Shopko Merger

It was announced today that Shopko will takeover the Pamida chain. Shopko will keep its’ current stores and rename its’ acqisition of Pamida to Shopko Hometown.  The changeover will occur over the next year.  HQ will be in GreenBay Wisconsin with a combined retail entity of nearly 350 locations in 22 states.  At present,  Shopko  has 149 stores in 13 states and Pamida operates 193 stores in 17 states. Pamida previously had been part of Shopko for 6 years prior to 2005.

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!