My daughter, Zowie, is in her second year of college at The University of Maine. She is an Anthropology major, and works on campus. She is also in a service sorority, and is a huge hockey fan. Zowie lives on campus.
I rent a room in a house near her, and just a short walk up the road from me is The College Store. This is not the university store, but is a separate entity. The owners of said store (and others) are having financial difficulties, and have decided to close the store nearest us. I was in the store two days ago and noticed their clothing and other university logo items are 75% off.
I picked up a couple things, paying then heading home. Before I left the parking lot I ended up calling Zowie. Indeed… I woke her from a nap. It was worth it, however. I went back into the store, with her on the phone, and described items to her that were for sale. She chose what she thought she might like, and I purchased them for her.
I walked to her dorm, and completely enjoyed the excitement that she exhibited of her new clothing and other items. I convinced Zowie and her friend Mandi (surprisingly easy!) to shop with me, so we went back yesterday afternoon. They brought a friend. I purchased Zowie more clothing, as well as a few other items. I am impressed with how much I saved over regular prices.
So, Zowie is happy and has new things. I am happy as well :-)
Here are the deal we found:
Shopping Trip 1: Part 1
$1.25 Maine Hockey Sticker Decal: Reg. $4.95 Saved $3.70
$3.25 2-pack University of Maine Ornaments; Reg. $12.95 Saved $9.70
$4.50 Total Paid/ Total Saved $13.40
Shopping Trip 1: Part 2
$5.00 University of Maine Stein: Reg. $19.95 Saved $14.95
$7.00 Navy university sweat pants: Reg. $27.95 Saved $20.95
$8.75 Navy university hoodie: Reg. $34.95 Saved $26.20
$3.25 Light blue v-neck university tee shirt: Reg. $12.99 Saved $9.74
$5.00 Embroidered university shorts: Reg. $19.99 Saved $14.99
$29.00 Total Paid /Total Saved $86.83
Shopping Trip 2
$1.25 UMO bottle opener: Reg. $4.95 Saved $3.70
$4.75 UMO Hockey Pennant: Reg. $18.95 Saved $14.20
$10.75 Grey university zippered hoodie: Reg. $42.95 Saved $32.20
$2.00 UMO Hockey puck: Reg. $7.95 Saved $5.95
$4.50 University tee shirt: Reg. $18.00 Saved $13.50
$3.75 University tank top: Reg. $14.95 Saved $11.20
$2.50 Promo university tee shirt: Reg. $9.95 Saved $7.45
$7.50 Juniors burnout tee; Reg. $29.95 Saved $22.45
$5.00 Rogue v-neck: Reg. $19.95 Saved $14.95
$7.00 Grey university sweat pants: Reg. $27.95 Saved $20.95
$49.00 Total Paid/ Total Saved $146.55
So I paid a total of $82.50 for Zowie’s Items, that would have cost me $329.28, saving $246.78.
Plus… I purchased 5 books, all large hard cover, for $1.00 each for myself, saving even more money.
Not too bad, if I do say so myself.
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