When I started this blog, I promised to show you how to buy cute clothes for $2o.oo or less. Today I am showing you what I bought last week for a total of $18.39 at K Mart:

K Mart, bargains,


Now please understand. I do not NEED to go shopping, even at K Mart. I do not NEED to spend even $20 or less on more clothes, but I am going to confess to you how it happened.

I had to take my car in for servicing at the dealership, which is in another town about 30 minutes away. As I was leaving there, I heard a little voice in my head say, “You know, there is a K Mart nearby. Remember those cute shoes you got at K Mart a few months ago? They were so cute and so inexpensive. You might as well just run in K Mart for a few minutes while you are here. Don’t forget that you don’t have a K Mart in town anymore.”

Now I don’t know if this voice is a devil or an angel.  It is just my “shopping alert” voice, and I usually heed its call, as I did this time.

Fast forward almost three hours later. I am finally headed home with a large number  of K Mart bags in my car. What happened you say? Well, guess what? This K Mart was going out of business and everything in the store was being sold at a considerable discount.

I not only bought some cute clothes, but got a head start on Christmas shopping for the grandchildren, and stocked up on a lot of things I normally buy. Thanks, little voice!

In the spirit of true confessions, the items pictured are not all of the clothing items I purchased, but I will save the others for another day.

Don’t forget to listen to your little voice, and happy cheap shopping!



  1. I love this ideas too! We don’t have a K-Mart here anymore, only Walmart. I try to buy items to put outfits together, but they’re clothes aren’t as trendy for the more mature adults like they used to have. I used to be able to find such cute suits there. Now it’s more Miley Cirus type clothes. Anyways, thanks for the ideas! I’m always determined to look like a million dollars on a budget. I think that could be a great name for a blog!

  2. Love the look like a million dollars on a budget name! Why didn’t I think of that? LOL
    WalMart can be tricky. Some really do have a good selection of appropriate adult clothing, and some do not. I never find anything at our local store, but the one in the next town is like a treasure trove of bargains. I now buy clothing at stores I would have never even thought to visit, like Rue 21, Forever 21, or Cato. The trick is not to buy things that look like teeny tiny teenager clothes, but to look for things that you can use with other pieces you may have. I will have to post on that topic one day soon!
    Thanks for reading, and keep looking for bargains. They are out there!

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