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A productive (hefty) spend at Kohls

November 11th, 2013 at 01:28 pm

Despite frugal living and choices, this family of mine always seems to have someone in need of some item, and I can usually deal with it without breaking the bank. Sometimes though, everyone needs things at the same time and it gets scary and ugly.

My girls both grew taller and were in desperate need of cold weather wear. We are also going to a wedding on Saturday and most people lacked at least some item. (I took care of the boys at Old Navy with black dress pants and I found a white dress shirt here and there at Goodwill).

Anyhow, my mom had a 30% off coupon and I used her credit card (I don't have one of my own and you need to use the store card for the discounts). Here is what I bought (pre 30%):

Pair gym shoes DH $50
Columbia winter coat son: $40
Dress for myself for wedding/Christmas: $48
2 dresses for daughters for ": $66
Pair of jeans daughter; $25
Christmas gifts (2 scarves for mom and MIL): $28
Neck ties for boys for wedding/Christmas: $24
7 other shirts/sweaters for girls for remainder

I spent $300 and got $60 Kohls dollars back. According to my receipt I saved $350.
I feel satisfied with the haul and at least my girls are clothed adequately until Spring. Smile

My payment plan with my mom is $100/month over the next three months. Ordinarily I would have just paid it off, but given Christmas and other expenses, it is easier this way with breathing room for me.

I can return a dress that I previously purchased for only $20, but it is dressier and I may consider keeping it.

I was surprised how many shoppers were out on a Sunday night, and I imagine it will only get worse closer to Christmas.

9 Responses to “A productive (hefty) spend at Kohls”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I went to Kohl's yesterday too...it was packed! I couldn't believe how many people were out!

  2. momcents Says:


    Maybe they're giving out more 30% off coupons to entice shoppers. I know that I fell for it, and am sitting here wondering what to do with my $60 Kohl's dollars for next week. I probably fell for their sales ploy!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I expect I will be at Kohls this week. I have those $10 gift cards they give out. Nice plan for getting your family what they need!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I went to Kohl's yesterday, too! I'll post about it.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm not sure my own Kohl's shopping trip was any great bargain. I wound up buying 2 vests and a mock turtleneck shell for $74; that was after a 15% discount. I got a $10 cash coupon I will use next week, but even $64 seems a bit much for what i bought.

    I think the so-called savings printed on your receipt is entirely bogus, as they could inflate the retail value of the clothes they sell to anything they want.

  6. momcents Says:


    @ PatientSaver, Oh, I am totally aware that the inflated value of what I saved was a crock of bologna. I would never have paid $300 + $350 for what I purchased. Ever. In. A. Gazillion. Bajillion. Years. Smile

  7. rob62521 Says:

    I do believe Kohls does offer some great deals if you can catch stuff on sale and have a % off coupon. Even better when you can do that and have Kohls cash.

  8. My English Castle Says:

    I wonder if I've ever bought anything at Kohl's that wasn't on sale? They're very good about returns too. But I feel so left out, no Kohl's trip for me!

  9. SicilyYoder Says:

    I very seldom shop at Kohl's since I don't service the watches for Timex anymore. even with sales, it seems that their prices are inflated.My daughters love Kohl's, d the youngest just got a credit card there.

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