A few years back I wanted to buy some Fiestaware. For Christmas, I asked for gift cards from Macy's. After several Christmas' I had enough and bought a service for four. I still get gift cards from my brother for Macy's and since I normally don't shop there (I should probably just nix the cards from there) it's been a struggle finding something to buy.
I still had $100 worth of gift cards. Friday, Magellan and I went shopping. I decided I would buy a purse. I found one I liked, it was $168. Now some people might not think that's a lot of money but frankly, for me, I don't need one that costs that much.
And then I thought, $100 of it would be free because of the gift card and I would ONLY have to pay $68 plus tax. $68 was something I was comfortable with.
I took it up to the counter and it was 25% off. It didn't have a sign so I didn't realize it. With the gift cards, I only needed to pay an additional $2 and some change. Holy Smokes! I was ecstatic.
I was somewhat shocked when the woman in front of me bought a purse that originally was over $200. It was 70% off, and with the additional 25% off, she paid like $95. I love the purse I bought but I'm thinking maybe I should have looked around more. Ha!