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Win Cool Stuff: Kohl's $100 Gift Card Giveaway

UPDATE 4/30/12: And the winner is… #148 Lisa Kramp! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated.

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is closed to further entries.

I've teamed up with Kohl's to offer one lucky Budget Babe reader the chance to win a $100 Kohl's gift card! You can get so much with a hundo at Kohl's - yesterday I picked up a pink and black floral print LC Lauren Conrad dress, blush pink LC platform pumps and Candie's leopard loafers with my $100 giftcard, courtesy of Kohl's. And I still had money left over!

So let's see what YOU can score with your gift card.

To enter:
  • Tell me how you "shop to win" in the comments section below. Be creative!

Optional (leave one comment for each):

  • "Like" The Budget Babe on Facebook.

  • Tweet "I want to win a $100 @kohls giftcard from @BudgetBabe! #giveaway"

Want another chance to win a $500 Kohl's giftcard? Head to the Kohl's Facebook page where you can learn more about their "Hauls of Fame" contest. Upload your haul videos or photos to win.

Good luck!

Entries must be posted by 12 noon ET on April 25th, 2012 to be eligible to win. I received a $100 Kohl's gift card in conjunction with this post. This is not a sponsored post. Open to US residents only. Kohl's "Hauls of Fame contest" is in no way affiliated with

I "shop to win" every time I shop! I never buy things that aren't on some kind of sale and I always try to compare different stores for the best versions of what I am looking for (whether food, clothes, etc.) Btw I absolutely love Kohls! I am constantly shopping there and using my Kohl's cash. :-)
#1 Leiah on 2012-04-18 17:42
I "shop to win" mainly during sales season. I am very thrifty so I tend to buy during sales. And to maximize my wardrobe potential, I make sure to purchase pieces of item that can go with 3or more outfits so I would not end up with tons of clothes with nothing to pair it with.
#1.1 Doris on 2012-04-19 15:31
I shop to win by pretty much buying exclusively off the clearance rack. The little yellow and red 90% off stickers are a beautiful sight!
#2 Heather, Clearance Couture (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 17:51
Like TBB on Facebook.
#3 Heather, Clearance Couture (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 17:51
I shop to win by choosing clothing that fits me well and can be used in various combinations. That way, even if an item is full price, I know I will get my money's worth. I like you on FB, too!
#4 Jessica on 2012-04-18 17:52
I shop to win when I stick to my budget and look fabulous! It's definitely winning to find everything you want (need) at a great price.
#5 Elana (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 17:53
i love shopping to win :-) i try to only buy things on sale and i compare items from store to store to get the best price. i also try to only buy trendy items when they're cheap so i won't be bummed that i spent a lot of money when something goes out of style the next season!
#6 sarah on 2012-04-18 17:58
I try to buy good quality classic pieces that will last through many seasons. I don't feel as bad buying expensive items when I know I will wear them for years to come!
#7 Jessica on 2012-04-18 17:59
I shop to win by looking for classic pieces that never go out of style, and by checking out and shopping lots of designer collaborations with local stores. Almost every department,discount or retail store has collabs now so It's not hard to find something fab.
#8 Jessica (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 17:59
I shop to win by buying only what's needed and at a great discount!
#9 sade on 2012-04-18 18:02
Like you on FB - Pinky Sade
#10 sade on 2012-04-18 18:03
#11 sade on 2012-04-18 18:04
I shop to win by eyeing exactly what I want, and patiently waiting for it to go on sale so I can get the best deal!
#12 Liz on 2012-04-18 18:07
i shop to win by shopping sales and using coupons. I try really hard to only buy what I need.
#13 Amanda Sakovitz on 2012-04-18 18:12
I shop to win by shopping deals on off season items to get the best deals and I also try to use coupons or store reward program when possible.
#14 Laura Royal on 2012-04-18 18:13
i like you on facebook as amanda sakovitz
#15 Amanda Sakovitz on 2012-04-18 18:14
#16 Amanda Sakovitz on 2012-04-18 18:14
I like the Budget Babe on FB as Laura Royal
#17 Laura Royal on 2012-04-18 18:15
I shop to win by going to sample sales, shopping the outlets with additional coupons and getting on mailing lists of my favorite brands to find out about special deals and sales.
#18 Diana (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 18:15
#19 Laura Royal on 2012-04-18 18:16
I 'liked' Budget Babe on Facebook. Not sure why I hadn't done that before.
#20 Diana (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 18:16
I shop to win by only buying things that are on sale and by using coupons!
#21 Elise on 2012-04-18 18:16
I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter!
#22 Diana (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 18:17
I shop to win by scouring the sales racks and coming up with unusual outfits for the lowest price I can get. I get a rush from going to the cash register and seeing how much I can get and still stick with my budget. I especially love when the cashier says "you've saved __ dollars". The higher the number, the more thrilling it is.
#23 Mami2jcn on 2012-04-18 18:22
I shop to win by combining sale items with promotion or coupon codes.
#24 Rachel on 2012-04-18 18:23
I like The Budget Babe on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy. Thanks.
#25 Mami2jcn on 2012-04-18 18:25
#26 Mami2jcn on 2012-04-18 18:26
I'm a big fan of Kohls! Especially their LC line--you scored some good stuff! My shopping style is using promos and starting out with a budget in my mind. If I go over the budget, I put some things back, and if I don't reach it... of course I'll shop some more. ;-) It makes me really consider what I like most.
#27 Margaret on 2012-04-18 18:34
I shop to win and look for deals all the time! Kohls always has great deals and I would love to win some deals on summer clothes for them!
#28 Jennifer Marie on 2012-04-18 18:39
I liked you on fb (Jennifer Messner M)
#29 Jennifer Marie on 2012-04-18 18:41
#30 Jennifer Marie on 2012-04-18 18:42
I shop to win by never paying full price and making smart choices! I love Kohl's!
#31 Mona on 2012-04-18 18:43
Liked you on fb already
#32 Mona on 2012-04-18 18:45
I shop to win by shopping only on sales and always starts with clearance racks.
#33 Jessie C. on 2012-04-18 18:45!/tcarolinep/status/192760368584601600
#34 Jessie C. on 2012-04-18 18:45
FB liker
jessie c.
#35 Jessie C. on 2012-04-18 18:45
Im always out to shop to win! I rarely buy things for full price--I love the thrill of getting discounts!
#36 Kelsey Foster on 2012-04-18 18:50
I shop to win by going straight to the clearance rack, and I get to the stores as soon as they open.
#37 Davina on 2012-04-18 18:52
I shop to win by stalking the sales! When I find an item I love I will go full discount ninja until I get it for a reasonable price. That way I can wear something I absolutely love and be proud of myself too!
#38 Maca (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 18:57
I always visit The Budget Babe website before I shop. Winning!
#39 Leslie on 2012-04-18 18:57
I like the budget babe on facebook!
(Maca Barnes)
#40 Maca (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 18:58
I shop to win by checking out your blog and pinterest! Then I am able to find lots of options, especially on sale!
#41 Jenni Wall on 2012-04-18 18:59
I shop to win by always dressing for myself and buying clothes that make me feel good, instead of buying what I think I'm supposed to be wearing.
#42 ariella on 2012-04-18 19:03
I shop to win by just shopping. Isn't it always a win when you find something you love?
#43 Ashley on 2012-04-18 19:05
I shop to win by shopping at kohls...and who doesn't feel like a winner after walking out of there with bags of sales!
#44 shaina on 2012-04-18 19:18
I usually shop when I have a coupon and there is an added incentive of a Kohl's credit card holder receiving extra coupons or added discount. Love that.
#45 Maureen on 2012-04-18 19:32
I shop to win by buying clothes that make me feel fabulous and by using my employee discount when I am home from college :-)
#46 Elana on 2012-04-18 19:38
I like you on FCBK.
#47 Kiran on 2012-04-18 19:51
I shop to win by spending money on classic wardrobe pieces and shopping the trends at Forever 21, Target and Old Navy.
#48 Jennifer on 2012-04-18 19:52
I shop to win by checking out the clearance rack of whatever store I am in. I also will buy clothes as the seasons change to prepare for the year ahead.
#49 Kiran on 2012-04-18 19:52
I shop to win by comparing prices, hitting sales and only buying things I need. Unique or trendy pieces can be found at thrift stores and vintage shops and on clearance racks.
#50 Mel on 2012-04-18 19:54
I shop to win by hitting up the clearance racks at my favorite stores, and by visiting local consignment and thrift shops. I've found amazing pieces that way!
#51 Katelyn on 2012-04-18 20:16
I shop to win by doing most of my shopping online using coupon codes and getting cash back from
#52 Cory on 2012-04-18 20:17
I shop to win by planning the shopping day from food down to attire. Eliminating the distractions that often come with bargain shopping really helps me "get in the zone". Sometimes I bring along a girlfriend to help me find an item thats limited in stock, but I try to go solo for the quick missions. I also participate in surveys, coupons, and any other chance to save since I'm a starving college student twice over. Overall, shopping to win is exhilarating and pretty competitive event.
#53 Sierra B on 2012-04-18 20:19
I shop to win by always shopping the sales with coupons and Kohl's cash!
#54 Amy on 2012-04-18 20:22
I "shop to win" by shopping the sale racks at places like Kohl's, Target, etc. I use eBay to find designer pieces for less.
#55 Natalie G on 2012-04-18 20:27
I shop to win when I have coupons and buy items on sale
#56 Elena on 2012-04-18 20:32
I always shop sales and print out coupons before I go. I also do a lot of internet shopping where I get extra points for shopping at my favorite stores!
#57 Ania on 2012-04-18 20:35
I like your Facebook page as Elena Istomina
#58 Elena on 2012-04-18 20:35
I shop to win by purchasing classic, quality clothes at discounters like Marshalls or TJMaxx and accessorizing with more trendy pieces
#59 Anne on 2012-04-18 20:35!/ElenaIstomina/status/192788205886648321
#60 Elena on 2012-04-18 20:36
I also like you on FB.
#61 Anne on 2012-04-18 20:37
Coupons!! Why pay full price when you can get a discount?!
#62 Emily on 2012-04-18 20:51
I shop to win by never paying full price for items.
#63 Lisa on 2012-04-18 20:57
I shop to win by hunting through everything! And i always seem to appreciate fashion that i buy on a discount because to me it feels like it’s so valuable because it probably won’t ever be on sale again! i shop to win by thinking before i invest: i can’t take the tag off unless i’m sure i will use is and not return it. I ask myself if i’m in love with it; i picture when and where i will use it. I ALWAYS ask my self “why is this on sale?” so i check for holes, broken hems, and how transparent it is. (i love it when it’s perfect and i got lucky!). if i find something i like, ill ask the cashier to hold onto it and i walk around the mall to see if i can find a better or cheaper version. i shop to win by going online and looking at fashion look books to get a basic idea of what i need to construct an outfit. i make sure to have the fashion staples and basics before hand. :-) . shopping isn’t competitive for me, but stil, everyone always wants to win ;-)
#64 Kim on 2012-04-18 21:03
I shop to win by watching sales, always using ebates, and finding inspiration pictures online.
#65 Liya on 2012-04-18 21:09
I like you on FB- Liya Reinka Enochs
#66 Liya on 2012-04-18 21:10
I shop to win by always comparing prices, and checking the entire store for a similar option that may be less expensive.
#67 Stacey B on 2012-04-18 21:19
#68 Stacey B on 2012-04-18 21:21
I shop to win by shopping at second-hand and consignment stores like Plato's Closet and Clothes Mentor. I recently went to Plato's Closet and bought five pairs of (almost) band-new jeans and spent only $70!! These jeans are from places such as Delias, Old Navy, Gap, Express, and Abercrombie and Fitch. I think you really shop to win by stretching your dollar while maintaining your style!!
#69 Robyn palmer on 2012-04-18 21:22
"Shop to win" prettymuch sums up my mindset whenever I set out on a shopping adventure. ;-) I am definitely a woman on a mission to win, and I want to "win" the best deal in that store! I do research online for upcoming sales, coupons or discounts that will be of use to me, because if you want to win something, you have to be prepared to compete, and know which store is going to help you get that low price your searching for! When I set out, I always have a plan, and nothing can keep me from winning my prize! There is no sweeter victory than that of a good bargain (as fat as I am concerned lol). It may take a lot of time and patience, but knowing that you won the bargain makes all the effort and time you put into your hunt that much better!

P.S. Yes, ! am ready to shop to win, and m currently researching on the Kohls website in case I win the gift card, because I have to be prepared to stretch that $100 as far as I can, and win all of my lovely bargains (which aren't too hard to find at Kohls!) Lol ;-)
#70 Cassie D on 2012-04-18 21:30
i shop to win everytime i save any amount of money and never pay full price for anything!
#71 elmdc on 2012-04-18 21:31
I "Liked" your facebook page Fran extra chance to win! :-)
#72 Cassie D on 2012-04-18 21:33
i shop to win by googling all the celebs latest styles and how to put them together for less, then hitting up the thrift shops and hitting the bargains!
#73 courtney b on 2012-04-18 21:42
how do i shop to win? i always look for coupons before i leave the house, this is almost always possible w/ kohl's! i also make sure that whatever i'm buying isn't so trendy that I can't wear it for more than a season. and bonus: when stores run specials where you spend $50 and get $10 to spend later =)
#74 Rachelle on 2012-04-18 21:46
fb fan courtney bella ! !!
#75 courtney b on 2012-04-18 21:48
i tweeted!/MeandBells/status/192806212599947264
#76 courtney b on 2012-04-18 21:48
I shop to win by trying to buy versatile pieces that I can wear over and over again. Then, by transforming the outfit, and mixing with discount trendy accessories,I transform the look of the piece! It's a great way to shop on a budget.
#77 Yesenia on 2012-04-18 21:50
I shop during sales and use promotional coupons
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#78 Tabathia B on 2012-04-18 21:58
like on facebook (michelle b)
#79 Tabathia B on 2012-04-18 22:00
I "shop to win" by always going to the sales rack first, and usually I'll find something there that'll hold me over until the new arrivals hit the sales racks :-)

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#80 Jessica F on 2012-04-18 22:01
I like The Budget Babe on facebook :-)
#81 Jessica F on 2012-04-18 22:03

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#82 Jessica F on 2012-04-18 22:03
I tweeted this contest @!/dgdfriedmann/status/192810080742285312
#83 Darcy Friedmann on 2012-04-18 22:04
I follow BB on FB.
#84 Darcy Friedmann on 2012-04-18 22:05
I always look at the sale sections first! I will spend a little more for classic items that I will wear over several seasons, but always try to buy at sales with any available coupons or discounts. I spend less on trendy items that I will only wear for one season.
#85 Darcy Friedmann on 2012-04-18 22:09
I shop to win first by finding what fits me. I'm 5'2", so sometimes that means petites, juniors, girls, boys, or regular sizing. Then I wait for it to go on sale or I have a coupon or both. I look at clearance items first. I've had fantastic luck at Kohl's getting everything at a fantastic price. I only buy what I love. If I love it, it fits, and it's a good price, then I win!

I liked you on facebook and tweeted at!/cleverspider/status/192811861979316226.
#86 Laura on 2012-04-18 22:13
I shop to win because I buy out of season items and stockpile them. Nothing like finding a sweater in the summertime for 5.00!
#87 Cheyenne W on 2012-04-18 22:15
I liked TBB on Facebook!
#88 Jessica Garcia on 2012-04-18 22:23
I tweeted also:
#89 Jessica Garcia on 2012-04-18 22:24
i shop to win by reading the budget babe and other fashion blogs that help me find stylish looks for less!
#90 anna on 2012-04-18 22:28
I "shop to win" almost every time I shop! Just because you are on a budget, doesn't mean you can't look fabulous and trendy. I feel like a winner every time I look at my receipts and see the "you saved: $50" part of the receipt. Kohls and TBB has definitely helped me become more stylish and more aware of today's fashions :-)
#91 Jessica Garcia on 2012-04-18 22:28
I shop to win by always being armed with coupons! It's the best way to make sure you're always getting a deal!
#92 Daphne (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 22:51
I tweeted!!/daphyCee31/status/192823153456709634
#93 Daphne (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 22:54
I shop to win by knowing what I want and not getting stuff just because it's "trendy" or whatnot.
#94 Sandra on 2012-04-18 23:00
Liked you!
#95 Sandra on 2012-04-18 23:01
Also tweeted.
#96 Sandra on 2012-04-18 23:01
gotta use that price comparison option on google!
#97 Jenny (Homepage) on 2012-04-18 23:03
I always considered myself a frugal fashionista, but now I can say "I shop to win!" I love a good sale, and I know how to search for a killer deal and still dress to impress:)
#98 AnnieL on 2012-04-18 23:40
#99 Heather, Clearance Couture (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 00:14
I always try to shop second hand clothes in order to "shop to win", it saves me money, reduces waste and is super fun to hunt around with friends and find the perfect outfit!
#100 mae on 2012-04-19 00:36
Shopping to win is what I do every time I shop! With Kohl's you're really winning because they have such a good policy on discounts (such as combining % off + a $ amount off) and returns/exchanges, it's hard not to be 100% happy with anything you purchase from there!
#101 Lisa (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 01:28
I shop to win by mixing high end pieces with low end pieces! :-)
#102 jk on 2012-04-19 01:53
I shop to win on a daily basis. When I go shopping Im always looking for a good deal or some form of a discount, because I don't believe in buying anything for regular price.
#103 Denisha on 2012-04-19 02:04
I like budget babe Fb page
#104 Denisha on 2012-04-19 02:05
Did the tweet
#105 Denisha on 2012-04-19 02:19
I shop to win everywhere I go. I use coupons if I have one and I always check the clearance racks before I hit the regular racks. Even at discount stores. That's why I love the budget babe :-)
#106 Esther West on 2012-04-19 03:22
Already a fan of TBB on facebook. Thanks
#107 Esther West on 2012-04-19 03:23
I shop to win by always checking that clearance rack! I find a lot of very nice clothes that are usually only there because they are "last season", but are still perfectly nice and new. Thanks!
#108 Tracy on 2012-04-19 04:29
I like you on Facebook
Tracy Robertson
#109 Tracy on 2012-04-19 04:32
I tweeted!/tracylr233/status/192908631514165248
#110 Tracy on 2012-04-19 04:33
I shop to win by looking for a discount and shopping at stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx for designer labels.
#111 Beth S on 2012-04-19 06:13
I like TBB on Facebook.
#112 Beth S on 2012-04-19 06:14
shopping to win is finding a piece, an accessory, or an outfit that looks great and didn't empty my wallet. i always feel like i win when i can find an on trend statement piece for less. That way, when that trend is SO out in two months, i'm not miserable that i paid way too much for something that no one would be caught dead in anymore. Lastly, when I shop to win, I want to find something that will make my friends ask, "where did you get that?" Then I get to see the excitement on their faces when I say, "Kohl's, and it was ON SALE."
#113 annieb (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 06:46
I shop to win by making sure I buy one WHOLE outfit!! I've lost so much money through the years on clearance items that I've bought but just sit in the closet because I don't have anything to match it. :-)
#114 styleezta (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 07:48
I wait for sales and sign up for card memberships benefits so I can get extra percentage off days.
#115 Genny on 2012-04-19 07:49
I shop to win by finding what the trends are and then using the Budget Babe to figure out how to get those trends for less!!!
#116 Meggie Baker on 2012-04-19 07:49
I tweeted!/styleezta/status/192958215720402944
#117 styleezta (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 07:50
Like TBB on FB.
#118 Genny on 2012-04-19 07:50
I shop to win by buying versatile pieces that can be worn multiple ways and by always looking for a deal!
#119 Amy on 2012-04-19 07:54
I shop to win by hitting up the clearance section at Kohls. I once bought a cardigan for $3. It's one of my favorites!
#120 Heather on 2012-04-19 08:11
I "shop to win" by shopping sales, with both email coupons and mail coupons/coupon cards. Also, if shopping online, I go through Ebates to earn cash back on my purchases. Kohl's is great about sending email coupons along with coupons in the mail, and when paired together I can get items for under $10!
#121 NeutraKris (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 08:32
I shop to win by first heading to the clearance section. I walk out with a ton of things for not a lot of money. I just bought a pair of studs, a pair of drop earrings and a 3rd pair of beaded earrings for around $8 at Kohls. Their clearance prices are amazing!
#122 Tara on 2012-04-19 08:44
I shop to win by doing a lot of looking before I buy - and when I see something full price that I neeeed, I stalk the store until there's a sale.
#123 KK on 2012-04-19 08:49
I shop to win by always buying items on sale or at a discount (I never pay full price anymore). Lately I've been really trying to focus on purchasing classic pieces that can really work with all different types of outfits (work, weekend, night's out). That way I know I'm buying something that I can use as much as possible.
#124 Laura on 2012-04-19 08:52
I "shop to win" by only shopping for what I need on certain days of the week (i.e. Monday and Thursday). On those days, most stores have sales and new items on display. Also, it helps that there are not a lot of people in the store on those particular days, so I can shop as long I want too and not feel rushed. :-)
#125 AB on 2012-04-19 09:06
I never ever buy things for full price. If I find something I love, I keep track of the store on email/fb/twitter until they have a sale. ALL stores have sales nowadays, nobody should be paying full price!
#126 Jenna on 2012-04-19 09:23
I shop to win by purchasing items that I love and know that I will continue to love!
#127 Kristen on 2012-04-19 09:24
I like The BB on facebook!
#128 Kim on 2012-04-19 09:24
I tweeted! @K_R_bling
#129 Kim on 2012-04-19 09:25
I shop to win by purchasing items that can go from work to play, day to night flawlessly. I accessorize to change the look and feel of an outfit, because when one is a Budget Babe, one must feel fabulous in all her finds!
#130 Kim on 2012-04-19 09:28
I "shop to win" by keeping a wishlist of items saved in my bookmarks. Then, when I get a promo code or coupon I can refer to my wishlist for the items I love!

marthalynn16 at gmail
#131 Marthalynn on 2012-04-19 09:37
I shop to win by picking versatile pieces that can be worn dressed up or casually!
#132 Allison on 2012-04-19 09:45
I shop to win by choosing neutral pieces for the bottom and added fun tops and accessories to make it fit my personality and daily schedule.
#133 Rachel on 2012-04-19 09:49
I tweeted!!/bobbysgeel/status/192992960768512000
#134 Ter/bobbysgeel on 2012-04-19 10:10
I follow you on FB! (Ter Garney)
#135 Ter/bobbysgeel on 2012-04-19 10:13
I shop to win by pairing an item that is on sale with a coupon. Double win!!
#136 Emilie on 2012-04-19 10:16
I follow coupon sites,use ebates, subscribe to company emails, cut coupons from the paper, print coupons & only shop sales. This way when I shop for things I win because I save $ &get the best deals. I am definitely shopping & WINNING!
#137 Ter/bobbysgeel on 2012-04-19 10:19
I shop to win by following blogs, like Budget Babe! That way I'm able to find coupons and discounts before I even go shopping!
#138 Lindsey Younger on 2012-04-19 10:46
I shop to win by looking online at stores and then going into the stores to find the items I want. I also sign up to receive coupons or promotional discounts at my favorite stores. I find the best deals and find what I want so I am double WINNING! =)
#139 Vanessa on 2012-04-19 10:55
I shop to win by bringing my two little ones (both under the age of 3) with me in their gigantic double stroller. I always seem to take up an entire aisle in Kohls with that beast of a thing, so when I'm scouring the clearance rack no other savvy shoppers can sneak in and grab an item that may have caught my attention.
#140 Deirdre (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 10:57
I shop to win by always carrying my needs/wants list with me in my purse and checking out the clearance racks at whatever store I at, you never know when you'll find a steal.
#141 Caroline on 2012-04-19 11:35
I shop to win by getting the most bang for my buck with browsing the clearance racks, sales items, snagging a coupon and even shopping at thrift and consignment stores. I even attend Swapnista parties where you swap your gently used clothing with other fab fashionistas!
#142 Lipstick Manual (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 11:43
I shop to win but hunting on the clearance racks! I always score great deals, that are on trend and @ great prices!
#143 Alexa on 2012-04-19 12:04
It's easy to shop to win at kohl's. They always have classic pieces at great prices. I get al my blazers from the LC Lauren Conrad collection. They are always modern, sleek, and fit great.
#144 Evan Anderson on 2012-04-19 12:22
I shop to win each time I go shopping. I only buy pieces of clothing that I absolutely love. If I am unsure about it, I sleep on it, and if I wake up thinking about the item, I know I've got to have it. This is a great way to love each and every clothing item I own as well as saving a lot of money instead of having clothing that I only wear once!
#145 Faith Moores (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 12:35
I "Like" the Budget Babe on Facebook !
#146 Faith Moores (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 12:36
I shop to win by only buying items I'm sure I absolutely love. In the past I'd buy stuff I didn't like much, and they'd sit in the closet! Now I only buy things I know I'll get a good cost per wear out of. Sometimes "worth" is much more important than "cost."
#147 Jade on 2012-04-19 12:59
When it comes to clothes for me, I shop to win by combining thrift/consignment store shopping with bargain rack buying and shopping during sales. I have been unemployed for nearly a year, but am busy volunteering at my son's schools. I truly believe that when you know you look good, you feel better and have more confidence. And 30+ years of fashion shopping has proven to me that you don't have to spend a fortune doing it! I never skimp on quality with shoes, intimates or outerwear, but I only buy they're on sale! I have two teen sons, a husband and a house, so I also pick pieces that will last more than one season and stretch my money even more!
#148 Lisa Kramp (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 13:15
i shop to win by shopping sales and paying retail only for investment pieces.
#149 Pamela on 2012-04-19 13:16
I shop to win by buying on sale with a coupon!
#150 Lisa (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 13:37
I shop to win by getting versatile pieces and sometimes shopping out of season, or picking up great deals in sales or clearance!
#151 Ashley K on 2012-04-19 14:08
I shop to win by being patient and shopping often! If I like a style I try to copy it in style but at a cheaper cost. I buy timeless pieces in better quality materials so it lasts longer.
#152 Tiffany M. on 2012-04-19 14:13
I really want this pair of white capris from Kohl's for the summer. I'm also obsessed with everything in their Rock & Republic Collection!
#153 Vicky (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 14:17
I shop to win and I do it with a vengeance! I go for what I want but with a budget. I'm a mom and that doesn't mean my fashion style has to suffer. I'm that stylish mommy and you wont catch me in any mom jeans!
#154 Cynthia on 2012-04-19 15:07
I tweeted about the giveaway! you can find me under 1smileygirl :-)
#155 Cynthia on 2012-04-19 15:09
I "shop to win" by subscribing to my favorite stores and keeping an eye out for deals. And sometimes if I really like something, I'll stock up and buy multiples.
#156 JoAnn on 2012-04-19 15:14
My wife and I just love to look for coupons online and in-store. So,it saves us much money when we combine them with the sales prices.
#157 Eric on 2012-04-19 15:33
Kohls is such a great spot for great deals! Whether it's with coupons, Kohls cash or just great sale prices there is always some sort of discount! My most recent "shop to win" times at Kohls was buying dresses during the winter for my season of bridal showers, engagement parties and weddings I have coming up this summer. 9 weddings means lots of party dresses! Buying last season and hitting the sales @ Kohls helped me score some really cute LC and other brand dresses for under $20... always helpful to save some cash for my beautiful bride to be friends!
#158 K on 2012-04-19 15:41
coupons and sales! but sometimes i cheat :-(
#159 lindsay on 2012-04-19 15:49
I shop to win by using coupons and get good deals
#160 Tina M on 2012-04-19 16:11!/HappyTina0115/status/193084467726925827
#161 Tina M on 2012-04-19 16:12
I shop-to-win at all-in-one stores like Kohl's all the time! Win-win for myself and the environment by making one car trip and having a reusable shopping bag. Not to mention I can get new running shoes for my next running goal (another half-marathon) and an outfit to celebrate the feat out on the town afterwards! All without overstreching my budget. :-)
#162 jen_cam on 2012-04-19 16:41
I shop to win by using promo codes when I can and getting inspiration from real-girl fashion bloggers like you :-)

Psssst, I like TBB on Facebook!
#163 Meghan on 2012-04-19 17:58
I shop to win by shopping sales and using Kohls cash. I also buy statement pieces. Coupons are also amazing!
#164 Emily Brown on 2012-04-19 17:59
I shop to win by looking for sales, utilizing free shipping and discounts, as well as always use a coupon code when shopping online. Thanks!
#165 Amber on 2012-04-19 18:26
#166 Amber on 2012-04-19 18:27
I like you on Facebook (Amber H)
#167 Amber on 2012-04-19 18:28
I shop to win by buying things my daughter and I both like - 'staple' items like jeans, blazers and shoes can be worn at any age (and it keeps me motivated to work out!)
#168 cyndi on 2012-04-19 18:37
I shop to win by always hitting the clearance section first! Especially in the women's section; things are always better made than in the junior's and I wear a S/M instead of an XL (yay self-esteem!) I also just got my prom necklace there :-) and I always use coupons and Kohls cash if I have it.
#169 Erica (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 18:48
I "shop to win" by always trying to get the best deal possible!!! Kohl's is such a fab way to get a look for less.
#170 Sarah (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 19:28
I tweeted :-)!/sarahschampagne
#171 Sarah (Homepage) on 2012-04-19 19:29
I shop to win with my friend who lives on the opposite coast! We're different sizes, so whenever we spot a great piece that is in each other's size (especially when it's a bargain piece!) we buy it for the other. Ironically enough, this came into play recently at Kohls when I spotted a LC dress that she had been dying for but her local stores didn't have her size!
#172 Kim D on 2012-04-19 19:39
I tweeted! :-)
#173 Kim D on 2012-04-19 19:42
I shop to win by always buying stuff of the clerence rack or during huge sales
#174 paige fowler on 2012-04-19 20:21
I shop to win by pairing sales with coupons.
#175 Ashley L. on 2012-04-19 20:24
I hunt down sales and coupons. I try to never pay full price on anything.
#176 Daniella on 2012-04-19 20:32
shopping to win is definitely combing the internet for extra coupons and deals! assuming of course you are shopping for stuff you REALLY need, not just for the sake of the deal...
#177 chelsea on 2012-04-19 20:38
I shop to win because I am always checking out the clearance section
#178 Tia on 2012-04-19 21:17
I "Shop to Win" the clearance racks when I have a 30% off coupon and they offer cash bucks. I think my best win was over $700 regular price for under $30.
#179 Rebecca Jones on 2012-04-19 21:23
#winning shopping trips start and end with a well laid plan. Strategy makes for a quick and efficient experience. Armed with coupons I head to the sale rack first and then onto the regular sale items. I only pay regular price if it’s a must have right now item. Otherwise,I watch the item weekly for the markdown.
#180 Tammy Goodson (Homepage) on 2012-04-20 07:14
I shop to win stuff that flatters my figure and on a budget.
#181 Karla on 2012-04-20 09:03
I try to buy classic items and then add a few pops of color or trendiness.
#182 Katie on 2012-04-20 09:34
I don't shop when i "need a retail fix" I go when I need something specific
#183 Betsy on 2012-04-20 14:37
I shop to win by only buying when things are on sale. I try to get quality pieces that will last and aren't too trendy.
#184 Ashley H on 2012-04-20 14:58
I shop to win by checking out the sales section of the store and by going to outlet malls/stores to find the greatest deals ever! And of course reading the Budgetbabe blog daily to see the best deals ever! Thank you for all the great advice and inspiration!
#185 Meeri on 2012-04-20 15:51
I shop to win by only buying things on sale, and depending on the store, using an awesome coupon!
#186 Ashley Sullivan on 2012-04-20 17:25
I am your facebook fan!
#187 Ashley Sullivan on 2012-04-20 17:26
I tweeted!/smash906/status/193465786185158657
#188 Ashley Sullivan on 2012-04-20 17:28
I shop to win by purchasing items I love at amazing prices! If I don't love it, I don't buy it!
#189 Courtney on 2012-04-20 19:40
Sales, coupons, and coupon codes online.
#190 Stacy on 2012-04-20 20:36
I shop to win by shopping at Kohl's when they have their Kohl's cash on that you can earn and also when I can get an extra 20% off my purcahse when I use my kohl's charge card. Then I use my kohl's cash, combined with extra discounts to score some awesome deals! My lates kohl's cash deal was a dress for me for 61cents and one for my daughter for 25cents. The total with shipping to Calais, Maine, was $2.88! Score!
#191 Melissa W (Homepage) on 2012-04-20 20:53
I liked your page on facebook! (Melissa Sue Wright)
#192 Melissa W (Homepage) on 2012-04-20 20:55
#193 Melissa W (Homepage) on 2012-04-20 20:57
I "Shop to Win" by following store sales plus using coupons to maximize the savings.
#194 Claudia on 2012-04-20 21:53
I like your blog on facebook ( claudia n)
#195 Claudia on 2012-04-20 21:54!/Dealsfan32/status/193533182182834176
#196 Claudia on 2012-04-20 21:55
I shop to win by knowing what trends are big and shop in the clearance to get these items for less. Sometimes what is past season to a store, has come back already in style. Fashion is like that sometimes
#197 Rachel on 2012-04-20 21:56
Liked on Facebook Rachel Green
#198 Rachel on 2012-04-20 21:57
I tweeted!/ThatTweetThing/status/193534098835386368
#199 Rachel Green on 2012-04-20 21:59
I Shop to Win by always looking for the bargain. If I see an item online or in-store , I do a quick Google search to see if I can find it on sale. DIY project are also another "Shop to Win" tactic I enjoy seeing pieces that inspire me to create your my own.
#200 Tammra on 2012-04-20 22:00
I shop to win by always buying items on sale or clearance. I have my favorite store's clearance areas memorized and always head there first thing.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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#201 Ellie W on 2012-04-20 23:30
"Liked" The Budget Babe on Facebook (Ellie W)
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#202 Ellie W on 2012-04-20 23:34

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#203 Ellie W on 2012-04-20 23:35
I shop to win by by doing the following.
1) I only buying clothing and shoes that I absolutely love.
2) I never buy anything that's not on sale.
3)I stack as many discounts at a time as I can by using coupons, Kohls Cash or gift cards that I already have to bring the prices that I pay down even more.
#204 Shawna O. on 2012-04-20 23:36!/LuckySweeper/status/193559118626291714
#205 Shawna O. on 2012-04-21 00:01
I "shop to win" all the time; by only buying things I love and truly fit and flatter me Kohl's being a store I often go to due to their great low prices!
#206 Stephanie Smith on 2012-04-21 02:02
Whether grocery or apparel I scope out the sales first. And that's pretty much my "shop to win". :-)
#207 Roxanne on 2012-04-21 03:23
#208 Roxanne on 2012-04-21 03:25
And still a BB fan on Facebook!
#209 Roxanne on 2012-04-21 03:26
i win to shop. I've won several gift cards in the past that i turn into cash. I was able to buy my son an ipad for less then $100 recently!
#210 kjasus on 2012-04-21 06:02
i like you on FB as kari mcdonald jasus
#211 kjasus on 2012-04-21 06:07
i tweeted!/raggammuffin/status/193656045707595776
#212 kjasus on 2012-04-21 06:08
I shop to win with almost everything I buy! My two recent purchases, I got 15$ off and free shipping and a beautiful pair of black suede wedges, and this morning I bought 9 nail polishes from Zoya for 50% off each and got an extra nail polish remover bottle, and sugar scrub for free! I look for sales all the time and love finding the best deals (like a $50 motel dress I got for $10 that I am in love with!) Also, using websites like my points for online shopping so I can earn gift cards, I have received $90 in gift cards since starting two years ago, slow, but so worth it! basically I just shop around for sales, and then get a huge haul of stuff for way cheaper than usual!
#213 Mandie on 2012-04-21 11:47
I shop to win deals and great steals from the clearance rack! :-)
#214 Guest on 2012-04-21 13:45
I "shop to win" by always checking out the damaged goods section of sample sales; usually the items in that section are only minimally damaged and can be easily and cheaply repaired by a tailor! I also always go to TJMaxx and Marshalls for awesome deals on designer clothes!
#215 Julia on 2012-04-21 14:22
i only shop with my 30% off kohls coupon in hand and preferably on days in which they offer the $10 kohls cash. each time i save on tons of great items at kohls it feels like a win! thanks for the giveaway!

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#216 Gina M Maddox on 2012-04-21 14:39
#217 Gina M Maddox on 2012-04-21 14:40
I like you on FB -- Crave to Save
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#218 Gina M Maddox on 2012-04-21 14:40
#219 Shannon on 2012-04-21 17:36
I "shop to win" every time I shop. I refuse to by anything full price. I always hit the clearance rack first, even it if means buying winter clothes in Phx...and waiting a year to wear:)
#220 Angela B on 2012-04-21 18:00
I "shop to win" every time I enter a store. I am always looking for things on sale or clearance. I use discounted coupons depending on the store (such as Macy's).If I am looking for something particular, I compare prices for it online before heading out and buying it.
#221 Tori on 2012-04-21 19:55
tweeted I want to win
I shop to win by always checking the clearance racks. I always keep a list of my wants on my phone. That way I know what I want or need and exactly what I'm looking for
#222 Laura on 2012-04-21 20:55
I shop to win in so many ways! I sign up for emails and follow brands I like on facebook and twitter so I find out when they are having promotions. Sometimes I use percent off coupons. Other times, a free gift with purchase is involved. With the free gift, if it contains items I really like, the value of the gift is usually more than any amount I could save with a percent off coupon.

I also try to invest in basic items of clothing since I know they will have longevity, and I try to find more trendy items on sale or clearance since they may not past the current season.

And of course, I read blogs like The Budget Babe for tips on buying the hottest (and very expensive) fashions for so much less!
#223 Donna F. on 2012-04-21 21:20
I like The Budget Babe on facebook already.
#224 Donna F. on 2012-04-21 21:34
tweeted @DonnaJustine!/DonnaJustine/status/193888746452688896
#225 Donna F. on 2012-04-21 21:35
I shop to win by waiting for sales and using coupons. Many of the places I shop also give rewards for gifts or for money off a future purchase (for example, Sephora and
#226 Adele on 2012-04-21 21:43
I "like" Budget Babe on Facebook.
#227 Adele on 2012-04-21 21:43
By always checking the Sunday's paper for sales!
Thank you.
#228 Barbara M on 2012-04-21 22:24
I shop sales items and use extra $off coupons
#229 VickieB on 2012-04-22 06:18
like on FB Vickie Bartlett
#230 Vickie Bartlett on 2012-04-22 06:20
I liked budget babe on fb!
#231 Laura on 2012-04-22 07:15
I shop to win by trying not to get sucked into every latest trend and also trying not to impulse buy too often.
#232 iamgogo on 2012-04-22 11:45
Like you on Facebook - Barbara Montag
#233 Barbara M on 2012-04-22 13:34
#234 Barbara M on 2012-04-22 13:41
I shop to win by following sales, using coupons, and getting cash back. I swear by a combination of Kohl's, ShopStyle, and ebates! ;-)
#235 Elizabeth (Homepage) on 2012-04-22 14:04
I also tweeted:!/AnnoyingLizzard/status/194139130618331137
#236 Elizabeth (Homepage) on 2012-04-22 14:05
I shop to win by doing my research before my shopping trips and stocking up on classic/versatile pieces when I find a great deal!
#237 Hayleyg on 2012-04-22 15:37
Lately Ive gotten so many cute dresses at Kohls and my friends thing they're from Nordstroms.
#238 joAnn Moran on 2012-04-22 16:03
I shop to win by waiting for free-shipping days and using coupon codes online!
#239 charlotte on 2012-04-22 16:37
I shop to win by never purchasing retail price.
#240 Phoebe on 2012-04-22 17:51
I shop to win by taking advantage of sales and store or online coupons
#241 rondah on 2012-04-22 18:13
"Like" The Budget Babe on Facebook
#242 rondah on 2012-04-22 18:14!/rjs682/status/194202754414166016
#243 rondah on 2012-04-22 18:16
I shop alone - like a lone wolf stalking prey - or really because I like to take the time to dither endlessly over which dress to buy, the one from H&M or the one from Forever 21.
#244 Shannon on 2012-04-22 21:01
I shop to win by making sure what I buy looks more expensive than it really is. Definitely a win for me!
#245 Giselle E on 2012-04-22 21:15
I shop to win by shopping in thrift stores, and have found many items that I like. I also sell my clothes in these exchanges.
#246 v4ever on 2012-04-22 22:30
I've already liked you on FB.
#247 v4ever on 2012-04-22 22:32
#248 v4ever on 2012-04-22 22:34
I "shop to win" by looking for versatile pieces that can be styled into a variety of different outfits. That way I can be stylish and not break the bank!
#249 Lynn on 2012-04-22 23:14
#250 Lynn on 2012-04-22 23:15
i love score great deals.
I always go straight to the clearance and always find stuff i like. I even have taught my 7 year old how to have a super shopper eye..

I love to save money and hate to pay full price for things.

#251 teh doll on 2012-04-23 00:47
I always start at the clearance and sale racks. That's where the best deals are located. I also thrift shop it's a great way to incorporate trendy items into your wardrobe.
#252 Veronica on 2012-04-23 01:38
I like Budget Babe on FB as Veronica Guy.
#253 Veronica on 2012-04-23 01:42
I tweeted at!/ntwngurl/status/194315528947503104
#254 Veronica on 2012-04-23 01:45
I shop to win by shopping around for the best deals! :-)
#255 Deanna G. on 2012-04-23 06:48
I like The Budget Babe on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)
#256 Deanna G. on 2012-04-23 06:53
#257 Deanna G. on 2012-04-23 06:53
I shop to win by comparing deals I see online and looking for coupons at places like retailmenot before I go shopping!
#258 Laura on 2012-04-23 07:53
Being in college, I shop to win a job! My main focus right now is landing a job, which means finding that perfect professional yet stylish interview look.
#259 Jessica on 2012-04-23 08:45
I shop to win by going to consignment/vintage shops. They got gorgeous items at a very low price. Price is a very important factor for me as far as shopping is concerned. Why pay a full price for something if you can get it 3x cheaper elsewhere? :-D
#260 Ella P. (Homepage) on 2012-04-23 12:34
I'm already a fan of The Budget Babe on Facebook - FB: Ella C. Parker
#261 Ella P. (Homepage) on 2012-04-23 12:41
I tweeted the giveaway --!/cheeta_kat/status/194481207436783618
#262 Ella P. (Homepage) on 2012-04-23 12:43
I shop to win by doing my research before buying a big ticket item.
#263 Sarah on 2012-04-23 13:50
I liked you on FB.
#264 Sarah on 2012-04-23 13:51
I shop to win by always watching the item I want and when the price is right I snag it right up!
#265 anita on 2012-04-23 15:47
When i "shop to win" that means i win when i shop! For example (true story) i was shopping in marshalls one day and found some super cute red Coach rain boots and they were in the clearance section and they were my size and fit perfect! i fell in love! and guess how much they were?? 20 bucks!!! That was a "shop to win" moment for me and it makes my day every time it happens in any store! Please pick me i love you!
#266 Sara Cadena on 2012-04-23 18:03
I try to "shop to win" every time I shop. Only in an emergency (i.e., we're completely out of toilet paper!) do I even consider buying a product that is not on sale.
I combine sales, coupons and giftcards to get the most out of my limited budget. Also, regularly frequenting thrift stores can really beef up the wardrobe for significantly less!

thank you!!
#267 Rebekah on 2012-04-23 19:25
I shop to win by keeping a lookbook of things I want, and then waiting for sales or finding the look for less. I try to visualize several outfits with big purchases too
#268 Jen on 2012-04-23 23:52
I shop to win by tirelessly searching through racks and racks of clothing at consignment stores. You would be amazed at the brand names you can find! One person's trash is another's treasure! I also shop to win by knowing which items are worth the extra money and by always looking for classic pieces that will never go out of style, while pairing those pieces with more "flavorful" finds from goodwill-like stores...and do I even have to mention that looking over this site always keeps me up to date on which pieces to look for?
#269 Haley on 2012-04-24 09:58
I shop to win everytime I shop. If i shop online, I wait for coupon codes and mark downs. If I shop in the store, I only shop sales. Also looking at different blogs/websites helsp me find all the sales. :-)
#270 Caitlin on 2012-04-24 10:38
I "shop to win" by using my 30% off Kohl's coupons. Usually get them once every 2-3 months and use it with the Spend $50 get Kohl's cash!
#271 Kelly on 2012-04-24 10:53
I shop to win by buying sale priced items and visiting thrift stores for gently used items
#272 tanya on 2012-04-24 11:40
#273 tanya on 2012-04-24 11:45
I am a FB fan
#274 tanya on 2012-04-24 11:46
I shop to win by sales and coupons!
#275 Megan, The Frugalista Diaries (Homepage) on 2012-04-24 11:47
I shop to win by browsing celeb looks and finding similar items on a budget! I love the sales & clearence racks. And you can always find treasures at the resale shops, where I like to look for vintage clothing. I am a Frugal Fashionista ;-)
#276 Angel Booker on 2012-04-24 12:18
I shop to win by going thru the sales racks and using coupons.
#277 sudha on 2012-04-24 16:43
I shop to win by shopping with coupons and sales combined to get the best deals! And I only ever buy what I need!
#278 Nicole Larsen on 2012-04-24 17:28
I "LIKE" you on fb (Nicole Larsen)
#279 Nicole Larsen on 2012-04-24 17:31
#280 Nicole Larsen on 2012-04-24 17:31
i shop to win by first looking at the sales racks and online deals/coupons. Then i look for specials. i compare and contrast what i find in a store and what i find in a thrift store. i enjoy being a fashionista on a budget =) i follow via facebook via Steffany Rivera and twitter via @SteffyBlondell
#281 steffany rivera on 2012-04-24 20:58
i tweeted!/steffyblondell/status/194969170922840064
#282 steffy rivera on 2012-04-24 21:03
i liked on facebook via steffany rivera
#283 steffy rivera on 2012-04-24 21:05
I shop to win 'by' finding deals/clearances. I love shopping but I know I'm on a budget (college student), so I typically restrain myself from going into a store if I do a quick window glance and I don't see any red/clearance signs.
#284 Jessica on 2012-04-25 03:13
I shop to win by buying only things I love and by looking beyond clearance racks for savvy frugal finds.
#285 Elizabeth on 2012-04-25 08:28
I shop to win by planning ahead! I know what deals are to be had and plan around that :-)
#286 D C on 2012-04-25 13:23
I "Liked" The Budget Babe on Facebook
#287 D C on 2012-04-25 13:24
I shop by seeing something I know is uniquely classic and that I know I will be wearing, and then I purchase it.
#288 Stephanie Ihekwoaba on 2012-04-28 14:27
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