Sunday, March 20, 2011


Okay, corny joke but it seemed appropriate since we just celebrated St. Paddy's day =)

Kevin and I have been looking for new patio chair cushions. I have one question: when did these things get so expensive?? Holy smokes, we've been blown away by the cost of them. Each of them. Then, times six cushions ... it seems like a small fortune.

I was walking through Penney's last week and found some cushions I really liked. I was talking to the clerk about them and they were on sale for 40% off. Good deal, right? Well, that's what I thought, too. I asked him to put six of them away and told him that I'd be back in the evening with my hubs and we'd decide if we would take them or not. I Kevin and I returned that night, and Kevin did like them, so we went to the register to pay for them. The clerk (a different clerk) rang them up and the total came to almost $200.00! WHAT? I said to the clerk that I thought that was a mistake - the cushions were on sale for $23.99. He said that price was for a different cushion - these were originally $59.99 and that they were on sale, but the sale price was $36.00. Hmmm ... Clearly the other clerk and I were looking at the wrong cushions =( We decided not to buy them. Since then, we've looked at Walmart, Target, Big Lots, Kohl's, Home Depot, and tons of places online. We've not found them for very much less, and nothing that we liked as well as the cushions from Penney's.

Friday morning I got an email from Penney's about their weekend sale. They showed the cushions we'd looked at, so I clicked the picture to see if they were a different price. THEY WERE! The $59.99 cushions we wanted in the store were now priced at $29.99! (click the link and view the color "Warm Stripe 2") I googled and found a 20% off coupon code and we snagged the cushions for an even better price! They will be here in two weeks - just in time for Spring Break. YAHOO!! Whadya think ... pretty, right?

1 comment:

DW said...

I'd say you got a good deal! Patience paid off!