Tuesday, October 11, 2011

For almost free...

We recently took a cruise to Mexico - ports of Cozumel and Calica.  This is the line all the vendors tried to use on us in Playa del Carmen (short drive from Calica, which has nothing but sand).  Come see...it's almost free... And boy, were they serious about their wares!!  I'll post more on this later....

I just wanted to share a GREAT deal I just got from Pottery Barn for Lulu.  We're giving her a kitchen and all the accessories for Christmas and I've been scrounging thrift shops and goodwill and practically anywhere for all the dishes and food - in addition to all the felt food I've been making over the past year.
My hubby (after a Bed, Bath and Beyond towel fiasco) got us Pottery Barn towels.  We liked them, so he went and bought a full set - of course, adding a new credit card to our repitoire. Which, initially, I wasn't so happy about the card, but...  you got a free $25 for every $250 you spent on the card, and we got that on our first statement.  Then, we got this great little save $25 on any $50 order with your card coupon in the mail several weeks later.  I saved both.  I don't think you're supposed to be able to use both at the same time, but I tried it right before our cruise, just to test it.  Online, both went through in the same transaction.  Well, I did not order at that time.  I wanted to keep looking.  So, today (is the last day to use one of the coupons) I finally placed my order.  This is what it looked like.
Wooden Veggie Set
This is the veggie set - all wood with velcro connections so the kiddos can "cut" it apart with the knife (included).  It includes: 'a Watermelon, Tomato, Bread Loaf Slices, Cucumber, Carrot, Pepper, Avocado, Knife, Cutting Board and Crate.'  It retails at $24.00.

I also got this set:

Wooden Fruit Set
Again, all wood with velcro attachments. This set includes:
a Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, Cantaloupe, Pear, Banana, Kiwi, Knife and Crate.

It retails at $24.00.

So the subtotal was $48, then add $3.96 tax. Shipping was free for these items.  The "trick" to this "treat" is the credits go on your next statement, so we will carry the $51.96 on the card for a month, and probably pay a couple of dollars in interest.  However, after our $50 savings, we only owe $1.96 for BOTH sets!!  And if we have to pay the couple of bucks for the interest, then it's about $4 for both sets - still a STEAL!!  Merry Christmas Lulu!! 
Thank you Pottery Barn for the "almost free" goodies!!  They will be arriving at my house in 5-7 business days - and will likely beat me there, as I am keeping my neice, Lola, for the next couple of weeks.  I love when Christmas gifts come together BEFORE December!  WOOHOO!

What great deals have you come across lately?