Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bargain Shopping at Old Navy

Or, How Old Navy Paid Me 18 Cents to Take Away $111 Worth of Merchandise

Old Navy isn't a store I normally shop at, but, once again, just like Pier 1, we had a gift card for $25. So, on Monday, Brian and I made our way to the closest Old Navy to see what they had. Talk about lucky -- all of their clearance was an additional 50% off! (I think that promo is over now, though.) Since I don't really fit into their clothes (well, I might if they hadn't taken their plus sizes to their online store only, but whatever), I let Brian peruse the clearance clothes while I looked to see if they had any cute accessories. I really didn't find anything I liked that was a good deal, but Brian on the other hand, totally lucked out!

A fleece jacket, two pairs of cords (one black, one brown), a cute fleece beanie, and a tan hat -- and we still had a few dollars to spare on the card!


Since we still needed to fill out the card, I grabbed these yummy-smelling, peppermint soaps which were also on clearance for a mere 75 cents each.

And, apparently, since we had so little left on the card, the cashier merely gave us what was left -- 18 cents. The original pricing on all of these items would have come out to $111, but after the extreme clearance prices, it came out to less than $25, and, we didn't have to pay anything, thanks to our gift card.

Brian told me that this was definitely blog worthy, as we did better here than at Pier 1. However, for those of you that think I'm a savvy shopper (which I try to be -- we ended up buying a PS3 on the same trip the mall because we had some gift cards to offset some of the cost, not to mention a cool $150 rebate I found online), we did roam over to World Market because I'd heard they had some pretty good stuff on clearance, but, alas, I didn't find anything. So, I'm not always lucky! Hah.

Sadly, this probably ends my tales of good shopping for awhile, seeing as we've pretty much exhausted our gift cards (except for some food ones), and since I don't yet have regular income coming in.... But I've managed to catch some good things, so I won't complain. I think the key is ... hitting the end-of-season sales. Works for me!


Claudia January 21, 2009 at 2:34 PM  

Once again, you are the shopping queen! Who needs income when the stores pay you to take their stuff?

Manda January 21, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

We shopped online during this promotion of theirs and got a TON of stuff for, like, $40. Maternity stuff for me and cute stuff for the kids. One top that I got was regularly $30 and I got it for $3! Don't you just love shopping on sale?

I want to hear if the soap is any good; I'm curious about it!

Anonymous January 22, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

I crown thee Queen of Shopping!

Kim Gail February 7, 2009 at 4:12 AM  

Great finds.!! Old Navy is one of my favorite shops for shopping, especially for kids clothing.

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