No, I'm not getting lucky tonight...lol. This song popped into my head after what happened this morning. Let me explain.
Remember my laptop I bought recently? After writing my previous blog post, I immediately went to purchase one for DS too. Except, it was OOS!! I wanted to cry, because I knew that I could've purchased it earlier that day. I then figured that DS could just continue using what he currently has, until I can find another good laptop deal.
When I checked the site (Walmart) the next morning, I saw that the laptop was back in stock (weird). So I immediately went ahead and purchased it. A few hours later, it was sold out again. Then the next day I received an email that said "sorry, your order is being delayed". No way! I don't care how long that item is delayed, I just want it shipped. I don't want an OOS email. So I added another one (it was back in stock again) to my cart just to see how much inventory they have, in case they cancelled my order (they already cancelled an item for DS's Christmas project. Thankfully, Target has the item too). Last night I received notification that the item has shipped. Phew! Another huge sigh of relief.
Then this morning, I received an email saying that the item in my cart has a huge price drop. No frigging way!!!!! I immediately contacted CS (gotta love Live Chat) and explained the price drop email and asked if I could get a price adjustment on the laptops. 'Of course Ms Goose. Let me work on it for you'. Ten minutes later, I received a $171 price adjustment!!! Whoo hoo!! Happy dance!! I felt like doing cartwheels. What a great way to start my day! 50% off my new laptops! Heck yeah, I'll take it!!
Never ever would I have thought that I'd get the laptops at such a low price. Had I purchased a new laptop when my old one broke, I would've paid full price. Instead I now have 2 laptops for the price of one. Do you all now see why I trust my gut instincts and how those stumbling blocks turn into blessings? I wouldn't have added another laptop to my cart, had I not received notification of a delay. That means I wouldn't have received an email about the price drop either, cause my cart would've been empty. Now you know why I am so excited & I just can't hide it!!!
In other news. Stores just keep sending me rewards. WHBM keeps sending me $5 rewards for being a certain level shopper. Too weird. Eddie Bauer sent me another $10 reward - just because. The more I don't need anything, the more stores keep sending me rewards. So what's a girl to do. Spend it!...lol (I haven't spent it yet. Waiting for BF deals)
I bought 2 more pairs of shoes (please don't judge...lol) There's a very good reason why I'm replacing some of my shoes. I sold quite a bit of my shoes last year. Over summer, I listed more shoes for sale and donated a huge pile. What I failed to mention in my last post, is that I sold 4 pairs recently that netted me a whopping $231.13. That covers the cost of my 4 new pairs of shoes. Plus I earned a $10 reward for spending over $60 on my latest shoes. So here's my latest shoes. I got it in both black and nude. Two colors you should always have in your closet. This is my preferred shoe brand. I wear 4" heels and the Calvin Klein ones are always comfortable enough to wear all day. I've been wearing this brand for years.
I also bought new furniture. Now I know what you all are thinking. How can I buy furniture if I don't have a house yet? I'm not buying big ticket items yet. I've been looking at new furniture and bookmarking things for when I get a house. I even have coupons for some of those stores. I'm a planner. I don't want to wait until the last minute and then have to scramble to find things and pay ridiculous prices. By shopping around now, I can look for the best prices and/or discounts. I like to have my life simplified. I've been looking for nightstands for months. So when I saw these, I knew I had to buy them. I love the simplicity of it. It's simple, but the the handles give it a more modern look. This is totally my style. Simple, but still makes a statement. Some of you might think it's pricey, but my dad taught us that "The cheap sometimes turns out expensive". So I'd rather spend more money on quality items that will last a long time. This was my first time shopping at Wayfair. Has anyone shopped with them before? Did you have a good experience?
So DS is getting these, because it matches his furniture. If I find that I like it, then I will order another set for myself. I already have my headboard and vanity picked out, but I have to wait until I move. You already know what color my decor is gonna be, right?...lol Blue of course 😊 What compliments blue better than white furniture.
I've been running errands all day. This is how my week is going. Errands every single day. I'll be glad when I can just take a day to stay home and get things done. Went to the DMV and they had to schedule an appointment for later in the day. Not good, because I needed to be home in time for DS. Then I told the Ex that there's another DMV not far from home that we can try. So we did and the place was jam packed. We would've waited more than an hour. So I said I'll just schedule an appointment online. Now I've got to squeeze the DMV into my already packed schedule. Oy vey.
Well, the day wasn't a total bust. I mean it started off great, so I'm not letting the DMV or anything else get me down. I'm just gonna give thanks for all my blessings.
Praying for favor and blessings for everyone else too. Enjoy the rest of the week peeps.
I like your story with the laptops. Me, I'm a desktop fan.ReplyDelete
Thank you Duta! I prefer desktops too.Delete
Love the shoes. I have to start trying to find clothing deals. I absolutely abhor clothes shopping in person so maybe online is the way to go. Seems like there are more deals shopping online as well. As always, your posts inspire me to try harder to save :).ReplyDelete
Thank you Theresa! That's so sweet of you to say. I love online shopping! Deals are more plentiful online & you can easily see when an item is OOS and/or compare prices of various retailers. Although Kohls clearance is much better in store. Even before the pandemic, I wouldn't try clothes on in store. I know my size, so I'd buy the items and try on at time. If it doesn't fit, I either return or sell the item. I usually sell it, since I buy my clothes at rock bottom prices, so I end up making a profit on whatever doesn't fit. Win win. I hope that online shopping works out well for you too :)Delete
After reading your post I decided to leave an item in a shopping cart online from the company O'Neill (I always buy their ski jackets). Noticed today there was an email with an extra 10% off offer. Not enough to make me jump but good to know.Delete
Good thinking Theresa! You can also google O'Neill coupons or coupon codes & some sites will show you the current available codes. I've seen one for 15% off O'Neill & free shipping. I never knew that they sold ski jackets. I've only been aware of their swim line. You learn something new every day.Delete
If you really want the deep discounts (rock bottom prices), shop opposite seasons. That's what I do. Right now, I'll look for deep discounts on summer clothes, shoes, accessories. Then I'll add it to my spare closet for when summer arrives. Clothing retailers are constantly marking down 'old' inventory, so they have floor space for the new/upcoming season's styles. Something my dad taught me years ago, because my parents worked in the industry. HTH
I had heard that before but honestly I was always too cheap to spend money on winter coats in summer. As a result I was the mom shopping on the first snowfall of the year, paying beacoup dollars in the process, lol.Delete
Trust me, I am finally seeing the light when it comes to saving.
We are never too old to learn. When I was a teen, my dad used to try to make me understand that I was overpaying for all the designer stuff. Their company manufactured for the high end retailers, so he knew what he was talking about. However, it took me several years to finally realise that I was wasting my money by not taking advantage of the good sales. I know better now :)Delete
I can understand why you are so excited. Good deal. Or, did I say that already.ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda! No you haven't said it yet :)Delete
Good for you getting the price adjustment. Never apologize for buying shoes my dear, because.... well just because.ReplyDelete
Aaaah, this is why I love you Kim! You know that a girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do when it comes to shopping ;)Delete
I love reading about your deals. I'm not a stacker like you on drugstores but will do all I can to get the best deals on clothing & such. And yes! Those Eddie Brauer coupons. I have one too and I guess we can always use socks & tee-shirts. **PS Praying for you these days.**ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Kay. Prayers are always appreciated :) We all have different ways in which to help our families save. The important thing is that we are saving. I'm hoping that Eddie Bauer will do a free shipping day, so we can use those coupons. I'll let you know if there is one. I never pay for shipping at select stores. That defeats the purpose of our coupons.Delete