Thursday, September 22, 2011
Princess Penelope will be heading off to college next year. We are bothe very excited but also a bit concerned about the costs we'll incur and are looking to cut those costs wherever we can. With that in mind, Princess Penelope looked over the stuff that Target had as its dorm stuff a few weeks ago. She took pictures of what she wanted and texted them to me. Now that it is time for that stuff to be marked down, I went looking on my lunch hour on Friday. When I got there our local Target didn't have any of the stuff she really wanted. Hmmmm. Darn.
So, when we were out of town this weekend for my Grandmother's 90th birthday party, we stopped at the Target in Gulf Shores and found exactly what she wanted -- -with each item marked down 30-50% off. I was hoping for it all to be 50%, but that wasn't quite the case. Sigh. However, since they were down to just one of just about everything on her list AND we knew that our local one didn't have what she wanted, I bit the bullet and we got it all. Sheets, Comforter, Shams, a picture frame and Throw Pillows. All in all though, I was happy, I spent $80 including tax, but the "normal" retail would have been $145 before tax. AND I put it on my Target Red Card (which is debit NOT credit!).
While this is not necessarily the MOST frugal option, it definitely a better option than picking it all up for full price next August! And I figure if I start picking up some of the items she'll need when she goes to school between now and then, it won't hit me quite so hard in the budget when I'm writing that tuition check too!