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Arubalisa
11-07-2008, 10:55 PM
Thought maybe I would start this thread so we could all share on our knowledge of hot items and sales.

I will start by saying that as a former manager at JC Penney, the sale they are hold tomorrow, "the biggest sale of them all", offers some of their best prices of the year with the exception of seasonal clearance and the last two weeks before Christmas. Stores open tomorrow at 6 a.m.

Why you would be caught at the mall two weeks before Christmas, nevermind the weekend before is beyond me. ;)

Amazon is also offering buy 2 Nintendo Ds games and receive the 3rd free.

Walmart has a pretty nifty Holiday Budget Calculator http://instoresnow.walmart.com/Community.aspx?id=107 (http://instoresnow.walmart.com/Community.aspx?id=107)

My last bargain is the Acer Mini Laptop for $348. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10575193 (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10575193)

Now if anyone has a gift idea for me to give to my dh ;)...

Andrea J.
11-07-2008, 11:05 PM
i love pennys and if i am feeling up to it, may take a ride over to the pennys that is about 2 miles from me.

thanks for the heads up and suggestions

will think of a jerry gift

danadog56
11-08-2008, 12:27 PM
A few years ago I told the family we were getting tooooooooo big to keep buying everybody gifts. I suggested and exchange but to no avail...our family is stock full of lunatics that love nothing better than wasting money,,,,,
So I decided I would just buy for the babies..(anyone still in school) and no body else except mom and DH.....wow, I actually have money left over between pay days....
Dh and I don't buy for each other because we get whatever we want during the year and my mom I just get gift certificates for....
The kids (3 only) just get about 30 dollars worth of stuff and the rest goes for Xmas dinner (16-18 people).....
So I still spent a little, but not as bad as it could be.

Andrea J.
11-08-2008, 06:48 PM
paul and i made a trip to jc penney:

i bought Kevin and Paul Columbia winter jackets ($69 each regular price $140)
bought kevin and paul some good warm socks for skiing and snowshoeing
bought a few fleece tops for myself
bought a down vest for myself
everything came $170 after sale prices and the $15 coupon figured in.

savings of $188

thanks lisa for the heads up
going back tonight to see if i can find a decent rolling daypack.

andrea

Arubalisa
11-09-2008, 12:11 PM
Andrea, you are very welcome! Love to see people get good deals! And...in full disclosure, sold my 401K JC Penney stock 8 years ago.

If you did not find the luggage in the store which you were looking for, check out the catalog (http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/SearchDepartment.aspx?Ntt=luggage&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&Nty=1&sid=11D80EAF7956&N=4294967087&Ntk=search_all&Ntpc=1&SearchString=luggage&Nao=0&S4PageSize=99&S4Filter=N%7c0%7cNtt%7cluggage%7cNtk%7csearch_all% 7cNao%7c99%7cNty%7c1%7csid%7c11D80EAF7956%7cNtx%7c mode%2bmatchallpartial%7cNtpr%7c1%7cNtpc%7c1&Ntpr=1&RefPage=SearchDepartment.aspx&S2Filter=FN4294967087%7cluggage). Free shipping on orders over $69.

Saw this "deal" too
http://zoom.jcpenney.com/is/image/0900631b8139be7dM.tif?wid=180&hei=180&&op_usm=1.5,.8,0,0&resmode=sharp (http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?ItemID=0f86633&ItemTyp=G&GrpTyp=PRD&ShowMenu=T&ShopBy=0&SearchString=luggage&RefPage=SearchDepartment.aspx&s4PageSize=99&CmCatId=searchresults&Search1Prod=True&S4Filter=N%7c4294967087%7cNtt%7cluggage%7cNtk%7cse arch_all%7cNao%7c0%7cNty%7c1%7csid%7c11D80EAF7956% 7cNtx%7cmode%2bmatchallpartial%7cNtpr%7c1%7cNtpc%7 c1%7cFN4294967087%7cluggage)
Closeout! American Tourister® Glenbrook Set (http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?ItemID=0f86633&ItemTyp=G&GrpTyp=PRD&ShowMenu=T&ShopBy=0&SearchString=luggage&RefPage=SearchDepartment.aspx&s4PageSize=99&CmCatId=searchresults&Search1Prod=True&S4Filter=N%7c4294967087%7cNtt%7cluggage%7cNtk%7cse arch_all%7cNao%7c0%7cNty%7c1%7csid%7c11D80EAF7956% 7cNtx%7cmode%2bmatchallpartial%7cNtpr%7c1%7cNtpc%7 c1%7cFN4294967087%7cluggage)
$119.99

Arubalisa
11-17-2008, 09:10 PM
http://clarkhoward.com/shownotes/2008/11/17/14477/ (http://clarkhoward.com/shownotes/2008/11/17/14477/)

"Wal-Mart's Black Friday deals have leaked, and there are some real steals to be had:
• 50-inch flat-screen TVs for $798 (instead of some $2,000)
• Blu-ray players for $128
• Xbox with a Guitar Hero package for $199
• A microwave for $25
• Clothing for children starting at $4
• Tons of toys for under $10 each "

Also see http://www.blackfriday.info/ (http://www.blackfriday.info/)

cindyo
11-17-2008, 09:43 PM
Lisa, thanks for the site on black friday, great info! i know I am working that day so rob and the girls will be out shopping. cindyo

Arubalisa
11-17-2008, 11:02 PM
i know I am working that day so rob and the girls will be out shopping. cindyo
Out shopping for presents for YOU! :D

cindyo
11-18-2008, 08:41 AM
Lisa, Nah, nothing I want. I think we are past the point of buying presents for each other...My thing is " If I wanted it, I already have it"...and rob feels the same way. I would rather have the kids happy on Christmas and watch them get what they wanted.More fun that way... Rob and I used to do each others stocking, but then that became a "200.00 fill" with do-dads, and I didn't want /need that stuff either...SO....its all about the kids now...

arubamark
11-19-2008, 03:06 PM
http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/hughes/35180

Arubalisa
11-03-2009, 09:36 PM
My oh my :eek:, turned on the TV about 45 minutes ago and have already seen Christmas commercials:
1 Walmart
1 Branson
1 Hallmark
1 I don't remember because I am already numb from commercialism :doh:

arubamark
11-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Most major stores around me already have the tress on display. WOW!!

Liz - Aruba Lover
11-03-2009, 11:30 PM
Most major stores around me already have the tress on display. WOW!!

One September I was in PriceSmart in Aruba (our Costco/Sams) and they had Christmas trees on display for sale.

Andrea J.
11-04-2009, 08:42 AM
wow we are back to this thread!
we are very lucky this year......i am done shoppiing.
we bought kevin and becca a couple of dinners fro thier aruba honeymoon and the tranquillo snorkel adventure.

then we just buy for the kids......paul's 2 grand nieces and grand nephew Amazon gift cards. we don't "know" these kids, so for us to shop, and ship to them is pointless.
and we NEVER receive acknowledgement from them either which pisses me off to no end. my new grand niece an amazon gift card, so that her parents can pick her out something nice, and my other 2 grand nieces.........morgan gets a giant cupcake baking pan and some baking supplies and abby gets cray pas fancy oil pastel crayons and a bound drawing/sketch pad.

considering it is not even veterans day, i am pretty smug sitting here feeling successful.
internet made the shopping easy.

Arubalisa
11-04-2009, 10:22 AM
considering it is not even veterans day, i am pretty smug sitting here feeling successful.
internet made the shopping easy.
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

I cannot remember the last time we did NOT do all of our shopping on the internet :)

aruba here I come
11-04-2009, 11:12 AM
yikes I wish I was done!:doh: Would help if I knew what to buy!:o I think alot of internet/ gift cards are in store this year!:eek:

I really don't need/ want anything....SO>>>>>>I brought up to dh the other day, instead of buying gifts for each other (him and I, and alot for the kids) That we should do a trip to aruba instead! :D:thumb::plane: us and the kids!

I think is is on board!!! we woudn't go for christmas, but sometime late january! Doesn't that sound like a better gift!:D

CandyC55
11-04-2009, 11:38 AM
Great Christmas idea!!!

cindyo
11-04-2009, 11:44 AM
wow we are back to this thread!
we are very lucky this year......i am done shoppiing.
and we NEVER receive acknowledgement from them either which pisses me off to no end.

Does that just drive you crazy !!!! I go nuts and I mean nutso if the kids don't write thank you notes. I think that is so rude !!! I mean they write them for everything, its just plain common courtesy, like it or not, someone thought enough of you to bring you something....blah, blah, blah...Then again, I am nuts too ! Oh well..I am the worst mom alive..