Joe's poor shoes are running ragged. He has needed shoes for SUCH a long time -- but we don't generally remember to get shoes while we are out shopping. Shoes can be super expensive -- it's not something I enjoy spending money on. I like trying on shoes ... but not buying them. In fact, those who know me well know about my number one shoe choice --- the beloved flip flop. A $2.50 wonder! It was time for new shoes.
While at JC Pennys on Friday night we noticed a sale on men's shoes. 2 for $99. Perfect! Joe and I were there getting new outfits for Sunday and decided to come back after dinner to pick out the shoes. As we were ringing up and there was a sale that if you spent more than $75 you got $15 off. NICE! We also got a 15% off coupon if we went home and did a survey. The numbers started clicking in our head. 100 shoes - 15% off - $15 .... 2 shoes for $70 ... Jackpot.
We did the survey and went back Saturday night. While hanging out at Aunt Charri's house she gave us a "mystery gift card" with who knows how much on it. $5 ... $8 ... Who knows? We are off! Joe found two pairs of shoes that he liked. One was originally $70 and the other $64. So here's how the math played out: Originally $134 we got it for $99. - 15% off = $85 - $15 = $70 - mystery gift card = $58 ... With tax we got his shoes for $63. WAHOO!!!!
Proud of our purchase ... we headed out to the mall to grab dinner and go walking. We were passing Payless Shoes and I walked inside. I really enjoy trying on shoes ... like mentioned above, but I rarely purchase them. Well Payless was having a buy one get one 1/2 off sale so we figured that if we found 2 we liked ... we might as well get them. I started trying shoes on and found 3 that I really liked -- well 4, but one was so colorful ... I wouldn't normally justify it. I was trying to dwindle the choices down to two, but was finding it incredibly difficult. Joe smiled, handed me the colorful shoes, and I left Payless with 4 new pairs of shoes!
A bit out of control right? We justify it because the last pair of non-flip flop shoes I purchased was back in July 2008. Joe bought running shoes last October, and who knows when the last was before that. We don't splurge often -- very rare actually.
As we were leaving the mall Joe looks at me and says: Don't let Copper eat them! Uh ... yeah! (he wouldn't have had to say that if it hasn't happened time after time again!!)