Desperately Seeking ______________ on Sale...

What are you desperately seeking on sale?

Food Therapy

Good food is as satisfying as a good sale. So from time to time (probably more than that because I'm a foodie and I love to eat), I'll be providing some food therapy. Be forewarned, I'm an adventurous eater with a HUGE sweet tooth. If you're in NYC, I hope you try some of these spots. If you do, LMK what you think. Bon appetit!

Video Reviews

While picture reveals of bags are nice. Video reviews of bags are better! As such, I will endeavor to post as many video reviews of bags as possible. However, I will only be reviewing bags that I like. Life is too short to review bags that I dislike. Plus, at the end of the day, it really is just a matter of personal opinion/taste.
VISIT MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/SaleTherapy.
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3.07.2010

Lockstep Discount Model: How To Get The Best Deal

Department stores love the lockstep discount model because for the most part, it is significantly less generous than a straight percentage discount and it requires that you, the shopper, put in more thought when purchasing.  You all know the lockstep discount model: purchase "X" dollars worth of merchandise and get "Y" dollars off or "Y" dollars in the form of a gift card.   Getting a gift card is worse than getting money off because the gift cards are usually only good for a certain (short) period of time and this forces you to come out-of-pocket right now.  The picture below is from a recent sale.
This type of discount forces you to calculate your actual cost as you shop.  For example, you end up spending the same amount of money ($224.99) whether your purchase is $249.99 or $274.99.  Or you end up saving more money if your purchase was a penny more at $250.00 (and get $50 off) than $249.99 (and get only $25 off).  Usually this induces you (or at least me) to buy more to hit the next discount level.  I end up walking around like a zombie looking for a $5 item...which I never find, of course.  The next time this type of sale comes around, don't be lazy and breakout your calculator to get the best deal!!  You may just end up with a "bonus" shirt or dress.

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