Friday, February 3, 2006

Is there a JC Penney near you?

Cliff's mom informed me, before Cliff and I were married, that his T-shirts and underwear must only come from JC Penney stores, and we must buy the Stafford brand (the highest-priced).  I took her at her word, although back in the lean times when our children were growing up, it was tempting to buy something cheaper.  Eventually I even got a JC Penney charge card, which I only used when our money supply gave out at the same time as Cliff's underwear.

Then the nearest JC Penney closed, and we had two options:  Drive 65 miles to the next-nearest Penney store in Kansas, or switch underwear brands for my husband.  Because I don't drive, and Cliff isn't crazy about shopping, driving, or Kansas, we took the latter course.

My mother-in-law was right.  Nothing compared to the old Stafford brand.  But Cliff made do.

A few months ago, we found out there is, once again, a Penney's store in Independence, near where the old one closed.  It's in a convenient location:  Kohl's, Sam's Club, and Walmart are all in the vicinity.  Not to mention Independence Center.

Today, on the way to Sam's Club, I happened to remember the new JC Penney store, and I suggested we make a quick stop for Cliff's essentials.

We were assailed by 75% off signs all around!  As we picked out a couple of $7 shirts for Cliff that had originallly been $40, one of the "associates" (I hate that term) noticed our enthusiasm and pointed to a particular rack of shirts that were 86 cents, once the final discount was applied.

86 cents?  WOW.  So what we did there was to buy a couple of size large shirts for when Cliff has lost another twenty pounds.  Right now he wears extra-large.

Past experience has told me folks should never buy smaller clothes just because they are dieting, but for less than $1, I'll take the risk.

So, all you bargain-shoppers, check out JC Penneys!

17 comments:

deslily said...

hmmm, the skeptic in me wants to know why a "new store" would be having such good sales??  I mean, I'd shop, shop, shop with those prices, but i wonder why such sales?  Now, i could go for a J C Penny's "outlet store"! lol... no such luck huh? haha

jawojnar said...

Thanks for the tip. I planned on going right by there tomorrow, now I will stop in! I find alot of little girls clothes for my daughter sometimes for .77 or $1.77. I forgot about their great sales this time of year. Thanks again, I'll check it out!

amy122389 said...

my goodness...for less than a dollar, you can use 'em for nightshirts, Donna!  Good find!!

~Amy

madcobug said...

Sounds like you really lucked up on some good bargains. Helen

chat2missie said...

We have a JC Penney Outlet store near us.  We love it!  My husband loves to get his clothes from there.
missie

robinngabster said...

I love Penney's!  They always have great sales.  BTW....you can shop online now at JC Penney too...just in case they ever close up shop again. That way Cliff can stay in his favortie undies.  :)

msecz said...

I was at our new Pennyy store 2 weeks ago and the sale had started then... I should go back and see what is left... I did get a few bargain which at a penney store I find are a real bargain because his mother was right they do make or did make quality things..... I was supposed to get my bedding there they told me. LOL

ajoleblon said...

I love Penney's.  Can't beat their sales!

artloner said...

 I'll take your word for it...and Mama's!

xoxoxoxo,
andi

fierrorachel said...

No fair talking about Dad's undies without a warning.
*fingers in ears* NANANANANANANANA

plieck30 said...

We have a JC Penney's 45 minutes from us and I haven't been there in ages. Maybe I should check it out soon. Paula

grahamfarmga said...

Just came by to say HI
I love bargans!
terrie

lmitc89854 said...

Cool! I live near that JC Penneys and am dieting. Will definitely check them out as my clothes are getting too big!

naturegirlfromny said...

Thanks for the tip, we have one in town!  Linda

cyandfayedavis said...

Did you find the same brand underwear?  Usually when I settle for a standard for my family the item is discontinued.

fmgruber said...

Must say I never tried nor felt need for fancy undies for unplaned horsepistol vists. Far be from there, Frieda and I are oppisites. I wear "Fruit of the Loom" and she "Hanes." Neither of us can wear the other's brand. My trying "Hanes" they liked to cut me up like a Thanksgiving Turkey. Therefore all the unmentionables must be cut differently.

sugarsweet056 said...

Making my wkly rounds across J-Land, wanted to stop in & say hi.
Sounds like you made some pretty good deals! ;-)
May the Lord bless & keep you,
SUGAR
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