How to Shop Long Weekend Sales

It seems that every long weekend, you can find some awesome online sales on sites like Gap, Joe Fresh and Old Navy.

I have learned the last few years of shopping for back to school, to just get a few new items and then wait for the sales.

Now the first long weekend is here, and I did a little shopping. I'm signed up with email alerts from the stores I like, and if there are coupon codes to be used, they're in the emails.

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Unless the discount has already been applied to sale items, my strategy is simple - go straight to the sale section of the website and apply the coupon code on sale items.  

Using this strategy, I scored 90% off a Gap winter jacket for my daughter last Boxing Day.

Read over the coupon restrictions carefully before shopping though, some items are exempt.

I did look at the Thanksgiving Gap sale, but there were so many restrictions, it wasn't worth my time.

My youngest is growing like a weed, so this weekend I stocked up on a few more things for her  and some lounge pants and pj's for myself.  I just shopped Joe Fresh this time.

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I am thrilled about finally finding a new fall jacket for my growing weed, for under $10!

Some sites always offer free shipping and some like Joe Fresh will ship free when you spend $50.

Usually long weekend sales go until the Monday.