Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bargain hunter

You have probably realised by now that I am a bit of a shopaholic. I have to confess it is not just books, but clothes and makeup as well. Anything to make me feel better about myself, I guess, not to mention all the stuff that modern kids seem to need.

Since we are not rich and my shopping has to be achieved on a tight budget, I am always on the look out for bargains. I love looking around charity shops, I scour eBay, I fight my way through Primark on a Saturday afternoon and I can't resist a sale.

On Saturday I hit the jackpot. I was in Bhs buying some T shirts for son 1 (sale price, of course) and as I was making my way towards the rear exit, I noticed racks of ladies clothes on sale. So of course I had to look. I discovered about a year ago that Bhs petite range trousers are usually the perfect length for me. Sadly I'm not only vertically challenged but, after two children and too much chocolate, I am far from sylph-like. Finding jeans to fit nicely in all directions has been a nightmare...I am fractionally too tall or fat for the petite range in many shops but too short for standard length. Ho hum.

Anyway, I checked the racks quickly and found a nice pair of petite jeans, in my size, reduced from £25 to £20. Not really cheap, but I did like them. I didn't have time to try them on but knowing I could take them back if necessary, I took them to the till. I have a loyalty points card that would give me an extra 5% off so that would be £19 in total. Not too bad. The cashier scanned them. They came up as £7, less a further 70p deduction for a 10% off promotion on old stock. I still got a further 5% off the reduced total with my card so I got a pair of jeans for just under £6.

The best thing of all is that they are a really good fit!!


Anne Brooke said...

Result!! Well done, Cathy!


Anonymous said...

Wow, now that's what I call a bargain. Brilliant!

Sue xx

Cathy said...

It was such a good bargain that even Hubby didn't complain about me buying more clothes!

Anyway you can never have too many pairs of jeans, can you? I live in them as I work from home.

Anonymous said...

It was obviously meant to be.