Sale Math

I’ve previously posted on the (increasing) practice of retailers heralding something as “sale-priced” when in fact it’s marked down from $20 to $19.49 (at the grocery store, make that $2.89 instead of $2.99).  See, “Micro-Coupons and Micro-Sales.”

So, I feel obliged to note (brag about) the terrific savings I scored at JC Penney’s most recent sale, concluded yesterday.

The style of turtleneck I like was already marked down from $25 to $10.

Then, I used a $10 coupon available on minimum purchases of $25.

Total cost for the three turtlenecks I bought:  3 x $10 = $30, minus $10 = $6.67 apiece.

I doubt even my Dad could do any better than that (and unlike when my Dad buys stuff on sale, the turtlenecks were actually my size!). 

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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