This post is sponsored by Macy’s. As always, all opinions are my own.
We sometimes poke a little good-natured fun at the stores that seem to have a lot of sales, ’round here, but of course I live for these discounts. Don’t stop! Mark stuff down and then have additional coupons as much as you like, favorite retailers. I’m here for you, when you do.
So right now, Macy’s is doing another great online coupon, and am I on it? Like white on rice, baby. Just use coupon code SHINE through August 4th to take an additional 20% off most items, plus 10% off most of the rest (some exclusions to apply). [Updated to add: Apparently the coupon will continue working on sale/clearance jewelry through August 14th, though.] I noticed it doesn’t work on Converse sneakers, for example, but it does take an additional 20% off many Vera Bradley items (which are already on sale, so hey).
This coupon came at the perfect time for me, because I was just thinking that I need a “nicer” raincoat. Here in the south, winter = rain, and while I own nice Gore-Tex windbreaker perfect for sitting through rainy football games, it’s not quite nice enough to wear to a business meeting or out to dinner.
I went looking, and hello—this hooded Calvin Klein lightweight jacket is exactly what I’ve been wanting. It’s nicer than my windbreaker and can be dressed up or down, it’s longer than a jacket but not as cumbersome as a full coat, and it comes in a bunch of colors. (I like this blue; I think it’s more fun than a typical tan or black jacket, but not so bright that it overwhelms.)
This jacket was originally $150, is currently down to $89.99, and comes to $72 with the coupon. I think I can justify that for a designer label jacket with great reviews.
Now, to assuage any guilt I might have about shopping for myself (it happens, even though I know it’s silly), I went looking for some shorts for my son. I found these Epic Threads Digital World shorts and I can’t stop laughing, but oh yes, I’m buying them. (Pro tip: Got a string bean of a teenage boy? Look for children’s brands that go up to size 18 or 20 when you need shorts for ’em. They’re cheaper, and in a lot of cases, they actually fit better.) Are these shorts ridiculous? Yes. Do I love them, anyway, and will my teenager wear them (maybe ironically, maybe not)?
If you have a kid who loves Minecraft, you obviously need to buy him these shorts. They were originally $28, marked down to $9.99, so just $8 after coupon. I don’t know about you, but even if my kid only wears ’em once, for $8, the amusement factor is a bargain.
Go head, grab that SHINE coupon and snag yourself a good deal. I won’t tell anyone.