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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Day 526 and Bargains from JCPenney's

Earlier this month, I got a $10 of $10 or more purchase at JCPenney's. Now the first one of these I tried to use back in December, I couldn't use it on the one thing I needed at the time (new shoes). It expired that day so I just gave it to the cashier and asked her to use it for someone else's purchase (hopefully she did). I got another one in May so Tasha and I went in there hunting for stuff. Tasha needed socks so we found her some socks, got a 6 pack of socks for $1 and change. That was pretty exciting! Then I got another one this month. Tasha is going to be needing jeans for Falls Creek and school and she had already ripped one pair (it was a pair she'd had a while though) at work. So we went to Penney's to see if we could find some jeans to use the coupon on. After much searching, she found a pair of jeans that were normally $46 and they were marked down to $19.99. That's not bad for a pair of jeans for a teenager so I was happy with that and hopeful we'd be able to use the coupon. She also picked out a shirt that was marked down from $20.00 to $9.99. When we checked out, the jeans rung up at $15.98, then the shirt was 9.99 and we got to use the coupon. With tax our total was $17.xx!!! For a new pair of jeans and shirt, I thought that was awesome. The sad thing was that even before the coupon, with the markdowns, those jeans were less than the ones we bought Tasha at Wal-Mart to work in (they were $16.92). That is a lesson for everyone-don't assume that things are always cheaper at Wal-Mart. Sometimes sale prices and markdowns make things cheaper at other places (and those items are often of better quality). This weekend we are going to try to find her some more jeans for Falls Creek and school (I'm trying to avoid having to buy a bunch of stuff right before Falls Creek). At camp, they are allowed to wear shorts during the day but they have to wear jeans during the evening church services.

2 comments:

Mom Thumb said...

I get Penneys coupons in the mail a lot, but if you read the fine print, they exclude a lot of things. I recently got a pair of shorts for Randy, six quick dry towels and a new purse for me (mine was 12 years old, also bought at Penneys!) for $58. For FD, I got another pair of shorts and two pro golf shirts for Randy and had a fifteen dollar coupon, so it was $35. The shirts were the super wicking kind and I think they were half off. I almost always check Penneys for clothes before Wal-Mart.

KiddoKare1 said...

Linda, I had read the fine print, but didn't realize that the shoes I always buy (Nike Air) were included in the "Value Right" category (or some such crap, LOL).