Turning a Good Deal into a Great one at the Outlets

>> 8.14.2009

Aren't outlet prices good enough? Probably, but I like to stretch my dollar to the max! Here's how I got a brand new Restoration Hardware bathroom light fixture down from $139 to $24:

1. I checked the outlet mall's site offer to see what online only coupons they were offering that day. I found a few good deals including a 20% off coupon valid for an item at Restoration Hardware.

2. While on the site, I also signed up for their free online loyalty club. Because it was my birthday, I received a special flyer that could be redeemed for a $20 gift certificate (catch free!).
3. I went shopping! Restoration Hardware had a shelf full of light fixtures that I looked through. It was tricky not being able to see the fixtures in person, so I had to open a few boxes before finding the one I loved: the Spritz Double Sconce.
4. Armed with my coupon, gift certificate, and sconce I went to the cashier ready to get a great deal! Here's the breakdown:
Original retail price: $139
Outlet price (60% off): $55.60
Coupon price (20% off): $44.48
Gift certificate price (-$20): $24.48!!

Here's a picture (off of the website) of the sconce I plan on putting into my new bathroom:
Planning really helped me out in this situation! I'd love to know if there are any other ways of scoring great deals at the outlet mall. Please share! Does anyone have experience with the coupon books that they sell? I'd like to know if they are worth the $7 or so.


leanne August 14, 2009 at 12:07 PM  

That's great! I love the light fixture you picked out and even better that you got such a great deal. We're going to need to do a few things to the new condo, so I'll be looking for deals like this too. Thanks for sharing. I always go to the outlet mall website before I head there too, it's great to score awesome deals like that.

Debbie August 14, 2009 at 6:57 PM  
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Leigh in Tennessee August 15, 2009 at 6:36 AM  

Excellent deal shopping! I'm just now really learning how to stack coupons and discounts - it's coming in handy while we give our house a facelift.

Sarah - La Jeune Marie August 19, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

At the Saks Outlet in San Marcus I got Jimmy Choo heels for $300!! They were the classic black pointed toe pump, so no one will ever know what season they are from, which to me is the key for outlet shopping... buy CLASSIC at a discount!

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