When it comes to saving money anyone will tell you it's all in the planning. And a big part of planning is buying something when you don't need it, but it's at rock bottom $$$. We save a ton of money on shoes this way.
These are from a recent sale at Sears. They are a size or two larger than DD5 wears now, but they are pretty close to classic in style and I know she'll need dress shoes and maryjanes. Well, these were a steal at around $4.99 a pair, so they can sit in the closet and wait for her feet to grow.
On this trip to Walmart, I used overage from the floss and Bengay to help pay for a pair of clearance slip ons for DD3. While most of her clothing comes from her big sister, shoes are often worn out or wear out quick, so she needed to get in on the shoe action! The shoes were around $7 and after overage I paid just $2.56 including tax!
Buying ahead and planning wisely with overage are great ways to save on items that you don't have a coupon for!