In the Frugality Is Free family, frugal living is a family affair, and while shopping with the kids can be a hassle, it can also be a learning opportunity. This year we’ve kicked teaching our oldest son about handling money into high gear, as he will soon be in middle school. Earlier today he found ways to stretch a $5 Publix gift card, which he had earned during a neighborhood clean up project, by using coupons, buying on sale and buying store brand.
Over the weekend, he spent a little over a dollar for a new pair of jeans, and he even impressed his frugal mother by handling the transaction by himself. We received a $10 JCPenney coupon in the mail, and since the young man is growing out of every pair of pants and jeans that he own, a new pair of jeans was at the top of his wish list. Unfortunately the Levis brand was excluded, but we checked out the Arizona and Joe Fresh jeans instead. He tried on a pair of size 14, size 16 and size 18, and sure enough – the size 18 was the only pair of jeans that actually had a little room left to grow in lengthwise. Since, he is only 11, I suspect it won’t be long before we need to check out the tall sizes.
Here he is proudly showing of his great deal:
JCPEnney $10 Coupon Deal:
Arizona Jeans size 18 on clearance at $10.99 (Original price $30)
– $10 off $10 JC Penney coupon
Total out of pocket $1.05
Total saved $30.75
Now, there were some great clearance prices at JCPenney, and I might just head back with the boys to pick up some more deals with the $10 off $25 JCPenney coupon that we were sent.