Wait An Hour, Get 50% Off

When I was in college, I worked at a local pastry shop part time in the evenings. 30 minutes before closing, we were told to mark all the items left over at 50% off and sell as much as we could. The reason was simple – anything that wasn’t sold was thrown away so it was better to sell it at 50% off than not at all. Knowing this, there was a regular clientele that arrived when the markdown took place and had wonderful pastries to take home that would have cost them double the amount an hour earlier.

(the sticker that loves my wallet – it indicates that the price is 50% off at the register)

I was reminded of this because we have been cutting back our budget quite a bit with


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