Sunday was a big shopping day. I was on a mission to find Christmas outfits for the kids. We’re taking them to get portraits taken soon, so I needed to find something. After walking through multiple stores without finding anything I liked, I finally went into Gymboree. I don’t normally shop there because of the high prices. They have adorable stuff, but I just can’t justify spending so much on clothes that are outgrown so quickly. I had a 20% off coupon though, so I decided to see what they had. Boy, did I ever pick the right day to stop in there! They already had all of the holiday apparel marked down up to 40% off and had a sale offering another 20% off the markdowns. Plus, I was able to stack my 20% off coupon on top of that! I found some great holiday clothes and a few tops on the clearance rack for Emily. Here’s what I got…
Red velvet dress, reg. price $49.50, marked down to $36.99, paid $23.69
2 Red sweater vests, reg. price $26.50 each, marked down to $19.99, paid $12.79 each
2 long sleeve shirts, reg. price $19.50 each, marked down to $11.99, paid $7.67 each
1 long sleeve shirt, reg. price $19.50, marked down to $7.99, paid $5.11
Total spent: $73.54, which is a far cry from the $169.86 it would have cost paying full price. I love stumbling on deals! Especially on high quality items like these. This is the first time I’ve bought Emily a fancy holiday dress because I usually try to look for something more practical. But she looks gorgeous in it and I couldn’t pass it up for that price. To make my deal even sweeter, I earned $25 in Gymbucks for spending over $50. For ten days in January I can spend those Gymbucks to get some FREE clothes for my kids. Can’t pass that up.
I also had to do my CVS shopping of course. I didn’t have any ECB’s to spend, but I had a $5off$30 coupon expiring that day. We were in need of some AA and C batteries and CVS has a great deal on Duracell this week. I combined that deal with the Glade deal running this week to hit my $30 total. Here’s what I got…
2 Glade Candles, on sale 2/$5
2 Glade Glass Scents, on sale 2/$5 – (2) $1.00 MC = $3
Duracell AA 16 pack, $9.99 on sale – $0.75 MC = $9.24
2 Duracell C 4 pack, $5.99 each on sale – (2) $0.75 MC = $10.48
After my $5off$30 coupon and my MC’s, I spent $24.20. Regular price for everything would have been $44.97, so the sales and coupons were a big savings. Plus, I earned $15 in ECB’s for spending $20 on Duracell, and $5 ECB’s for spending $10 on Glade. So, I have $20 ECB’s to pay for my next trip. I’m hoping that there will be some really good deals in the coming weeks that will lead to some of those under $1 shopping trips that the die-hard CVSers are so good at making.