4 Tips from a Smart Shopper

4 Tips from a Smart Shopper
Hello Loves!

I will admit, I’m a shopaholic. I love to buy whatever is in my lane, especially if it’s pink, vintage, and glam. However, these past few years, I have developed a few tips and tricks on how to look fabulous without breaking the bank.

Thrift Stores – The good ol’ hand me down playground that is filled with lots and lots of hidden gems. I will admit that thrifting does take a good chunk of your time, so prepare to be very patient. 90% of the time you will end up with nothing. However, when you find that hidden gem, it’s all worth it, especially when its in great condition for less than $10! I have found some of my best fashion statement pieces at a thrift shop. My go to online thrift shop is thredUP and my go to in-store thrift shop is Goodwill.

Department Stores – The best place to buy brand name clothing and accessories for a discounted price. Gordmans, TJ Maxx, and Nordstorm Rack are my favorite shops to buy Nike and Fila comfy clothes as well as Nine West shoes. Their discounted prices are unbeatable! If you are all about the brand names, these department stores are for you!

Ebates – If you love to online shop religiously, definitely sign up for Ebates. This is the place to receive cash back for simply shopping for what you need and want. Disclaimer: not all online stores are on Ebates, but a good chunk are. I probably online shop 3-4 times every year and my Ebates checks end up being between $5 – $15, which has helped pay a few bills here and there.

Holiday Sales are the best sales! – If you are dying to buy something and a holiday sale is coming up, I say wait for that Holiday Sale discount. I have saved so much by just waiting a day or two. Usually these sales will be 20% – 50% an entire purchases or buy one and get one free.

The Waiting Game – I have played this game so many times and it has paid off in the end. For example, Storets has this gorgeous blouse that I’ve been wanting for weeks, however, I convinced myself that it wasn’t in my budget to buy it full price. So, your girl waited and I finally snatched it a few days ago for half price. Best shopping score ever! Trust me, sometimes waiting for the price to drop can really pay off.

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope my tips helped you save more with future online and in-store purchases 🙂

love, gaonou

New Treats Perfect for a Movie Night

New Treats Perfect for a Movie Night

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Wrigley Confectionery. All opinions are mine alone. #CreamySNICKERS #CollectiveBias

If I’m being honest, I’m a huge homebody where I love ending the night in my bed, snuggling to Netflix and a new treat! I am so excited to be trying 2 of the 3 new Creamy SNICKERS® flavors, which are new at Walmart. Of course, I had to try the Almond Butter and Maple Almond Butter flavors because I’ve been obsessed with Almond Butter lately. The treat is very smooth and creamy! It’s the perfect amount of rich milk chocolate paired with caramel and 3 available creamy options: Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, or Maple Almond Butter.

You can buy the Creamy SNICKERS® at your local Walmart store in the candy aisle or on the Walmart page. These goodies sold out fast at my local Walmart store, so I definitely recommend getting them ASAP before there is none left!

When I’m having a movie night, a treat is a must have to keep my hangry level at an all time low. I love the fun-size, they are the perfect amount to enjoy without the sugar rush! Also please note that the new Creamy SNICKERS® do not include the classic SNICKERS® nougat nor does it have whole peanuts, which makes these new treats all the better!

The next time you are having a movie night, definitely grab 1, 2 or even 3 of these new Creamy SNICKERS® square bars to enjoy! Comment down below your favorite flavor!

love, gaonou

Nutrition Facts — Calories per Serving: 110; Total Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 80mg; Total Carbohydrate: 12g; Protein: 2g