Shopping Scores!

Shopping, I love it and lately, I have been scoring some AMAZING deals. I'm not even going in to the stores knowing of the deals, they are just kind of falling into my lap. I think that's what makes the shopping even more fun, the deals.

So, lets talk about the two deals I scored last week......

We have a King Size bed now and we needed new bedding because we moved our old stuff into the guest room with our old bed. I was shopping around and looking at some duvets. I doodled over to Pottery Barn to see what they had. I found Euro Shams regularly priced at $29/$39 for $16.99 and regular shams for $12.99. They had a duvet there that I loved but they only had it in Queen and of course we need the King. I then went online thinking it would be on sale and was going to have them order it. Well, it wasn't and it was still full price at $149. The girl said they can't discount it and I would still have to pay full price. I said I will check another store in the area. I called another one and they happen to have it. I went over and picked it up. On the tag it was $119 so I thought, wow great deal and then she rang it up and it was $89! WHAT? So, if you are doing the math I spent $161.95 (deduct a $25 gift card from that) for about $325 worth of bedding. Pretty good steal to me!



This picture is from the PB website. My shams aren't the ones in the picture, but the are pretty close. It's hard when you already have walls painted and curtains hung in a room to find something that is going to work, but I think I did pretty good.

Okay, so now for the biggest shopping score of maybe my life. On Saturday, we headed out to the Outlets in Leesburg. Not really looking for anything but just some clothes for Mary. I like to wander into the expensive stores just to see what they have on sale. I went into Burberry and saw they had 40% off trenches. I know it's a joke bc that means they are still like $350. I looked through the rack and that is exactly what I was seeing, but then I saw one, the tag said $199. So, we asked the Sales person, "Is that price as marked?" She said no, another 40% off that - "I'm sorry, what did you say?" I quickly looked to see the size and what do you know it was "Amy size", tried it on, fit perfectly and off we went to check out.

The lady behind the counter told me I was getting an amazing deal and she was happy I found the jacket, because she actually wanted it, but it did not fit her. I just assumed the jacket was an old style and they were marking it down to get rid of it. What do I care about old styles, it's Burberry, it's classic.



So, we get home later and Charlie asks me if it's really Burberry. I said I guess so, but I know sometimes they make things for the Outlet. We looked up the Style online and about dropped dead. The jacket retails for....$695! It's just from their past season. I just saved $575 for a jacket that is going to last my life and I can wear it for two different seasons! Of course my Dad told me to sell it, but no way, this is my first and probably my last time I will ever have a Burberry trench and I'm keeping it.

If you are still reading, do the math...my purchases when added together total $1020. I spent $256.95.

Who wants to go shopping? The Nardiello Family: Shopping Scores!

The Nardiello Family

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shopping Scores!

Shopping, I love it and lately, I have been scoring some AMAZING deals. I'm not even going in to the stores knowing of the deals, they are just kind of falling into my lap. I think that's what makes the shopping even more fun, the deals.

So, lets talk about the two deals I scored last week......

We have a King Size bed now and we needed new bedding because we moved our old stuff into the guest room with our old bed. I was shopping around and looking at some duvets. I doodled over to Pottery Barn to see what they had. I found Euro Shams regularly priced at $29/$39 for $16.99 and regular shams for $12.99. They had a duvet there that I loved but they only had it in Queen and of course we need the King. I then went online thinking it would be on sale and was going to have them order it. Well, it wasn't and it was still full price at $149. The girl said they can't discount it and I would still have to pay full price. I said I will check another store in the area. I called another one and they happen to have it. I went over and picked it up. On the tag it was $119 so I thought, wow great deal and then she rang it up and it was $89! WHAT? So, if you are doing the math I spent $161.95 (deduct a $25 gift card from that) for about $325 worth of bedding. Pretty good steal to me!



This picture is from the PB website. My shams aren't the ones in the picture, but the are pretty close. It's hard when you already have walls painted and curtains hung in a room to find something that is going to work, but I think I did pretty good.

Okay, so now for the biggest shopping score of maybe my life. On Saturday, we headed out to the Outlets in Leesburg. Not really looking for anything but just some clothes for Mary. I like to wander into the expensive stores just to see what they have on sale. I went into Burberry and saw they had 40% off trenches. I know it's a joke bc that means they are still like $350. I looked through the rack and that is exactly what I was seeing, but then I saw one, the tag said $199. So, we asked the Sales person, "Is that price as marked?" She said no, another 40% off that - "I'm sorry, what did you say?" I quickly looked to see the size and what do you know it was "Amy size", tried it on, fit perfectly and off we went to check out.

The lady behind the counter told me I was getting an amazing deal and she was happy I found the jacket, because she actually wanted it, but it did not fit her. I just assumed the jacket was an old style and they were marking it down to get rid of it. What do I care about old styles, it's Burberry, it's classic.



So, we get home later and Charlie asks me if it's really Burberry. I said I guess so, but I know sometimes they make things for the Outlet. We looked up the Style online and about dropped dead. The jacket retails for....$695! It's just from their past season. I just saved $575 for a jacket that is going to last my life and I can wear it for two different seasons! Of course my Dad told me to sell it, but no way, this is my first and probably my last time I will ever have a Burberry trench and I'm keeping it.

If you are still reading, do the math...my purchases when added together total $1020. I spent $256.95.

Who wants to go shopping?

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