Monday, August 13, 2012
$10 off $25 at Payless Shoes
Payless Shoes has released a new $10 off $25 promo code. Enter 78257 at checkout to get $10 off your $25 purchase. This promo code is good through 8/19/12.
But wait, I hear you say. Isn't it better to wait for one of Payless' buy-one-get-one-half-off (BOGOHO) sale?
Actually, no, it's not. Let's do the math.
As we've discussed in the past, a BOGOHO sale is the equivalent of 25% off, when both items that you are purchasing are the same price. When the items are different prices, the BOGOHO sale discount is even LESS than 25% off.
AND, you need to buy two items, whether you need to or not.
A $10 off $25 sale is the equivalent of 40% off. Now the only kicker is, it's very hard to find an item that is exactly $25 or several items that total to exactly $25 on Payless (because most items are priced at 99-cent interval points) and the coupon will not work on a $24.99 purchase. But, even if you use the coupon code on a $30 purchase, that's the equivalent of 33% off, still better than a BOGOHO sale. And you won't be forced to buy two items.
(Now, what would be really great would be stacking this promo code with a BOGOHO sale. But sadly, the Payless BOGOHO sale isn't going on right now. However, jewelry and hair accessories are currently BOGOHO, stackable with this promo code.)
You can avoid the $5.99 shipping charge by selecting the free ship-to-store option. Payless Stores are everywhere.
I've found that Payless.com has always had a better selection and more sizes available than an actual Payless store. And if you'd like to return your purchase, you can avoid shipping fees again by bringing it back to a Payless store.
If you don't like the shoes at Payless.com or find them to be cheap, I encourage you to check out the Accessories section. I've been buying socks, tights, trendy pocketbooks and hair accessories there for years. (As far as shoes go, I do buy my "imitation Keds" at Payless, which usually last me about two years on average.)