Living in California we have a sales tax rate of anywhere between 7.5% to 8.5%, depending on what city you live in, on all purchases (excluding some food items).
So when I go to Oregon, a state that does not have sales tax, I have convinced myself that everything in the whole flippin’ state is on sale by about 10.0%. Yes, I’ve even rounded it up. Sometimes I have even gone as far to rationalize that the store I’m buying it from is not local for me, therefore I would have it shipped. So then I am saving on the shipping as well. It’s amazing what you can make your mind believe if you really want to.
So when I get here, I have this overwhelming urge and desire to shop for things that I really don’t need but can justify purchasing because like I said, they are on SALE, sort of.
It’s sick I know, but it’s the truth.
So I thought I would share with all of you the amount of money I saved yesterday by making these purchases in this wonderfully, generous, under-taxed state. It’s really amazing. I mean I’ve saved so many dollars here…I just might keep shopping!
So here we go…
The oldest hooligan really needed his 87th Lego set. This brings endless hours of hotel fun as he sits and creates his latest and greatest Lego masterpiece.
I saved about $3.20 by buying this in Oregon. What a deal, right?
Here is the youngest hooligan with his newly created Build-a-Bear cuddler, Mr. Teddy Bear-a.
If you could see this hooligan’s room, you would think you would have entered a zoo gone berserk. But he loves and takes care of each and every one of his furry friends.
I saved $1.28 buy purchasing this item in the lovely Beaver State. What a savings.
Now let’s get serious.
Yes, I really needed these. Won’t I look snazzy in the vineyard in these babies? Coach for the vineyard, you might ask? Hey, it’s a classy grape-growin’ operation and Hunter-Wellies never saw these coming.
I saved $12.00 by taking these boots off Nordstrom’s hands. What a deal I thought.
There is something about the name Burberry that just makes my palms sweat. Maybe it’s the price, but maybe it’s just because the word berry is in it? Yeah that’s it. I mean, I love grape-berries…I know a lot about berries…that must have been what made me purchase not one BUT two of these lovely handbags.
Let’s just say I saved $48.00 by purchasing these and not dwell on the actual cost.
This deal, was something I couldn’t pass up. I couldn’t.
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to get this thing home and on the countertop.
It is the Williams-Sonoma Mukka Express electric cappuccino maker. It makes an espresso or a latte with steamed or frothed milk in five minutes flat. I have wanted this for a while now and wouldn’t you know it…here it is in Oregon.
I saved a whopping $11.12 on this one. Yahoo!
Honestly, I think this was my favorite purchase of the day. My friend Loran turned me on to this one. She always smells so dang good and I couldn’t live another day without this. This folks is something to drive to the mall for right now. I am normally an Escada girl but I have made the switcher-roo. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is the best smelling fragrance I have come across in a very, very long time. Now I own it.
And I saved $6.40 by buying it in Oregon!
Now for the grand total….I saved $82.00 by getting all this garbage while on vacation! Is that genius of me or what!?
And if you added up all the rest of the junk I bought at Eddie Bauer and Target I’m sure the savings total is just astronomical!
When I returned to the hotel with all these goodies, I didn’t tell the Wild Boar how much money I had spent, I told him how much I saved. He was thrilled!
It’s all in the way you choose to deliver the information. For me, this way worked.