Once upon a time, I almost had a compulsive shopping breakdown because I wanted to get peacock Fiesta dinnerware from Kohl’s when I intended to buy a gravy boat. I almost spent $300 that day. (And that didn’t include the gravy boat that I wasn’t going to buy so that I could keep the costs down.) I eventually came to my senses and purchased the gravy boat only and said I would buy the rest of the stuff a) when I could afford it and b) when there was a good sale.
Well, during the past Kohl’s sale cycle, I got a 30% off coupon, so I checked the Fiesta prices. The five-piece place settings were $26.99 and they were giving away Kohl’s cash. Outstanding. With the various discounts, I got 8 5-piece place settings for around $160ish.
I had other shopping to do during that sales period. Major shopping. (Spring clothes for myself and the stepkids.) I ended up with $90 in Kohl’s cash between all of the purchases. So I waited. First, I got a 15% coupon to go with my Kohl’s cash. Not good enough. Plus, they took my Fiesta off sale. That’s no fiesta, dammit.
We cycled into the next Kohl’s sale period. 20% off. Better than 15%. And things went back on sale right before my Kohl’s cash was about to expire. Waiting paid off. I ordered four more five-piece place settings. With the discounts and Kohl’s cash, I paid just under $25.
I paid under $190 for something I once came close to paying more than $300 for. My patience paid off. $190 for 12 five-piece place settings.
Also, the purchase was becoming dire. We were down to 5 dinner plates because two have broken this year. The remainder have been chipping like crazy. (Once there was one chip, they seemed to grow and grow…) So happy to get rid of those. I’ve been convinced that the old plates were somehow polluting the dishwasher and trying to kill me.
Here’s a photo of the peacock Fiesta party that we’ve got going on.
I intend to supplement this collection with serving pieces from Amazon because I can use my American Express points there. Woohoo!