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

The Limited: Buy two, get one free. Does it add up?



LimitedruffleteeThe Limited has a sale that sounds like a real deal: Buy two, get one free. EVERYTHING in the store.

But is it? I'm always skeptical about "spend a lot to get a little" schemes. Time to whip out ye ole calculator for a little pop quiz, Diva style.

Scenario #1: You are shopping at The Limited and try on three tops. Each is full price, $60. The "get one free" amounts to a 33 percent discount on your entire purchase. You...

a) Yawn. b) Feel vaguely guilty at the register. c) Feel stupid for wasting gas getting to the mall.

Limitedpants Scenario #2: On the sales racks, you find three pairs of pants, original price $69.50, now $24.99. With the freebie, you would be getting a discount of more than 75 percent off the original price. You...

a) Call all your BFFs from the dressing room. b) Dance to the register. c) Buy six pairs, it's cheaper than dry cleaning.

If only math had been so much fun in seventh grade...

~ Deal Diva Letitia

(Photo: Buy two, get one free would be a good deal on these pants, originally $69.50, now $24.99. But maybe not so much on this ruffle tee, $39.50 and not on sale.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:13pm]


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