After weeks of being courted by J.C. Penney via e-mail, I finally caved. Armed with my printed coupon, I headed out to the mall last night. I had a set amount in mind to spend, but was willing to bend a bit since the girls really needed new tops. I'm OK with the "Bobby Jack" shirts (which I amusingly refer to as "those crazy monkey shirts", much to the girls' dismay), but I just can't bring myself to buy into all of that Hannah Montana attire. Yes, I prefer my daughters wear wiseguy monkeys.
Fortunately the selection was pretty decent and I was able to pick up quite a few different styles and colors for the girls. The best part came at the checkout. The clearance prices were reduced even more AND I had a coupon. I saved close to $200 with deals like this:
Mariah's Bobby Jack zip-up hoodie
Retail = $36.99
Clearance Markdown = -27.00
Extra % off = -4.00
My Coupon = -1.06
Total Discounts = -32.06
Amount I paid = $4.93
With deals like that, there is a strong possibility of a second date.