Friday, August 2, 2013

10 Places to Bargain Shop, #5

Day five. The halfway point!  Yay! For those of you just tuning in, I am going over the top 10 places I save money by bargain shopping. So far, I've said:
1.) Garage Sales
2.) Clearance Racks
3.) Wal-Mart
4.) Craigslist
And now...
5.) Flea Markets - *Sigh* Ah, how I love flea markets. We have only one in this area - and even it's a small one an hour away that is only open a few weekends out of each year. Sucks, right? Just not very convenient. In Texas, we lived about 20 minutes away from First Monday in Canton. If you've never heard of it, look it up. Flea market galore!

At flea markets, you usually find handmade goods, jewelry, and fried foods. You never ready know what fun things you'll find in each individual shop. One shop at our local flea market had all handmade girls' accessories. Bright, adorable, colorful pillowcase dresses, tutus, hair bows, flip-flops, headbands, etc. My mother found a little bitty tent that made custom jewelry AND purses. Hog Heaven for her. Great advantage? They are online, too!  Among all of the deliciously fattening foods sold, you can sometimes find fresh baked goods like pies, breads, cookies, and pastries. The Amish have a store in our flea market and have the best ever homemade bread. Yum yum!

Flea markets house great, affordable gift ideas for family members that make you look like you either doesn't a lot of money or a lot of time on the gift. Plus, they are unique gifts that you can't find in any store. Just something to think about...

Thanks for reading today's post; look forward to day six on Monday!

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