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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Bargain hunting pains



saveillustration.jpegEver been so good, you felt bad?

I had a brazen weekend of deal hunting. It was my last chance to use a coupon at a store that I shall not name (to protect my right to return). The offer: $10 off a purchase of $10 or more. Naturally, I had scored multiples.

I intended to share with my husband, or shop over a couple of days. But life got busy. I found myself with four passes and barely as many hours to use them. So I walked in, shopped, walked out, deposited the bag in the car. I turned around, entered another door and repeated.

My haul: A sweater for $7 and a designer t-shirt for $3. I also got four bath towels for $4 and three dishtowels for $0.50. The woman behind the register glared as I rooted around for two quarters.

It's hard to feel bad about saving money in a world of jacked-up retail prices. But I know I took advantage of an offer intended for one-time use. Was I in the right, or the wrong? What's your most shameless shopping adventure?

Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Monday, October 11, 2010 8:14am]


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