If you’ve taken my Super-Couponing 2 class, you know that there are clothing sales cycles specific to certain times of the year. Many sales repeat each year, and for the past three years, right around Labor Day, Macy’s has had an extra percentage-off clearance items plus a $10-off-$25 coupon that can be used with clearance items. This year’s no exception — the coupon ran in today and yesterday’s Tribune, and you can also print it from Macy’s site. Despite being a “One Day Sale,” it’s good for two days: today, 9/10 through 1pm, and tomorrow, 9/11 from 9am-1pm.
I am one of those people who was irritated when Macy’s took over Marshall Fields and vowed not to shop there again. I’ve since broken my vow… once a year, ONLY during this sale. :) A $10-off-$25 that’s good on clearance items is too good to pass up. And each year, when this coupon appears, I make a Macy’s run for kids’ clothes.
It’s a nice sale each year, because a lot of summer kids’ clothing is reduced to $4.99. Today, Macy’s had signs up for an additional 30% off clearance, which took the $4.99 racks of clothes down to $3.49. I bought six pairs of shorts and two shirts for my boys ($27.92) and use the $10-off-$25 coupon, paying $17.92 for all eight — that’s $2.24 each. Nice!
If you go, note that this year’s coupon is better than last year’s — last year’s coupon had a lot of restrictions and could not be used on clothes tagged “Every Day Value,” which a lot of their house-branded children’s clothing is. This year’s coupon does NOT have that restriction, so it’s a lot easier to use. And, when the coupon was scanned, it took $2 off the first five items on the receipt, so my receipt shows 5 items at $1.49 and the other three at $3.49.