But, there is something in it for you! So, as I was out shopping today I realized how much my googling/yahooing has saved me over the years and sometimes when I am in Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Williams Sonoma I make mental notes about what I might want and find it online for a better price. I know, I take all the fun out of shopping, but I do love to do research, so it just extends the buying process. I know, I am a nerd. This is just one of my many quirks. Anyway, while I was out today I decided to help you guys save a little on cute decor items that I saw and knew you could get a better deal elsewhere.
Example #1 -
These two photos are square and rectangular vases for Pottery Barn's online catalog. I love these. They are classy and cute and any flower arrangement looks super cute in them. I love them so much I had them as the centerpiece container at my wedding. But, I refused to pay up to $44 per vase. Give me a break! So, I used my searching skills and found exact replicas Jamali Garden. Some, you do have to buy in bulk, but many you can just buy single glass vases. I recommend these in either the 4 1/2 inch or the 5 3/4 inch. You will love them!
Restoration Hardware today had this $49 wine carafe with etched words. Granted, I could not find an exact replica, but it is close enough and only a fraction of the price ($6.95) at Crate & Barrel!
Books and Magazines. I absolutely love both. I also love bookstores but I cannot bring myself to pay retail price for a book. I always buy my books online. The last book I read was borrowed from Kelsey, but the book I read before that was The Starbucks Experience (again, I know I am a huge nerd). The retail price is $24.95, however, I got it for around $11 by going to shopping.yahoo.com and getting the best price.
One last tip...I am a huge magazine fan. I am not lying when I tell you I subscribe to at least 7. But, I get them on ebay. You have to beware, as frauds are out there...but, I got 2 years of US Weekly for $18, 3 years of Inc and Entrepreneur for $3 each. So, check ebay before you renew or buy a subscription!
I am not a total fun hater. I promise. I go out to eat, have a drink with dinner, I will buy impulse items here and there and I am addicted to Target! I do buy something full price every now and again ; ).