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Sales Simplicity

Wealth is Health

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February is National Heart Healthy Month

After I posted to the blog yesterday I ate a healthy salad and worked out on the elliptical machine. To ease myself back into this workout I was on it for 20 minutes at level 2 and let me tell you I am sore.

My thinking, since I was hurting from using the treadmill on Tuesday, was that the elliptical would be so much easier since its low impact exercise. For the most part I felt pretty good until I woke up this morning with just about every part of my body sore. But the outcome of a healthier body is well worth this minor inconvenience.

Right is the Price

I want to get right to the nitty-gritty of today’s post and that is SAVINGS!! Last week I mentioned a site that I recently found and after I finished the post I went back to and saw a few things that caught my eye. The next thing I knew I navigated to the “deal” sites and made a couple of purchases.

The first item was a pair of Fossil pierced earrings for $18 plus free shipping from Ashford. Since these earrings retail at $70 and they are currently marked down to $31.50 I think I’ve got my money’s worth.

Fossil Earrings
Fossil Earrings

The earrings are very light, 1 and ½ inch sterling silver post drop in 3 segments (1 small crystal connected to a donut shaped circle connected to a smoky brown tear drop shaped gem).

The second item from Finishline, Women’s Reebok ZigTEch Shark 3.0 Running Shoes for $44.98 were down from $99.99. I was on the fence and now I’m glad I was because I added the shoes to my cart and then left the site. This morning I went back in, checked my cart and they are now $39.98 and I bought them.

Women's Reebok Zig Sugar Running Shoes (Black/Coral/White) for $59.98 down from $99.99
Women’s Reebok Zig Sugar Running Shoes

A valid point that I almost forgot to mention, online stores experience a certain amount of angst from customers who abandon their carts. What I’ve found by doing this is if you go back periodically and check the items in your cart sometimes you can save money when the cart is automatically updated with the lower price. This also works in the reverse where if the price goes up it will be reflected in your cart. It’s a waiting game but if you can wait it out sometimes the payoff is worth the wait.

Today on BradsDeals for a limited time you can get an extra 40 percent off sale items at Ann Taylor. BradsDeals even provides several suggested items for example an Embellished Sweater Dress, which drops from $129 to $99.99 to $59.99.

Ann Taylor Petite Embellished Grey Sweater Dress
Ann Taylor
Petite Embellished Sweater Dress

As a reminder, if you decided to check out BradsDeals, you will have to give an email address to access the site. I did and to my surprise the only emails I’ve received are those sent during checkout at the retailer’s website.

One other point to mention is there are oodles of merchandise from which to choose on BradsDeals. Depending on the offer, like the Fossil earrings I bought, there might be a code that needs to be used so that the sale price will be applied when checking out at the retailer’s site.

If you have any questions or would like additional information you can reach me via the comments below or by email at


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

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