Super Savings Saturday – 12/29/18

Welcome to another edition of Super Savings Saturday. It’s hard to believe, but this is the last one for 2018. 

I’ve been in and out of many stores lately, sifting through the clearance sales after Christmas. It ended up being a huge waste of time—underwhelming selection, low inventory, trashed stores. 

Not everything that’s marked down is actually a deal; that’s why it’s so important to know your prices. For instance, the wrapping paper I saw at Walmart was $2.44. That’s nothing special; it’s $1.00 all the time at Dollar Tree! Needless to say, I didn’t buy any. 

Target was another letdown. I’d read online that Kids PJ Sets were only $4.99 and Women’s robes were $19.99. I shopped two locations in my area and found zero—despite the inventory checker showing they were in store.

In the end, I picked up a few random items.

Walmart:

6 lemons, sale price $0.30. Total: $1.80.

Target:

8 Bird’s Eye string beans, sale price $0.90. Total: $7.20. (Good to keep in the freezer for last-minute dinners.)

CVS:

Almay eyeshadow, regular price $6.99. I stacked two store coupons, one for $3.00 and another for $4.00. Total: Free.

And that was my “nothing special” shopping list. Definitely a downer, but it’s better than buying junk I don’t need that’s overpriced. Sometimes you just can’t find a good deal and that’s all there is to it. 

 

Let me know if you found any after-the-holiday goodies.

11 thoughts on “Super Savings Saturday – 12/29/18

  1. Mindy

    I had my own ‘nothing special’ shopping trip too. I was browsing at CVS and found three half-off items that I was going to buy. After waiting in a slow-moving line with only one cashier working, I decided that my items were ‘nothing special’ and left the store without purchasing anything. I then went down the road to Walgreens, found some even better deals (and cuter tissue paper than the one I had in my hand at CVS) and had a short wait in line because two cashiers were working. While I love good deals, I will not waste my time in a long line. I also agree with you about not buying junk that I don’t need. I’ve been very conscious of that in the past few years.

    1. The Jewish Lady Post author

      Shopping time is very important, along with price. I don’t have the energy to wait in line for 25 minutes to save a dollar! It’s all about balance for me. Also, if you live in an area with multiple locations as I do, I have found a world of difference between them. There’s the “good” CVS and the “bad” CVS around here. Bad one has nasty cashiers, good one is friendly. I like to have a pleasant experience.

  2. Shakeia Rieux

    If I would’ve known about the lemons being on sale at Walmart I definitely would’ve grabbed some while I was there.

  3. Tara Gauthier

    I didn’t go out and do any post Holiday shopping. We had no need for anything and I am trying to not spend money if don’t need to.

  4. tat2gurlzrock

    I don’t like fighting the crowds after the holidays myself. You got some great deals though!

  5. Natalie

    I have raided the Target Christmas clearance section this week! I bought wrapping paper for less than a dollar.

  6. Mary Gardner

    I didn’t buy alot after the Holidays this year but I did get some tins, food containers and treat bags for next year.

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