I had every intention of letting Black Friday slip by, ignoring the extreme stupidity that comes with the idiots that don’t really understand value:
That 60″ TV you’re gettign for $200? Yeah, it’s terrrrible quality. Enjoy, though.
But, I made a bit of a plunge. I took up some offers as Kohl’s. Now, I don’t want this to be a Kohl’s commercial, but I feel I smartly took advantage of some of their deals. Considering two of the items were things I’ve needed for a while now, I’m pretty happy with the money I spent.
7-Piece Bed Set – $50
This bed set isn’t the highest quality. That I am well aware of and frankly don’t care if you think its crap :) It gets the job done and is a serious upgrade over my old bedding situation. I minimally needed a new comforter and now I have a full set. The “retail” price was something like $150. However, the “sale” price was normally $80, so even there I’m saving $30. I’m cool with that.
Dress Shirt – $20
Nothing special here. I snagged a new white dress shirt in the size/fit/style I like. Usually a $45 shirt and I got it for $20. Even if the sale is usually around $35, still a nice deal.
Tie – $18
Ties are one of the few things that are not always on sale at Kohl’s. Especially the nicer ones. When I can snag a tie that would normally cost me $36 for just $18, I’m a happy camper. And seriously, this is a slick tie.
Bath Towels – $12
A couple bath towels rounded out the Black Friday trip.
If your mathematical prowess doesn’t fail you, that adds up to exactly $100 – a mark I was careful to hit on the dot because Kohl’s was offering $15 in “Kohl’s Cash” for ever $50 spent. Now, offers like this are made because many people fail to take advantage of them – here’s the key in my mind. I have the exact purchase I need to make in mind for this $30:
New Pair of Khaki’s – $37 – $30 = $7
This is the big steal – a pair of new Docker’s for just $7. Bam! On sale for $37 and with those two $15 discounts, I’ll be able to snag a much needed new pair of work pants for less than the pizza I ordered last weekend.
In total, I spent about $110 for a new bed set (not the best quality, but still), a slick tie, a new dress shirt, a couple bath towels, and a new pair of Docker’s. And I did it all without getting into a fight over an off-brand TV!
Anyone else brave the Black Friday stupidity?!