Simply Vera Vera Wang 400-Thread Count Down Comforter

Simply Vera Vera Wang 400-Thread Count Down Comforter (www.kohls.com)

So I think that I am getting the hang of using Chicago Shopping to get the most for my money.

Let me tell you about my second purchase and you can be the judge.

But first, I have to tell you why I couldn't sleep last night and felt compelled to make this purchase today. As my husband and I were tucking into bed around 11:00 p.m last night, I noticed some small feathers flying about the room. Upon further investigation, I discovered that my (ahem . . . 10 year-old) down comforter has basically come completely open in at least three different spots. It was a mess. Little feathers flying everywhere. I had to throw the whole thing away.

After a chilly night with makeshift substitute blankets, my husband and I decided that obtaining a replacement down comforter had to be a priority for the day.

I thought that Chicago Shopping would be a good place to do some comparison shopping to see where I could get the best deal on this item.

I started with a JC Penney deal offering up to 70% off plus 3x WOWPoints. After a few minutes of searching, I located a down alternative comforter that was regularly $140 on sale for $83. JC Penney also had a free shipping promotion. And if I bought the item through Chicago Shopping, I would get 3x WOWPoints. Sounded okay, but not great. Plus, I was really looking for a down comforter instead of a down alternative.

Next, I investigated the bedding situation at Macy's. The best Macy's deal I found was either 5x WOWPoints or 20% off a purchase of $100 or more. But the down comforter situation didn't thrill me. So I moved on.

I then came across a Kohl's deal on Chicago Shopping. The deal was for 15% off a purchase of $100 or more plus 4X WOWPoints. That sounded like it had some potential so I clicked over to the Kohl's site to check out the options. I came across a Simply Vera Vera Wang 400 Thread CountDown Comforter on sale for $144.00 (regularly $359.00). Kohl's was also offering free shipping on any purchase over $50. So I entered my 15% off code and got this fabulous item for $131.27. Pretty good for a novice, right? I saved over 63% off the original price, plus I am accruing WOWPoints for a future purchase on Chicago Shopping.

I am giving myself a big pat on the back for this one -- and also looking forward to getting a good night's sleep without having to deal with hundreds of tiny little down feathers floating all over my room!