I purchased some very lovely goods last night at Nordstrom Rack, and I just have to tell you about it. (All four of you that read this blog!)
> One light brown washable suede jacket, regularly $128.
> One Columbia Sportswear jacket, which I plan to use as my ski jacket, regularly $50.
The total I paid for these two items: $22! I was giddy for hours afterward. Buying things at such low prices feels so good, like you've won, or something.
You may be wondering how I managed this amazing feat of consumer procurement? There were several pieces to it. First, I had two things to return: The DKNY capris that did not fit, and the sparkly blue top that I really liked, but decided that I did not love for a couple of reasons (I didn't have anything to wear under it, and it was too short; it didn't go to my waist), therefore it had to go back. That gave me a $24 credit.
The suede jacket was marked $60, but was on a rack where everything was another 25% off. The Columbia jacket was $20. I also had a coupon, so all totalled I only shelled out $22.
Which leaves money in the bank to fight again another day.