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Deal Divas

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

Deal or no deal? New York and Company, etc.



Deal To the e-marketing people at New York and Company: Seriously?

They send me emails every day pitching some "deal" or another. Yesterday, it was a New York and Company coupon for $25 off a purchase of $75 or more, good through the weekend. 

Today's: $0.99 shipping on online orders of $65 or more (use code 2585).

Enough already! But it begs the question: When is it a deal, or no?

This is a deeply personal question, right up there with cotton or satin, padded or push-up. What one diva would call a "find" at 15 percent off would merit an eye-roll from another bargainsta.

Rule of thumb: Stash a calculator in your purse.

On its face, the New York and Company coupon offer is so-so: $25 off $75 is just a third off.

That doesn't get me excited. These days, I won't touch anything that's not at least 50 percent off, and won't go bragging about a deal until I hit discounts of 70 to 80 percent. A Deal Diva has standards.

But if you find something already on sale, plus the extra discount from the coupon, it could add up. Maybe you can't get your mind off a dress there. Now you can justify going and buying it.

Deal, yes or no? What's it to you?

~ Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:17pm]


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