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!

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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!!!

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  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.

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    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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