Warning: Please do not attempt to duplicate this haul at home. It’s pretty much a grab of epic, “Start the car!” proportions. However, if you would like to try your hand at the savings, here’s what you need to do:
1. Find a copy of In Touch Magazine. Lately, around the 8-10th page, they’ve been including coupons for an additional 20% off your $75 purchase at GAP Factory Store. BONUS: the coupon is valid in both the US and Canada – so awesome.
2. Cross the border and visit a GAP Factory Store in the US, preferably when they’re offering an additional 30-40% selected items. Yes, I know I just stipulated that you can use the coupon in Canada, but c’mon, we all know that we Canadians are treated most unfairly when it comes to pricing. Hence, a sale/coupon combo in Canada is rarely the same dealio as in the States.
3. Have a child that you can load up on clearance clothes in one size bigger. After all, what good is an end-of-season sale if you can’t stock up for the next season?
4. Patience, my shopping Jedi-in-training. You’ll need about 20 minutes to sort through a messy clearance rack to uncover the best deals for the cutest clothes. Remember the first rule of clearance cruising: grab now, sort later – especially if you come across anything with Star Wars or a licensed character.
So, if you’re following me, here’s the math: GAP Factory Store Sale + An Additional 30-40% Selected Items + An Additional 20% Coupon = Something Like This:
Now here’s where I usually rub my hands together in glee, and try to explain to my husband just how awesome I am… but he’s not really interested because he wants to go to the food court to grab a slice of pizza. So, I thought I’d save my excitement and share the deets with people whom I know will appreciate it:
Total Cost Before Discounts: $224.88
Total Cost After Discounts: $58.26
Total Savings…. 74%!!!
Wooo hooo! I’ve pretty much got Ryder’s summer tees all stocked up for next summer, at 1/4 of the price I would have paid had I shopped at regular price, plus a few extras for this fall. And THAT is what I call a HAUL!