May 18, 2011
I've got baby on the brain these days. This is week #37 for me, and I can't wait to meet our new little one. Plus, there's just not enough room inside me for the both of us now. :) My nesting instinct has been on high lately, too. I've got this running list of household things I want/need to get done before baby arrives. But, I know it won't all get done. But, enough of that... let's talk bargain shopping. :) I've been on the hunt for a while for a new table lamp for our living room. I fell in love with one on a recent Ikea trip, but just didn't have the money for it at the time—I had other priorities, and it took quite a bit of self-control to walk away from it. However, I recently stumbled on a brand new one on Ebay, and decided to go for it. I had also recently purchased a $15 Ebay gift card for $7 from Groupon, so it made it worth it. The lamp retails for $19.99 at Ikea, and with the gift card, I paid less than $17 for it (including shipping)... and didn't have to make the hour and a half drive (3-hr round trip) to the closest store. Yay! Isn't it pretty? Oh, and I earned 37¢ cash back through Ebates, and 30¢ in Ebay bucks.
Welcome to this week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday! This is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.
So.... I don't think many of you got the memo that WFW is back on, because well, no one linked-up last week. It's so sad! So, I don't have any new ideas to share with you this week. BUT... I just have to say that I LOVE some of the ideas that were shared while I was gone. I'm seriously in love with them. Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
- Pottery Barn knock-off jewelry display frames from Catherine @ Cat on a Limb:
- How to make a t-shirt skirt from Lisa @ Condo Blues:
- Free table & a table makeover from Jill @ JunkyVagabond:
Oh, and before I forget... I've been tweeting about all sorts of deals, so if you're not following me on Twitter, yet, do it now! :)
If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!
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