When a Sale Is Not A Sale

Craft stores often offer weekly coupons with 40 to 60 percent off of regular price (I love these coupons to buy my yarn). So when I see yarn sales that are 4 for $10 I have to make sure it’s worth it. Today yarn that is regularly priced $2.99 was on sale 4 for $10 (not a sale)!!! That’s only .49 off of each skein.  No sale for me (I use my under a dollar coupons only at double coupon stores or when an item is on sale. I don’t want to say it’s not worth it because the ultimate goal is to avoid full paying full price but I have to really need something before I use an under a dollar coupon (again if you need it and you have a coupon buy it).  I also compare generic to name brand. There are certain things that I just don’t like the generic version of some of the sugary cereals and Nutra Grain bars are two that I can think of off the top of my head.  Laundry detergent is another I prefer Tide (but I do use the Dollar Tree detergent instead of Clorox 2). Bleach is another item I won’t buy generic bleach because it yellows my whites faster than Clorox. I will try to work on a blog with my preferences that may be helpful to readers.

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H & M Sale

Now I am very rarely convinced by a store price that something is a good deal. My price index for buying myself clothes is what it would cost on half off day at my local thrift store (now that is a hard bargain to beat). So imagine my surprise when I got a deal at H&M!!! Now they had sweaters for next winter season for $6.99. But more importantly they had light long sleeve shirts for $2.99 and a cute short sleeve shirt for $4.99. I paid less then $10 for two brand new shirts. I walked out a happy and loyal customer. These are not Walmart quality shirts either (no offense to Walmart). I will add pics tonight and I plan to incorporate these items into an outfit for next week.