It’s beyond my basic understanding how retailers can charge so much for holiday decor only to knock it down to 90% off in January. And I like to think I’m business-minded – I get mark-ups and mark-downs and tis-the-season-to-buy-fancy-ribbon-and-fancy-wrapping-paper. But they’re not fooling me over the holiday season, which is why I demonstrate moderately hoarder-ish tendencies when I find a deal that I can’t pass up in early January; my family makes fun of me a bit when I rattle off my list of good deals (list price versus sale price) but really – I’m proud to gush about my good buys. Anyhoo…
I stumbled upon the Sears clearance section on Monday, and now am the proud owner of 9 spools of ribbon and 1 new pack of 100 ornament hooks. Total savings? $57.80 off the manufacturer’s pricing. Cha-ching!
Hi. Pete chiming in here. She stumbled upon the clearance section because I was at Sears getting a Craftsman C3 Impact Driver Kit. It’s Sa-weet! If you’re still using a “normal” cordless screwdriver STOP NOW and go get an impact driver. Your life will change. It pounds on the screws as it spins, hence the “impact”, so it does a lot of the work for you. And it’s fast and powerful.
My new stash looks like this. I’ve got so much tulle ribbon that I could sew tutu’s for a flock of ballerinas (or Barbie dolls).
Each spool you see was priced at $6.99. And each is 25-ft long. And I chose colors that I can make use of all year round, and colors that will work with my own house palette (the grays and golds and purples and that’s a pink spool, not red). After discounts, each roll cost .67 cents. Yes, really. My total purchase (yes, for ALL of that) was $6.30. Less than the cost of one single spool of ribbon, full-price.