I pretty much have a brand new wardrobe! And just to give you an idea of how big that stack really is here’s a list of all the things I bought/my MIL bought me: (Feel free to hum 5 days of Christmas while reading it)
– 3 jackets (including a blazer and the jean jacket I wanted)
– 2 pairs of shoes (pumps and walking shoes)
– 1 pencil skirt
– 2 dresses
– 3 pairs of tights/leggings
– 1 pair skinny dress slacks
– 1 necklace
– 1 scarf
– 6 v-necks
– 2 sweaters
– 4 long sleeved shirts
– 1 chambray shirt (woot!)
– 1 button-down blouse
– 1 new bra (yep this just turned into a blog where I talk about bras)
This may have been the largest shopping trip that I’ve ever been on in my entire life to be honest. I usually just buy a top or two, pants and a dress when I go on a “shopping spree” but man can my mother-in-law shop! She reminds me of my Nana because she seriously wanted to buy me everything I touched. She said I’m only going on this trip once, so I better look good for it! 😉 Lucky for her I don’t really like to pay more than $10 for a shirt and am super cheap haha.
Now I wasn’t a total mooch, I did buy some of these things myself and I even saved some money by utilizing some of my favorite shopping apps. Some of the cashiers had never heard of the apps and thought they were awesome, so I figured I’d share them with you all too!
1. Cartwheel by TargetThis app is great for others in love with the Target Motherland too. You log in, either using Facebook or a separate login, and select the deals and coupons you’d like to take advantage of. After you finish uploading you simply have the cashier scan your phone and voila! They have a lot of good ones for 10-20% off certain styles of clothes and shoes and deals on beauty products. This app is also available to people without smartphones. You can register through the Target website and then print off your barcode to give to the cashier in the store.
2. ShopkickI seriously LOVE this app! It’s so fun and I feel like I’m actually accomplishing something when I go to the store. How this one works is you open the app on your phone whenever you go into stores like Old Navy, Best Buy, Macy’s, Target or Wal-Mart and you earn points. Some of the stores give you points just for walking in the door (like Target) and others give you points for scanning certain items with your phone. It’s like a retail scavenger hunt and there’s no limit to how many points you can earn in one day, though you can only get the walk in points once a day per store.) When I’m bored I sometimes just go to Target and Wal-Mart to walk around and earn points. Once you reach a certain number of points (over 1,000) you can redeem the points for gift cards ranging from $5 to $25 to a bunch of different places, like Target or Starbucks. I used my first $5 gift card yesterday at Target! I dont do this, but for a ton more points you can also register your credit card through the app and earn points for making purchases. Some purchases are worth thousands of points, but I’m iffy about linking my card with an app.
3. FoursquareThis app is more popular for being a stalker app. You “check in” to places like stores, restaurants, people’s houses using your phone and earn points. But like Who’s Line is it Anyway, the points don’t really matter so it’s basically just a way to stalk your friends and find out who’s hanging out without you. But I have actually gotten really lucky and saved money by using this app! Some restaurants will give you free appetizers or a discount for checking in and I’ve saved 10% on clothes at H&M, Forever 21 and a few other places by using this app when I shop. You can make this app private and only share your locations with friends and certain places, like homes are marked as private too. Definitely worth it for the deals!
4. AmazonAmazon is obviously more associated with online shopping and not really an app for shopping in person, but I love it because it has a barcode feature for price checking. I can scan the barcode on things from clothes and shoes, to electronics and see if Amazon has a better deal or check out the reviews. When making expensive electronics purchases it’s really nice to just be able to scan the item with my phone and see what the Amazon customer reviews say before spending my money.
I’m all about finding deals and saving money so all of these apps are free, and well worth the space on your phone! And I’m always looking for new shopping apps so if you have any favorites I want to hear about them!
I hope you had a great weekend! Did you do any shopping or couponing? But seriously what did you do this weekend?