Oh my friends – I have to share a little something that my mom did recently. If you are on mom’s Facebook, you probably already saw this. But shaking my head, it was an awesome shopping deal. And dad is right about mom. I do believe that woman can make Abraham Lincoln squeal when it comes to working with coupons. Keep reading to see what you think and you tell me.
Now mom shops at our local Kohl’s store, especially when they give you Kohl’s cash for the things you buy. If you don’t know about Kohl’s cash, it’s awesome. On certain promotional dates, you can receive $10.00 in Kohl’s cash for every $50.00 you spend. Some people don’t like them while others like my mom can’t get enough of them. At the end of April, mom had earned some Kohl’s cash. She had bought several things that we needed for the Hotel Thompson – namely a certain coffee machine that does everything but sweet talk you when you use it.
Now, the big craze on television these days are the copper pans. Mom has several of them here but there was a big one called the Copper Chef 5 had mom’s heart pitter pattering. It was the big square pan with deep sides. You can bake in it, fry, broil, saute, steam or braise food in this pan. It comes with a recipe book, a fry basket, steam rack and lid. On line with the copper company, you can get it for $60.00; of course Kohl’s had it for $80.00 – really? Just shows you how they inflate prices, right?
Then of course, there is the Copper Crisper. Mom I think you need an intervention with all of these copper pans – snorts with piggy laughter. This one, you can cook french fries and other items by putting them in a box in the oven. Air circulates around the items and crisps everything up. Kind of like fried foods but without all of the oil/grease. And you know that’s important here in the south where we fry everything. Now this pan costs $20.00 on line but has an $8.00 delivery fee; of course Kohl’s had it for $30.00 – again you see how they inflate prices.
Now mom was stalking these two items at Kohl’s just waiting for the time period where she could cash in her Kohl’s cash. Stalking is the right word. Dad thought he was going to have to call in for additional help with mom. You just don’t know my mom when she gets her mind on something. Daddy says she’s very tenacious. I’m not sure what that means but dad is serious when he says it. So here came the date that mom was looking forward too for a couple of weeks. Her and dad went into Kohl’s and mom went immediately to kitchen items getting the two boxes above. Daddy just shook his head and laughed. He knows mom way too well. They then proceeded to the front line to check out.
The big pan was on sale for $59.99 and the crisper was on sale for $19.99 – about the prices they *should* be. The cashier thought that was awesome but nope mom wasn’t done yet. She then gave the cashier a 20% off coupon. She then gave the cashier a coupon she had for $10.00 off the purchase of $50.00.
Then mom has a Kohl’s card and belongs to the Rewards program. For every $100.00 you spend, they give you back $15.00. Well of course mom had one of those too – thank you expensive coffee machine. So mom then used this rewards.
Then here came the topper. Mom had $50.00 in Kohl’s cash! These were also applied. So what was the bottom line you ask? I’m attaching the receipt so you can also see with your own eyes. Daddy was so proud.
Copper Crisper – $1.87
Copper Chef 5 – $5.59
Bottom line spent $7.46 to what would have been $80.00!