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- November 12, 2003 at 4:45 am #250379Guest
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, RacheLenNix
> What is the most frugal thing you have ever done? Don’t be shy,
i’ve done a lot of out-there stuff!
I worked at Shopko one year from November until May and started
watching the clearance areas. Of course you can find good deals when
they are there. Got a Reebok jacket for $3.00 that my mom still
wears.Somehow someone in the planning of the setup of products made
a mistake and did not add an area to clearance things from the
jewelry department, and they had to just make a small area for them
to clearance things as space opened up. When it got to where there
was a fridge sized box of backed up items they were old enough that
alot of those things were under $1. I vowed to shop for everyone on
my list that year from this box.
The employees all took turns after
an employee meeting picking one thing from the box to buy so no one
was left out. Lucky for me that most people skipped the meeting. LOL
I bought backpack purses for $.89 a piece, a Taz watch for $2.00,
real diamond earrings for $15.00 (originally $99), a gold locket for
$2.00, misc silver bracelets for $1.00 each, all kinds of goodies and
spent around $40.00 total.
The $15.00 pair of earrings I split up for two guy friends who had an
LOL. Luckily they don’t know each other and did not
know I had done that.Wish I had a better frugal story, but like I said before I am kind of
new to this. I have always been a great bargain hunter shopper, but
used the left over cash to buy more stuff. 🙂
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