So, the compulsive side of me was determined to get in some shopping this week, so I popped down to my local Westfield (Carindale, specifically) and kept an eye out for some bargains.

Now, my eyesight isn’t what it used to be.. No, seriously, it isn’t what it used to be, I went to the optometrist at Big W while I was there, to get my eyes checked, and it was found that I went up a size, unfortunately. You know what that means? Thicker glasses! At least glasses are somewhat in fashion now, but I shudder to think about what it will mean for me when the fashion dies down. God forbid somebody assume I’m intelligent..

Anyways, where was I?

There are a few good sales floating around nowadays. Nothing to get excited over in particular, but you do have to keep your eye out for hidden gems—discounted items and clearance items in particular. I stopped by Diva, though my wallet warned me not to due to some of the pricetags they put on cheap Chinese jewellry.. but damn, I just couldn’t stay away from the shiny things. (Some men even speculate that I was a Magpie in a previous lifetime)

I was glad I made that stop though, because right out front, there was a whole bunch of hairbands on sale, and any of my friends know that I have a serious, professional-help-needed-right-here obsession over hairbands. I am wearing one as we speak!

There was no way I wasn’t leaving that store without a hairband and a somewhat lighter wallet.

Little did I know that I would walk out.. with ten.

I have problems.

Now, according to all the stickers, I spent about $34, which, I suppose, to some, would be a fair enough price—$3.50 per hairband. However, this isn’t so! What made this sale super special was that they had advertised a “6-for-$10” deal above the rack! So, since I had picked up six items (including the “packs” which contained more than one hairband), this came down to a measly $1 each.

You’ve gotta be happy about that.

Had I bought these hairbands several months ago, and I calculated the original price of the hairbands from the back of the tag, you would have spent a little under $70.

This just goes to show what a little patience and snooping around can do for your wallet.

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