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T-Shirts are $4 at Old Navy Today, But I Got Mine for Closer to $2. Here’s How

February 9, 2016
by Jamie Cattanach
Contributor

My Tuesday just got a little brighter: I get to do some online shopping at work today!

You can even tell my boss, because I’m doing it to show you guys how to get an even better deal on the kind of ridiculous sale Old Navy is having today.

$4 T-Shirts and Up to 40% Off Sitewide at Old Navy

Old Navy has been one of my favorite places to shop for a long time.

High-quality, affordable clothes for the whole family, all in one place? Sign me up. Plus, it’s got stuff for (almost) every occasion, from work to working out.

So when I heard that Old Navy had a $4 T-shirt flash sale today, I was on the site as quickly as my fingers could manage. I pretty much live in its basic layering tank tops.

According to the sale, that shirt’s $4 right now — a steal, since it’s usually $10!

But being the Penny Hoarder I am, I wanted an even better deal.

Get the Penny Hoarder Price: 48% Off

I headed over to Cashbackholic to see which shopping portal would get me the most cash back on my impending mass tank top purchase.

I learned I could get up to 6% cash back, plus a $5 sign-up bonus, if I shopped through Shop At Home. That’s at least one free tank top already!

After clicking through Shop at Home, I stocked up on some great basics: a few of those tanks I love, a long-sleeved shirt since it’s been chilly lately (even here in Florida!) and a couple of camis. I mean, they’re just $3!

I wanted to make sure I hit the $50 free shipping threshold — all those savings are pretty useless when you’re paying at least $7 just to have the items shipped to your house.

All told, my total came to $55 flat, which the website informed me was a savings of $39 from what I’d have paid full price. Nice!

Subtract my $5 Shop at Home sign-up bonus, and that’s down to $50.

By shopping through the portal, I earned 6% cash back… and I paid for my purchases with my Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard, earning an extra 1.5%.

(Psst — If you’re looking to travel on the cheap, you could use a card that’ll get you miles or hotel rewards points instead.)

So, I made 7.5% of that $50 back — that’s $3.75. So my total was just $46.25 on what would originally have been $89 worth of awesome Old Navy tops!

That, my friend, is deal-stacking.

Wait, How’d You Do That Again?

To recap:

1. Head over to Old Navy’s site and check out their today-only flash sale. It’s not just T-shirts — lots of items are on sale!

2. If you see something you like, check out Cashbackholic to figure out which shopping portal will work best for you.

It looks like Shop at Home has the best cash-back deal right now, but you could earn rewards if you’re a Discover card holder and shop through Discover Deals, for example.

Plus, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of checking for cash-back deals whenever you shop online. There’s no reason to not use a rewarding shopping portal!

3. Use a rewards credit card on your purchase to earn extra cash back, miles or other rewards.

Better yet? Use that credit card to buy a discounted gift card off Raise to save a little bit more.

You’ve just made that sale even salesier — and got the Penny Hoarder Price. Congratulations on beating the system!

Your Turn: Will you stack deals to take advantage of this Old Navy sale?

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Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes other stuff, like wine reviews and poems.

by Jamie Cattanach
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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