As some of you may have gathered from my Weekly Wishlists, I have a slight obsession with online shopping. This obsession is made more humorous by the fact that I have my purchases sent to my work address, because sending them to my apartment causes a whole other errand to run because they will never leave the package. But I digress. So the super duper funny part of my online shopping
My name is Jeri, and I'm the cumpulsive shopper of the office.
In my defense, I do about 2% of my shopping in actual stores, so I really don't shop all that much (seriously. especially compared to when I was in college. uff. da.). It just looks that way when I get everything delivered to work. :)
After my recent running shoe scores, I decided to share some tips with you (that you probably all already know, but whatever, just go with it). I'm always on the hunt for running shoe deals. Once I find a pair of shoe that I puffy heart love, it's on. My goal is to stockpile as much as possible to diminish the heartbreak that inevitably occurs with Mizuno/Asics/Saucony go from 6 to 7 and 7 sucks the big one.
For my latest adventure, I knew that the Kinvara II would be coming out shortly, ergo the original Kinvaras should be having a massive closeout almost everywhere. I google searched for the shoes in 7.5 and sorted by price to find the best deal. After doing this, I noted whether or not there was a shipping and handling charge, and if so how much. Then I googled for (website name) coupon code to see if there was anything out there. Presto change-o, you have your best deal.
For my efforts, I received a pair of turquoise Kinvaras. Sale priced at $80, Running Warehouse priced at $69.88 (originally $89.99). On top of the sale price I found a coupon code for 10% off, as well as free shipping. Boom: $62.89. Additional nugget of awesomeness, no sales tax to South Dakota (otherwise .06%).
(Tried on as soon as they arrived at work. Hence the silly dress pant/running shoe look. AKA HAWT)
Next up, Onlineshoes.com was having a Memorial weekend sale. I found the new Kinvara IIs I've been lusting over priced at $89.95. 20% off coupon code and free shipping (as well as no sales tax) and I had a steal at $71.96.
Gotta love the "natural light" under my office desk.
Considering my original pair (and current pair) of Kinvaras were $90 (a Christmas gift from my mother who's not a super sleuth online shopper like her offspring), I'd say I did pretty good getting two pairs for ~$130. Now clearly, not everyone has $100-200 just burning a hole in their pocket, but the credit counselor in me puts aside a little bit of money in to my "running savings account" just for these purchase (along with race fees and race travel expenses) so I always have them at the ready.
To be honest, these shoes came from a $200 discount I got on my June rent for renewing my lease at my apartment. Hey-o free money! (However, if you're truly taking my advice, it would've been wise to put that $200 towards my car loan or my student loans, but hell, you only live once!)
And just for fun, a random convo with Kyle on Monday morning....still cracks me up FYI.
KK: Are you going to come over after work? I make you FEESH!
Me: Eh, maybe. I have to run first.
KK: Oh yeah? Picking up a new hobby?
Me: Yeah thinking about it. I think it's called jogging.... though pronounced yogging.... soft j sound... should be fun!
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