I did pretty well.
As for B&BW, they had buy 2 get 1, or buy 3 get 2. My favourites are Warm Vanilla Sugar, Vanilla Noir & Coconut Lime Verbena, so I stocked WAY up. I also grabbed a bunch of coordinating purse sanitizers and my much beloved Japanese Cherry Blossom pump soaps for the bathrooms.
VS I got an old favourite, Dream Angels Heavenly perfume mist... so light & gorgeous, perfect for summer. My sister picked up a bottle for my birthday too as it was on sale. I also bought one of the newest scents that is also sheer and just amazing, Cashmere - Vanilla Jasmine. Goes very well with my B&BW WVS body products.
I also bought some pretty things to wear there
Pretty good deals all around, especially Macy's on Saturday! And Target, lots of things for the kids. How I love Target and Kohls for kids basics! ooh, and I stocked up on my Pureology haircare too, love it so much.
Duty Free, Crown Royal... a 40 for $18. Insane.
I still can't get over the booze in the grocery stores & gas stations. I had picked up a little nightcap (vino) at Hannaford's along with gum, toothpaste & banannas, lol!
I have to be careful about the fragrances I use, because many of them aggravate my asthma. BBW has a ton that I love, but only a few I can use. Any of the musky or very flowery ones just kill me. I found a clove candle there that I really love.
At BB&W semi-annual clearance sale last summer, I stocked up on body wash. I spent around $75 over 3 different trips. (Had coupons each time for so much off if I spent $25.) I could have pretty much started my own store. It's almost been a year and I don't know if I've used HALF of what I bought.
Jason didn't realize where I had stored it all and a few months ago he ran across it. He was pretty stunned at the size of my 'warehouse'.
So anyway, I do highly recommend their semi-annual clearance sales! =)
I love the Bean outlet! Not like Freeport, of course, but better than nothing. Every summer growing up, Bangor used to be "rest stop" for us on the way to Boston (where my Dad is from). New Hampshire as well (Santa's Village!!, and the White Mountains.
But as I got older, my own trips were for shopping rather than visiting relatives. As Bangor's shopping got a bit better, it became a destination. Straight 8 hr drive and lots of stores to fill 2 days.
My favourite is still the outlets; Freeport, Kittery, Portland, North Conway, etc, with an overnight in Bangor, but that's more of a 4-5 day excursion. I am told that Presque Isle is becoming quite the happening spot now, is that so?