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Behold this JC Penney Groupon, just in time for back-to-school shopping

Associated Press



People, there are currently major sales to be had.

As we gear up for the school season in Florida (most local kids go back Aug. 10), and tax-free weekend !this weekend! (Aug. 5-7), stores are doing whatever they can to lure the huddled sweaty shopping masses into their air-conditioned lairs.

Take this exciting promotion from JC Penney: a Groupon worth $20, for $10. Unlike most Groupons, this one is for a name-brand product you may actually want/need, not 40 percent off Mexican food at Los Comparres or 68 percent off an IPL Photofacial. For JCP, it's another big move, following their 1-cent promotions a couple months ago, to get people browsing their shelves after the retailer closed about 40 stores last year.

For back-to-school shopping, you can't beat JCP, or at least my '90s self couldn't beat JCP. It's where Mom and I would spend hours shopping the week before school started, after which I'd come home and lay out all the clothes on the floor before trying every item on again for a living-room fashion show. Michelle Stark, Diva-ing since age 7.

[Last modified: Monday, August 1, 2016 10:41am]


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