Friday, August 27, 2010

I may just need an intervention

If you know me at all (or read this blog from time to time), you know I LOVE a good bargain. From my rather unhealthy obsession with CVS, to my affinity for the red stickers at Target... nothing gets my adrenaline pumping like getting a good deal.

A few weekends ago, we decided that it was time to update Fred's work wardrobe. I don't think the poor guy has bought new clothes for himself in a couple of years. So off we went to Kohl's for a little shopping action.

I had a 15% off card, and we were able to get out of there for just over $200. Now that sounds like a lot of money, but we brought home a huge bag o' stuff including:
-4 polo shirts
-2 dress shirts
-2 pair of khaki pants
-1 pair of dress pants
-a robe for me
-a swim suit for Elise (for next year)

All in all, a pretty good haul, wouldn't you say? As I sat down to go through my Sunday paper the following week, my stomach dropped. Kohl's was doing their spend $50, get $10 in Kohl's cash promotion. Meaning, I lost $40 in cash back. Stuff like that GNAWS at me, so I decided to call Kohl's to see if I could just bring back what we had bought, return it, and then buy it all back again.

To my amazement, the girl told me to just bring the receipt and they would do the price adjustment that way... YEAH! Plus, my 15% off card was still valid AND it was tax-free weekend!

After they did the price adjustment, it turned out that almost every item was priced cheaper than the previous week, so I also made money back that way. Between that, the 15%, and the tax-free; I saved about $40. Then on top of that, I received $30 Kohl's cash to spend at a later date (instead of $40 because my total was just above $150 now).

I know that probably seems dorky to many of you, but I swear... deals like that make me swoon.


Meri said...

I am always returning to kohls to have my receipt adjusted, but I can't fathom my Kohls letting me bring my receipt in after the fact to get kohls cash. That is AWESOME!!!!

Two days after I had finished school shopping for the boys there, they started their Kohls cash thing...I was on the verge of tears, no kidding.

Joanne said...

Meri, I didn't think they would either, but they had no problem at all doing it... next time you should call and ask!

Jade =) said...

Wow, that's awesome of them... most stores would be all "you're out of luck!" Good going, girl!

emily said...

remember to spend your kohl's cash expires.
i love that they do that, and i am VERY proud of you and your bargain hunting!!!

phonelady said...

You are an awesome bargain hunter elise . That is fabulous .

Lora said...

I didn't know they did that... thats awesome. I would have gone back too!