- February, 20 2015
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Right now, Valentine clearance can save money 6 ways:
Fill Easter Baskets – Stuffed animals can be found for 50-90% off on Valentine’s clearance. Check drugstores, because they’ve allotted space for Valentine’s clearance and need to clear out for Easter and other inventory. Take the Valentine ribbon off, and exchange for a multi pastel color, and it looks adorable in an Easter basket at a fraction of the price.
Fill Easter eggs – Check the dates on Valentine’s clearance candies. Load up and repackage for Easter baskets, or to fill Easter eggs. Kids won’t notice Valentine’s packaging, and if they do, they won’t even care.
Kids’ birthdays – If you’re like me, you’re always planning ahead for deals. A stuffed animal or toy with Valentine’s ribbons or stickers removed makes a great bargain birthday gift for your kids or their friends’ parties.
Party favors – Repackage Valentine’s clearance chocolates into small truffle bags you can purchase at a craft store, 25 bags for about two dollars. Or check dollar stores for party favor bags.
Toys for your Furry Friends – I found a stuffed animal for my dog, Marley, regularly $7, for 90% off, which made it just 70 cents! He has loved it at least that much!
Bake something – Empty out that $10 Valentine’s heart shaped chocolate box that you got for $2 or less. Freeze the chocolates to chop up and bake into chocolate chip cookies and brownies for any occasion. Chocolate whitens when frozen, but all of that disappears when it’s melted into chocolate chip cookies or brownies. Yum!
Wait for bigger discounts – If there’s a huge surplus of Valentine’s clearance, ask a sales associate how long they will have it out before they send it away. You can choose to stop by in a few days, when they mark it down even more!
As CEO of www.TheGroceryGame.com, Teri Gault is the foremost expert in grocery savings, supermarket trends, and lifestyle. Over the past decade, Teri has been featured and contributed to media and publications, such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, Inside Edition, Time, Redbook, Wall Street Journal, and countless more national and local channels. Teri has authored two books, “Shop Smart, Save More”, written with Sheryl Berk and published by Harper Collins. “The Grace of Saving”, Teri’s latest book, is the inspiring story of America’s smartest shopper, and her rise from an everyday mom, to one of the country’s leading savings experts.
Average savings = $523 a month / over $6,000 a year
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