Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thrifty Thursday Feb 10.11

Value Village had a 50% off sale on Monday. It was like a magnet! So a couple of friends and I went to the city for a girl's day. We started with the VV in Dartmouth; then went back across the harbour for lunch and VV #2 at Bayer's Lake.
I am, of course, on the hunt for flat shoes. I found 3 great pairs.

  • Here's a brand new pair of Liz Clairborne's, originally from Winners. These were an expensive purchase at the VV price of $24.50; 50% off = $12.50. They're very comfortable and are really cute with their 2 tone grey/charcoal coloring.


  • This pair of Naturalizers have a cute little kitten heel; when I tried them, my foot didn't turn over but felt nice and secure. I love the color and the cute buckle; these ones cost me $6.25 with the discount.

  • My last pair are just a fun little cheerful 'n' cheap pair of pink flats; cost = $4.

  • I don't need another jacket; but everyone loves a double-breasted pea coat, right? Plus look at the fabric combination -- wool, viscose and cashmere! It was so soft, and it fit beautifully. I confess, I was seduced --- by the look, the feel and the cost! $6.50 with discount!

  • Naturally, I hit the jewellry counter and found some sweet little trinkets. I got a red pendant necklace ($2), a pair of silver Xmas bells with a little sparkly bling (50 cents) and this lovely silver leaf necklace ($150). And the green beaded bracelet? I looked at it a couple of weeks ago and put it back because I didn't want to pay the price they had marked on it. I don't remember what the original price was; but since then, the tag had fallen off; and when I asked the price, the clerk said that any item of jewellry without a price tag has a flat rate. My cost this week? 49 cents! It sure paid to wait.

  • So then I nabbed this little ring for my daughter's birthday at the end of Aprilwhen she will turn 21 years old. My cost = $3.50.


It was a fun day not just because of the great bargains but because I got to share it with 2 more die-hard thrifters. And it was a treat to drive home with my usual Starbucks skinny vanilla latte and stories of our bargains.

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Brenda Susan said...

Hi I am new to your blog and I love this post of good deals!! Now I'm gonna go look around!

Garden of Egan said...

You so totally scored!!!! My favorite of all are the pink shoes!!!
I want you to take a picture of you wearing them!

You are an amazing thrifter.
I HATE to shop. Have never thrifted.
BUT I get such a kick out of you doing it.
Please don't hate me.

Audra said...

Also new to your blog and loving the flats! Since breaking my foot in several places I am always on the look out for great looking flats. You scored big time with these.

The 21 ring is perfect! Wish I would have found one for my Diva's 21st, perhaps I will find something equally as fun for her 22nd.

Kammy said...

Wow, you did a great job finding all those super buys !
I bet your daughter will be thrilled with the ring. My daughter turns 21 this year too !

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those shoes all look brand new -- great finds! I like Naturalizer shoes -- they always fit me well.

juls4real said...

Love that you scored big an the shoes. Love the buckle kitten heel. So demure. Good work.

wendy said...

loving the shoes. I mostly wear flats these days......and it is HARD for me to find comfortable shoes lately, due to a bunion. dang, cause I love sassy shoes.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You got some great clothes and shoes and fabulous prices! It is fun to shop with friends.

Marie said...

Once again some really good buys Sandy! Thanks for sharing! xxoo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Once again some very great finds! It's great you had some friends to share it with too. Happy Thursday! said...

Those shoes are absolutley can never have too many pairs of shoes. I was also rather taken by that amazing ring you found for your daughter.Well done. I spent months looking for something for my son's 21st - I made him a book about his life which took nine months to do and was beautiful. It's now in his garage under a load of junk!
many thanks for coming by my blog as always. It makes a dull day much brighter knowing there are lovely people like you out there.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got some great bargains. Especially on the shoes. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Nezzy said...

Boy, you truly won the lottery this time girl. I can't believe the steal on the coat and oh baby, those Liz Clairborne shoes are to die for!!!

I'm always blown away by your ability to sniff out a grand bargain. I bet you girls had a blast!!!

God bless and have a stupendous day sweetie!!!


I'm flabbergasted at the low prices you paid for such quality items. Would love to have been with you.
Keep up the terrific shopping trips and keep sharing them.
Love a good bargain myself.
Blessings, Barb

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