Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The twin's birthday shopping spree (their gift) allotted me $40 in Kohl's cash. One kidlet being super skinny translated into the need to return 2 pairs of birthday shorts. The Kohl's cash voucher expires today. Wanting to stay on top of this, I made a trip to kohl's, returned the $$ (yet on sale) shorts, and shopped for a replacement gift: a tri fold wallet that was needed, amd requested. The had a buy 1 accessory item, get 1 50% off, so I picked up a leather belt for DS #1 for Xmas. I have officially started shopping for Christmas 2014,
Another goal was to try to transfer the Kohl's cash (reduced to $30 with my return today)into a low/no cost gift for DS's GF for Christmas. Should they not still be together, it's generic enough for anyone. A blogger on a message board suggets using Kohl's cash for towels. Great. They also had a sale today, again buy 1 get 1 50% off. $18 for a bath towel??? Ok, let's try sheets, I noted that they are needed as well-$99 a Queen set. Thud! I thought that Kohl's was a mid priced store. Sigh.
I ended up with 2, 2 count sets of thick (Food network bramd if you are familiar with them)terry kitchen towels in creamy white with a beige trim. I also grabbed a 4 ct pkg of white bar mop dish cloths and a second set in colors. Again buy 1 get 1 50% off. After applying the $30 Kohl's cash, I am OOP $15. Fine. I think it's a nice gift, and expect that it would be well received. The kitchen towels currently being used are on their last legs. : )
I'm left feeling frustrated at the costs at this "modest" store. For many years now, I've been mending what linens I have, culling the largesse down, making do. When replacements are needed, I turn to second hand shops. $4 bath towels, $1 kitchen towels are much more in my budget, and should they get ruined? I won't be upset over a $4 towel. An $18 one-yes, I'd be ticked!
Anyone else thinking Christmas already?