Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Letting the Deal Go

Over the weekend, there was a coupon code available for JC Penney for $10 off a $25 order, with free shipping to store on many items.  The code expired yesterday, and I was determined to find a way to use this code to get some start on my Christmas shopping.  Trouble was, I didn't know what to use it for.  Really, there wasn't anything that I was planning to buy right now.

I'm still waiting to get Christmas idea lists from some family members, and I already have plans for my girls' "big" present, which I am ordering from Amazon.  The kids really have all the clothes they need right now, as do I.  And my husband was too preoccupied at the moment to give me specifics on clothes he would like.

Sure, I was able to find a few items that we could use - some snow mittens for the girls, some leggings and tights for myself.  However, everything I added to my cart was either out of stock or did not ship to the store. I was frustrated.

It was at 11:00pm last night, and I was sitting at the computer trying to finagle a way to use this deal.  Stocking up on birthday presents?  Buying myself a new pair of boots?  That's when it finally became clear.

It was time to let the deal go.  It was a good deal, if I had a use for it.  It would have saved me $10.  But not using the deal . . . that was completely free.

And I was free to go to bed.

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