Bye Bye, Summer … Hello, Bargains!

Time to hit the after Summer sales!
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Brooke Wagner (credit: CBS)

Brooke Wagner (credit: CBS)

Written by Brooke WagnerNow that the kids are back in school (or about to be!) the sale racks are filling up with Summer items. If you need anything for next year, this is the time to make a list and head out!

I just saw a sidewalk sale at my local Walmart. I haven’t seen the chain do these in quite a while.

There were lots of Summer items, but also kids’ clothes that could easily be used for back-to-school (some jeans and sweaters), as well as adult clothes, shoes of all types, and toys.

Most everything I saw was priced in the $1 to $5 range.

My haul included: Three 3-piece boys’ dress up sets (pants, shirt, sweater vest – for a total of 9 pieces) 4 pairs of kids shoes, a dress shirt, squirt gun, and girls’ dress. Total bill: $30.

My big bargain of the week was a pair of $250 high end designer sunglasses for $20 at TJ Maxx (the Teej, as it’s known around our house).

It’s true, $20 is pushing my upper limits for a pair of sunglasses, but I was looking for new shades and I liked them enough to splurge. Of course, I also like my $1 pair from Dollar Tree!

Other buys: $4 per-piece swimsuits from Old Navy, $1 Martha Stewart for Crane’s yellow Summer note cards at Marshall’s, Stein Mart — $20 dresses with an additional 40% off the clearance price.

I realize, most of us don’t have time to go from store to store looking for cheap Summer stuff.

This year, I just picked my favorite store, when I also needed some other items, and checked out the bargains! Let me know what you’ve found lately in “comments.”

Happy hunting

About The Blogger

- In her Brooke’s Bargains blog Brooke Wagner writes about finding bargains and saving money for her family. She calls it one of her favorite hobbies. Blog entries cover everything from the latest steals, deals, and freebies to cheap family activities, saving for college, and what to buy right now.

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