I left Old Navy a little bummed and empty handed today.
Last week I bought a pair of The Flirt Skinny Cropped Jeans (photo below) at Old Navy and when I got home and tried them on again I felt that they were a size too big – yay! I went back to Old Navy in hopes of exchanging them and they were out of the size that I needed. An employee called a nearby store and had a pair set aside for me to pick up. Very nice.
So, I went to Old Navy this morning to get the jeans. I tried the jeans on, liked the way they fit, and after picking up a couple of things for my 10 year old so I could get my total up to $50 and use my $15 off $50 coupon, I went to check out.
Here’s where the drama began:
I assumed that because Old Navy is running a $15 jeans promotion that these jeans were marked down from $29 to $15. But, I was wrong.
The jeans I picked out (The Flirt Skinny Cropped Jeans) weren’t $15, they were $29.
You know why?
Because they have what the employee called ‘bling bling’ on the back pockets.
I said “huh? bling bling?”.
She (Old Navy employee) said “yeah.. right there.. you see, on the pocket there”.
I said “Ohhh.. OK! I see the 3 tiny dots (AKA bling bling).. silly me“.
So because the jeans have “bling bling” they weren’t on sale, and because they weren’t on sale and my total was $52.75 (with Sebastian’s two items), I decided I would use my $15 off $50 coupon and that would make up for the lack of discount on the jeans.
There I go being silly again.
The total was $52.75 AFTER TAX. The employee told me I needed to add another item in order to get the total to $50 BEFORE TAX and be able to use the coupon. So I picked up a little boo boo frog thingy and then my Old Navy temporary card number decided not to work. Ugh!! After that I just opted out of the purchase entirely. I asked for the $15 off $50 coupon back so I could use it another day but the employee had already locked the coupon in the safe. Manager to checkout 1 please! The manager took my coupon out of the safe and I left empty-handed except for my coupon.
I know.. $29 isn’t bad for a pair of jeans but since I had just bought the kids a million and a half dollars worth of school clothes…(mostly from Old Navy), I didn’t want to spend $29 on a pair of jeans for myself.
Just so you know.. I really liked Old Navy’s Flirt Skinny Cropped Jeans because they are mid-rise which is a great fit/rise for most moms and the cropped length looked OK on me because I am short.. I don’t typically wear cropped pants as I don’t think they look great on ‘height challenged’ people like myself. The cropped length makes the jeans look like an almost normal length, on me.