Today we began our back to school shopping experience "for real." I admit to having been watching the Sunday ads and clipping coupons but today we actually ventured out not only to buy school supplies but to pick up some of the essentials our family needs for back to school, like a new pair of shoes.
We have three girls, ages 17, 7 and 6 and that sometimes makes shopping difficult. I often find that stores the teen wants to visit for shoes and clothing are not the same stores that I would go to in order to purchase shoes and clothing for the younger children. As a busy wife and mother I love to shop at stores where I can find a selection of items that will make everyone happy, and that will make me happy when it comes to the prices. it saves me time, gas and hopefully money. Famous Footwear is one of those stores that our family makes sure to shop at whether it is back to school or Christmas holiday shopping. When we shop there we can find a variety of name brand styles and sizes that will fit not only the different shoe sizes but my budget. It doesn't hurt that we are Famous Footwear Rewards card members which today meant that I was able to buy BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon - or 20% off in my case because I am a rewards club member.
This morning I printed out my BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon and put Famous Footwear on my list of things to do, especially since this coupon is only good in stores between Aug. 2 – Aug. 18, 2012. When it comes to printing coupons there is no time like the present, because you never know when you may be out and about and I like to be prepared. Our Famous Footwear store is right next to my OfficeMax so while I was scoring great back to school supply deals it only made sense to stop in to do a little shoe shopping too.
The teen headed one way, the younger ones another. Our girls are smart, they know to start at the clearance rack first, because the BOGO deal applies to clearance items too. There was a large selection of dress, casual and sports shoes to choose from with name brands like Skechers, Rocket Dog, Vans, Converse, Nine West, Stride Rite, Nike and Etienne Aigner and it didn't take long to narrow our choices down to what we really wanted. In moments each of the girls had tried on their shoes and made their decisions. The teen scored 6 pairs of socks and two pairs of shoes courtesy of the BOGO half off offer and as an athlete she really needed to be able to score both casual and sports shoes while shopping.
What could be the most amazing savings was the girls shoes! For $23.00 and some change one daughter walked out with casual dress shoes while the other walked out with Disney Princess light up tennis shoes that are not only adorable but easy for her to put on as we run out the door to Kindergarten each morning. How did this happen? Not only did I get BOGO half off, but then stack my Rewards coupon savings of 20% and shoe shopping was not only easy but I saved money too.
The Rewards card has a number of other benefits. I get email messages about special sales and select coupons. Each rewards card purchase stacks up points and your points actually can save you money on future purchases. Log online and save even more (my offer was save $10 off my next purchase of $50.)
Our trip to Famous Footwear today not only rewarded me with saving money, but with just the right shoes and styles that each member of my family wanted, all in one stop. What more could I have wanted? After all I stopped at three stores for back to school supplies just to save money!