Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Coupons With Minimums Equal to Your Discount

I love when I come upon a great coupon.  I'm not an extreme couponer by any stretch of the imagination (See my rant on extreme couponing here).  I do keep an eye out in my email and in my mail for great store coupons that come my way.

I recently came upon a $15 off your first order at (an online resale boutique) coupon with no minimum to spend.  I paid just shipping costs for 2 pairs of shorts and a pair of pants for my 3 year old.  The pair of pants I ordered apparently had a very small stain (I couldn't even find it for a really long time) so they gave them to me for free!  Oh and gave me a credit on my account (I didn't actually spend any money on this order so I basically got a free credit).

I got an email from Thredup the other day for free shipping, one day only.  I bought 2 pairs of shorts for my youngest and didn't pay a cent (since I used the credit from the pants).  The shorts I ordered came in the mail the other day and again, one pair must have had a stain because they refunded it as well (I have yet to find the flaw, by the way...).  I now have $4 in credit sitting in my Thredup account.  This is a major bonus because I can either cash out (and make myself $3.99 on everything I've purchased from Thredup lately) or keep it in my account and wait for another free shipping day and get more free stuff.

I also got a JCP flyer the other day.  I was surprised to find in the inside cover a $10 off your purchase of $10 or more coupon/code.  I used it to buy my son 3 pairs of pj pants for next year and had them shipping to the store (i.e. I didn't have to pay for shipping).  I got 3 pairs of brand new pj pants for $2.12.  Not too shabby....

The moral of this story is check those flyers for retailers you get in the mail or your email, you never know what kind of deal you can work out with the coupon and clearance items....

*The above is not an actual working coupon, just a nice example of a coupon with a minimum that's equal to the discount :)

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