Monday Check-In

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to check in with our weekend spending.

I’ll get the easy stuff out of the way first: I paid $86 for my massage (leaving an extra-large tip because it was one of the best massages I’d ever had), and $10 on snacks (it was beautiful weather and I spent much of the weekend outdoors walking and biking, so I had to stop by the community center for snacks and hangouts).

As for Old Navy Super Cash Days… whooo boy. I last used Super Cash in July 2016, and if you read my Billfold post about that purchase it looks like I was able to take advantage of both Super Cash and discounts. This time around, you could only use one Super Cash coupon per transaction, you could only use Super Cash coupons if your cart total was over a certain amount, and you couldn’t combine Super Cash with any other discounts. (Yes, I remember that one of you had commented on how frustrating Super Cash had become, and I ignored it. MY FAULT ENTIRELY.)

Which meant that the cart of clothing that cost $274.36 (pretax) with discounts on Friday ended up costing $265.81 (pretax) after I split it into two transactions and used my two $50 Super Cash coupons. I had to forfeit $60 in Super Cash coupons, and if I’d left the entire cart alone and bought it with the new 30 percent discount they announced this morning, it would have cost $256.07. (Yes, I recreated my cart to check. Yes, I should have known something like this would happen because I’ve done the math on Old Navy sales before and concluded that the clothing always costs roughly the same, whether you’re doing 30 percent off everything or 50 percent off fall styles or whatever it is. Yes, I am still grumbly about this.)

Total spending: $361.81.

Also, my new laptop arrived Friday evening (I’m writing on it RIGHT NOW) and when I trade in my old one I’ll try and use the Apple Gift Card to get AirPods.

How’d you do this weekend?

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