Friday, January 11, 2008

New Mama Tip #9

Is 2008 your year to start saving money? Check out these helpful hints from San Diego Bargain Mama.

Who thinks "retail therapy" in January? Honestly, bargain hunters do! Some of the deepest discounts are found in January, when seasonal merchandise is cleared out, making way for the upcoming Spring inventory. The following are some great bargain trends to look out for when shopping for deals in town this time of year:
  • January is traditionally "white sale" month, which translates to heavy discounts and rebates on linens, towels, and bedding.
  • By the third week in January seasonal clothing is typically marked 70%-90% off the regular price, and additional discounts are often offered during the weekends. Some of the best buys include boots, coats, sweaters, and purses.
  • This is an ideal time of the year to purchase wedding, children's, and baby shower gifts. You will undoubtedly find some great deals during this month's sales events in department stores, and even in boutiques and gift shops.
  • Holiday clearance and festive items can now be snagged at 75%-90% off. The best deals tend to be at gift boutiques and department stores, as the merchandise is usually of higher quality. Take advantage of sales on storage tubs and holiday wrap bins, too. Grocery stores and drug stores have steals on promotional items, as well, and towards the end of the month they practically give them away.
  • Utilize the Internet and your local newspaper for sales at your favorite malls and outlets. Semi-annual clearances are in full swing now! Before venturing out, check your destinations' websites, for helpful information that is disclosed will translate to even more savings!
  • Resale and consignment stores also clear out inventory in January, and the additional savings on quality, gently used items are extraordinary right now!
  • Explore quality resources, services, and products for less at, the San Diego website "For Moms Who Love to Find Deals". Be sure to sign up for the free, monthly SDBM Newsletter as well as Bargain Alerts which will inform you of sales in town and deals online. Also, sign up for the free and resourceful daily blog, called San Diego Bloggin' Mama.

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