Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th...

...IS A LUCKY DAY FOR ME!!!

I wasted time at Target, the Dollar Store, and Party City waiting for Marshall's to open. I actually managed to get out of all three stores only spending $4...that's a miracle in and of itself!!

Got to Marshall's and found what I was looking for...inexpensive workout pants!! I purchased two pair for about $15 or so. (I refuse to spend big bucks on something I am only going to sweat in!!) As I was checking out, the lady at the register said that Off Broadway Shoes was giving away free gift cards for $5 just for walking in the door. Landon has just about outgrown ALL of his shoes so I figured I would take advantage of that promtion and get him a pair of sandals. I get inside the store and the lady at the door hands me my gift card and a free Nike T-shirt. I scan the store quickly looking for the kids section and don't see it...turns out they don't have a kids section. What to do now!?! I woman in a shoe store with a gift card!?! Ummmmm, do we even need to go there!!! I walk over to the tennis shoes because I need a good pair of everyday, white slip on tennys. Find a pair and try them on...$30, more than I like to spend, but still not too bad. I decide to go ahead and open my gift card and my jaw hit the floor...$200!!!!! Needless to say I walk around alot freer and with a skip in my step. I grabbed a pair of everyday brown leather sandals to go with my blue jeans, white open toed sandals for church and a pair of fancy flip flops since I am moving to FL this summer and head up to the counter.
$150...I NEVER would I have that on four pairs of shoes!!!

I felt like those ladies on those make over shows that say those exact same words...I am such a cheap-skate, and I say that with pride. So, not only do I have the remainder of my gift card, it turns out that you also get a 10% payback voucher with every purchase all the time. That came out to $13 and change; add that to my $50 and change I have already, I get ANOTHER fun shopping day. Amazingly enough, I find out that they are running this deal tomorrow and Sunday, too. The first 100 customers through the door get the gift card and T-shirt. Guess where I am dragging James first thing tomorrow morning!?!
One more thing: the manager came out to take my picture...not a clue as to what it's for, but that rarely happens right!?!

6 comments:

Gentzlers said...

How cool is that!

Kathy

Ashley Winkler said...

AWESOME!!! I'm excited for you. Hope you have as much luck the rest of the weekend.

Dean and Mary said...

Ok, what an amazing blessing. That's great!! And by the way... I can't wait to have you back in Florida. : )

The Nassars said...

wow, everyone got $200?? that's crazy! Congrats!

Council Family said...

Actually, the gift cards varied...I was told there were only 2 $200 winners over a three day time span.

I took James, Nan and our friend Rob their on Saturday and Nan was the big winner this time with $50!!

Grandma Strickland said...

Anna, Some people have all the luck! (Of course, I don't believe in luck at all.) God was sure looking out for you! You go girl! If we are available when you move back we can help unload. It always depends on what Paul is working. Can't wait to see you all!