Saturday, November 26, 2011

Online Coupon Code

I'll admit it, I have a huge weakness for online shopping.  It's as if something takes over my body and I start clicking buttons, enter some information then BAM! before I know it, I'm waiting for a new package to arrive at my house. 

I prefer going into the stores, trying items on to get the feel and fit before I purchase anything.  But sometimes it's better to shop online.  I know that some people are skeptical of online shopping but it can be a great way to save money.

1.) Always check the return policy.  
This is an absolute MUST for Frugalista.  There are times when online purchases can be returned only through the mail.  Which means that you loose more money paying for the item to be shipped back to the merchant.  So be extra cautious when you purchase anything online! 

2.) Look for online coupons! 
one of my favorite sources is  People share their online coupons with one another and offer advice on how to stack the coupons to get the best deal.   This site is an amazing way to try to get free shipping or discounts on your order

3.) Take a moment to think before you buy 
It's easy to get caught up in the moment when you get a great deal.  So always ask yourself, do I really need it?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Helping Others

Even though I love to save money, I always remember how lucky I am to have a job and a roof over my heads.  It's easy to forget how lucky we are in our lives. Just because your commute to work takes twice as long one day, it doesn't make your life horrible. There are people struggling in this economy trying to even maintain their job. Consider yourself blessed to have a job to be late for :P

One of the important lessons that I learned growing up was that I should help others in need.  Living Social has a great promotion going on right now.  Pay $5 and Living Social will donate $10 to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.  expired I highly encourage everyone to do a little something extra this holiday season. You don't necessarily need to donate your money, you can also donate your time to a local shelter. Just something to think about

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ann Taylor Sale

You enter through the double glass door, you glance around and you notice something different.  It catches your eye and you look twice.  It's one of Frugalista's favorite words "SALE". 

Ann Taylor is currently having a great sale 40% off of everything.  Use the code "Thanks" at check out to receive your deal online. Plus free shipping on purchases $150 or more  EXPIRED

Even though I love sales, I always have to restrain myself from buying out the whole store.  Yes, getting 40% off is an amazing deal.  However, you still need to know how to shop wisely.  What do I mean by this? Just because it is on sale doesn't mean that it is a good deal.  Retail stores try to lure shoppers into their doors by posting flashy signs everywhere promoting massive discounts.  Don't fall for it.  Shop wisely as if everything is full price.  And remember, always ask about the return policy. 

Since I am obsessed with Ann Taylor, I took a little trip to the store during my lunch break. I wandered the store looking looking for that something special.  Then I found it.  Could it be?  An amazing skirt that I have been eyeing since it was on the mannequin in the sale section of the store.  I quickly look for the tag, 2P! My size!! And the price... $49.99.  And on top of that 40% off! 
The skirt was originally priced at $128
Now: $29.99

I run to the dresses room to try it on and look at the skirt from all angles.   I love it!
Before I decide if I am going to purchase it, I ask myself, do I need it? 
Yes a new work skirt is needed. 
Am I able to wear it amongst different seasons? 
Yes.  I could wear tights with the skirt in the winter and no tights in the summer. 
Do I have tops to go with it? 
I know that my cute ruffle top will make the outfit look adorable yet professional. 
What is the return policy? 
60 days

I purchase my new amazing skirt and skip out of the store.

Readers: Did you have an amazing find at the Ann Taylor sale?