Wish App

A wonderful App my mother turned me onto is Wish. It’s mostly Chinese buyouts so everything is super cheap!

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Most items range from $1 to $10 depending on the product. Also you can find lower listings for a product if you dig around a bit. They also have a large variety of different categories of products to choose from. Some products might not be exactly as they’re advertised so I advise looking at the comments.

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When it comes to clothes beware of the sizing and read what others have said. These are Chinese products so the sizes seem to run a bit small. They do carry some plus sized clothing as well.

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What’s the catch? For such low prices there is always a compromise. They ship it to you at the lowest rate possible so it can take up to one or two months to even receive a product. So if you’re willing to wait for that great deal it’s worth it!

Pokemon Trainer Shoes

With the big Pokemon Go craze going on you need some good shoes for all the Pokemon catching! Why not have an awesome pair of shoes that are featured in the TV series?

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I bought these imitation high top converse shoes from Wal-Mart for only $3! Any brand of high top converse shaped shoes will do but these were such a great deal Next I bought a dollar bottle of red puff paint while I was at Wal-Mart. This project doesn’t require a lot of paint so the small bottle did well for me.

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I started by making a stencil from the poke-ball symbol I found online. I decided to use an exacto knife to cut it out of cardboard for easy tracing. After I had my outline I carefully traced it with the puff paint then filled it in.

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A cute pair of Pokemon inspired shoes to wear while you’re out catching them all!

Wal-Mart Shopping Tips

Everyone knows Wal-Mart has those low prices but there are always ways to make those prices even better! Wal-Mart also has a system in place to give you back money if they aren’t the lowest price in town. You just need to take a little bit of extra time before heading to the store.

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One of the top coupon sites on the internet is coupons.com and they have a very wide selection! They even have coupons that are meant to only be used at Wal-Mart. I start by building my shopping list then searching for coupons that apply. If I find a coupon for something that is not on my list but I feel I can use it later I go ahead and clip it. Coupons are always on a cycle so you need to grab them while you can!

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Now that you have your coupons and your list you are ready to head to the store. I’m ok with buying store brands on most items so I compare my coupon price with the store brand price. Sometimes the store brand price is much better so I set that coupon off to the side.

After finding everything I need and a little extra I head to checkout to use my coupons. Wal-Mart has a function on their app called Wal-Mart Pay that I like to use. Do you have random gift cards laying around with small amounts or you’re always forgetting them at home? Now you can take all those gift cards and put them on the app so all those small amounts add up towards your purchase.
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Now that you have checked out and you have that receipt in your hand keep it! If you paid with Wal-Mart Pay it will ask you if you want to submit your receipt to Savings Catcher. If you used another method of payment open up the Wal-Mart app and click on Savings Catcher at the bottom. This will scan the QR code at the bottom of your receipt. Now Wal-Mart will match their price with advertised prices from local competitors. If they find a lower price they will give you the difference to later transfer to a gift card.

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It’s really not that much work to save money at Wal-Mart because they have so many tools to help. Gather up your coupons and submit your receipts to get money back towards your next shopping trip.

Savvy Shopping!

Upcycle short shirt

I bought this cute simple shirt during a Wet Seal sale online and got it for about $5. The problem is the first time I washed it the bottom of the shirt shrunk upwards causing it to be far to short on me. I still liked the shirt and the only problem was the length so I decided to just add some lace to the bottom to get that length back.

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I measured how many yards of lace I needed and headed to Hobby Lobby. Being the savvy shopper I am I brought along my 40% off coupon. You can almost always find a Hobby Lobby coupon online or from their E-mails.

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This is such a quick and easy fix that adds a whole new dimension to the shirt! I pinned the lace along the bottom hem starting in the back. I overlaid the lace in the back to sew it together. Then I sewed along the existing hem to hide my new threads to add the lace.

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No need to toss out a shirt because it shrunk a bit, just be creative and add to it!

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