With my closet cleaned out and my clothes all packed for donation I decided to head out to the mall for a little birthday shopping. I started with a trip to JCPenney. I’m not a huge fan of the store, but I found a coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase that I just couldn’t resist. I thought I’d end up in the housewares department, but instead I found two blouses I really liked. I paid $5.41 for the first (originally $26) and $17.37 for the second (originally $36).
With two shirts in hand I ventured over to Macy’s to return a birthday gift that didn’t quite fit. There I purchased a summer dress and two more blouses. I bought the dress for $23.52 (originally priced at $49) and the blouses for $15.80 (originally $38) and $9 (originally $24). I used two coupons; one for $10 off a $30 purchase and one for 20% off any purchase.
I also bought a nightgown for $3.99 (originally $19.98) and splurged on three pairs of my favorite underwear for $20 (originally $27). Best of all the kind cashier allowed me to use the remainder of a gift card, so my total out of pocket costs were only $7.85.
I made one last stop before heading home at Marshalls where I found a super cute t-shirt on the clearance rack for $10 (originally $24.99).
At full price all of these items would have cost: $244.97. Instead I paid only $88.95 for four blouses, one t-shirt, one dress, one nightgown and three pairs of underwear. That’s a savings of over $150.
Best of all my grandmother wrote me a $100 check for my birthday that more than covers my mini-shopping spree. She’s quite the little bargain shopper herself and she’ll be more than pleased at all I bought with the money she gave me.