Last Saturday when I posted a few snapshots of a particular thrift store shirt I found and liked, I was expecting one or two comments, but no huge response. I mean, nobody reads blogs on Saturday, right? I was surprised, then, when I got a lot of feedback on the post, both in comment and email form: WE LIKE THE POST ON SATURDAY was the overall consensus.
Well, my friends, ask, and Camille shall grant your wish. Like a genie in a bottle, only without Barbara Eden’s totally immaculate body.
How shall I grant this wish? I am going to make Saturday Steals a regular feature of Archives of Our Lives, but I’m adding a twist:
I’m inviting you to join in the fun.
You know how some of those big, fancy bloggers have days where everybody writes a post about a certain thing (A Soft Place to Land hosts weekly DIY Day get-togethers, for example, where anyone who wants to can write their own post about some DIY project they completed, and then they post it to A Soft Place to Land, and everyone reads everyone else’s posts to see what other fun projects people are doing)?
Well, I’m going to host one of those, only for good deals instead of crafty projects.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like a good deal, and I don’t know many people who don’t try to get them at least once a week. So as you go about your lives this week, keep a mental note of any particularly good deals you run across, and then, if you’re so inclined, write a post about it. You can post it on your own blog at any time throughout the week, but then on Saturday (Friday night, really), you can come to the designated post on my blog and enter the link to the Saturday Steal post you submitted. That way, all my readers will be able to see what awesome deal you scored, and you, in turn, will be inspired by seeing all the other deals that other people got.
We’ll all be one big happy deal-getting e-family.
So, what constitutes a Saturday Steal? Easy: anything you bought throughout the week that was worth (emotionally, spiritually, or fiscally) more than you actually paid for it.
My orange hippie vest, for example, was $5.99 at a thrift store, but when it first came out at Target, it could have easily cost $20 (I’m not sure of the exact price, though). I probably would have paid $10 for it, but I didn’t have to, because IT WAS A STEAL. Get it?
You might find steals at thrift stores in the home decor section, you might find steals on clearance at Target, you might have some especially good luck at yard sales or flea markets, you might create your own steals with coupons at the grocery stores, you might run into them on Craigslist or Kijiji…steals are everywhere, just waiting to be stolen and blogged about for your Saturday reading pleasure.
As an added bonus, if enough people join (I’m shooting for ten to start), I will draw one submission from each Saturday’s entries to win a prize.
Just for fun. And hello: a free prize would be yet another steal to add to the joy of the first steal. Steals all around; steals for all mankind!
So spread the word, tell all your friends, and most importantly, keep your eyes peeled for your next Saturday Steal!