I mentioned in a recent blog post, I had $50 in Banana Republic rewards that were set to expire on July 31st–just one day before my “6 month no shopping challenge” ends. I did not let them go to waste! And let me tell you. I even surprised myself at the amazing deals I got! I am really bursting with excitement for two reasons.
1. I knocked off a couple of coveted items from my wish list (that I will soon be posting).
2. I blew my own mind with the deals I got!!
Let me cut to the chase. I got nearly $400 in merchandise for….wait for it… wait for it…. ok, no more waiting… FREE!! Yes. I’ll repeat: nearly $400 in merchandise for FREE! Full disclosure here, it was really $388 in merchandise, but $400 sounds so much better…and what’s $12, right?!
Here’s how: Clearance items + coupon code + $90 Banana Republic rewards=$0 balance. (I still have $30 in unused rewards, mind you. But they don’t expire until later this year, so I’m going to exercise patience and use them post-challenge.)
Now, let me share what I bought.
I have been wanting some kind of animal print shoe for some time now. I was just perusing Piperlime.com, trying to see what might catch my eye…. And I saw them. Schutz Irma animal print, ankle-strap pumps. I am flipping. They retail for $200. They were marked down to $69.99 And I found a 25% coupon code online.
I’ve also wanted more statement jewelry. While I did some jewelry stocking before my challenge, I still didn’t have a nice, blingy piece. So, I saw this statement Egyptian collar by Sabine on clearance and had to have it! Retail $98. Marked down to $29.97. And the additional 25%.
And, why not throw in some tan gladiators for good measure. Only because I needed to use up my full $90 in rewards, so I was just searching items that would help me maximize my “dollar.” I also realized I don’t own any brown flat sandals, so all the more reason to add them to my shopping list. These Report gladiator sandals retail for $90. Marked down to $14.97!! and then the additional 25%.
And there’s good news for you!! A 30% discount is now available until July 9, 2:59 ET with discount code EXTRASALE. And if you’re making a purchase after that time, you can still save 20% by using the code SUMMER20, which is good until July 13th!
Also, I have to throw this in as a bonus: J.Crew has additional 40% sale online and in store with code SHOPMORE.
Hope you’re able to score some great deals as well! Happy bargain shopping!!