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Why I just opened a store charge, and may do so again

July 13th, 2006 at 12:42 pm

Just what I need, another account to keep track of!

But it seems like the sale prices at some stores never get really interesting unless you can also take advantage of the extra discounts they only give to their charge customers. I've noticed this at Kohl's and Boscov's in particular.

I was getting the microwave at Kohl's anyway, and also had to pick up a birthday gift for my MIL to give my mother. And that was bringing it pretty close to th amount you needed to spend on your Kohl's charge in order to get $10 in Kohl's Cash. It seemed like a good time to go for it.

It ended up that the microwave, a summer purse and a bathing suit coverup cost me a total of $47. Without doing the deal, the microwave would have been $38 anyway, so basically the purse and coverup together came to $9. Not necessities, but things I've been looking for a long time, and I'm glad to find them for $9.

Anybody have further suggestions on store charges that are worthwhile to have because of special offers for charge customers?



3 Responses to “Why I just opened a store charge, and may do so again”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    JC Penney is great. Around certain holidays they usually send out $10 off a $10 purchase coupons. It either forces me to go to the store to spend the money, or I send it to my mom to spend it. Plus JCP allows you to pay off their charge card with gift cards. This is GREAT if you belong to any of the programs that allow you to buy gift cards for 20% off. My mom works at JCP and gets a 20% discount anyways. Now she gets an extra 20% off by charging the card and paying with the discounted gift cards.

  2. sakigt Says:

    Kohls was very easy to cancel. I got 10%, paid the bill in full, then spent a total of 3 minutes cancelling the card when the check cleared. They were very understanding about it Smile

  3. katwoman Says:

    Well it been said but it bears repeating....Kohl's and JCPenney. The best kinds of merchants are the ones that know how to reward their best customers and those two are phenomenal! Kohl's will price match other retailers to boot!

    I don't know if there's one in your area, but Value City Department store is another such retailer. They won't price match but they do have a store credit card, a rewards card, and if you sign up for email alerts you get email coupons.

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