Posted by Sandra Cox | 7:09 PM | | 4 comments »

I approach shopping the way some folks do hunting--which I'm not that in favor of by the way:) But like hunters for me its the thrill of the hunt. Unless my back is against the wall I never buy clothes if they aren't on sale. The kind term for one such as myself is 'power shopper'. But in actuality I'm a bit of a bottom feeder. I try not to buy until a big sign is posted on the rack that says '50-75% off last marked down price' and then I move in for the kill, err, swoop in for the sale.
Like the hunter, after my purchases are 'bagged' I proudly carry my sacks around the mall like trophies, swept along on a shopper's high.
For those of you who are new to this type of hunting a few words of caution and suggestions:
There will always be sales. If you can't use it don't buy it.
Buy at the end of the season. You will get your clothes at a fraction of the cost and will have a brand new wardrobe to pull out of the closet in about six months.
Check the adds: Often time there's a 20% coupon that can be applied to the 50-75% clearance rack.
Pace yourself. Don't get so caught up in the thrill of the hunt that you spend more than you normally would have. I allow myself X amount of dollars per month. When its gone its gone and I sit tight until the beginning of the next month when my allowance kicks in again.
Okay ladies, are you ready? Take your vitamins, do some stretching exercises and wear comfortable clothes, this could be all day event. Its time to shop!


  1. Mona Risk // October 22, 2007 at 10:44 PM  

    Shopping is my hobby, my addiction, my downfall. The problem with sales is that they make me buy more, even when I didn't plan to shop. Sales are big temptation. Trust me, they are no saving at all. The only way to save is to sit at your computer, write a new book and forget shopping.

    Mona (who tested this theory)

  2. Sandra Cox // October 23, 2007 at 7:07 PM  

    Ah, come shopping with me.....

  3. Misc. Muse // October 24, 2007 at 3:30 PM  

    Ok Sandra- when are we going shopping? You and I have same theory. Another thing is the resales- I'll let someone else pay the big bucks. I wear mint condition - Talbots, ColdWater Creek, C J Banks, and Chicos for tiny fraction of their cost. I've been buying clothes for my sister too, who lives in a tiny town of Lusk, Wyo. with 2 hrs to Walmart. I am ready to go!

  4. Mary Marvella // October 24, 2007 at 11:39 PM  

    We need to have a shopping tour. I don't hit the sales before the 75% off racks are up! 20-50% don't even tempt me. I hit the after Christmas sales at the 85% off time and stocked my freezer with goodies.

    LOVE IT!
    I feel so smug when I snag fabu bargains on things I'd never buy at the real price.