how I plan to save money this year … something I’m trying to be mindful of are ‘sales’ and I know that’s odd because I like to share good deals with you. BUT I decided this is the year that I DO NOT get sucked in by the word ‘sale’. on occasion I’ve found some FABULOUS (seriously, downright feel like I stole it – because the deal was too dang good) deals but for the most part I feel like I get brought in by the word ‘sale’ to a bunch of ‘stuff’ that nobody wanted in the first place – and now here it was on a clearance rack.
now I don’t want you thinking I’m so ‘snooty’ and I won’t buy anything on sale, because I TOTALLY DO. and trust me, if I CAN get something on sale, then I will. for example, I went to Hobby Lobby everyday for 4 days once so I could use a 40% off coupon each of those days because I needed 4 succulents (and those never go on sale).
I’m just saying that I am being mindful of my shopping, and just because a store is offering a ‘sale’ doesn’t mean that I need to go searching for ‘something’ to buy.
I’m working on being more thoughtful when I am shopping and when I come across a sale. I’m making sure that whatever I’m buying is something that I’ll get a lot of use out of and ask myself if I’m able to wear it a few different ways, and if it’ll be a great addition to my wardrobe.
so if you find yourself wandering the ‘sale’ sections don’t force yourself to walk away, sure take a peek – but ask yourself ‘do I REALLY need this?’ or ‘do I want it just because it’s a great price?’
I know a lot of us make resolutions to ‘save money’ or ‘spend less’ in the new year and I think if we really implement this strategy of not just buying because it’s ‘on sale’ will really help us achieve those goals!
thanks so much for reading! and let’s keep each other accountable but let’s also agree to tell each other about great sales and deals – because that’s what friends do right?!
here are a few of my favorite sales going on RIGHT NOW! they’re definitely worth checking out!
Abercrombie – up to 60 – 70% off clearance!
American Eagle – 25% off EVERYTHING
HM – spend more/save more up to 30% off with code ‘3299’
J.Crew – up to an extra 70% off sale styles with code ‘GOFORIT’
Kate Spade – extra 30% off sale with code ‘BRILLIANTFIND’
Madewell – extra 40% off sale with code ‘DOUBLEYAY’
I hope you have the BEST DAY! it’s snowing like crazy so we’ll definitely be staying in and enjoying time as a family