Last night, I felt like I was on an episode of "Extreme Couponing." Now I have to be honest and admit that I have never personally seen an episode of the show in its entirety, but I did catch the episode of "Chelsea Lately" when she made fun of the show in her opening monologue, so I feel like I got the jist of it. And coincidentally enough, just this past weekend I was dining at the lovely Tastings Wine Bar in Indianapolis when a discussion about the show came up.
In an effort to bribe myself to go on a late night gym run, I headed first to Kohls. Until recently, the word 'Kohls' probably would not have exited my lips, but I have been quite taken with their LC Lauren Conrad Collection. I perused the racks until I found a few cute items and proceeded to the dressing room, much to my chagrin, but trying on items saves time in the long run. I eliminated everything but an adorable floral number* and headed to the cash register, where the following extreme couponing style events unfolded.
1. I checked to see if they price matched. I had seen the dress (originally $64) at another area Kohl's on clearance for $18 (in the wrong size), whereas this store had it marked $24. Yes, I said on clearance. We are in a recession. They do not normally price match, something about each store marking down based on their individual sales, however, they were nice enough to make an exception. Score.
2. I had a coupon for 20% that I was frugal enough to print out, which brought the subtotal down to somewhere around $14. Planning ahead.
3. Finally, I hit them with my $10 Kohls Cash. Bringing the grand total with tax to something like $6.34. Like a ninja.
Not a bad day on the market. And I got in a great cardio workout at the gym afterwards. Que sera, sera.
*I had my eye on this dress since I first caught a glimpse sometime mid-July, the only problem was the price, $64 is a steal if you a) make more money than I do, and b) actually have a reason to buy it.