Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Weekend Round-Up: Macy's Marathon

Rob and I woke Nicole up fairly early Saturday morning. We all got dressed and then drove across town to help her buy a pair of baseball tickets. Back home quickly to drop off the car before heading downtown. It was the day of the Macy's Passport Sale and we had some serious shopping ahead of us.

The Macy's Passport Sale is hands down my favorite sale of the year. In exchange for a $10 donation to AIDS research, you receive a coupon for 10-20% off everything in the store. The glory of this deal is that Macy's is also having a huge sale that weekend so you can easily save 50-70%. It's the kind of sale that requires preparation and teamwork! We probably should have packed some PowerBars with us.

We started in the men's building. Rob found a corduroy blazer, a shearling jacket and a pair of Alfani boots. Nicole bought a few things for Dave and we started the day with a net savings of over $150. Rob peeled off and Nicole and I crossed the street to the main store.

Six hours later we had purchased two pairs of designer jeans (we tried on about 30 pairs), a Michael Kors handbag, two pairs of earrings, a BCBG skirt, a wool coat, four shirts and five pairs of tights. Here I am in the dressing room with a purse (I bought) and faux fur vest (I didn't buy, but really wanted to).

Our final results for the day was a 50% savings rate! And we didn't even make it to housewares! Nicole is already planning her strategy for saving even more at next year's sale. We managed to carry all six bags home on the very crowded subway.

Rob joined us for a celebration dinner at Burgermeister, using a 2 for 1 coupon of course! Fully stuffed and exhausted, Nicole drove home to Napa with her loot. Rob and I zonked out on the sofa. We didn't do anything on Sunday, which was lovely! Rob went to the climbing gym for a bit and I got a pedicure. We spent the rest of the day relaxing and picking up the house.


jordan said...

Such a great purse!

Sara said...

Wow, that is a marathon shopping day!