100_3681Prior to our trip to San Francisco, we had not flown in 10 years.  Um, yeah, things have changed a bit since then!

We knew we didn’t want to pay to check any baggage, but when we measured our smaller suitcases, we discovered they were about 1.5 inches too big to carry on.

Since I had a gift card for $28 to Kohl’s, we decided to head there to find a carry on that was the right size.  We figured carry ons would cost about $50 or $60.  Boy, were we in for a surprise!  Most of the carry-ons were over $100!  For one suitcase.

Finally, I found a 5 piece luggage set that included one smaller suitcase that was the perfect size for a carry on, and the whole luggage set was on sale $79.99.  We bought that one, and after the gift card was deducted, we paid just over $50 and got a $10 Kohl’s cash certificate.

(I used the certificate to by my youngest a Christmas present later and only had to pay $2 out of pocket.)

After we returned from California, we sold the largest suitcase in the 5 piece set on Craigslist for $20.

After all was said and done, after deducting the gift card I had, the Kohl’s cash and the $20 we got from selling a piece on Craigslist, we only paid $20 for the carry on.  Best of all, I rolled all of our clothes so that my husband and my clothes both fit in there.

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