I know, I know, now pick yourself up off the floor, 'cuz I got something to tell you about.
Shhhh, I don't want too many people to hear me say this. I mean, I have a reputation to uphold and all.
Sometimes, you just HAVE to buy something NEW.
There. I said it.
Sometimes you can scour every flea market, thrift store and garage sale in town, and no one is throwing out or selling what you need. I HATE when that happens.
Sometimes, there's a sanitation issue. I just haven't been able to bring myself to buy towels or sheets, or even throw pillows second hand. (This may be my issue alone, and, if so, I can handle that).
Don't these look delish? (photo from The Company Store)
We all know that there are great deals to be had by watching for clearance sales and by using 40-50% off coupons at stores like Joann Fabrics and Michael's.
I have another source for great shopping on-line. It's called Ebates.com. Ebates is a cash back shopping site. Membership is free. When you want to shop on-line, you go to Ebates first, then click on the link to your favorite store and do your shopping. There are hundreds of companies on Ebates, the Home Decor section is LOADED! With each purchase you earn cash back that is deposited into your Ebates account. The amounts vary per store, and can be anywhere from 1% to 5% or more. There are also shopping "coupons" for free shipping and other discounts. Every three months Ebates will send you a check, provided you have accumulated more than $5.00.
I bought the fabric for my bedroom through Ebates, from fabric.com. I don't do very much on-line shopping, but today I got a check in the mail for $19.50. That can buy a lot at the Goodwill! (oops.)
Now, here's the really cool part. You can earn $5 in your account for each friend that you refer that joins Ebates. And your friend will earn $5 too. Since I consider all of you my friends, you can start off by entering my e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org), earn your free $5 and then start referring your other friends! Yes, I am always this generous with my friends. ;) If you'd rather not enter my e-mail, just start off as a new member and then tell all of your friends. Give it a try!
Okay, everyone, let's share. What is your favorite source for great deals?