Sunday, December 19, 2010

I witnessed a Christmas miracle today

What happened to me today can only be explained as me being a part of a Christmas miracle - no other logical explanation is possible. I live in a land where the only NFL merchandise to be found for hundreds of miles is either the Washington Redskins or Baltimore Ravens. Today I found Minnesota Vikings sleep pants for Jacob in a retail store. You have no idea (unless you live in the DC/Maryland/VA area) how unusual of a find this is. Minnesota Vikings sleep pants just don't show up at a JC Penney's in Maryland out of the blue. Unless of course, it's a Christmas Miracle.

I had a coupon to take $10 off a $10 purchase at JC Penneys so today I used it. In the boy's section they had sleepwear for 50% off, and on the bottom rack, hidden behind sets of PJ's were the boys Minnesota Vikings sleep pants priced at an even $20.00. I thought I was hallucinating. Having it priced at $20.00 is another anomaly - since they price a lot of things at $19.99. So since it was $20 and not $19.99, at half priced it was $10.00 which meant I could use my $10 coupon on them. If they had been $19.99 reduced to $9.99, then the coupon wouldn't have worked.



Total spent? 0.00. Since I didn't go to any yardsales yesterday, getting something free today made up for it. And probably no yardsales next Saturday either. But you never know. haha

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love yet another freebie....Susan C.

Annette said...

LOVE IT! Truly a gift from Above! :)

ZDub said...

I love when you do this, seriously. I tell people about it. I have a friend that throws those coupons AWAY.

Merry Christmas, YSQ!

Anonymous said...

I tried buying something last year from JCPenney with a 10$ coupon and the item was 9.99. Yep, doesn't work. I didn't get any coupons this year from them and didn't even go into their store. I did win a $250 gift certificate to a salvage store and that was MUCH better than shopping at JCP.

Holiday Property said...

Great post!!! Totally endure the fact!!!

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a miracle!! We in Minnesota are so embrassed about our Vikings that no one will buy anything with their names on it...so the clothes company sent them to other states...and those states/stores were so embrassed by the Vikings that they even hid them in your store!!! Happy Holidays!!

Chris at yardsalequeen.com said...

Well I think the Vikings can be given a pass for this season cuz of the stadium.

And I do know now that it wasn't a true miracle. Cuz I went back to the Penneys the other day and see where they a whole section of various NFL teams. But someone had put just the Vikings stuff in the other section of boys clothes. No doubt whoever it was, wanted to *hide* the merchandise so they could come back later and buy it all up.