It’s been a while since we went to Sears. However, their Shop Your Way surprise points can sometimes entice me to head back to the store. I’ve written before about how much I love JC Penney’s $10 off $10 coupons that come in the mail — that’s about my “incentive point” that motivates me to get in the car and head to the store.
So, when this showed up in my inbox…
I thought, “Maybe we’ll head over to Sears.” We still needed gym shoes for our kids for back-to-school, and I’ve seen $10 sneakers for the past couple weeks in Sears‘ ads in the paper. Armed with my $9 in surprise points, we headed to the mall in search of bargain-priced shoes.
Sure enough, Sears has several styles of both boys’ and girls’ shoes on sale around the $10 mark! My youngest son liked this blue pair of Athletech shoes. While they were already on sale for a great price, they actually rang up for $7.00! (More on that in a moment.)
We bought Athletech shoes for the kids a few years ago during a crazy Black Friday sale, and they held up as well as any other brand. (My kids’ biggest problem right now is outgrowing shoes before they’re worn out.)
We also saw several styles of Everlast boys’ sneakers on sale for $10! That’s also a great price, and my oldest son picked some out for school.
I stepped over to the girls’ shoes to see if they were also on sale, and they are — here’s a style of Everlast girls’ sneakers on sale for $9.99.
While we were browsing for school shoes, one of my sons also liked these Marc Ecko slip-on sandals. With the fall season approaching, we noticed Sears had a lot of sandals on sale, and these were just $5.99, so we picked them up too.
Here are the pairs of Everlast shoes that my oldest son picked out. While both have higher prices on the box, both pairs had in-store signage noting they were on sale for $10.00 per pair.
My youngest son’s finds! There were really a lot of shoe sales at Sears going on, and I had also spotted a pair of sandals that caught my eye too…
These Bongo women’s sport sandals were regularly $24.99, but they were on sale for $7.99. They have a memory foam sole and felt so comfortable when I tried them on, so I decided to pick them up too.
When we went to ring these up, the Sears cashier let me know that I had a $10-off-$35 Surprise Points offer on my account as well. I decided to use that on this shoe purchase, because you can only use one points offer per purchase. This meant that I still had a $9-off-$9 to use on a future purchase.
So, our $40.98 worth of shoes dropped to $30.98! Five pairs of sneakers and sandals works out to about $6.19 per pair — a steal.
After ringing the shoes up, I started looking for something else I could use my $9-off-$9 on, as it was also expiring in a few days. Why not use it while I was still in the store? I spotted some denim shorts on sale for $9.99:
Here’s something that I found interesting too: Some items at Sears now have “Member Only” pricing for Shop Your Way rewards members. These shorts were $11.99, but if you’re a Shop Your Way member, they’re $9.99. I figured a .99 pair of shorts would be a steal after my $9 worth of points.
However, when the shorts rang up, I got yet another surprise — they were actually on sale for $6.99, and then the Shop Your Way member discount took off another $2.00! Now I was down to $4.99, and I had to grab a few more things to use up my points.
Clearance beach towels for $1.97? Why not? Two towels brought me up to $8.93. So close to $9!
Then, my husband called over from the “lane of temptation” near the cash register, where he was waiting. “They have thong underwear for one dollar!” Really?!
Indeed, they do. I opened one up to check it out, and thought — why not. It’s a dollar! So, I paid .93 and tax for a pair of shorts, beach towels, and ridiculously cheap underwear.
And, of course, upon checkout, I was greeted with a plethora of more coupons… including a general $6-off-$6 in more surprise points! I guess I will have to go back to Sears again soon and use that up. (That coupon has a start date a few days from now, so I wasn’t able to continue my shopping spree and use it in this trip.)
If you’re looking for some bargain-priced shoes for kids for back to school, I would recommend checking out Sears. They do have some of these kids’ shoe deals online, but after coming home and comparing online prices, we found that the prices in store were even better than advertised.