Hello Frugal Confessions Readers!
Here is my frugal confession of the week:
Boy did I make out at a JCPenney sale last week. Remember how I said it is a great idea to get on their mailing list? Every so often they send out these awesome coupons for $10/$10+. Whenever I receive one of these coupons I typically find an item for $10 or slightly above to pay next to nothing out of pocket (in the past I’ve gotten a nearly free set of dish towels, our kitchen rug, measuring cups, etc.).
This time I did so well that I just have to share.
Paul needed a new belt, so I perused the belt section until I found an Eddie Bauer one on clearance for $16.97. Not bad for a high-quality belt, right (after the $10 coupon, of course)?
But then when it rung up at the cash register, it came to just $7.97. In order to use my coupon I had to find a filler for a little over $2.00. The clerk pointed me in the direction of their clearance section…where I found a beautiful button-down Van Heusen shirt for just $3.97. Really.
I walked out of JCP with $80 worth of merchandise for just $2.10 out of my pocket. Can’t beat that! I surprised Paul with the new clothes and he was blown away by my receipt (honestly, so was I!).
What is your confession of the week? I’d love to hear it!
Are you in the Houston area today? Head on over to the Walmart at 111 Yale St. (Houston) where local Houston blogger Kristina (prettyshinysparkly.com) will be answering beauty questions and hosting 5 Dove Gift Pack giveaways between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Guests will enter the giveaways by tweeting their responses with the hashtag #doveweightoffmyshoulders. The first 100 people to arrive will get Dove t-shirts and free products, and the first 200 will get coupons. The event is from 2-6:00 p.m. and there will be snacks! This is sponsored by Lunchbox.