Saturday, June 27, 2015

Keeping costs as low as possible

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DS # 2 will be starting a Summer job soon, and we just learned that he is required to wear beige khakis, which he doesn't already own. I first tried Kohl's on line, and found some that would work @ $58 but buy a second pair and they're 50% off so call this $87/2 pairs. I would get free shipping, and still would have tax to pay.

I then tried JC Penny, and found a great pair, as cargo pants which DS would like, but alas, his size is sold out. I did find the basic khakis pictured above: normally $40, they are on sale $21.99. I used a promo code to get an additional $10 off, and am having them shipped to the store (I live 10 minutes away) to avoid shipping charges. After tax, the cost is $33.98/2 pairs-less than 1/2 of what the Kohl's pants would have cost. Luckily, I am able to use alternative resources to cover this cost, so no direct OOP for me. Final uniform pieces will be 2 solid colored T's-I plan on trying WM (not my favorite choice but they should have what kidlet needs for $10 out the door, total).

2 comments:

DW said...

Do you have Michael's craft stores there? They carry plain T's at a pretty reasonable price (especially if you can get coupons).

Marcia in rural WNY said...

I agree--a much more logical solution than Kohl's. I've been so happy since my granddaughter has stopped working at Anthropologie (very overpriced!) and is now working full time at a consignment store. At least when she has a new dress every time I see her, it's usually second hand! She also gets store credit when they meet their sales goals for the day, which in her case is quite often. Plus a discount. The only thing that would make me happier is if she found a job in her field--she majored in Film Studies and English, so not likely too soon. At least she is still looking and staying current in her reading, however.