Funny Money

shopbagsmzzAbout a week ago, we went shopping. I had a list of boring things we needed – like towels, underwear, and a medium sized frying pan.

There’s a “Kohl’s” department store near us. We shop there only occasionally, because I find that their regular prices are a bit on the high side. They DO have good sales though; especially on the things I wanted to buy. So Kohl’s it was . . .

I was pretty pleased with the good deals that I found and also with the grand total that appeared on the screen at the checkout register. But it’s what happened next that really delighted me!


As the clerk handed me my receipt, she announced that I had just earned $20.00 in “Kohl’s Cash”. Ever the skeptic, I raised an eyebrow at first. Surely I’d have to spend more money before I could use this “cash”? Or maybe sign up for their credit card? Or turn over my first-born??

The very cordial lady assured me that all I had to do was use it in the next 10 days for whatever I wanted, except a gift card. Wow!!! It was the “no purchase required” that really impressed me. Besides the great sale prices I had just received on my purchases, I actually had a gift of TWENTY dollars to spend any way I liked. Well, you just know that we went back to spend it, right?

Wanna see what we bought?

There’s a picture frame for our gallery wall of old family photos, two cute summer glasses with fish and bubbles on them, and some socks for Sir Beads-A-Lot. 🙂

I thought it would be fun to see how close to twenty we could get. Our grand total was $18.87 – close enough. And there was extra value here because the “free items” were also on sale so that “$20 cash coupon” actually bought $38.00 worth of items.

The treasure-hunt element is what made it especially fun – best time we’ve had shopping in years!

C’mon now, please tell us about your good deal. 😀



Funny Money — 5 Comments

  1. Wow Crystal! 20$ to spend as you wish…with no strings attached…how great was that! Those are just THE cutest summertime glasses, and I love the frame, and Sir Bieads-A-Lot got some really comfy looking socks too!
    I’ll have to tell my sister to go see what’s she racked up in cash over at Kohls. She’s in there all the time. I like it too, but I’m not as much of a shopper as Michele.

    As far as my own shopping deals, I haven’t seen any lately. I wish something would change at the grocery store though, the prices are just going through the roof!!!

    Paulette :o)

  2. I broke down and got a Kohls card a couple of years ago. When it was offered I told the check-out lady that I really didn’t want another bill. She suggested I get the card, put my purchases on it and then hand her the cash to apply to my account. That way she said I would get all my discounts and rewards and never have a balance due. It works great. I get coupons and high % discounts all the time in the mail. I only shop their sales and do very well. This weeks offer came for 30% off of all regular, sale, and clearance items. Not bad if you need something.

  3. How did I miss this post? Where the heck was I? I NEVER miss your posts .

    Kohl’s is my favorite department store. However, you can’t buy it there if it’s not on sale, because it will be next week! I love their “money” promos. However, ours usually are $10 for every $50 you spend. Still not a bad deal.

    Anyway, you got good loot!

  4. What a great deal! No Kohl’s here though…

    A while back my husband and I were in a neighbouring town and I managed to convince him to stop at a second hand store so I could browse at kids clothes. I found out that there was a sale on that day — 3 kids items for $1.00! I picked up a few pairs of pants and then at the last minute found a new looking GAP shirt for my daughter with a tag from a consignment store still on it that said $8.00. And yes — that shirt ended up costing me just .33 cents!

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