When deciding whether to buy online or go to the store there is a lot to consider. I live 1/2 from the closest store, so its a 45 mile round trip for me. Not very practical. The gas to get there costs more than shipping charges. But even if you live close don't rule out shopping online. Here's my latest example:
When my daughter was born a friend gave me a gift card to a specific store at the mall. I never go to the mall . . . . and I mean never. I might have been 3 times in the past 2 years. So, I never think to go to this store, even with a gift card in my purse. Finally this morning I decided to check out their online store (I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner). Here's what I got:
- 5 pairs of shorts - ($10 each X 5 = $50 value)
- 1 pair of jeans - (1 pair = $15 value)
- 5 shirts - ($10 each X 5 = $50)
- $5 shippin ALL the time.
- 5 pairs of shorts - ($5 each X 5 = $25)
- 1 pair of jeans - ($3.99)...I thought this was awesome :)
- 5 shirts ($5 each X 5 = $25)
- $5 shipping
ALWAYS LOOK TO SEE IF THERE IS A PROMO CODE ONLINE.
In your internet search field put in the store name & promo code (or coupon code). There are sights out there that find them for you. You can get percentages off, free shipping, and more. I never place an order without checking for this first. I found a code for 15% off my order, which saved me another $8.10. Now my total was down to $50.89 +tax. Don't forget the only reason I was shopping at this particular store was my giftcard. Thanks to my amazing friend my giftcard was $50.
After they added in tax my total was $2.04. Yes, that's right!
$120 worth of clothes for $2.04! Now that's my kind of bargain!