Tag Archives: Shopping

Back to School: Refreshing the Wardrobe

Happy woman holding two dresses in her big closet

I’ve noticed that sales for school supplies and clothing are already starting to show up in stores. It seems to sneak up earlier and earlier every year. And even if you are not a student or a teacher, it’s a good opportunity to refresh your own wardrobe. Whether that means wearing your existing clothing pieces […]

Summer Beauty Deals: Christmas in July

Happy woman doing online shopping with credit card in her hand

There a bunch of great beauty deals available right now! I believe that typically July is one of the slowest shopping months so many places are offering great incentive deals to spark your interest. Neiman Marcus In addition to numerous brand-specific gifts, the store is offering an amazing deal with any $225 beauty purchase. With […]

Shopping Motivations – Free Shipping, Discounts, or Free Gifts

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On a daily basis, we get bombarded with e-mails from stores that want our money. They always seem to offer all sorts of incentives and hooks to draw you in – new products, discounts, and free gifts. But what actually motivates you to shop and actually go through with the purchase? The most common incentives […]

What Are the Good Times of the Year to Buy Which Items?

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In the same way that chocolate bunnies are cheapest on the Monday after Easter and chocolate pumpkins are cheapest on November 1st, there are good times of year to buy any particular clothing item. Here is a quick rundown of when to shop for what on the best bargains: July and August – Since most […]

Are GWPs (Gifts With Purchase) Worth Hitting a Specific Dollar Amount?

Woman buying a dress

Are the fabulous-looking gifts really worth spending the dollar amount?  The short answer is, it depends. Some of the high-end department stores offer fantastic beauty gifts with large purchases, such as Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom.  Those are typically a tote or makeup bag filled with samples.  If you have purchases to make anyway, why not […]