Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saving a Bundle


While I'm not a fan of the huge Black Friday rush after Thanksgiving, I did venture out this year because of the JoAnn's sale! I spent $33 and saved $198 -- thanks to incredible sales and an extra 20% off.

Not only did I find some fabulous fabric for a winter coat (which I've been wanting to make for some time!), but I also took advantage of the Butterick pattern sale and got enough scrapbook paper to give my cashier carpal tunnel! *grin*



I was expecting to have a long receipt, but I wasn't expecting it to be 46" long. I decided it was worth photographing, since it's by far the longest receipt I've ever had!

I hope all of you had a blessed Thanksgiving celebration, and safe travels if you ventured out for some shopping on Friday!

15 comments:

  1. The sales were *very* good, weren't they?! I spent a bit more than you, saved a bit less, and had a little bit shorter recipt, but I'm very happy with my purchases! I'm glad to see you made out well, too! :-)

    Olivia, Miss Howard on S&S

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  2. Whoa!

    Sadly, I missed all the sales, since I was working the retail Black Friday.... *sniffles* However, I AM exhausted! What a weekend! Phew!

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  3. Wow! What a deal! I was so tempted to go Black Friday shopping at JoAnns too, but I'm one of those people who doesn't like waiting in a big ol' long line to get my fabric cut and then another one to pay for it. =P It was worth it for you though! I don't think I've ever had a receipt that long and under $100 before!

    Happy sewing!

    ~Nona

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  4. Hi Shannon
    I too,went shopping, sure enough
    great sales, in all the stores!
    Hope you post a picture of your new coat when your done. Looking forward to seing it.
    Happy sewing.
    Irene

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  5. Both your savings and the receipt are very impressive. Good job!

    The photo really helped understand just how big it really is.

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  6. Wow! Now that was an awesome shopping trip! Can't wait to see what you make :-)

    Lots of love,
    Sommer

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  7. Hello Shannon,
    Yes the Black Friday sales were really good! JoAnn's was the first place we went, and we saved quite a bit.

    When we used to go out of town for couponing, we would come home with several long receipts like that one (sometimes even longer!).

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I hope that yours was a lovely one as well!

    Blessings,
    Miss Emily Rose
    www.simplyvintagegirl.com

    P.S. I added your Etsy shops to my favorite shops. ;)

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  8. Wow-that's a LOOOOOOOONG list!
    We took advantage of the sales at Michaels. My sister at the Family Christian Book Store saved almost fifty dollars!
    I spent almost all my money, saved a few cents (almost literally), had a receipt about a third of that size but all my Christmas gifts just need to be made! All the materials are bought-even wrapping paper and tape. :)

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  9. Whoa, congratulations on your fantastic savings! Can't wait to see your winter coat. (Your skirt in the photo is extremely pretty, by the way.)

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  10. thats amazing! i should have done that, haha. i love your skirt!

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  11. It took a lot of self control for me not to venture out, but I am trying to work through my stash. Your skirt is beautiful! Is there a pattern number you could share?
    Blessings,
    Hannah

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  12. All the girls in my family got up very early to go to breakfast and then to JoAnn's. So much fun, but what lines!!! :-O I did get some lovely fun things, though not nearly as many as you! I just love your skirt...what pattern is it? I just made a tiered skirt from your tutorial and I *LOVE* it!!
    ~Tilly

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  13. My Mom and I went to JoAnn's on Black Friday, too. It was super busy! But I got lots of good deals to make up for standing in line for over three hours. :-) I can't wait to see your coat!

    P.S. Your skirt is very pretty!

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  14. You only spent $33? Wow. That's quite an accomplishment. Can't wait to see the results...

    -Maria

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  15. My goodness, I've never seen a receipt that long! Sounds like you had fun at the sales!

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