There are also websites that you can find sales and coupons. I use store coupons a lot. I'll have to look up the websites. But you can get posted sales, etc.
And I shop at the end of season. Right now summer clothes are 60-70% off at the moment in a lot of stores, but we've still got several weeks left of being able to wear them and I can wear them next year.
The other thing that I do NOT do is be a frequent shopper, but I know those that do and get great bargains. If you have favorite stores, visit them at least once a week to see what's on sale. Sometimes they don't advertise a further reduction in the clearence section. I always check out the clearance sections first.
And like prhoshay says: bargain. Even Target will bargain on some things.
Ellen, sadly there is a large segment of the popluation that has to shop at Walmart because they just can't afford to shop anywhere else. I hate going there. I want to maim people when I have to step in that store and I don't go often, but when I do, its usually because I want to make one stop or I need something cheaper than I can get it elsewhere. My grocery shopping at Walmart is ALWAYS cheaper than going to the other grocery stores. And with food prices rising so high, every little bit helps. I do like to shop at locally owned businesses and we hardly ever eat at chain restaurants either. But there are times when I have to do business with the big box stores.
My simple pleasure today is that I hubby offered to clean the kitchen and cook supper.