Thrifty Saunders! Down with Shipping!!

My oldest son wears the same pair of shoes for everything he does…including 2 hrs of football everyday in the front yard.  They are a pair of crocs that he received from his grandparents not even 6 months ago.  So, imagine my chagrin when he comes in and says that they are BROKEN!  NOOOOO!  This practically constitutes an emergency in the Saunders house.  Our clothing budget is a bit tight right now because hubby has been getting a much needed upgrade in his uniforms…so what do I do?

Solution #1:  DUCT TAPE!  It fixes everything!  Right?  No.  He tore right through it.

Dang.  I guess I’ll actually have to buy him shoes.

Solution #2:  Zappos.  I spent forever going through different sneakers online.  He has to be able to throw the shoes on a GO.  No complicated ties.  (Thus the favorite crocs.)  I picked out 3 pairs and showed hubby.  His response, “Are they ALL that expensive?”  Ack.

Solution #3:  Maybe I can get a new strap for the shoes?  I google it.  No straps available.  BUT…they have Rivets!

Solution #4:  I can just replace the rivet!  (thats the hinge thingy that keeps the strap on) And for only 99 cents!  YEAY!  ….  BUT WAIT… $5 shipping?  You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.  The shipping is 5x the cost of the product?  No way.  (Of course $6 is better than a new pair of shoes.)  I’m about to hit buy when I think…  what about coupon codes?

Solution #5:  Rivet plus coupon code!  I google coupon code for crocs and find one for FREE SHIPPING.  It’s from the fall but it works!  Back to 99¢!


Done.  Ordered.  I feel so thrifty.

Do YOU have a victory story?  I’d love to share it in my VICTORY section.  Comment below or contact me!


P.S.  I did also order a pair of sneakers…on Amazon…free shipping.  Kids do need more than just a pair of crocs, and since I’m the mother, I better buy my kid his shoes.



  1. Melissa says:

    Love it! I always like to check out for coupon codes when I order online. Often times, where will be a free shipping or a “% off” code that I can use. Hooray for good deals!

  2. Kaffenate says:

    I’ve never heard of! I’m totally going to check that out. Thanks! (I think you should be a guest blogger here!)

  3. Kristine says:

    I never buy ANYTHING online w/o checking first. Also, I am a member of a few online sites that you get points for searches, surveys, shopping, etc. So I always shop through one of those b/c eventually those points turn into dollars or gift cards!

  4. Angela says:

    Well, I am now going to check out! Sorry about your kid’s shoe.

  5. Jennifer says:

    OMGoodness! Did you come to my house and steal my son’s shoes??!! I swear his look the same way. hehehehe And now I won’t have to replace the shoes. Thank you ladies!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Just used the coupon code. Rivets on the way!!! Thanks so much. I’m going to do a similar blog post this week :)

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