Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Year, New Bargains

My goodness, I have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger lately (Please if you happen to have one arm and hang paper, don't send me negative comments--it's just a saying denoting a very busy person).

Yesterday after work I had one hour until my nail appointment, so I dashed off to JC Penney to return a pair of slippers that I bought for DH. You might think that after nearly 20 years of marriage, I would know his shoe size.

You would be wrong.

I was off by a full size.

Anyway, while walking to the aisle to find the proper size pair of slippers, I was distracted by a handbag display with a big 70% off sign.

Oh, my, should I slip an aspirin under my tongue because of the heart palpitations?

Handbags are now where shoes used to be in my hierarchy of life's accessories. In other words, I am pretty fond of handbags. At the moment I like black handbags because since I gave up dresses and skirts for my working attire I wear black pants almost every day.

Look at his bag...

It's larger than my usual, but I love the design.

Look at the price............ was $45, now $19.99.............AND I get another 40% off that price!!

I guess all the red tag items were an additional 40% off. I didn't have much time to look because I had to hurry to the checkout so I could get to the library to return all those books I got during the week of Christmas.

Nonetheless, I did manage to grab a few items: another black handbag and some purple polka-dot lounging jammies.

I got it all for just $37.oo AND the best part..........I had a $35.00 gift certificate! Where's that aspirin?

It was a good day.

Now I am going to sit down and see what Martha has to offer for February. Cute cover, don't you think?


  1. Wow!! You got great bargains! I too, love black purses. My mom and I were in Penneys before Christmas and were surprised how it has changed to look more like Macy's. : )
    I got that Martha issue today too.
    Thanks for always leaving me comments. I find it hard to know what to talk about sometimes as life is hard for us with our parents being ill, etc.

  2. Glad you made it back to blogger land. I thought maybe you went back to the Casino! I called my bargain shopper DIL tonight, Penneys now has, if you use your credit card in the next 3 days you get an additional 15% off, even on sale items marked down by 70%. I might have to go look for some bargains.!

  3. Now that IS a good day!!! Love the bag!

  4. Wow, Zoey, you scored big time! I'd be having heart palpitations too. As for the size thing, I never buy my husband the size he really wears. He'd be insulted if I thought he was an x-l. He'd rather return them for the correct size and save his ego. Poor baby!

  5. You are the girl I should go shopping with get the good bargains!! But maybe it's because I detest shopping so I'm never where the good bargains are!! Love the purses and the polka dotted loungers!

  6. My daughter gave me a subscription to Martha Stewart Living, Zoey... the February issue has arrived and I thought the cover was cute, too.
    Looks like your 2009 bargain hunting is going well!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose


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