Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Free 4 Me

I did a little shopping with my mom last night and saved over $70- woooo! I received a $10 off a $10 purchase coupon for JC Penney in the mail last week and wanted to use that up. I also had $10 Kohls Cash burning a hole in my pocket. I just happened to check my email one last time before running out the door and it's a good thing I did because I had a $10 off any purchase coupon waiting for me from Kohls. (I received that coupon for signing up to receive Kohls emails. For some reason I stopped getting all the Kohls sales emails so I signed back up so I wouldn't miss any deals.)

Here is what I got:

My JCP is a very... very small store. There was little to pick from so I ended up just grabbing a pair of $22 cloth bermuda shorts marked down to $10.99. I paid $1 out of pocket- The cashier asked me if I'd like to donate the remaining penny to an afternoon program for the local YMCA. Double bonus: opportunity to save and help someone in need. Every penny counts! (I may or may not have tried the shorts on over my jeans in the middle of the store.)

My intention at Kohls was to find something I wanted for $20 and pay nothing out of pocket. I am trying to not buy clothing at the moment (at least until I manage to kick the 5 pounds I gained recently over my friend's bachelorette weekend) but I didn't find the household items I was looking for and saw a pair of jean capris I wanted to try on. Then I saw a pretty new color in a t-shirt style that I already own and love and figured I would try them on together. Just my luck, the outfit was totally cute together so I ended up busting out a 15% coupon and buying both. I'm still happy with the savings breakdown and I did very well on my Spending Diet last week so it was a $20 gift to myself. Plus, I didn't own any jean capris and it's starting to get hot here!

The jean capris were originally marked $44, on sale for $27.99 - 15% = $23.79 - $10 coupon = $13.79

The top was originally marked $26 (for a t-shirt???), on sale for $18.99 (for a t-shirt???) - 15% = $16.14 -$10 coupon = $6.14 (that's more like it!)

Did you get anything free this week?