Bargain Hunters Alert: Learn Retailers Secrets To Spot A Deal From Rachael Ray & Friends

MarkdownMom’s major rule for shopping is to never pay retail , if you can help it.  Rachael Ray and her friend, Gretta, expands on this rule by exposing retail secrets to find the best bargains when shopping in stores.

Rule 1: Don’t Fall for Staging Tricks.
Rule 2: Buy One Get One Free (BOGO)is Not Always a Steal
Rule 3: Learn the Retail Rules
Rule 4: Watch for Cross-Merchandising Tricks
Rule 5: Just Because it’s in a Locked Case Doesn’t Mean it’s Expensive
Rule 6: Start at the Clearance Rack
Rule 7: Follow this Shoe Trick
Rule 8: Get the Perfect Shoe Fit with These Tips
Rule 9: Beware of In-Store Credit Card Offers

Wednesday Steal: Beautiful Burberry Body 2 Pcs Set On Sale

The name suggests Scottish  Highlands, but make no mistake this fragrance is all France with its’ notes of green absinthe, peach and freesia, plus iris, rose, sandalwood, cashmere, musk, amber and vanilla producing  a wonderful signature scent.

And OffSaksFifthAve is offering a 2 piece gift set (2 oz. eau de parfum & 3.3oz. body milk) for $66.49, a savings of at least $38.51, with promo code:  FFSAVINGS +$7.99 sh–or add a second item for $8.51 for a total purchase of $75 and get Free Shipping with promo code:  SHIP75!

Gift yourself and/or another at this price!

Wednesday Steal: A Little Bling Goes A Long Way!

This year has been the year of the accessory especially since it is one way to update your wardrobe for little money.  Dillard’s is having their After-Christmas Sale on items that will add sparkle to the upcoming New Year.  

With 50%-75% off, update your wardrobe or add a little zest as you watch the countdown with fashionable accessories like this sequin studded cable beret from Betsey Johnson.  In ivory and gray (MarkdownMom really likes the gray for the “wow” factor) reg.$30, on sale now for $15  you can meet the winter months  of 2012 warm and fabulous!

And if you’re a Dillard’s Elite Member get free shipping on any size order.

On Target: Missoni (VIDEO)

In keeping with its’ designer program, last week Target® introduces its latest couture bargain line by Missoni.  Missoni known for colorful design patterns and knits in the fashion world  is now affordable to all fashionistas.  You don’t have to spend $800 at Neiman-Marcus® for a knit zig-zag pattern Missoni dress.  Get the look at Target® for under $55 in sizes XS-XL.

You may have to wait  since this line is so-o-o hot, many styles are ‘out of stock’ online.  Don’t discourage, many in store shoppers loaded up the limited stock to resell on Ebay™–still cheaper than you-know-who.

Take A Peak At Missoni’s Couture Line For Winter

Looking Royal Without Blue Blood Prices!

Lilly & Star.  Fairly new store in the Rosedale Mall, Roseville, Minnesota.  Selling the latest hot items from the Brits, this is their first store in U.S.

Fabulous leather handbags, trendy fashions, jewelry and accessories.  Looking for those royal feather poofs for the hair?  Find them here without the Phillip Treacy sticker shock prices.

Herberger’s.  Instore shop the Yellow Dot Sale and get up to 6o% off !  Online many items are 50% off, take additional 20% off use promo code: MAYONEDAY11.

Make A Bead Line To This Crafting Bling

One of the latest fads in jewelry has been the personalized creativity bead bracelets.  Making its’ appearance around the  holidays, this was one way to personalize jewelry for your loved one.  Beads on a silver circle bracelet is a great 21st Century take on the charm bracelet. 

Many of  the beads are artisan glass creations including ldots, swirls, sayings, murano glass, sterling silvers, spacesr and more. 

Now, you can go to a jeweler and build your own, or as MarkdownMom found you can find a wonderful selection online and  instore at a real savings.

At Shopko® you can buy beads for as low as $6.74  instore and bangles at half the cost of jewelry stores.  QVC has quite a selection with its Prerogatives line of over 600 beads, slightly higher, but well worth considering with Mother’s Day on the horizon.

You can call this a charm bangle, a Pandora bracelet, or your own–a keepsake that reflects your personality!

Wednesday Steal: Land Ahoy Savings!

Here’s a great bargain like only MarkdownMom can bring you.  Lands’ End noted for their quality cotton goods and great prices on cashmere, has made a special offer.  Now through April 11, 2011, get 30% off any item plus Free Shipping! Very few exceptions.  MarkdownMom was able to get a $144 cashmere cowl neck sweater for $30!  For fabulous deals  and maximum savings check out Overstocks on their site.  Something for every family member.

Promo Code:  RETAIL30  PIN:  8915.  Telephone Orders Call 1-800-800-5800 & give promo and pin.

Gamers This Is Your Wednesday Steal!

Only Online and Only Today, At JCPenney, get this Wii Gamer Pack compatible with Wii and GameCube.  This Pack includes shock remote control, 3D hologram skin lets you style your remote to your own identity, rubberized battery compartment for a better grip, and matching wrist strap.  Reg $59.99, today only steal priced at $ 14.99.  Save more money by shipping to store for free!