|Free Pretzel Day!|
Our visit to the mall coincided with Auntie Anne's "Free Pretzel Day"! Every customer received a complementary pretzel, no purchase necessary! We picked up 5 pretzels and Strawberry Lemonade Mixer all for under $3!
|Men's Swim Trunks $15: JCPenny|
JCPenney recently launched a new advertising campaign where there are no more sales; which as a super-saver I can't quite understand. We needed to stock up on some essentials for the girls so a visit to JCPenney was our second stop.
So the first thing I find is that there are no more "SALE" signs. Only small plain signs that say "Everyday" "March" or "Best Price". Signs are outlined in a white/gray coloring, some purple, orange, and blue.
On our way to the children's section my husband saw a display of swimming trunks that reminded him that he needed a new bathing suit. He chose the green and white suit in the front for everyday price of $15.
|Everyday Low Prices are in Red|
|JCPenney's Clearance Section Renamed: Best Price|
I asked the cashier to point out the location of the clearance section since it wasn't obvious. She said there is no longer a clearance section, only a "Best Price" section, where everything is marked down significantly. The tags in the Best Price section are labeled with a small blue sticker.
Our total at JCPenney was $33, men's swimsuit $15, 6 pairs of girl socks $6, and 4 pairs of girl underwear $12.
Leaving JCPenney behind us, the next item on our stock-up list was hair clips for my daughter. I recently cut her hair really short, so I figured that with a couple of cute clips she could be a trend setter on the playground.
We visited the labyrinth of girl-dom that is Claire's. Inside girls can find everything from knick-knacks to hair accessories all covered with enough glitter, feathers, and fake jewels to make adults want to run and sit in a void of beige. So, of course, my girls love Claire's.
|8 Clips for $9.75: Claire's|
It must have been our lucky day, because walking by the Disney Store we saw a sign that said it was "Perry the Platypus Day!" We stopped in just in time for my kids to make a paper fedora and partake in The Platypus Dance.
The Disney Store is also holding a pre-sale for the Muppet Movie. For just about the same price as other retailers, guests can buy the movie pre-sale, get a coupon for $10 off any $10 purchase, and take home an exclusive set of 4 lithographs from the movie.
|Children's Place Coupon|
While Mr. Montebello Mom and the kids were dancing, I went to The Children's Place and picked up a scarf for my son. All winter accessories were on sale and the scarf was only 91 cents! At checkout the cashier gave me a coupon for 15% off my next purchase.
|Hair Clips: Twin|
|Hair Accessories and Jewerly at Twin|
|Kidgits Prize Wheel: Only $5 to join!|
The kids all came home with a fun toy, the girl's drawers are now stocked with underwear and socks, they have enough hair clips to lose under the couch for at least 2 months, and my husband will sport a new swimsuit at the YMCA this spring break! Watch out ladies!
Now it's your turn! Grab the family, take a few hours and make your own fun at the Shops at Montebello!