Shoestring Shopping - Buying Discount


Has this ever happened to you? You are filling up the gas tank in your car and suddenly the gas nozzle takes a disliking to you and spits gas all over your clothes? Of course that never happens when you are on your way home, it happens when you are just starting out. Usually going somewhere where they don't appreciate the smell of gasoline wafting from your shirtsleeves.
That's what happened to my husband yesterday. We were on our way into town and Greg got gas on his shirt. Now, town for us is 30 miles away and once you start out you are committed. Driving home again is not an option. So Greg stuffed the offending shirt in a plastic bag and made plans to buy a new shirt when we got to town.
I know what you're thinking.
You are thinking that buying a brand new shirt isn't very
Shoestring-ish. Well, it's not, unless you have a Kohls nearby. A Kohls department store just opened in Coeur d'Alene last year. Their normal clothes can be pretty pricey but their clearance racks are fantastic. We found a brandname shirt set with a T shirt under a button up shirt for about $8. That's $8 marked down from $42 which translates to $4 a shirt. That's Shoestring Shopping.
My daughter is one of the best discount shoppers that I know. She will be writing a guest post soon about Shoestring Shopping. In the meantime if you have any suggestions for saving money on food, clothes, appliances etc. please leave a comment and share.

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