Friday, May 21, 2010

Online Shopping + Frugal Friday = An Amazing Deal

I've always been a window shopper.  I'm not one to go walk around the store looking for a gift, etc.  I'd much rather be home & look through a catalog, or online.  Most of the time I will even buy it online. 

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.
$120 total +tax.  This stuff is not ridiculously priced, but none the less, this is a TON of money.  I wouldn't even consider spending this much all at once. But check out how it worked out.

  • 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
Ok, now I have the order down to $58.99.  Here's another tip....
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!


Rebecca said...

That totally rocks!! I love when that happens. Im kina big on shopping online. I've even gone so far as to buy extra things just for the free shipping and bring the 'extra' items back to the store (saving return expenses) for my credit. I almost always get free shipping. LOL. You did great!

Maggie said...

That's an awesome deal!! I read your comment on my Faith Filled Friday post. Thank you for your prayers! I didn't say in the post, but things did not end well with this friend. I am hoping to be able to revisit our conversation in a couple of weeks. Thanks for reading my post and taking time to comment!


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