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Kohls Questions and Stupid Mistake!!

February 19th, 2014 at 06:30 am

Quick Kohls question for the Kohls coupon masters. I have $20 in Kohls cash that I have to use up this weekend. I was thinking of going this weekend, but had a $10-off-$30 coupon today in my e-mail. If I spend $30 today, and use my Kohls cash, will it really be a free $30 purchase??? I googled a bit and it looks like you can do that. But I wanted to make sure.

Oh while at it, if you buy enough clothing for a 20% off and free shipping discount, online, do they reverse those discounts if you return the item that put you over the top for the discounts? I feel like they do, because I think I looked it up before. But I may be thinking of something else.

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I don't know how I feel about this Murphy thing. It has WAY TONED down this calendar year. But, at the same time, I don't know why everything has to be so freaking complicated. This started with our crazy murphy year (longer than a year), but has not ended. I feel jinxed. Though I will take the stupid annoying stuff any day over people in the hospital and so on.

For example, I can't tell you how many times I Accidentally double paid something this past year. & I don't remember particularly ever doing that before?? But my payments keep getting lost in space or whatever. So then I send in a second one so my payment is on time or I don't get penalized or whatever. & then the first one always goes through. Rolleyes

So, here is what happened with Kohls. I need work pants and I had about $100 in gift cards. I went shopping and couldn't find anything. I will go back another time when they have more professional clothing. IT was fine because I Went on a non-sale day. So I didn't buy anything, then whatever.

What I did find was a couple of more patterns on a shirt that I LOVE. I hit clothing gold. They work well for work and casual, winter or summer (indoors/at work, anyway). None of the shirts in the store were my size, so I crossed my fingers and looked online. Not only did I find like 10 different prints in my size, but I found a 20% off coupon. SCORE!! When something works - I stock up. No doubt about it. By the time I find it on clearance though, there's usually not much left. This was a shirt I had had for a while and had gotten compliments on - so I know I am very happy with it.

I did my order and it should have arrived in a few days. I am guessing the mail label got messed up because it basically got lost in space. I haven't called Kohls yet but will call them to see what they are going to do. (It's so lost at this point that I think they will just have to cancel the order - unless they still have the stock).

I worried (last week) my order would get cancelled and was pretty upset. Why does it have to be so freaking complicated???

So, I just bit the bullet and re-ordered. Everything was still at same sales prices, still had my sizes, yadda yadda.

I got my shirts yesterday but mail person shoved them in the mail box like you would not believe. The package was WAY TOO BIG for our mail box. What in the heck? (I need to look online and see if I can file a complaint). I was sure I ripped a shirt or some buttons off trying to yank it out of the mailbox.

Seriously, why so freaking complicated??? We have locked boxes (large) for packages and sometimes they bring to the front door. Dh was 100% home all day yesterday. So yeah - I am peeved.

Thankfully, by some miracle, my clothing survived the process. Hallelujah! I will be a very well dressed lady as long as these shirts last. Phew!! Big Grin I ended up with about 5 new patterns, in addition to the one I already had. About $10 per shirt.

I do have a return because I also bought another print in another shirt I LOVE, but the pattern did not work for me. Bummer!

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I also feel jinxed because I completely screwed up my property tax payment. !! IT's completely random too that I know I screwed it up...

I went to get our money market checks out of the safe to pay the property taxes. I was surprised to find I had an extra 150 checks from our primary checking account. I grabbed checks from our current MM account. I should have listened to my gut, which was to double check I had the right account. But I did not believe I had ever received checks when I had the same account before (it was initially a bank with a different name, so never remembered having checks with the current name).

I did not listen to that gut feeling and just paid it. I paid online. Of course they were the right checks. !!

The next morning I was looking for an envelope and I found all our new checks sitting in a drawer. I had only re-opened the account this year and never put away the checks. DOH!!

So, basically, I paid with a closed account.

I sat on hold a whole hour, just to be told it was too late to cancel the payment.

The fee? $53! UGH! I am so annoyed!!

The bright side? Glad I decided to pay it early. I suppose I could have just sent a check in the worst case, if it was close to the deadline (though every thing I try to mail these days gets lost for weeks - which is why I did not mail it in the first place). Anyway, I will wait for it to bounce back, get the $53 bill and so on. Only then will I be able to re-submit the tax payment online.

I thought I had shred all our old checks and so on - so NO IDEA what happened. I just get so annoyed when money gets completely wasted like that.

I will pay the $53 fee out of the insurance rebate I just got. That still leaves $350 to throw at the mortgage.

6 Responses to “Kohls Questions and Stupid Mistake!!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I think 'yes' on the free purchase. The $10 would come off first, and then your Kohl's cash for payment. I have a $10 off coupon for spending $30 as well. Mine expires today. I have a $10 merchandise credit, so I will still have some out of pocket costs. I have a couple things in mind...but I will let the coupon go if I can't find the right thing.

  2. monkeymama Says:

    I think you are right - read all fine print on kohls cash and coupon, and also saw this: "Stacking Coupons… You can stack a $10 off any purchase coupon and Kohl’s Cash with a % off coupon, if the valid dates allow it. Also, you can usually stack a free shipping coupon code with a % off coupon. Just read the fine print for your coupons to learn about any restrictions."

    I am sure I can find something useful for a "Free" $30. Big Grin

  3. snafu Says:

    Mail: I hope you took some pictures of the package thrust into your smaller mail box and the damaged package when you were finally able to get it out + a photo of your pkg. lock box. I'd send these as an attachment in an e-mail to your PO area supervisor. Is it likely the package was delivered by someone who only delivers packages? Those guys never ring the doorbell, they drop and run. My desk faces a window and I've watched that miserable behaviour. When I asked my mail carrier he explained these guys have their trucks loaded with a day's worth of deliveries but if they get it done in less time they're done for the day free to pick up kids, go to their second job,watch sports at the tavern with buddies etc.

    Sorry about resultant fee from account muddle. Since you don't reward yourself for the good, money saving decisions you make over and over...I don't think you should berate yourself for an occasional error. Forgive and forget eh? I wanted to ask you where you found cheques as I don't want to order cheques since we use so few. I need a new place to hunt for a set aside cheque having rescued two from a hidden pocket in a handbag. Next time I'm in the bank I plan to ask if they can give me a half dozen non-personalized cheques for back up.

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Good ideas snafu. We have a locked box so was our mail carrier, but clearly was not our usual carrier. I peeked online briefly today and filing a complaint is red tape hell. The IRS feels like rainbows and sunshine compared to the USPS, if you ask me.

    Checks were in the safe. If you find some, make sure they are still good. Wink

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    How annoying about your mail! The post office here will sometimes just put packages that have my name in them in my box --- even if I've put the school's address on them!! Sometimes I want a package at my PO box, and sometimes I want it delivered to the school - I never know if it's going to be at my PO box or at the school. I think they're trying to be helpful .... I haven't complained or said anything because it's not that big of a deal.

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    Totally bummer about the account mix up.
    I hate when a little error bites like that. Frown

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