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I'm not cheap, but I am on sale this week.

Men's Warehouse is having their annual Winter Sale. Since this is where I buy my shoes for work, I tend to wait until their sales to purchase anything. My shoes cost $100 BUT last me six months. Now some of you are going into heart palpitations, but I am fairly rough on shoes. Prior to these particular shoes, I was going through $30 pairs every month or so. So for me, these shoes are a great deal.

Anyway, as part of the sale, there is always a 10% off coupon, and I usually pay the $90+tax. The sale is now in the last week, and I had forgotten to get to the store. Well, in ye ol' email today, I got another coupon for $25 off. Hey, that's better than 10%! So I went to the store and got me some shoes. The clerk ringing me up was taking a long time, and she finally said that she was looking up my 10% off coupon as well. SWEET! So $100 - 10% = $90. $90 - $25 = $65. And because I was using their credit card, I get an additional 5% off, so $65 - 5% = $62.75. It's unfortunate that the last 5% has to be taken off at the end, but...

Oh, and the reason I have their card, besides the faboo 5% off? After you've spent a certain amount of money with them ($500? I can't recall...) they give you another coupon that can be used in conjunction with all these other discounts.

It's almost a shame that I only buy shoes there...

In completely other news, this article was originally headlined as "Guests gather for Hillary funeral". Given the US has a person commonly referred to as Hillary running for POTUS, I can see why they thought twice about that...


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Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
I don't know: I tend to prefer Payless Shoe Source and Mervyn's for my work shoes, Target for my everyday shoes. Men's Wearhouse is just a tad on the expensive side for me.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Mervyn's was were I was buying the $30 shoes every month or so... My casual weekend shoes that I'm currently wearing were from Target.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
I need a new pair of casual shoes. I tend to focus on work shoes, and forget the casual.

A couple of years ago, we were going to Las Vegas and thought that the strip woule be nice and compact, like Reno's is. So, I wore the only pair of shoes I had at the time, a brand-new, never worn pair of leather shoes that weren't broken in.

By the end of the first day, I had enoromous blisters, and was ALMOST ready to buy a $100 pair of shoes right there on the Strip to get out of my pain, but settled for a $10 pair of slippers from Walgreens (also on the Strip) instead.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
I, also, tend to be rough on shoes. I tried buying expensive shoes, but found that spending twice as much for shoes that last only 15% longer just doesn't add up.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
For me, this works. $90 every six months for MWH shoes is $15 a month. $30 every 1.5 months for Mervyn's shoes is $20-a month.

Men's Wearhouse FTW.
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