Thursday, August 26, 2010

$3 Pillows!

We have a sage green couch that we bought when we moved into this house (late 2005). Over the last few months, I decided that I wanted to buy some pillows for the couch. I felt like it needed a little "something."

I looked in several different stores, but couldn't find much that I liked. I did find some nice pillows in Target, but I didn't feel like paying $20 EACH for pillows. No. Way.

One day, Handy Man came home from Lowe's with some supplies for the shed project. He also came home with these cranberry color pillows. Just the size and color I wanted! They have just the right amount of softness and fluffiness.

I keep forgetting that Lowe's has some Home Decor items, since it seems like we are always in the hardware or lumber aisles. Keep that in mind next time you are at a Lowe's.

Upon looking at the receipt though, Handy Man discovered that he had been overcharged for the pillows. They were originally $15 each, but marked down to $7.50. He thought they charged him $7.50, but they charged him $15 instead. Since we needed something else at Lowe's (we spend half of Rob's paycheck there, I swear), we went back. 

We asked them to refund us the price difference. The customer service desk person called to check the price, and they had been marked down to $3 EACH! I guess they had been marked down even further during the day. So we ended up paying just $6 for the two pillows.

I love a bargain! Have you found any great bargains lately? Tell us about them.

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Nicole Maki said...

Love those cranberry pillows and what an amazing deal. Good for you.

We've been so cheap, err...I mean frugal, lately that I haven't even been taking advantage of great deals. Just socking cash away in the savings account.

I did buy a $5500 desk at a garage sale for $50 bucks earlier this summer. SCORE!

Allison said...

Looks nice!

Maybe you and your handy man would be interested in this, Atticmag's new linky party - Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their homes. Hope to see you there!


carol Turner said...

Thank you for stopping by! I love vintage mirrors, when it is a double sided mirror I do broken china mosaics on one side, what a great idea to use a plate hanger, I never would have thought of that. I bet more people would hang mirrors if they knew that little trick. Your right there is not big money in an antiques mall, but it is so fun!


Liz@Its A Blog Party said...

Thanks for linking up!

Heather said...

WOW! That is an amazing deal. Pillows are such a great way to introduce some color into a room....and the best part can easily change them out every few months to keep things fresh! Thanks for sharing the deal with us!

And thanks for your sweet comment on my kitchen earlier!!! I appreciate it!

larsinnh said...

Thanks, I will check it out!

Kristin said...

Great deal! I bought some that go perfectly with our decor at a thrift store this season and I was very happy about that (you are right -- pillows are ridiculously expensive even at WalMart!) Of course, my kids tear them to shreds, so I only put them out when company is over. :)

I am definitely a bargain shopper and find a ton of things at yard sales and our local thrift stores. I can't even list the deals I got this summer so far! ::happy dance::

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