Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Deal of the Century

If you're wondering where we've been, it has to do in large part with the complete rearrangement of our house at the moment. We made significant progress this weekend, and I can start to see a tiny twinkle at the end of that long tunnel. I'll definitely be posting before-and-afters when it's all done, but for now, I had to let you know about a little deal I got this weekend.

If you know me outside of the internets, you know that I love a good deal. (If I've never told you the one about the Pottery Barn changing table I got for 90% off, let me know) So in the process of all of this room exchanging, Brian and I decided that we desperately needed a new bed (daily back pain = nuisance). After much debate and arm twisting (mine), we decided to upgrade to a king size. This meant purchasing all new bedding. And in the middle of this other mess, I was not about to repaint our room, so we'd just have to find new bedding to match. And I don't want to spend a fortune. And did I mention that I have to like the looks of it? So this started a big search. At every store I'd find the same thing, everything was either: not the right color, not the right size, or cost too much. I even purchased and returned 2 possibilities. I had pretty much resigned myself to thinking that I would settle on a boring old beige quilt I had found, and paid too much for.

So then Brian had Monday off, and we took Katy to the local mall to the kid's play area to play. It was an absolute zoo, so I was peeking in and out of department stores to see if maybe, just maybe I would find something. But even on clearance, most of the comforters were $150 or more. Alas, I decided to try one more place: Macy's. Nothing even seemed to be on sale, and the prices were ridiculous. But I saw this one in the middle of the floor. Right color. Right style. Right size. Even included the comforter, 4 shams, sheet set, bed skirt, and 2 decorative pillows. But I flipped it over to look at the price tag: $350. I rolled my eyes and put it down. There was no sale sign in sight, and even if it were 75% off, it would still be too much. But as I was walking away, the sales lady saw me put it down and asked, "Are you interested in that set?" Reluctantly, I said, "Well...I was just curious about the price..." to which she said, "Well, if you're interested, I don't know why, but I think it's $19.99." Huh? So we hustled over to the register and lo and behold, for some odd reason the thing was stinking $19.99!!! Can you believe that? 20 bucks!! I was so giddy with excitement, Brian was laughing at me all the way home. He said, "Finding good deals makes you so happy." Sad, but true.

So I hesitate to put a picture up because I'm afraid you all will think, "yeah, no wonder it was $20." But I'm so excited I'm going to post it anyway! It looks a little wrinkly in this picture, but here we go:

In case you are as interested in good deals as I am, here's a sight I've been reading lately. It's a frugal woman's dream.


Weed said...

Oh... my... GOSH! That is an AMAZING deal! I like it alot, too!

Kelsey said...

Wow, that is amazing. I actually got a little giddy just reading about it. We just bought a new bedding set for Harper, for our great room switch, and it was 1/2 off which also felt like a pretty good deal, but, um, not nearly as good as yours!

Jen said...

What a great deal! I love the color's very calming, something you'll need with two kids! =)

Physibeth said...

That is awesome! My mom works at Macy's and you would actually be surprised how common stuff like that is. I have learned to always have someone do a price check if I really want something.


Pam said...

I would NEVER have gone to Macys looking for a deal but I will from now on. Looks great!