Looking to Score

Last weekend I was on my own as Sparky and son#2 went to the Notre Dame football game with our good friends Charley and Julie. I figured this was the perfect time to go shopping. Armed with my $10 off any $10 purchase at J.C. Penny, I headed to the mall. I knew it was going to be a good expedition when I got a prime parking spot across from the store entrance. As I strolled into the store I was struck by all the red signs – 60% off apparel, accessories and selected shoes. Everything I looked at was deeply discounted. I decided to check out the discount racks. To my delight they were marked with special yellow signs that shrieked 60% off already discounted prices! I began my search. I had an arm load of items to try on. I tried them on. I selected the items that I thought would come to a total of $10. I stood in line (they were pretty busy) and when the clerk began to ring them up the prices were ridiculously lower than I anticipated. I stopped her and said I needed to add some more items to my selection. I regrouped and after another 30 minutes of sifting and trying on various clothes I had my purchases. I bought tank tops in white, grey, peach, red, turquoise, and lime and a white t-shirt. If I had paid full price I would have had to shell out $86.00. After the clearance discount, sale discount, and my credit discount my total for 7 tops was (drum roll please) $1.80. Yes that is correct. I paid a total of one dollar and 80 cents. That came out to $0.24 each. I pumped my fist in the air and shouted “I am victorious!” Sure it got a few looks from the people behind me in line but the sales clerk shared my glee and gave me a high five!

Just thought I’d add my proof positive since I didn’t want anyone to doubt my shopping skills!


12 thoughts on “Looking to Score

    1. I was never good at math and percentages completely baffle me until I was in my 20s and on my own. Then I had an epiphany while shopping and now I can calculate percent off pretty accurately in my head. But don’t ask me to do calculus!!!


  1. WOW! How good is that Val! We used to have JCP here and they would have sales like that too, (unfortunately I never took the bait because I couldn’t fight the crowds or I had to work or whatever.) But the store closed. Kaput! Hope yours doesn’t do the same.


    1. It worries me when the brick and mortar stores have sales so ridiculously good that they are practically paying you to shop! I hope JCP doesn’t go out of business as they are a favorite of mine in the Mall…


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