Monday, May 3, 2010

Music to my ears...gone bad

So, in yesterday's Target ad, Kevin saw that they had the Dyson vacuum he's been eyeing on sale, with a $150 gift card with purchase. I didn't know he was that interested in it, until I got a text at 11:30 from him, asking if I wanted to go to Target over lunch. Are you serious? He's asking me if I want to go to Target? Um, yes, please!!!!! I never hear those words come from his lips. Ever. So, I jumped on it and we all went. All 5.8 of us. At this time, my mind is racing, thinking of how I can spend a $150 gift card. Do I buy clothes for the family, diapers, home decor? My thoughts are endless...
No vacuums in stock. They didn't even have a floor model. Weird. You might think we just came home. Oh no. We left the store with a frog humidifier and $30 worth of sunscreen for the family. Side note-I took the girls to the park this morning and Presley got pink in a very short amount of time. Not the purchase we planned on, but I'm not complaining, yet.
So, we go home and eat a quick lunch, I get online to see if that vacuum is at any other Target in Pasadena. While I'm on the computer, Kevin finds the vacuum on his phone for, get this, $150 LESS than Target's price with the gift card. Kevin gets perturbed and decides, if he can get it online with free shipping, there's no need to get it at Target. What? But, I already spent that gift card about 4 times in my head! AAAARRRRRGGGGHH!
I've had a couple of hours now to settle down and realize how misleading Target's ad really is. I thought there was a law against marking things up in order to have a sale. Maybe not in California. Oh well. Maybe next week's ad will have something good in it...

4 comments:

The Troops said...

I saw that ad too and had a passing thought about going and getting it but we just bought a new vacuum this winter. I would love to know where Kevin found it online for less - I have never seen the Dyson with the ball for less than $499 - ever - I was sure that Dyson had a deal with all retailers that carry it that they can't put them on sale!!! Lissa

Michelle Osborn said...

He found it on Amazon. Actually, you can get the vacuum cleaner on Target's site for $349 with free shipping also. Just no gift card-

Gerri said...

I think Target is infamous for advertising like that. I remember we went one Sunday afternoon for a TV for our kitchen in Newton--no TV's. Remember when we tried to get the free Cinderella (or some princess) costume in Topeka by buying the video--had video but no costume--they said they only had about 5 costumes. Also, the pink mouse for Avery--you went right away and no pink mouse as advertised. I don't even try anymore. Of course, I do go to Target, I just don't get suckered by their Sunday insert ads.

Phil said...

mom and michelle--remember the stroller for presley? that too, was not in the store and wasn't it a sunday night or at least a monday and gone already? well, at least you saved some money and didn't buy more things that you'll have to pack up and move again in a couple weeks!--marla