I struggled for a few days over what to purchase next. Sure, Chicago Shopping was kind enough to give me $500 to shop with, but that doesn't mean I just wanted to make a bunch of extraneous purchases. I wanted to make sure I picked up at least one or two things that I needed.
One item I've been meaning to pick up for awhile are diploma frames. I graduated from undergrad nearly 8 years ago and from grad school 2 years ago but for all of this time I've just stored my diplomas in my nightstand. My boyfriend has his framed diplomas on the wall in his man cave, but I just never made the time to pick up frames for mine.
That all changed last week. I knew that Kohl's was having a phenomenal sale. Plus, I had a coupon code that would get me an additional 20% off any order. However, because the fine print can be so vague when it comes to WowPoints offers, I wasn't sure if I would receive any WowPoints if I used the coupon code. I decided to give it a shot - and risk no WowPoints - so I could report back to all of you.
While Kohl's only offers three diploma frames I was in luck. The one I purchased cost $19.99, but Kohl's was offering a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale! Two frames for $19.99 is pretty good, but after the 20% discount I received two frames for $15.99! Shipping cost just $1.98, so I received two frames for a total of $18.93 - or less than the price of one at its original price.
Chicago Shopping offers 2x WowPoints at Kohl's, and like I said above, I wasn't certain I would receive the 32 WowPoints for my purchase. Being a little slow in writing this post has its perks though because my WowPoints account has been updated and I DID receive the WowPoints even though I used a promo code that wasn't provided by Chicago Shopping.
This is very good news folks, as it means that with a little leg work you can probably score some really fantastic deals using Chicago Shopping and the WowPoints system.
I have one more purchase to make and then I'll get back to you with some final thoughts on how to really cheat the system make the most of WowPoints.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun