Friday, September 26, 2008

Almost Free Shoes

My daughter has needed shoes for weeks. Well, sneakers that is. I sold her old pair on eBay thinking we'll just run out and get her some new ones. It was way harder than I thought it would be to find her shoes.

First stop was Macy's. I went when they had the big One Day Only sale a couple of Saturday's ago. I was armed with my $10 off coupon and I still had about $35 on a GC from last Christmas (yes, I hoard GC's). Since when does Macy's not carry shoes??????? The closest Macy's to me doesn't sell shoes!

Second try, Kohl's was having a sale (what's new, right?) and I received an extra 30% card. I found one really cute pair of Nikes for her.......but not in her size. In fact, there was nothing in her size that didn't have Dora or a Princess on it. And we are NOT into themed shoes, so strike two!

I was getting desperate. Poor thing had to wear Crocs to the park and deal with all the bark in her shoes. I started to feel bad for selling the old ones even though she couldn't wear them.

So, yesterday on the way home from Pre-School (no extra gas used) I took her into Dillard's. I had a $10 off card Dillard's had sent for my birthday. It was looking pretty bleak in Dillard's as well. I didn't want brown or black sneakers, no characters and they needed to fit. I'm just soooo picky, huh? Finally, the salesperson finds a cute pair of Skechers in the back. They were marked $39. So with my "Wylie Mom Math" I figure $39 minus my $10 coupon and minus the $6.50 profit on the old pair, $23 for a new pair of shoes is an okay deal. Like my math? I love to present number in the best possible way. :)

Finally, I start to pay for the new shoes. Once scanned, no price comes up. The sweet girl calls the manager and they look them up. They were the only pair in the whole store and they somehow missed the all markdowns. They were $9.75!!!!!!! So after tax and my $10 coupon, I paid only $.55!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Told you I was feeling lucky!


Anonymous said... pays to wait!

Miss Mommy said...

WOW!! Awesome deal!!! Watch...and they will be her favorite pair of shoes too!!

Angie said... does pay to wait!! :)

And she does love them! She calls them her princess shoes since they are pink and sparkley. She is in the picture wearing them over her tights with her dance clothes still on. :)

LLMajer said...

You are awesome and inspirational! This is a great story and I am so proud to hear that you do not do the themed shoes!
-Laura Leigh
PS- I hoard gift cards, too!

Angie said...

I'm not into "printed" shirts either....unless it's from Gymboree!!!! :)

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