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Old Navy blazer - 2010 - $30 on sale (similar) / J.Crew striped top - Linley's ( Read More

How I shop for cheap

How I shop for cheap

[Brave New Films]
I was born to be a shopper. And much more than that, I was born to be a budget shopper*. My mother is the master of shopping for a great deal (as in $400 down to $14 great deal). While I have not yet reached her level in deal-hunting, I've learned a few tricks of my own, and thought I'd share.

  • Timing. Shopping only takes as short or long as you want it to. If you have 30 minutes, you have time to shop. Sometimes the quickest decisions force you to make a good one (if not, look below on returning).
  • Be patient. If it's not perfect, or not on sale (and you want it to be), don't buy it.

"Gaman" T-Shirt Bringing Relief to Japan

You and probably everyone you know has been affected in some way by the disasters in Japan, whether emotionally or personally.  Regardless, most of us feel inclined to help out in some way.

Local freelance designer, Lain Lee 3, decided that his way of helping out would be through one of the things he does best; design.  Lain Lee 3 has designed a new Limited Edition T-shirt around the Japanese word, "Gaman," which represeents endurance, patience and perseverence - especially in times of trouble.  He is selling his shirts for $25 a piece, and ALL of the proceeds will go directly to relief organizations, including the Red Cross. He has this to say about his newest design:

"'Gaman' is a Japanese word meaning 'endurance, patience, perseverance and tolerance.' More importantly, 'Gaman' is a way of life, a unifying idea that helps the Japanese to persevere and overcome any obstacle.

Jan. 20 Sacramento deals

Jan. 20 Sacramento deals

$25 for $50 at Love Your Skin Day Spa in Roseville from Half Off Deals.

Go to Cheapo in Sacto for more Sacramento deals