Even though this is a food blog, I just have to share another one of my passions: good deals. I am on a constant quest for good deals, be it rolling ECB’s at CVS or using coupons at the grocery store to get boxes of cereal for pennies.
Fun fact: at one point late last summer, we had 19 boxes of cereal in our possession at once. It was stacked in our cabinets and on top of our cabinets in a very haphazard fashion. And we ate it ALL! Well, and donated some too.
Last night, I spent 88 cents. And it was a very happy 88 cents from my wallet, because it went towards the purchase of these beauties.
What all is there, you ask?
- A serving plate
- A serving bowl
- 2 placemats
- 2 napkins
- 2 napkin rings
And how did I get such a wonderful deal? By using Kohl’s cash, of course.
I have never used Kohl’s cash before. It’s basically a marketing ploy to get you to spend more money at their store, and I am sure prices are marked up to compensate for this ‘cash.’ During certain promotional periods, if you spend $50, you receive $10 in Kohl’s cash, which then can be used at Kohl’s like cash [hence the name] during specified dates.
A few weeks ago, my husband mentioned he needed some new work clothes. Being the fabulous wife I am, and seizing every opportunity my husband willingly will go to a store for something besides beef jerky or Mountain Dew [I exaggerate... kind of...], I suggested we go shopping the very next night. And so we did, buying him two pairs of pants, one long sleeve button-down, two polos, and one short sleeve button-down, and earning me $20 in fun money, which I went to spend last night. Bliss.
I spent some time perusing my options and ended up with a total of $20.82 prior to tax. After applying my Kohl’s cash, my total was the aforementioned wonderful 88 cents. It doesn’t get any better than that, folks.
Just look at that receipt. Fun fun fun fun fun. A free $20 and a huge savings? I’ll take that any day!
Oh I am such a dork.
Question of the Day: What good deals have you gotten lately?