Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune
January 3, 2012
Jessica Cadle, 26, homemaker, with son Drake, 17 months
Strategy: "I kind of live for bargains right now. If it's a need I will usually just get it. If it's a want, I look for bargains and sales."
Tip: Careful comparison shopping online; shop at brand name discounters.
The Big Score? "My husband really wanted this pair of Vince pants for Christmas. They usually cost $210 but I found them at Marshall's — it was the last pair and in his size (34-32) — for $40. I was so excited! Also Drake's double Britax stroller (a second baby is due in five months) usually $600 was on sale on Amazon.com for $350."