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Not poetry…yet simply poetic

If there is one thing I know I definitely inherited from my dad was his love of a good bargain or discount. Some would say its being frugal, but for me I call it just smart shopping. Personally I do not stray too far from my favorite shops and so I tend to look for ways to save even more at them. Here is where my “IT Factor” comes into play …

What the “IT” is I am referring to is joining loyalty programs for establishments and services you frequently use or plan to.

In the last year I have begun to travel for leisure more; using one airline in particular JetBlue. And as a result was able get a flight basically free the other day using my reward points. My commuter costs spent to get to and from work I get back via a pre-tax buy in program.

When I shop I do so with coupons and/or on sale days. As my mother, paternal grandmother and father used to say… “Why pay full price… when you get the same item for less?”

I know this post was not about poetry …However I find me finally getting a bit more wiser with my finances simply poetic because I am a person that does love to shop 🙂

© 2011, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.

Lela Jefferson Fagan is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan - See more at:

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