WARNING: You are now entering what I like to call the "Kohl's Cash Crack Time Warp" zone. What in the heck in the world are you talking about Greek Girl? Well if you were using your noggin and shopped at Kohl's like I do you would know exactly what I am talking about!
Once upon a time way way back in the early 2000's my mom told me about a store she had discovered. Being the good Greek Girl that I am, I decided heed her advice and check it out. I did, it was nice enough and they had a great Jr.'s department with one of my favorite lines of jeans "Levi's" also a decent selection of sneakers. So over the years I have been shopping there as needed to get whatever I needed at the time at a good value, no big deal yet.
Fast forward to 2010. Now I'm not sure how long they had been doing this before I found out about it, but let me tell you once I did I felt like I had hit the Jackpot Lotto for thrifty Greek Girls! So they have this thing they do all the time where for every $50.00 you spend, they will give you either $10.00 or even sometimes $15.00 in "Kohl's Cash". It's great because if you're going to get something you needed anyhow, it allows you to get a lot more bang for your buck! Especially good for Holidays, Birthday's etc.
Most of the time they also have some sort of percent off going on as well. Either a scratch to get 10, 20, and even up to 30% Off or they send you a percent off on the front of their flyer in the mail! Often it's running while you are buying up goodies to get your Kohl's Cash. However what I find is really awesome, at times so good you almost feel like you're robbing the joint is when you are redeeming some Kohl's Cash and you have a 30% off coupon... you can get things for ridiculous cheap!
OK this is all good and well Greek Girl but what exactly is a "Kohl's Cash Crack Time Warp"? Well... that is what happens when you have Kohl's Cash to spend or if you are buying things when they happen to be giving Kohl's Cash away. At all times in your mind while you're shopping you are busy not only picking out the stuff you want, but adding and doing math at the same time. Because if they're giving it you want to stay on the $50.00 mark so you don't waste it. For instance if you spent $75.00 while they are giving away Kohl's Cash, you would only be $25.00 away from getting another $10.00 in Kohl's Cash. What ends up happening is you start to wonder about all the things you need to buy that you might otherwise buy somewhere else, and instead buy them at Kohl's in order to get the Kohl's Cash, or get whatever you're wanting to buy for the best price.
Why it can turn into a Time warp is, picking out stuff you want and doing math in your noggin can be time consuming. Trying things on, using your iPhone to add, subtract and do percent off. Jumping from department to department to get the deals... All while trying to hold/drink my coffee (yes Dunkin's), text my mom or one of my sisters, stay up on my twitter feed, and push my cart of loot without dumping it. Can anyone say Muckery?... Before you know it, two hours can fly by; Thus the time warp element!
For me it's when I'm redeeming Kohl's Cash... I like to scan the clearance rack in the Jr. Department. I get the most insane deals. It's not just the Jr. dept. it's any of the sale racks, I have even scored a Ton of deals for Mr. Greek Girl too! Like what?... a few of my scores over the years: a $7.00 pair of Sketchers Sneakers, a $3.25 shirt, a pair of Hydraulic Jeans for $5.00 and my best find ever.... a pair of Hydraulic Jeans for $2.44. Yes I did just say I got a pair of jeans that would have cost about $100 bucks at Macy's for $2.44. No worries here people you will never see Greek Girl on one of those shows where they tell the stories of celebrities who went broke from living large. Nope it's just not in my DNA, I love getting deals. Hey it doesn't grow on trees and why pay more for something if you can get it for less? (Remember the mulch blog back in May, wink wink...) Plus the less money I spend on other stuff means the more money I have to spend on making Music!
Like the saying goes: "A Picture is wroth a thousand words", so here are a few of my favorite finds.
So the next time you need to get something, from sneakers, to pajama's, to luggage; get your butt over to the nearest Kohl's Pronto! Remember... before you do anything, check the clearance rack and see if they are doing a percent off and you might just score a Greek Girl Deal for yourself!
Happy "Kohl's Cash Crack Time Warping" to you!
Blessings, Love & Music ~