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
and
-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!)

Debra
www.debrastjohnromance.com

4 comments:

Kay Theodoratus 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
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com