Wednesday, May 21, 2008

$3.50 well spent

I am generally not an advocate of "paying" for discounts but I was alerted to the fact that the June issue of Parents Magazine contained a coupon for 20% off a Gymboree purchase. Since the items in your shopping cart on the website don't ever go away unless they run out of the specified size, I use the website as more or less a "wishlist" of sorts of the outfits that I would like to get for Kyra but would rather not pay full Gymboree prices.

This weekend, Gymboree is having a 20% off sale merchandise which makes for some good deals but even better if you have the aforementioned coupon for an additional 20% off. So today when Kyra and I were out, we stopped at the local bookstore and they had an issue of Parents which I of course picked up (after checking that it did indeed contain the coupon). I ended up getting quite a few things for Kyra plus several pairs of shorts for Ian since he has long since outgrown those from last summer. AND as an even bigger bonus, it's time to earn Gymbucks again so that coupon has really helped me out. I'm laughing at myself for spending money to save money, but in this case, I really did save a LOT!

1 comment:

scrapper al said...

Since you'd only have to spend $20 to be ahead, I'd say that it was $3.50 well spent. I can't imagine shopping at Gymboree and spending less than $20. That was shopping smart!