Thursday, October 26, 2017

Favorite Sale: Gap

I visit Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee, several times per year. I enjoy the hustle and bustle, especially around the holidays, but I also enjoy the sale and clearance prices I find in several of their stores year round. Gap Factory Outlet is one of those stores.

On my most recent trip, I found four fun leggings--a matching set for Pip and her cousin, and two additional pair of warm winter leggings for Pip--for a fraction of a fraction of their original cost. Not only were they marked WAY down, but the entire store was an additional 50% off that day (it hadn't been advertised, but I happened to come in on just the right day!). 

Even at outlet stores, I remain focused and go straight for the clearance section. (Unless you're looking for something really specific, this is the best way to make your money work for you!) These leggings were originally $16.99, $16.99, $26.99, and $26.99 for a total of $87.96. They're cute, but you have got to be kidding me.

With the markdowns on top of markdowns, and with the entire store marked down even more, I paid $6.40 plus tax for all four pair. Win! I know they'll serve us well because I've purchased Gap clothing, new and used, for the kiddo since she was born. They wash and wear nicely.

You'll see on the receipt that I paid with a Gap Credit account. I previously wrote a little about that store card (you can read about some of my Old Navy deals here), and how I used it to earn rewards and paid it off every month. Well, since making this purchase, we have paid off and closed this store account. I was resistant to doing it at first, because those rewards (however sparse) were fun, but it's been freeing. It's one less thing to keep up with and worry about!

Do you have a favorite factory or outlet store near you? What is one of the best buys you've gotten there?

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