Monday, November 5, 2007

My $3 shopping day

I have been meaning to get on here and write about this--I don't know where time goes some days!!!

Last week I decided to see if I could go on a 'free' or nearly free shopping trip. I had a lot of coupons for free items - you know the ones meant to lure you in the store so you buy more- well not me!!! I was all about getting free things!! Here is what I got:

1. Kirklands Home - I started the trip here because I had a mirror I returned to Gordmans (previously purchased for $30.00). I saw the mirror at Kirklands after I had already been to Gordmans--ended up getting a coupon for Kirklands for 25% off. Returned the mirror to Gordmans and bought the mirror at Kirklands for $24 - ahead $6
2. Kohls - Had a $10 Kohls cash coupon from a previous shopping trip. Spent $15 at Kohls buying 3 shirts and 1 pair of pants - used the $10 coupon and $5 from my overage at Kirklands - ahead $1
3. Kmart - Had a halloween coupon for 1 free bag of candy - didnt need anything else at Kmart so i didnt buy anything! Walked out of the store paying $0 - got a $2 bag of candy
4. JCP Optical - Did a mystery shop at JCP optical - total time spent 15 min - pays $12
5. Chic-Fil-A - had a coupon for free chicken sandwich and coke - bought the fries (love their fries!) out of pocket spent $1.59 (approx value of freebies $4)
6. Victorias Secret - Had coupon for free underwear - got my free undies $8 value
7. The Limited - had coupon for $15 off $15 purchase - could not be on red line items so this was hard to find-found a pair of earrings for $16 - $15 coupon = total out of pocket $1.06

So my total spent that day was around $3.
Total amount of free items that day - around $30!!!
That doesn't include the $12 mystery shop I did!!!

Every once in a while doing something like this can be fun!!! Its amazing what you can legitimately get for free if you only pay attention!


GG said...

Hi Jen I'm GG from AFC and I like your site. We speak the same language.

prncespipe said...

Hey Jen, Wish you were in Ohio cause I know we would have a ball shopping. My best friend and I went out last monday for our birthdays and had just about the same day. VS for the free undies, Kohls and JCP to use our $25.00 worth of birthday certificates, on to Chick Fil A for our free lunch and ending with BBW for a small freebie there. Your blog is great keep up the good work. Cheryl S from AFC