We decided to head to BRU today because I wanted to get our glider rocker, as my current chair is not padded enough for the amount of time I spend in it and a sitting/semi-reclined position is really the only comfortable position right now. Unfortunately they only had a couple of rockers in stock and they just didn't feel all that comfortable to me, so we decided to pass on the rocker for today and look for a better deal on the internet.
But the good and happy part was that we decided to take back a few things while we were going there that we got for our showers. One was an extra set of bottles which I would have kept but they aren't BPA-free, then a toy that I objected to (it's a Lamaze brand stuffed toy and I have philosophical issues with them as I think they're overstimulating--because I'm weird like that
), an extra sleep sack, a jacket in NB size that I wanted to exchange for 3-6 mo. size, and a snow suit type outfit that was 6-9 mo. size that again I want a 3-6 mo. (although for crying out loud, we live in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and it was in th 70s today! We do go up to the mountains frequently, however, because dh's grandparents own a cabin up there and it does snow). I was shocked as all get-out when it added up to $139.00!!! Plus I was absolutely thrilled that returning things was no problem--I had gift receipts for everything but 2 items, but both of those items the people had bought right off the registry and returning them was no problem (thank goodness, I have heard a lot of people having problems with BRU returns lately).
Then I found out that I had this ginormous gift card. I'd gotten a gift card as a shower gift but the giver didn't write down how much was on the card and I thought it was really uncouth to say, "Wow! A gift card! Thanks! How much???" So I figured we'd find out once we got to the store. It had $100.00 on it!!!
Plus I had a 15% off coupon for one item. And I had another gift card for $25. So we decided to get our pack-n-play and got the super deluxe one I had my eye on. We saved $25.50 with the coupon! And I still have like $100 left on the gift card. What an awesome shopping trip!!