Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bargain Shopping

I am frugal by nature. A habit I learned for the most part from my dad. My motto when clothes shopping is "if it costs more than ten dollars, I don't need it".

So yesterday when a planned trip out to my mom and dad's house held the added bonus of heading over to the JC Penney Outlet Store, I jumped at the chance.

This type of store is a little bit of paradise on Earth for someone like me. As soon as a walked through the doors I headed over for the $2.99 jean section. Now unfortunately, have a weird shape, and none of the jeans fit, but I still had a productive day. I spent most of my time browsing the clearance racks, where the already low outlet store prices went garage sale cheap. But for brand-new clothes.

All told I came away with:

-a pair of workout pants
-two skirts (including a purple one I'd be in search of for a while)
-a classic jean jacket (again, an item on my 'must-find' list)
-a pair of jammies (pants and a top)
-two long sleeved casual shirts for my hubby
-one shirt for my mom
-five shirts/blouses for me (for work)

That's thirteen items in all.

All for a grand total of...

Sixty-nine dollars and seventy-nine cents! (This included a 15% off coupon my mom had for filling out an on-line survey.) Which I figure comes out to be just over five dollars per item.

Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.

Until next time,

Happy Reading (or shopping!)



Unknown said...

Congrats on the savings. That's almost like going back in a time capsule.

Debra St. John said...

That's a fun way to put it!

June said...

Wow, you are a super bargain shopper!

Maybe I should send you shopping with my girls, it would save me so much!

Morgan Mandel said...

I need to go to that place some time!

On my seasonal splurge on vacation, I went to Kohl's and bought pretty many items, but paid lots more than that!

Morgan Mandel