I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found out I was having two girls – my thrifty heart mentally counted all the money I would save with two people to get use out of all the clothes I needed to buy! I’m also thinking of having an open wardrobe policy as they get older and are similar sizes, so we can all share. It also means I’m always on the lookout for cute clothes for my two that don’t break the bank.
Where my shopping talent lies is in finding good quality or name brand clothes on sale (sometimes even mega-sale), and Big W doesn’t disappoint in that department. Their prices are already decent, and then they go and slash them just as they land in my trolley. Case in point: that cute black dress up there with the bow was only $4, reduced from $20. BARGAIN.
Last time I was given the $100 challenge so this time I thought I’d really test myself with only $50, and I was determined to get my money’s worth. Those Paul Frank pyjamas were only $8 (reduced from $20), the Mambo “I’m a Bunny” sweater dress was $8 (reduced from $19), and the other items were anywhere from $3-$12. The deer hoodie was only five bucks! And cute as hell!
We get lots of wear out of the items we buy here at VMHQ, and they usually always hold up well to be passed onto the next sister. I can’t ask for much more than that. Just about everyone I know is careful with his or her budget and we all like to get value for our dollar. If you want to be a super-bargainista, my tips are to keep your eyes peeled, check all the way to the back of the sale racks, and scan everything under the price checker – you never know what you might find! But to be honest, even the full-price Big W stuff is kind on your wallet.
I loved hearing your bargain stories on the last post – you’ve definitely given me plenty of ideas! Seems we all love the thrill of the price chase . The competition for two of you to win $100 to spend at Big W doesn’t end for another two days, so head on over and share your hot tips by September 22 🙂