Just Putting It Out There…Frugalicious Frenzy

Okay friends and fellow bloggers….this is a yearly event that frugal people die for!  This coming weekend is the “NCJW/Cleveland’s 45th  Designer Dress Days Sale” which will begin on October 25, 2013.  It will be held at the The Mandel Jewish Community Center located at 26001 South Woodland Road Beachwood, OH 44122 !!!!!

For those frugal divas who love designer fashion but refuse to pay those ridiculous retail prices for it…can now get it at a fraction of a fraction of the cost!!!!  You can find designers from Burberry, St. john, Chanel, Carlisle, Escada, to Armani.  There are accessories, jewelry, furs and fur accessories (I don’t support the killing of animals to provide luxury coverings for our bodies…but honestly we have worn fur since Adam and Eve…I’m just sayin”!!)

You can find “new and gently worn upscale resale at phenomenal prices, a shopping experience different from all others“, states their ad in the MaxValues magazine.  In the current ad (which I received this week) there is a coupon!!!….$5 off a $50 purchase!!! (I provided a link to their website so you can get a coupon too 🙂

Now there is something a little different about this sale…the first day of the sale is October 25th….this is called the preview sale and costs $20 to attend! (which the coupon is not valid for).

However, the sale days, which run from October 27th-October 29th offers free admission.  But get this…..on October 28th,,,everything is 20% off….and even better, on October 29th..everything is 50% off!!

Now you can look at that two ways….is all the good stuff gone in the first day? or do you bear down and wait for the 50% off day and pick through what is leftover?  Choices, choices, choices!

The hours: October 25, 2013 from 10am-4pm, October 27, 2015 from 10am-5pm, and October 28 & 29, 2013 from 10am-8pm.

The proceeds from this sale support the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland Community Service Projects and Advocacy Initiatives. If you want more information go to their website, which I provided a link to above.

Happy  Frrrreeeee Hunting!



Frugalicious Week ……Day 2 @ Carly’z Corner

I know that second-hand or goodwill shopping is not for everyone.  I recently started back to school shopping for my girls as they begin school….next week on August 12th! …… Whew! The summer went by so fast.

Well, I went to one of my favorite second-hand stores – Value World.  To show you the value of shopping second hand…let me tell you the items that I was able to purchase for $24.81:  5 school shirts, two plaid jumpers, 1 plaid skirt, 3 pairs of shoes, 3 pairs of basketball shorts, two headbands, a doll and an outfit for the doll along with shoes!

My bill totaled $46.06…but using the 50% off coupon (that came in the flyer in my junk mail) my total was reduced to $23.03 plus $1.78 in tax.

Tell me where can you find deals like that! The plaid uniform jumpers alone at School Belles uniform store, are $30 each!

So please, do not sleep on second-hand stores …like Value World or Goodwill Industries because you can find great values that don’t break the bank!

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Now it seems that Value World has multiple locations in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.  I have listed the addresses for the locations in Northeastern Ohio. However, if you go to their website www.ValueWorld.net you can look-up  locations in your neighborhood and save, save, save!

10964 Lorain Ave., Cleveland OH -located in Westown Square

6858 Pearl Rd., Middleburgh Hts.  – across from Southland Shopping Center

4639 Northfield Rd., North Randall OH – just south of Burger King

Happy Frreeeee Hunting!

PSST!  Goodwill Industries have locations across the country.  Both second-hand stores offer frequent shopper cards where you spend so much money and you are given a stamp.  Once the card is filled up, you can receive a discount off of your purchase.  I have two cards filled up for Value World and am able to get 50% off of my shopping total.  Yeah!!!