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How I shop for cheap

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I was born to be a shopper. And much more than that, I was born to be a budget shopper*. My mother is the master of shopping for a great deal (as in $400 down to $14 great deal). While I have not yet reached her level in deal-hunting, I've learned a few tricks of my own, and thought I'd share.

  • Timing. Shopping only takes as short or long as you want it to. If you have 30 minutes, you have time to shop. Sometimes the quickest decisions force you to make a good one (if not, look below on returning).
  • Be patient. If it's not perfect, or not on sale (and you want it to be), don't buy it.

'Think, Shop, Live Elk Grove' launches new online directories

'Think, Shop, Live Elk Grove' launches new online directories

ELK GROVE - The "Think, Shop, Live Elk Grove" committee Thursday launched new online directories that will make it more convenient to shop, dine and have fun in Elk Grove. Every month, new categories will be introduced to make local spending easier and more convenient. Easter and Spring Cleaning are the categories featured this month.

Dozens of local churches, restaurants, gourmet and apparel shops, and recreational opportunities are highlighted for Easter shopping. Elk Grove’s housecleaning and window washing services, recycling programs and donation sites are included in the Spring Cleaning category.

"From shopping and services to restaurants and recreation, all you need is right here in Elk Grove," said Mayor Steven Detrick. "Support your local economy and spend your dollars here.

CSD to host 3rd Annual Girls Night Out event

CSD to host 3rd Annual Girls Night Out event

ELK GROVE - Makeup, shopping, a fashion show, big hair, prizes and a chocolate fountain all under one roof can only mean one thing -- the return of Girls Night Out. This special event is a decadent evening for girls ages 6 to 106 presented by the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) and Kaiser Permanente. Mark your calendar and join us Friday, March 18 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Wackford Community Complex in Elk Grove, 9014 Bruceville Road.

Bring your gal pals, daughters, mother, grandmother or even your mother-in-law for a night of girlish delights.

Wear red to Dressbarn in Elk Grove Feb. 4, get 15 percent off!

Wear red to Dressbarn in Elk Grove Feb. 4, get 15 percent off!

ELK GROVE - Clothing retailer Dressbarn will celebrate "Go Red Day" on Friday, Feb. 4 with the American Heart Association. Anyone who comes in to shop on Friday and is wearing red, will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase in honor of the special day.

All you have to do is mention you saw this story on News10's My neighborhood Elk Grove website and you will receive the discount.

The store is located at 9630 Bruceville Road, #102. For more information, contact store manager Kim Ormonde at (916) 685-0887.

 

 

The New Professional: Party tights and forgetting

OK, so I lied. But I didn't do it on purpose. You see, when I wrote this guest post for Classy Career Girl about a month ago, I actually wrote that I cheated three times.  However, when I went back to add links, I could only find two links. I tried and tried but could not for the life of me remember what my third cheat was. Had I counted the two pieces of my skirt suit? Unlikely. So I changed it to "twice" and linked both cheats I could remember. But the third cheat just would not get out of my mind. Had I just imagined it?

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