happymama

happymama wrote

Recently got some lo loo lemon workout clothes (tops, pants, bras), boutique clothes, a nice swimsuit, organic cotton sheets, groceries, organic cotton pillows, a bunch of earrings, Tarte foundation, other makeup and skincare/hair stuff, and I'm sure I have gotten other things that I can't think of right now. It's so nice not having to pay for things that I can't afford or want to save money on :)

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happymama wrote

My husband was moving stuff around our bedroom and found a stack of magnets that I got to remove some tags from some VS bras and saw the bras with the tags on them as well. So.. I was caught. I guess I would have gotten caught eventually since we share an account that he puts money into and it's obvious when I'm getting expensive things without paying for them. He gave me this whole lecture about getting caught and how risky it is to lift with our son and was so upset at me that day but eventually got over it. I promised him I'd stop but haven't yet and he probably suspects I'm still lifting. I'm just trying to be better at hiding it from him or only getting what I/we really need. I wish he would just let it go but I doubt he would ever approve...

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happymama wrote

Whoa, that's genius! I would have never thought of that before. So you have two carts the whole time you're in the store and shop while putting two of each item in separate carts? Or do you just grab the extra cart towards the end and separate the stuff right before you check out? And do you just leave the second one close to the exit but hidden so you can go back and walk out with it? And then put everything x 2 in your car? Sorry for so many questions! I would just love to try this myself!!

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happymama OP wrote

Ahh I sure hope I'm okay! I just really hope they don't flag my account/card or anything since I was a little suspicious and didn't think fast enough to explain why I had the stuff hidden. Next time I'm going to act like my kid put it in the cart himself and then say something like "there's no way I'm buying that!!" That way it's not awkward or sus when I don't want to pay for it and tell the cashier to put it back. Thank you btw!

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happymama wrote (edited )

A $100 F@wn design leather diaper bag backpack. I have been wanting one of those for forever, and finally was able to drive like 30 minutes away from where I live to a store and get one, along with some organic cotton clothes for my kiddo, probably worth like $150 in total for the clothes. No cameras or tags anywhere in the whole store!!! Also got some saltwater sandals for myself and pricey shoes ($50) for my son. I just used my stroller and put everything in the bottom and walking out I put some of the clothes on the seat of the stroller and covered it with my old diaper bag and had my kid walk out with me. Ahhh I'm so happy I got the bag. It's beautiful!!! 😍

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happymama wrote

Honestly, I wouldn't f with r0ss. They have cameras everywhere, LP on site, anal fitting room employees, etc. I haven't ever lifted from there and wouldn't. It's ironic that the most ghetto stores are the most ridiculous ones when it comes to LP and cameras. Burlingt0n is also similar but I've had some successful lifts, including baby clothes, home stuff, and fitness stuff. Their clothes and shoes are all tagged like crazy so I wouldn't mess with that. C0stc0 can be tricky since you can't leave without passing the registers and they receipt check before you exit so unless you can conceal super well and hide stuff in a bag I wouldn't bother with them. Also be careful at Walmarts self checkout, since they have cameras on you and can replay the video to make sure you scanned everything in your cart. I've tried skimming stuff from there before and got caught and the lady came up to me and started scanning my groceries and stuff for me 😒 I'd rather just do a full cart walkout at a smaller store with little to no cameras...

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happymama wrote

I've done lots of walkouts at my local tr@der hoe$ the past couple months. I haven't paid for anything from there for a while. Mostly using my stroller and reusable grocery bags. No cameras, I just make sure to leave through the exit furthest from the cashiers. Super easy and saves me lots of money each time 😏

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happymama wrote

Because my husband is super anal with our money (mostly his because everything he earns goes into an account that he doesn't share with me). And I want nice things but he doesn't want me to spend money hardly ever, or complains when I do so I feel like I don't have much of a choice. Especially when it comes to groceries or clothes that my toddler needs...

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happymama wrote

I've never had any alcohol in my life, but I did need a can of beer from TJ's for my garden to set up a snail trap. I took a can, stuck it somewhere on my stroller along with other groceries and walked out. That store can be tricky since their aisles are so wide, employees are everywhere along with customers. Just try to walk out the exit that's furthest from the cashiers. Good luck!

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happymama wrote

If you decide to go back to F with them I'd get a friend to go with you so you can have a witness. I was gonna suggest to have your phone set to record before it happens but that might be too obvious that it's a setup. Just be careful to not get caught for actually lifting!!! 🙏🏻 But yeah... That's messed up. I hate Walmart so much.

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happymama wrote

I got two Chanel perfumes from Macy's. They were the ones on the counter for people to sample and both were nearly completely full. It was a bit tricky to conceal but I just grabbed it and walked around the counter and acted like I wanted to compare it with another perfume and just snuck it in my stroller basket in a blind spot. You could also try unboxing a perfume at Ulta but their perfume section in my store is loaded with cameras so I don't know if that's the best idea... Hope you find some soon though!!

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happymama wrote

I've had a lot of success with Nordstrom Rack, JC Penney, Dick's Sporting Goods, Carter's for my toddler, Gap, Macy's (mostly cosmetics and underwear), Victoria's Secret (gotta search a bit for untagged stuff there tho), a boutique at the mall that doesn't tag any of their stuff, Costco since mine doesn't have any cameras and I just stuff clothes in my diaper bag, and a bit at Walmart and Target. Have only done the last two like 2 times though. Usually fancier more expensive stuff is tagged so I don't really get myself designer clothes but I don't care for them. Just want to dress myself well without spending $15 on a shirt or $50 on a dress. I suggest walking around the mall and acting like you're window shopping and go into the stores that you're interested in and see which ones have tagged clothes and which don't. Takes a bit of searching but it's definitely worth it! Good luck! Don't get caught!!!! ✌🏻

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happymama wrote

Ahh I wish I could shop with you and show you how I do it. I haven't thought much about my process when I'm doing it but I will try my best to explain. I haven't done this at Wal-Mart or Target but have done it at my local Kroger store and another one that's only in my state. They don't have any cameras except by the pharmacy. I've also done Sprouts and Trader Joe's with my stroller. If you have a toddler in a stroller you can put a resuable grocery bag on each handle and fill it up as you're going through the store and walk out when no one's looking. Anyways, back to your question. I guess I make sure no one is in the aisle when I do it. So if you see people there then act like you're shopping normally and then get into another aisle where there's nobody and start bagging your stuff. I do at a rate where I leave my unbagged groceries in sight as I'm walking throughout the store and keep the bagged stuff hidden by the unbagged stuff on top, then as I get closer to the end I try to switch stuff around so that mostly everything is bagged at the top. Then I walk out carefully. If all the cashiers are facing the same way I go behind their backs, or whichever exit is furthest from cashiers. If you were close to me I would just go shopping for you and bring you the stuff :) I've been there and know how hard it is! I hope you find some financial security soon!! I just did a whole shopping trip for my sister last week since her and her husband are also tight on money and she has no idea I lift but it was so nice to just leave her groceries on her porch and have her come home to two weeks worth of food. ❤️ Anyways I hope that was helpful! Hang in there!! ❤️

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happymama wrote

I may end up writing a whole post on this, but lately what I've been doing is heading into a grocery store, grabbing some bags on my way in (gotta be quick about it tho and make sure no one's watching), then put them in my cart with my purse or diaper bag on top to hide them. Then I proceed to get my groceries and slowly bag stuff as I walk throughout the store. You gotta make sure to do it at a pace where you're ready to walk out of the store with most of your stuff bagged at the end or at least enough to make it look like you already purchased your stuff, but slow enough that no one in the store would pick up on what you're doing. Does that make sense? When I get close to the end I usually find a spot without cameras and put the rest of the stuff in the bags. Then I make sure I can walk out without any employees noticing. But sometimes I walk out right in front of them and they don't think twice about it. You could pretend you already checked out before and you had to go back to grab something in the aisles that you forgot earlier. Anyways I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions. I've had good success with this so far but I mostly do it at a store that only has like one camera at the pharmacy and other than that it's ridiculously easy. Good luck!

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