The Dregs Of Summer Offer Real Bargains!

It’s September and one can only visualize those great summer sales of July and August, but don’t give up yet!  Even though the inventory of those clearance buys is extremely limited, the price reductions of 75% to 90% off more than make up for the lack of selection. 

Since consumers have shied away from luxury items like jewelry, you will find some great bargains in this category.  MarkdownMom found some great finds at Shopko and Macys with real gemstone and stone jewelry at bargain basement prices. 

 For instance, at Shopko an entire collection of earrings, necklace, and bracelett of black agate over $220+ retail individually priced, came to under $30.  A green leather purse from Kenneth Cole Unlisted Collection reg.$78, was bargain priced at $15.80, and Isotoner sandals, reg.$24, now only $4.99.  Plus for you gardeners, ornamental grasses  and hostas were $2 a pot, and spirea  bush $5!  All can be planted this Fall for Spring and Summer enjoyment next year.

At Macy’s MarkdownmMom Chics bought a turquoise necklaced reg.$100, under $20.  Even online a brown gauze skirt that can still be worn during early Fall in most parts of the country reg. $44, sale priced $14.40, and graphic tee reg. $24, for $4.99!  Online use promo code:  SAVEMORE for an additional 15% off.

Instead of Christmas In July, September Is Time To Capture Bargains for Christmas!

At The Mall: Store Closing And More…

The Décor, a gift store, located in the Roseville Mall in Roseville, Minnesota is going out-of-business.  With jewelry, household decorating, and unique apparel, the bargain hunter has an opportunity to find that special pièce de resistance for the home and a little personal bling at closing store prices.

Macys Online get an extra 25% off Plus Size Clearance.   Add this to clearance already marked down 40%-80%, deals are just waiting to be scooped up!

Saving Money, One Dollar At A Time

For a couple of years, MarkdownMom has wanted to visit Aldi.  Some have referred to this grocery store as a thrift store grocery, but like their chain membership counterparts, Aldi provides an opportunity for customers to save money on staples and specialty groceries. 

For instance, lump crab claw meat usually sells for around $15.00/lb., MarkdownMom found it for $4.99 8 oz., carne picada great in burritos, tacos, and recipes requiring shredded beef for $ 3.29 /lb., 16 oz. frozen mussels $2.99, frozen huge akia eggrolls $2.49 pkg., vacuum packed sliced genoa salami $2.49/lb., 12 oz.can of frozen limeade 77¢, and fresh fruit such as seedless grapes 77¢ lb., bananas 39¢/lb., Moser Roth chili  flavored chocolate bar $1.69, and more. 

 This might not be huge savings, but when you factor in the quality, the savings mount up little by little; MarkdownMom recommends adding Aldi to your grocery resources to spice up  family meals for less!

Fab Eyeliner!

Covergirl’s Blast line has hit a home run with its’ Liquilineblast™!  This crayon for les yeux goes on easy, smooth, and comes with a smudge tip to blend for that dramatic look.  Comes in black, brown, silver grey, blue, green and violet.

Under $8 new instore at Target and other leading stores carrying Covergirl®.

Blast Off This Fall With Fab Eyes!

Fall Fashion vs. Summer Sales

QVC.  There is a dichotomy going on at QVC’ this week.  On the one hand, clearance is going on for Fall fashions including coats from Dennis Basso, in some cases even on easy pay. On the other hand, new featured price Fall fashion is being offered by Dennis Basso and George Simonton, among others.  What may be happening is that designer overstocks from last year are being sold as clearance at the same time new Fall merchandise , with special pricing, is being offered to boost flagging sales.  At any rate, the bargain hunter can pick-up some bargains at the same time seeing how they will fit in with the upcoming season’s trends.  Worth a looksee!

Lane Bryant Instore End of Season Blowout Sale.  Great deals on summer togs including tops, slacks, and jewelry.  Most items are 50% off markdown price, and be sure to bring in your coupons.  Buy $75 worth of sale items and apply the coupon for an additional $25 off.  This can equate to getting some items absolutely free.  In real terms this means merchandise that retails for $150, you can end up paying only $5o!  That’s a total savings of 70% off.  Lane Bryant is also getting a special line of  jeggings for Fall.

Be A Good E.L.F. And Save Money!

Target this month has introduced a new budget-friendly cosmetic line.  Selling professional brushes for $1 and cosmetic kits for as low as $3, these products can give you a professional look at an affordable price.  For instance, take a look at the E.L.F. Smoky Eyeshadow even comes with its’ own brush for a whopping $3.00!

Another Best Beauty Bargain!

Baubles, And Bangles, And Beads

Just in time for summer accessorizing–dress up those sexy vacation togs with bling reminiscent of BlackBeard’s treasure! MarkdownChics found this great buy on hot, hot jewelry at Target!  Take 30% Off and more on the Vintage Sea Life Collection from Target!

  • Nautical double stranded necklace: Reg $39.99, Now $27.98
  • Seashell earrings: Reg $14.99, Now $10.48
  • Jeweled Sea Blue Dangles Necklace: Reg $39.99, Now: $19.98.

Shiver Me Timbers–just in time for Mother’s Day or your favorite Mermaid!

In Select Stores only.



When A Sale Is Hiding

Most online sites will have a dedicated “Sale” category.  Now this can also be referred to as “clearance,” “outlet,” or “overstocks,” as well.  But some retailers like Dillard’s don’t list any category.  Okay, one would reason they must not have any markdowns.  Yeah, right–believe me, all retailers have merchandise that must be discounted and moved out of inventory–even in the best of times! 

 How can you find these sales? 

1.  Well, you can sign-up for their email and usually they will post special sale events among other fun information. 

2.  You can subscribe to deal sites like MarkdownMom and get the latest on sales and how to shop them.

3.  Or, you can search for sale at their site, by entering “sale” into their item search.  That’s what MarkdownMom recently and voilà found Dillard’s sale on teen apparel, shoes, cosmetics, men’s, women’s, home, and more like the Ruby Rox 2Fer Dress pictured reg.$69.00, now on sale for $20.70

4.  Tip:  if you don’t find the discounted items by using the word “sale,” try the other synonyms, one is bound to strike pay dirt!

Who Has The Last Laugh Now?

Weekend Review: President's Day & End-Of-Season Sales!

Check back during the weekend for additional listings:

Kohl’s offers 60%+off storewide clearance.  After the last runway look in Bryant Park, now is the time to pick-up winter apparel and accessories at a tremendous savings as we head toward Spring.

Younkers 4 Day Sale with extra 20% off clearance with instore coupons, or online with promo code: FEBSLCL1810.

Thursday, February 18 – Sunday, February 21

  • Four Day Sale & Clearance
    Save 50-75% on winter coats and accessories.
    Save 70% on warm bedding, blankets, comforters, throws, flannel sheets and more.
    • Take an extra 50% off our entire stock of already-reduced small electrics and cookware

Fashion Bug.  BOGO for $10.  Buy one item at regular price and get another lower priced item for $10.  Good from 02/20/-02/21/2010.

Bargain Banter: News From The Front

KMart or the Big K is having a great instore and online clearance sale.  Take an additional 40% off the markdown priceMarkdownMom found stylish tees in men’s and women’s departments for under $3!  Also, MarkdownMom picked up a Giorgio bath kit, reg.$12.99, for 99¢.

Pottery Barn’s latest catalog has added another dimension to its’ decorating line–antiques.  They have picked up antiques in Europe like  glass pickle canning jars, glass oil bottles, etc.  Prices are not cheap, but does give us DIYers more decorating ideas.