Suzanne O’Connor’s Bargains LA

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August 27, 2015

Beat the Heat While Shopping

Wow…. It’s a hot week for Summer Sample and Warehouse Sales and the temps are baking. Many sales may not have adequate air conditioning or might be outside with no break from the heat.

I have several tricks I use to stay cool .....

August 24, 2015

Small Mom and Pop Outlets

One of the aggravating aspects of bargain hunting is trying to shop… or in my case, research small mom and pop outlets. Unlike corporate outlets, or even manufacturer outlets, the little indie discounters are often doing it all by themselves. These industrious entrepreneurs do it all… product, merchandise, advertise, do deliveries and pickup, handle city/ state legal & paperwork issues and as well as do retail sales with little to no help.

August 17, 2015

Coping with the Summer Heat and the Electric Bill

Growing up in Southern California, I’m pretty used to our Summer Heat waves and have developed several techniques for keeping cool and keeping electric costs to a minimum.

Our usual electric bill hovers around $90 a month. Last summer it got up to $350 a month. This Summer we’re aiming to keep it down to under $200. Here’s how we’re trying to accomplish it.

August 10, 2015

Garden Musings and Savings

We totally took the day off Saturday and went out to the Arboretum.

Even though we were surrounded by beautiful landscapes, unusual plants, gorgeous gardens, peacocks and wildlife, the bargain hunting “value” mind set doesn’t ever leave.

August 05, 2015

Back to School in August…. Yee Gads!

Filed Under: Fashion, Inside Scoop, Consumer

With kids going back to school earlier now, during what is arguably the hottest part of the Summer, I think the education system may have effectively killed the Back to School shopping season.

The exceptions might be shoes, school supplies, a backpack, and if your kid is in private school, a uniform ...but buying a lot of Back to School clothes, I don’t think so.

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