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Friday, January 4, 2013

Post-Christmas Strategy

I hit up Kohl's after Christmas.  Kohl's is one store that rocks a frugalista's world.  Not only do they have everything, but they have great prices on everything.  Then, on top of that, they have regular sales, coupons, and extra discounts on their merchandise.

So, I came across the candles and started looking at the prices and making my selections.  Then, out of curiosity, I rang them through the price check.  Everything on clearance was an additional 25% off!

Kohl's rocks my world because not only do they have great deals on their clothing and merchandise, but you can always find a coupon code.  They send about two coupons via snail mail a month as well.

Lesson #1: When shopping a sale, don't be afraid to check and see if there are any additional discounts.  Most of the time there is an additional percentage off or a significant slash in price.

Lesson #2: When shopping for items in a particular size, know that most stores will order your size and have it shipped to your house for free.  You still receive the benefits of the sale even though they don't have your size available in store.

Lesson #3:  Always, always, always look for a coupon code.  Do NOT be ashamed of saving every hard earned dollar you can.  A fantastic app for this is Coupon Sherpa.  Coupon Sherpa lists many retailers and all of their current promotions/coupons.  You just pull it up on your phone and the cashier can scan the bar code right off your phone.

Lesson #4: Don't be afraid of asking about a discount for military/teachers/students/etc.  If you think you could get a discount for it, ask.  Many times companies don't have a standard discount for teachers, but upon my asking, the manager gives me 10% off.

So, let me break down for you what I spent and how I did it:
With the 70% off and then an additional 25% off all clearance, not a single candle cost more than $8.39.  Some of these candles originally cost more than $30!!

Not only were the candles super cheap, but with Coupon Sherpa, I got another 15% off my entire purchase which pretty much meant I got one of the candles for free because it saved me $5.48.

I ended up with 2 woodwick Yankee candles, a Yankee jar, a Jennifer Lopez 3 wick candle, and a Jennifer Lopez decorative candle.  All for $33.08.  Normally they would have cost me $150.04.
That's a savings of $116.96!!

By the way, did you notice that one of those candles was originally $39.99 and I paid just $5.99 for it?

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4 comments:

  1. Great deals.

    I've never heard of Coupon Sherpa. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. AH. KOHLS is my Favorite and we don't have one in my small town *tear*

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  3. Dang, girl....that's some serious savings!! Me luuuuuvs Kohl's!!! High five!!

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  4. YESSS! I love Kohl's and this is amazing!!! Go girl! I should go by Kohl's this weekend.

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