If you are as frugal as I, you love to tell a good story where you saved a bunch of money while shopping in a store. Last year Chris and I walked out of Macy's feeling like we got away with murder from a sale so good, that I have to share it with you all. It is called, my friends, the Macy's Friend's and Family Sale.
What is the Friend's and Family Sale?
For those of you who have not heard about this wonderful sale let me tell you all about it. Macy's always has great deals; who are we kidding here. You can buy a ton of items for your family for Christmas and yourself at prices that are already marked down. For example, furniture, rugs, and electronics have an additional 10% taken off of them. When you go to check out, boom, you get an ADDITIONAL 25% off coupon! But the sale is temporary and is only going on until December 10th, 2015. I know it may sound too good to be true, but this sale is for real! And I have quite the story to back it up.
My first experience with the Friends and Family Sale
Last year my boyfriend and I decided to check out Macy's so he could get shorts and a new comfortable pair of brown dress shoes. What we did not know is that the semi-annual friends and family sale was happening. We headed straight for the discounted racks marked in red and started going through all our options. There were many discount racks, and we took our time going through each one. We found three pairs of shorts each between $15-$30 each. We went to the men's shoes, and Chris found a pair of brown Kenneth Cole shoes we both loved. The best part is that they were also on sale, and were only $30. We were pretty excited going to the register since we knew our total should be around $70 which we thought was a pretty good deal considering he was getting a pair of shoes and three new pairs of shorts.
Once at the register, our cashier rung up each item and the three pair of shorts that were marked down to $15 were all actually $10 each. So our total came to $60 and again were pleasantly surprised. And then our cashier asked us if we had “The Coupon.” We both looked at each other confused. Our items were all already on sale and then the price of those items were once again marked down at the register, so we had no idea what coupon this coupon was referring to. When she noticed our deer in headlight glances, she immediately replied, “no worries, I keep an extra coupon behind the register.” The coupon she was referring to was an additional 25% off our total. The total came to $45, almost half of what we were originally expecting to pay! Heck, we were willing to pay that price for the shoes alone!
We felt like we had just won a prize and Chris suggested we get the hell out of there before they realize how great of a deal they had just given us. It was a great moment, and I remember telling everyone I knew about that experience. Now that it is that time of year again, I am just as thrilled to share the news with you all! My favorite part about the Friend's and Family sale is that you do not have to physically to the store to get this same incredible experience I had last year.
How You Can Participate in the Sale Online
If you want to take part in the friend's and family sale before it ends on Thursday but are worried you will not make it there on time, never fear, you can get the same discounts online. Go Macys.com and start shopping. When it comes time to checkout, use the Promo code FRIEND, and you will get an additional 25% off. Keep in mind that many items get an extra discount off of them for a limited time before you even take off the additional 25%. For example:
- An additional 10% will be taken off of furniture, mattresses, rugs, electrics, and electronics. Valid 12/1-12/10
- $39.98 Asics Men's GEL-Contend 2 Running Sneakers WIDE, select styles at macys.com. Valid 12/1-1/3
- Pave Diamond Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold (1/2 Ct. t.w.) at macys.com. Valid 12/1-12/10
- Save up to 50% + an extra 25% on Select Women's Coats at macys.com! Valid 12/1-12/10
Macy's is a great place to go shopping because, you can save so much and still get great quality gifts for everyone on your list this season. Check out the sale by going to Macys.com. Happy Holidays and good luck on your gift search.
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