I browsed through the catalog that was attached to the coupon and found this pillow for $29.95:
I thought I would walk in, pay $5 for the pillow and then walk out, but when I got there I didn't love the pillow. It was just okay and $5 is $5. So then I found this elephant for $29.95:
I thought it would be adorable in Charm's room. But then I decided it might be too 'baby' for him. Then, I found this collection of giraffes in 3 sizes and priced from $19.95 to $29.95:
I really liked them, but I would only wanted to get one to maximize the coupon, and I preferred the grouped look.
I looked some more and found this book for $24.95:
I loved this book and considered framing several of the pages for artwork. The illustrations are beautiful and the quotes are wonderful!
I also found this hand hammered gold bracelet (made of brass) originally $199.95.
It was marked $59.99 with a red tag indicating the price would be discounted another 40% off at the register = $35.99 after discount.
I went back and forth between buying the book or the bracelet. Book or bracelet. The book would be free. The $200 bracelet would cost $11.
Here's what I got:
I splurged on the bracelet! I decided I could keep an eye on Amazon for the book to go on sale, but I probably wouldn't stumble upon this good of a deal on a beautiful bracelet for a long time! I may never take it off!
Here's my receipt for this crazy good deal:
Thank you for the coupon, Coldwater Creek!!