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October 10, 2018

Sample Sale Season Shopping Tips

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Fashion, Sales

It’s here. The Fall Sample Sale season tends to start with Columbus Day, hitting full swing on 11/15-12/20. Everyone is trying to unload past season’s samples and overstock. It’s a mega season of Sample Sales, Warehouse Sales and bargains!

This season will have hundreds different manufacturer Warehouse & Sample Sales including designer & brand name brand clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, furniture, linens, electronics, lighting and even toys all at 40-95% less!

October 04, 2018

Allergy Issues

I normally don’t share personal stuff, but if any of you are having Sinus issues, you may want to read this.

I have had a constant stuffy runny nose for over 10 years. Fogginess and fatigue plague me. I’ve consulted with many doctors and tried most medications both over the counter and by prescription. Improvement, if any was temporary and I don’t want to be having to take medication forever.

September 19, 2018

Repairing & Refurbishing

The other day while pondering my chairs re-upholstery options, I wondered does anyone repair, recover or refurbish stuff anymore?

As I was cleaning out my closet this Summer, I wondered the same thing. 1/3 of my shoes are not repairable. Either they are so poorly made or they are plastic.  Most will end up in the landfill.

What a waste.

September 10, 2018

Tunnel Vision

When I know I want to buy something, I become a singularly focused shopper. I leave no stone unturned, doing thorough research on pricing, quality, manufacturers and availability. I literally hunt everywhere. I have saved money and made better choices this way.

August 29, 2018

September Shopping Musings

Back in the day, September shopping was all about Back to School. Now with the School year starting so early, it’s time to look into other shopping bargain jaunts.

September & October are brilliant months for…

August 21, 2018

A Bargain Doesn’t Mean Cheap

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a Bargain isn’t always cheap.

Definition: A Bargain is an item that is priced BELOW is actual Value.

Where as a cheaply priced item is just priced cheap.

August 15, 2018

Rescued Kitten

Filed Under: OM Gosh!

A few weeks ago, late on a Saturday night, my daughter called me to help her rescue a little black & white kitten. This little girl darted right in front of her car on her way home. Just 7 weeks old, he was hiding off an alley next to a machine shop. Dirty, rather skinny, she badly needed rescuing.

August 06, 2018

Big Savings, Little Savings

Kevin & I went in early to last weeks Robin’s Jean Warehouse Sale to shoot some video and finally meet the designer, Robin.  After a great visit and quickie video shoot, we were allowed to shop the sale early.

After 40 minutes we walked away with 9 pairs of jeans, paying $280 instead of $2300. YAY!

But, every single pair has to be hemmed.

July 30, 2018

A Sugarless, Carb-less Diet

Filed Under: Health & Beauty

Since 2005 I’ve had an ongoing cough brought on by a Post Nasal drip that stayed on after a bad Flu season. I’ve literally, seen everyone, tried EVERYTHING… except diet change.

The Diet started 2 weeks ago. No sugar, no dairy, no grains, no fruit, no alcohol. All my favorite things, eliminated.

July 18, 2018

The Gray Market

Every company that makes a product has to figure out how to clear out past season samples and overproduction Some hang on to product for over a year or two before they liquidate it.  More than a few liquidate to the big Off Price stores like TJ Maxx & Ross. Most though, try to liquidate it quickly & discreetly out of the main stream, so the general public doesn’t see their product at drastically reduced pricing. They don’t want to see their branded product sold cheaply at Ross Dress for Less. It’s the horror of horrors!

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