The Trials of a Busy Mom

Bargains, anyone?

I know you want to hear about my latest bargain, don’t you? Well, if you don’t and the thought of hearing another of my bargain shopping stories puts you to sleep (it’s ok, Ryan, we both know I’m talking about you), just click somewhere else right now.

I had two hours of mad errand running while John was at his playgroup, and I went to Orem to go get my car cleaned at Supersonic (hooray! Now I can stand to drive it again!), then to Costco to exchange a shirt and get some more petunias. I had a coupon for Bath and Body Works and one for the Children’s place, which are close to each other in the mall, so I made a dash for it. After picking up a few nice smellies at Bath and Body Works, I dashed to the Children’s place, looking for pants for John. Hooray! I found a pair of navy church pants on the clearance rack for $4.99. Even though my girls don’t need any clothes, I went to the girls’ side and just looked through the clearance racks. I pulled out this dress.
It was the only dress on the rack, and I said to the sales lady, “this isn’t really supposed to be here in the clearance, is it?” “Oh, yes, it’s a return,” she said. So that dress was $4.99. The price tag says $34.50 Score!. I hope it fits Natalie, but if it doesn’t, I’ll just save it for Jenna. I also got a darling sweater that could go over it (also $4.99), 3 little jean jackets that if the girls don’t LOVE them, I will save for birthday gifts for their friends. Oh, and some flip flops for Cole and Jenna. Then I had a 15% off coupon, so my order total was $31 or something like that. Give me a Woo-Hoo!

The sales lady handed me back the coupon, too, just in case I want to do any more shopping. No, thanks. I’m in a hurry to get out of here before I see any more cute things on clearance that I just have to buy. I handed the coupon to the lady behind me in line, so she can also get 15% off (good Karma, you know), but she didn’t really have an arm load or anything, just a few packages of socks. But she said thanks.

I’ve also been sewing (shock, I know!) and I’ll let you know how that turns out soon. Hopefully I’ll be finished tomorrow and can post a picture or two.

So, Ryan, it’s ok for you to tune back in now, if you haven’t left the room completely. I’m done talking about bargains.


  1. An Ordinary Mom

    Good bargains make my day and it sounds like you beyond scored! And I love Costco. I don’t know I would do without it.

  2. Janice from Book Club

    A little girl in my ward has that dress and it is absolutely darling. I am jeolous!

  3. Missie

    Score! I love bargains. You go, Coupon Mama!

  4. Overwhelmed With Joy!

    What a cute dress! And congrats on scoring such great bargins!

    I’ve scored some good deals at Old Navy and Children’s place during off season sales. I just try to estimate how big my son will be and buy for the next year. Last spring, I got two beautiful ribbed wool sweaters (18-24 month) for about $3 each and they were normally closer to $30 at regular price. Lucky for me, they fit Snuggle Bug just right for that fall and winter weather! 🙂

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