I’m Cheating on Target with This Discount Department Store

Posted On Monday, March 28th, 2016
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Home Decor

How to Shop Discount Stores Like Lot-Less

Yup, that title says it all. I’ve ditched Target. Well, not really. I could never do that. But I recently became obsessed with a discount store that’s new to me.

Lot-Less is my latest guilty pleasure and I feel foolish that I’m just getting hip to her. If you’re seeking discounts on everything from food to home decor to clothing, then you need this store in your life.

Currently Lot-Less has locations in the New York, New Jersey area. It’s similar to a TJ Maxx or Big Lots in that they have a little bit of everything and the prices are up to 80 percent off retail.

Here’s what you can expect if you visit Lot-Less, as well as a few tips to shop discount department stores.

My main reason for visiting Lot-Less was to find some sheets and possibly storage solutions for my tiny new Brooklyn apartment. This is the type of store where a list is mandatory because otherwise you will overspend. I found a super soft set of Étoile sheets for $20. Also, there were a ton of cozy blankets from Target. That’s the thing about Lot-Less, they have brands you already know and probably love. And since you know the brands, you also know you’re getting a major discount.

How to Shop Discount Stores Like Lot-Less

The store is also full of dishes, pots and pans, kitchen gadgets, curtains and practically anything you need to jazz up your home.

Speaking of brands, I’m not a makeup obsessed beauty girl, but I love a good moisturizer and body wash. But I hate how expensive they can be! However, I found a massive tub of Nivea lotion for $4.99 and my favorite Tone body was for $3 {24 ounces}. And one brand that I was extremely shocked to find was DDF. A former dermatologist recommended this line to me and sold them at her office. So imagine how surprised I was when I saw a DDF product at Lot-Less! This one in particular was the Mattifying Oil Control Moisturizer. I never tried this specific product but at $6, I figured it was worth a shot, especially for my oily, acne prone skin. Um, I did some research and this stuff currently retails for $44. Yeah, originally 44 bucks but I only paid 6! So it’s not just drugstore brands, you can find some higher end stuff as well!

And finally, I walked away with a few Essie Sleek Stick nail stickers. These aren’t my favorite brand of stickers {they’re good, not great}, but I hate paining my nails, so these are a quick, easy solution to keep me looking polished {pun intended!} on the go. I find these can start to peel after three or four days, but you can get them to last longer with a clear top coat. At just $2, you really can’t go wrong. I ended up getting three styles. Also, brands like Iman, L’Oreal, Milani and Sally Hansen are constantly in the beauty aisles.

How to Shop Discount Stores Like Lot-Less

During this trip I didn’t pick up any food, but don’t leave this store without checking out the variety of pastas, sauces {including Emeril Lagasse’s line!}, couscous, spices and more.

I have to admit, I’m a bit skeptical about the fashions Lot-Less has to offer, but I’m making it my mission to give them a serious try next time. From what I quickly glanced, they had workout gear, flowy tops, leggings, underwear and shoes! This past weekend a friend even told me they had some C. Wonder clothing back in the day. So yeah, you never know what you’ll find.

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It’s safe to say Lot-Less has become my new go-to, especially for home items.  Like many discount stores, if you see something you love, buy it. Because there’s no guaranteed it will be there the next week or even next day. Also, before you go in, make sure you have a list so you prevent overspending.

Have you ever been to Lot-Less {or a store like Big Lots} before? How do you stick to your budget?

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6 thoughts on “I’m Cheating on Target with This Discount Department Store

    • No, I’m sure they’re not in GA. I think right now they’re just in New York and New Jersey. But they’re similar to most discount stores (TJ Maxx, Ross, Big Lots, etc.) around the country. Hopefully you have one of them near you!

  1. Thanks for sharing! I stopped cheating on Target. We just completely broke up! Never heard of Lot Less but will shop Big Lots, TJ Maxx and Ross. Great accessories at reasonable prices at Burlington’s.

    A budget? Tithes, bills and necessities first and THEN determine shopping budget.

    • Haha, you flat up dumped Target.

      I have yet to make it to Ross, but everyone I know swears by it, so I’m looking forward to visiting one day.

      I usually allot myself a certain amount of cash each week, my spending money, and that’s usually my budget for meals out, shopping, etc.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on Lot Less!
    For those if you who have Big Lots nearby…today is their last day of 20% off Friends & Family event
    Look online for a coupon! Around here (MA) their hours are extended to 10 PM Sunday , 3 APR16
    Can’t beat their deals on HBA, food, and cleaning supplies

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