If you want a Christmas tree, ornament, card or anything that screams Christmas for your home, you can find it at up to 75 percent off. I got an ornament for a quarter. A 4-foot tree was $16 at Kohl’s. This won’t last long.
Jewelry sales were fabulous almost everywhere. I got expensive earrings for $8.
I did not get a screaming deal on the snowshoes I bought, but I should have bought them last year.
I was disappointed in a couple retailers. One store offered a BOGO at half price on shoes and boots. I was in there before Christmas, and a pair of booties was $49. Yesterday, that same pair of booties was back to its regular price of $69 — an increase of $20, but they’re offering me another pair at half off. Frankly, I’m insulted. That’s not a deal. Now, they’ve lost my trust, and I’ll get boots and booties somewhere else.
Meanwhile, if I order boots online, I can get free shipping. Need a coupon? Just Google the store on your phone, computer or tablet, and voila — you can get codes — lots of codes that you can use online. You can also present your phone’s linked coupons and codes — via text or e-mail — to cashiers who will scan them in for you.
Coupons are in the newspaper today, but if you forget your hard copies, here’s a link to Macy’s coupons. And here’s a link to Peeble’s coupons. And a link to Kohl’s coupons is right here. And here’s the link to JCPenney.
Other than the sales on stuff that’s been around for awhile, I found some really cool styles for spring. Florals, stripes and chiffons are everywhere, and I like it.
Now what are the economists saying about our shopping habits? Yesterday, Forbes released a retail report that says e-commerce was a big salvation for all the major chains — the stuff that drove UPS and FedEx nuts. Read the report here.
I don’t think retail analysts are giving enough credit to a savvy public — we want bargains. And if we can get them by going into the store or shopping online, we are going to get them. I have gift cards, and I am shopping sales. To check out more deals, visit Dana Massing’s blog Cheap in Erie. She has some links to great savings.