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One of my least favorite things to do is go shoe shopping with someone else.  I used to think going shoe shopping with my husband was a form of legal torture because he's very particular about how shoes feel on his feet; however, after this last shopping excursion with my son I'm questioning who is worse to take shoe shopping. 

I wasn't willing to spend $82.99 on a pair of shoes my son desperately wanted after that the lady at the store told us the shoes would hurt his feet if he used them for gym class.  Maybe it's because he had his heart set on those shoes that he battled me for over an hour trying to find another pair that met his liking.  Whatever the case, it was painful - however, the amount of money I saved almost made it worth the hassle.

My son ended up selecting a pair of K-Swiss running shoes that were priced at $69.99.  Not a huge savings from the original shoes he selected, but still a savings.  My daughter had her mind made up in less than 15 minutes that she must get these Twinkle Toes by Skechers that were originally priced at $54.99, but happened to be on sale that day for $34.99.  Already a $20 savings, sign me up!  Only problem was they didn't have her size - UGH!  Thankfully the store offered free home delivery, we'd just have to wait.  We still have almost 2 weeks before school starts so we're ok with waiting.

Let's talk about my incredible savings.  The day we made our purchase, Famous Footwear was having a BOGO 1/2 OFF special.  Sign me up, that already means my daughter's shoes will be less than $20.  Plus I had brought a $5 off Rewards Member certificate I had received from my last purchase.  Cha-ching!  To my delight, the store was offering Rewards Members and additional 20% off their purchase the day we came in, so that brought the price down even more.  Before all my savings my grand total was $133.42 with taxes (thank you Uncle Sam); however, today was my lucky day because I ended up only paying $70.43 for both pairs of shoes. 

My total savings was $62.99 - making this one happy mama!  That's a 52.8% savings


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    Hi, I'm Cindy and I'm on a mission.  As a mother of two in a less than thriving economy, I'm on a mission to get organized to make my life a little easier while also saving money. Join me on my journey to having an organized life.


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