Bargain ideas from Judy Bates, the Bargainomics Lady, as shown on FOX6 News at Noon on Tuesday, October 13, 2009.
(1) Instead of buying on credit, try layaway. Whether you're shopping for Christmas or further down the road, Sears and Kmart are offering layaway with a new twist: you can shop and layaway online! And you're allowed up to 6 months to pay for and pick up your merchandise!
For example, take a look at this $199.99 3-PC. AMETHYST HEART PENDANT, RING AND EARRINGS SET on sale for $79.99 - TODAY is the last day to lock in this sale price. (For MyFoxAL: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_04471665000P?keyword=jewelry - IF YOU CLICK ON THIS ITEM AND THEN LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOXED INFORMATION ON THE RIGHT, YOU'LL SEE THE LAYAWAY ICON AND THE WORDS "LAYAWAY OPTIONS." CLICK THERE AND YOU'LL BE TAKEN TO A PAGE THAT SHOWS YOU THE AMOUNT YOU'LL NEED AS DOWN PAYMENT AND WHEN AND HOW MUCH YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY TO HAVE YOUR LAYAWAY OUT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. HERE, TOO, YOU CAN INPUT YOUR ZIP CODE AND SEE WHICH STORE IS CLOSEST TO YOU - THIS IS WHERE YOU'LL PICK UP YOUR MERCHANDISE ONCE YOUR LAYAWAY PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
(2) Let me show you a fabulous online bargain: This sale ends TODAY (Tues., 10/13), but right now, www.ColdwaterCreek.com has a site-wide sale with savings up to 60% off, like this gorgeous $129 SWEATER JACKET for $59.99. (The link for MyFoxAL: http://www.coldwatercreek.com/Products/Detail.aspx?productid=44775&ensembleid=50857&colorid=051&refLink=&Skn=outlet )
(3) & (4) And if you're in the market for a printer, your local HH GREGG has this excellent in-store buy: a $99.99 LEXMARK ALL-IN-ONE WIRELESS PRINTER/SCANNER/COPIER for $59.99 after a $40 mail-in rebate.