Monday, August 24, 2009

Crazy Deals

Everything is FREE! Or it seems like it anyway. Just today I signed up for a free meal at Chick Fila as well as a free meal at Pei Wei. I LOVE both of those places. Now all I need is a free meal at Chipotle and I'll be a mighty happy camper.

Sadly, kids clothes aren't free. I went to Crazy 8 today (new chain...offshoot of Gymboree). Crazy 8 is to Gymboree as The Gap is to Banana Republic. Too bad that correlation wasn't on the SATs.

I had two good coupons to Gymboree and Crazy 8 today but still nothing was in my price range, or struck my fancy enough to pay so much for it. I'm still reveling in my purchases at the Outlet Mall last weekend. Everything I bought was $3.50 and under since it was the 3.99 sale AND I had a 15% off coupon.

Generally I wait for the Twin Sale (semi-annual consignment sale...HUGE!) to buy seasonal clothing for my children. Since I've found The Childrens Place (TCP) I plan to do very little shopping at the Twin Sale. Why when I can get brand new clothing for the same prices. I made sure to get down there before the Summer clothes were all gone. Unfortunately I think I overestimated on sizes for next Summer. It's so hard to know for sure.

I shopped at TCP Outlet at the end of last Winter for this Fall so I'm pretty set for the kids. I still need some shoes (SO EXPENSIVE) but if you are looking for deals, go to and then to Famous Footwear. You will get free shipping and a major discount on the shoes. Then you will also get a percentage back (up to 8%) from ebates for going through their site.

Everyone is complaining about this economy and if I were jobless, I would too. I understand that but with a job, it's like Christmas. Chains are doing everything they can to stay afloat and I don't mind helping them as long as I'm getting a MAJOR deal along the way. What deals are you finding? Point me in the right direction!


  1. Crazy 8 had some online deals that weren't too bad. They didn't have anything that I was too crazy about though. Janie and Jack, the other GymMark brand is out of this world, but, way too pricey. I dropped too much money at Gymboree last weekend, but, I am still not too upset. I ended up with 2 bathing suits, 1 skirt, 2 pairs of capri pants, 3 shirts, 1 pair of pants, 10 pairs of PJs, and lots of hair bows for $150, with $75 worth of free money in the future.

  2. Gotta love Gymbucks, Viv. I need to remember those when I go into Gymboree. I only consider the out of pocket but you are right. It's nice to have money for later!