Originally Posted by barg1948
Well, I'm a clearance junkie not a couponer so I'm not sure what I can offer. But if you peeps get the same adrenalin rush I get when I find 75 pct - 90 pct off, I might be able to post more. We are west coast so I'm not sure if our markdowns come before or after everyone else's.
Well what couponers do is make their own clearance prices.
We can sometimes get 100%+ off our stuff. Like yesterday I got paid 45c for each 2 Children's Advil I bought at CVS. I got Crest toothpaste complete for 33c profit each at CVS.
So we can get even BIGGER rushes than clearance junkies because we can get even better deals than 75%-90% off. Also many items I find on clearance (esp cosmetics) are shades that wouldn't work for me. That's why they are on clearance. I know not all clearance is like that but some of it is. I always tell my coupon buddy that sometimes things are on clearance for a reason. They don't sell in the stores. They are new items manufacturers brought in that don't sell. Again I know that isn't the case for all clearance. I just know many times I have passed up on clearance stuff because it just wasn't stuff I would use or it was junky stuff.
Have you thought about moving into couponing? It can be just as fun as clearance shopping.
Also I have found my Kmarts clearance section to be SKY HIGH. Close dates Juicy Juice marked down to $2.99. (I can get that price everyday at Walmart) Or crackers for $2.50. I'm not paying $2.50 for a clearance box of crackers. Sometimes they will throw in some stuff with good prices BUT it is very very few. At least at MY Kmart. I always tease them that they need to sharpen their pencil on pricing their clearance and short dated stuff.