How I Got Over $800 in Gymboree Clothes for $88!

???????????????????????????????I read online that Gymboree was having a 40% off sale that was turning into a good deal for many shoppers, so I had to go and look for myself.  We’ve been in Arizona for 3 months, but today was our first trip to the mall.

What We Bought at Gymboree

I did find terrific deals.  I bought over $800 of Gymboree (in retail value) for $89.

Here’s what I bought:

  • 7 dresses
  • 2 pairs of girls’ pajamas
  • 2 pairs of boys’ pajamas
  • 10 girls’ t-shirts
  • 4 pairs of girls’ shorts
  • 1 pair of girls’ capri pants
  • 1 girls’ skirt
  • 2 pairs of girls’ socks
  • 3 pairs of girls’ sandals
  • 3 pairs of girls’ tights

I got on average each piece for $2.55!  Since the summer clothing season lasts for so long in Arizona, I bought more summer clothes than I normally would if we were still in Illinois.  In addition, the girls’ clothes are for both of my girls to share.  I should be all set for next summer with one exception–I need to buy a few more pairs of shorts later because my girls also wear the shorts under their dresses.

How I Got Gymboree Clothes for 90% Off!

I came to the store armed with a 20% off coupon that I got from a Parents’ Magazine I bought.

Then, I had $30 in Gymboree gift cards that I had been saving since this spring to use at a sale like this.

Finally, I used my Gymboree Visa and got another 5% off.

Oh, and Gymbucks are accruing, so I got a $50 Gymbuck to use in January during Gymbuck redemption.  (I always buy swim suits and rash guards for half off with my Gymbucks.)

At prices like these, I got brand new Gymboree clothes for the same price or cheaper than I can find at second hand and consignment sales.

 

 

Weekly Goals for October 22, 2014, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

My work load has gotten very heavy recently, which is why I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to.  For this upcoming week, I’m going to give myself grace and pare down my goals.  Sometimes it’s just about survival.

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Last Week’s Goals

Financial

  • Have a brief budget meeting (no more than 10 minutes) with my husband.
  • Rework the budget.  (I just got a semi-annual HOA bill, which I completely left out of the budget.  Oops!  It’s also clear that the grocery budget I set was too low, so I have to find more money for groceries.)
  • Have 3 No Spend days
  • File all of our paperwork from the last 3 months (since the move)

Personal

  • Write 3 thank you notes.
  • Empty two tubs (We’re mostly all unpacked, but we have about 5 to 6 tubs that we haven’t unpacked.  I want to take care of these in the next few weeks.)
  • Have another freezer cooking session.
  • Find a physician for myself and DH.
  • Find a dentist for the family.
  • Get up by 5 a.m. every day this week.
  • Exercise one day this week.
  • Crochet one row a day on my daughter’s blanket.
  • Take the kids to the library once this week.
  • Do 5 days of homeschooling with Bookworm and the girls.  
  • Read at least 3 books to the girls or a few chapters of our Little House on the Prairie book a day. 
  • Do at least 15 minutes of ABCMouse.com with Cuddle Bug and 15 minutes of Starfall.com with PB & J Girl 4 days this week.  
  • Find a new book to read and read 50 pages. 

Work

  • Write a book review for The Year of Living Dangerously and schedule it in advance. 
  • Write 2 other posts for my blog.
  • Write 5 posts for those I work for.
  • Decide on a regular publishing schedule for Mom’s Plans.

 

This Week’s Goals

Financial

  • Have a brief budget meeting (no more than 10 minutes) with my husband.
  • Have 3 No Spend days

Personal

  • Get up by 5 a.m. every day this week.
  • Do 5 days of homeschooling with Bookworm and the girls.  
  • Read at least 3 books to the girls or a few chapters of our Little House on the Prairie book a day. 
  • Do at least 15 minutes of ABCMouse.com with Cuddle Bug and 15 minutes of Starfall.com with PB & J Girl 4 days this week.  

Work

  • Write 2 posts for my blog.
  • Write 3 reviews for my blog.
  • Write 12 posts for those I work for.

Do you make weekly goals?  If so, what are yours?

I shared this post at Money Saving Mom.

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