Last night, we posted about a great stacking deal at JCPenney. There were some amazing prices available by stacking promotions that perhaps weren’t intended to stack. Unfortunately, the coupon terms have changed and some exclusions have been added. Some of the items I ordered last night are now excluded from the sale (e.g. dress shoes and most women’s clothes).
However, there are still some excellent bargains and there are a few updates on saving a bit more based on your payment method.
How it works
There are a lot of items that are currently labeled as Buy One, Get One 50% off:
However, the sale is a little better than that: As long as you add different items to your cart (i.e. not two identical items of the same size and color), it is providing the BOGO discount to all of the items. For example,the following shirt costs $30:
With the BOGO 50% off, two shirts should be $45 total ($30 + half of $30). In other words, each shirt should cost $22.50 if you buy in multiples of 2. However, if you add 3 of those shirts to your cart and they aren’t exactly the same size and color, it will drop the price of each one to $22.50.
Last night, you could have added 5 of those shirts to your cart (provided you didn’t repeat an exact duplicate in size and color) and your cart total would have been $112.50. You could then apply coupon code 47GOSHOP and it would knock a further 65% off of $100 or more, dropping your total price to just $39.38. Combine that with 15% cash back from ShopAtHome (since expired) and 5% back from a 5 Back Visa Gift Card and your net cost would be about $31.50 for 5 shirts. Unfortunately, Jockey is now excluded from the sale (“branded activewear” is excluded). So you can’t do this with that exact shirt, but the method lives on with other items…
There are a number of men’s neck ties on sale for Buy One, Get One for a Penny. You may have noticed this one in the photo above.
There are many different styles at that price, you just have to hunt around through the men’s ties section. If you were to buy 2 different ties that qualify for this price, you would pay $40 ($20 each). JCP doesn’t really add the penny for the second tie. Remembering that they apply the same price to multiplies when you add 2 or more, this means that you can keep adding different “Buy One, Get One for a Penny” ties and each one will show up at $20 in your cart whether or not you have an even number of ties.
Five ties comes to a total of $100. You can now apply coupon 47GOSHOP to save 65%, bringing the total price for all 5 ties to just $35.
I just put 5 random ties in my cart — there are plenty of styles from which to choose for just $7 a tie – before cash back and payment method savings.
Shirts and ties
But maybe you don’t want that many ties. You need at least a couple of shirts to rotate with your new ties. Most of the Stafford and Van Heusen shirts are working with both the BOGO 50% off sale and the 65% off $100 or more coupon. For example, here’s 2 shirts and 3 ties for $39.80 with a combination of BOGO 50% off + code 47GOSHOP for 65% off $100 or more.
Notice that the shirts can be the same size as long as they are in different colors. If you want two of the same color, you’ll have to order two different sizes. If you later return one, I’m not sure what you’ll get back — but since the cart and order confirmation show the price breakdown you see above, I think you’d get $9.45 back if you returned one of the shirts. I can’t confirm that.
To make it easier to search, choose the check box on the left to show items that qualify for “Buy More, Save More”.
With shirts, you can narrow it down by brand. I believe all of the Stafford and Van Heusen shirts work, so if you select those it will help you narrow it down. Here is a link to the sorting shown in the image below. As you can see, that narrows it down to 252 products. There are a lot of shirts from which to choose, varying in price/quality/style.
This could be a particularly good deal for those looking for Big & Tall styles. This shirt has a “regular price” of $70 and comes down to just $18.37 with this sale:
While the $70 regular price is surely a bit inflated, $18.37 for a Big & Tall non-iron dress shirt is a good deal.
Pants work, too
This discount works on many pairs of pants as well. For example, if your cart total gets up to $100 before the 47GOSHOP coupon, each of these pairs of Dockers (originally $50) comes down to $13.12.
You could even throw together two shirts, two pairs of pants, and two ties for less than sixty bucks.
And that’s before stacking for any savings through the methods coming next. After stacking 12% portal cash back, you’re down to $52.04. If you also have a 5 Back Visa Gift Card, the net cost would be $49.08 for two pairs of pants, two shirts, and two ties.
Maximizing savings with cash back and payment method
Unfortunately, ShopAtHome has dropped the cash back rate at JCPenney. However, Swagbucks is offering 12% cash back today.
Five Back Gift Card
Stack a further 5% cash back if you have any Five Back Visa Gift Cards.
JCPenney is one of the merchants that earn 5% back with those gift cards. I had forgotten about this when I first posted the deal last night and only added this a few hours later. I recently bought these at Office Max during one of the instant rebate sales, so I had already paid less than face value and will now get 5% back (automatically credited back to the Visa gift card in a few days). If you have any of these gift cards, this could be a great way to use them and stack a little more savings.
If you have some Discover Cash in your Discover account, you should be able to buy a $50 JCPenney gift card for $45 as an alternative to the Visa Gift Cards above. Note that this may invalidate your cash back. Results in the Laboratory are mixed for using gift cards and earning cash back. Still, you could give it a shot. At the very least, you’ll get a little extra mileage out of your Discover cash.
The discounts are more limited, but certainly still working on men’s shirts, ties and pants. While women’s and children’s clothes were working with these discounts last night, I haven’t found any items in those categories that still work despite a lot of hunting around. If you find items beyond men’s clothes that still work, let us know what you found in the comments. Regardless, the savings on men’s clothes is great. If you thought you missed it last night, take another look — there are some deals waiting to be stacked.