Instead of grocery shopping today, I trekked to the mall to search for deals and to put a bigger dent in our Christmas shopping. Oh, the glorious Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, N.J. — I think I was practically raised there, for as often as I was taken there as a kid. I knew how to get there by car before the age of 8.
My first stop was Macy’s, because I had coupons — $15 off a $50 purchase; $25 off a $100 purchase — in duplicate. I was able to use the $15 off coupon on one set of gifts; moving into another department, I got a gift at 40% off; and in a third, another gift at 60% off. The last two weren’t coupon-eligible due to being great deals that came in under $50.
I wandered around the mall a bit but didn’t find anything else suitable for gift-giving, so I schlepped back to parking lot, where I briefly forgot where I left the car — until I remembered I’d parked in front of a light pole. After successfully discovering my car, I came back home to unload my treasures (and hide a few things).
As I was gearing up to head out again — this time to Kohl’s — I suddenly had an epiphany. Why fight for a spot, stand in line for 45 minutes and only get 15% off my purchases? With a little research, I was sure I could do better than a lousy 15%, right?
So I went to kohls.com, picked the items I wanted and got ready to check out using my Kohl’s credit card. But before doing that, I did a little Google search for Kohl’s online coupons. Lo and behold, I found the most awe-inspiring coupon one can find for that store: The coveted 30% off coupon code! I put that sucker right into the promo code area, where I was met with another surprise. You can use up to TWO promo codes. Which is great, because once I applied the 30% off coupon, my total dipped below the $100 threshold required for free shipping.
Before coupons: $131, including $15 for shipping
After coupons: $72 and free shipping.
That’s a savings of $49, and nothing to sneeze at. Plus, I saved gas money and time, and avoided aggravation. Easy-peasy.
The downside is that I put the $72 on my Kohl’s card. But that will be paid off immediately upon the balance posting and delivery of the items, and not at the expense of our credit card repayments.
Be sure to use all caps. Both of these codes worked for me on December 15. I can’t guarantee they’ll continue to be valid, but from what I’ve read, they should work through December 24. Good luck and happy shopping!