Just a reminder, here is what 15-year old predeccessor looked like at the end of its life span:
Needless to say, it wasn’t an extravagant purchase. The old recliner was the rotating kind, and my kids constantly took turns spinning each other. Right now they have a lot of free time on their hands.
So… The chair had to go. However, finding a replacement wasn’t an easy task. You see, this is my husband’s throne. He eats in it, naps in it and watches TV in it. So, I wanted to make sure the new recliner was to his liking. I told him the price is no object. Oops.
We went to three different furniture stores and he finally found the one. It was $900 plus tax. Gulp! I told him it was OK to buy it since he would have to sit in it for the next 15 years. But after thinking about it some more, he said it was too much money. You betcha! The kids are going to destroy it anyway.
So, we started looking again and he settled on one that was $450. Now we are talking. But then I saw a recliner on Sam’s Club website, and it was only $250. If you have Chase Freedom, you probably know that right now you can get 5 points per dollar on purchases made at wholesale clubs, including Sam’s.
In fact, according to Doctorofcredit, Chase has extended this deal through the end of the year. Did you know that you can buy Disney and Southwest gift cards at Sam’s at 5% off? And extra points from Chase Freedom would be in addition to the discount.
You can also buy $500 Disney gift card for $475.
We don’t have Sam’s Club membership, but my in-laws do. So, we decided to tag along and bring minivan just in case. The closest Sam’s Club is 1 hour away, so we figured we could go to a few furniture stores while we were there. I really wanted my husband to like that $250 recliner. Honestly, I thought it was great. If you are looking for furniture, definitely check out Sam’s Club.
Unfortunately, my husband thought it wasn’t quite right. So, off we went to Rooms-to-Go, followed by Furniture Warehouse. And that’s where we found our new recliner, which also cost $250. It was a floor display item on clearance, but looked brand new. My husband said he liked it almost as much as that $900 recliner. Buy buy buy!
While looking around the store, I saw this bizarre art piece:
I mentioned to our friendly furniture salesman that I found this painting quite disturbing. To which he said it wasn’t his taste either. We got into a conversation and he mentioned that he is also a professional photographer and some of his works have been featured in various publications.
I’m embarrassed to say but I was surprised when I heard it. Furniture salesman who is also a creative type. How could this be? You know how I always poke fun at stereotypes on my blog? Well, apparently, I need to do some soul-searching myself. Why can’t a furniture salesman be a talented photographer?
Ironically, I’m quite defensive when folks question the fact that lady bloggers (I didn’t come up with the term) can do math. What do you mean you are surprised that a stay-at-home mom knows so much about miles and points? I’m offended and shocked. Shocked!
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.