Saturday, June 7, 2014

Props to My Son!

Who graduated from High School on Thursday - Class of 2014. Those of you who have been following this blog since the beginning - will recall that he was about 12 years old at the time!

This is not the best graduation picture, but it captures his playful side.

Graduation was extremely sentimental - since his is the first graduation class at the charter school he attended. As each child's name was announced, teachers did a "standing ovation" - reading about each child, their personalities, activities, etc. Of course, his mentioned juggling....

Now, onto the logistics of getting him out to Utah in August. I spent 4 hours yesterday comparing/booking flights...and just think how many times I will be doing that over the next 4 years!

Congratulations to those of you who also have graduating children. The local Hibachi grill put on quite a celebratory lunch for him - complete with gongs and singing, hat made out of a bag - and ice cream with a candle in it. It is an excellent option if you haven't made plans yet...

 Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Does It Seem Like Kohl's has been Hiking Prices - or is it just me....

Last week I stopped into Kohl's to pick up 1 pair of swim shorts and 1 pair of khaki shorts for VC. Armed with my $10 off anything over $10 coupon and a 15% coupon, I was expecting to leave with a deal.

So I was shocked when the total - after discount and $10 off came to $36 (for 2 items)...especially since the swim shorts were Kohl's own Sonoma brand.

Very disappointing - and I'm glad I did not pay the extra $17 in order to reach the $50 limit to get a $10 off coupon for the next week. I have always wondered if prices are jacked up before those "special" weeks. However, I should be rest assured because my receipt showed a "total saved of $56.02" circled by the cashier ;-) . Do you mean to tell me the actual cost of a swimsuit and pair of shorts is $92!!!!

Looks like Kohl's has been investigated for price jacking in advance of sales in the past although this practice is denied. **CBS conducted an investigation in 2012. Click here to see the surprising results.

I have been a Kohl's shopper for years...but me thinks I may be done.

Oh well...I was happy to avoid Kohl's and stopped in at Ross today to find a tie for VC's graduation ceremony - so he will look spiffy under his cap and gown. Picked one up for $7.99 - a Pierre Cardin that's more like it!
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