Brag about your bargain buys!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@musician32992:  Most of my awesome deals are flights. I flew from Japan to New Zealand for $550, and Japan to Malaysia return for $120.

Post # 5
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I got a pair of awesome $120 black leather flats at Ann Taylor for $7 last spring after a big sale and coupon!

Post # 6
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Since all of our money has been going to wedding crap lately, most of my deals have been DIY related.

One I’m particularly proud of is my bouquet. I was planning to order this gorgeous, artificial bouquet online for about $250 pre tax. Then, 2 weekends ago, we were strolling through Hobby Lobby and I found the *same brand* of real-touch flowers on sale for .98/each.

So now, my bouquet with the same amount of the flowers of the same brand *might* cost me $30 🙂

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My wedding shoes were ALSO NIB, tried-on-in-store! Badgley Mishka. Originally $325, I got them for $65!

Post # 8
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I got a bottle of dish soap that was origianlly $9 (jumbo size) for $3 a week ago. Yeah I know I’m a crazy spender.

Post # 9
957 posts
Busy bee

My best deals are all wedding related too. There was a fur shawl at David’s Bridal for $120, I bought one off ebay for $15! I think mine looks nicer than the one at David’s too. 

I am using a cardbox I found on Etsy for inspiration with my DIY cardbox. The one on Etsy was $130, mine is costing me under $15!

Post # 10
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

All of mine are DIY too, custom cake topper $15, pocketfold invites $2.89 each (including postage, inserts, inner and outer envelopes), wedding programs for free, thank you postcards for free, centerpieces less than $5 per table (including tealights and luminaries), fresh flowers $320, etc.

Post # 11
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Nordstrom Rack’s worn and refurbished is the best ever.

Tory Burch wedges, normally $250, got em for $75

Tory Purse, normally $350, got it for $50

And most recently, I got a hot pink Kate Spade purse, normally somewhere around $350 I think, for $150

Post # 12
5482 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@littlemisst08:  pardon me??? I don’t think the nordstrom rack here has such an amazing thing???

Post # 13
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@littlemisst08:  Swett!  I love Nordstrom, though I’ve never been to the Rack.

Post # 14
179 posts
Blushing bee

I got a pair of never been worn leather saddle shoes for $2.50. Plus, brand new jeans for $8.50. I love the discount overstock stores around me. 🙂

Post # 15
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Most of my bargains lately have been wedding related but I’ll play:

1.  My Maggie Sottero Milana gown was $1050 retail, I paid $299 on clearance!

2. Because my FMIL is the seamstress at the bridal store I used to work at, all of my regular alterations on my clothes and those on my wedding gown are absolutely free including any custom work like extra beading and changing the back of the dress.

3. I’ve been debating between real or fake flowers, my mom found a deal at Costco on 10 bouquets for $99! I will be adding some other flowers to fill it in but it’s a great start.

Post # 16
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Gorgeous sturdy coffee table for $25! Also a large framed canvas print for 40. Both from Craigslist hehe 🙂

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