Have you been to Sears lately? I believe the last time I shopped at Sears was over a year ago when I had a high-value coupon show up in my Sears alerts (yes, I’m still subscribed to alerts!) The only Sears store left in our area is the one at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee, and we just don’t go to the mall too much anymore.
However, my husband was headed to the Dundee GameStop to pick up some clearance action figures for our sons (they have a chain-wide clearance going on too right now if you’re into that sort of thing – $39 figures are as low as $5!) and that GameStop location is right near Sears. I rode along, because I had received this potentially good coupon in my phone over the weekend:
A $15-off-$25 is a nice, high-value coupon to go exploring with, isn’t it? I’ve used coupons like these with great success at Sears before, because even if there isn’t anything specific that we need, I will always look for deals on towels, washcloths, or underwear. (Hey, who can’t use those?)
I spotted these 3-packs of underwear for $9.99 each. I picked up two and started my count toward the $25.00 mark. $19.98 in: $5.02 to go.
Another rack advertised 5-packs of women’s bikini underwear on clearance for $5! I added one package to my other undies, bringing me to the $24.98 mark. What on earth could I find for two cents (!) to get over the $25 mark?
My husband is as deal-minded as I am, and he was determined to find one low-priced item to finish this deal! We headed to the hardware department in search of something small. He had the idea to look for a small screwdriver. I spotted a bin of clearance Craftsman sockets and rummaged around for a possible deal.
Then, my husband returned, triumphant, with this item:
Oh yeah — a Schwinn bicycle tire repair kit on clearance for .15! This would bring my total to $25.13. After coupon, I’d pay $10.13 for 12 pairs of undies… as well as the ability to repair future bike inner tube issues.
However, the deal didn’t go quite the way we’d planned. At the register, my $9.99 lace 3-packs of underwear rang up at $5.00 too! So, my well-planned transaction was actually at $15.15 instead of $25.13. Whoops.
I told the cashier that I had a $15-off-$25 to use, and I ran back to the women’s department, grabbing another 3-pack of lace underwear and another 5-pack of bikinis. We put the .15 bike tire repair kit back on the wall, ready for another deal-finder to discover.
Now, my total was exactly $25.00! After the $15-off-$25 coupon, I was down to $10 and tax for an incredible 19 pairs of underwear – about .53 per pair!
Admittedly, these are some pretty great prices on women’s underwear, even without the coupon. There are many, many styles, often in 3 to 5-panty packs on clearance for $5.00 online too.
If you’re not signed up for Sears text or email coupon alerts, you can sign up at this link. Who knows what they might send out next?