This Deal Helped Me Save 70% at JCPenney. Here’s Exactly How to Do It

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A shopper carries JCPenney shopping bags, in New York on Feb. 19, 2015. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
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You know that thing you really need but are never willing to buy?

It almost feels like a dirty secret.

Perhaps it’s new bath towels that don’t smell like mildew, more clothes hangers so you can get rid of the textile pile on your floor, a toothbrush that isn’t frayed, socks without holes…

Me? My dirty little secret is a feather pillow.

I got it back in elementary school for Easter. Yeah, I had a random Easter Bunny. Also, yeah, gross; go ahead and shame me.

But I love it. And I don’t feel like adding a $50 pillow to my Target bill. I also forget to add “pillow” to my weekly shopping list.

It’s time, though. Not only are the feathers wafting out each time I make my bed, the mites I imagine roaming around in that thing are starting to creep into my dreams… (I’ve washed it, though, I swear.)

Also, even more important to this Penny Hoarder? Right now, I could save more than $25 on one of those fancy memory foam pillows if I buy it from JCPenney.

How I Can Save Nearly 70% Off My Next JCPenney Purchase

You don’t have to buy a pillow. That’s just what I’m buying. You can buy anything you want — in store or online — and save big.

All you have to do is some casual deal-stacking — or combining a handful of deals to get the lowest possible price.

Follow me through this process.

For a pillow, I’d ideally opt to nab one at the store so I can test the squishiness factor, but I’ve missed that boat one too many times, so online it is.

I found a memory foam one (“The Dream”) for $40 on JCPenney’s site. It has 215 reviews and an overall 4.5 rating. Sold.

It’s already 50% off, driving the total price down to $28.94, including shipping.

Time to start deal-stacking.

Follow these easy steps:

  • Check the online hub for JCPenney coupons. There’s an online-only extra 10% off (15% for JCPenney credit cardholders) valid until April 1. Use the code FUNDEAL at checkout.

New price: $25.94

  • That’s perfect because Swagbucks has another awesome deal you can add (available until April 3oth). When you spend at least $25 shopping JCPenney through Swagbucks’ shopping portal, you can take an extra $10 off and earn 12% cash back.

(Click the JCPenney icon on this page then continue your normal business.)

New price: $15.94

Cash back: $1.91

Now, if you don’t want to pay for shipping, you can opt to pick the item up in the store and save another $5, driving your total down to about $10.

Yup. That’s a $10 memory foam pillow that I’ve put off buying for the last decade of my life…

My total savings? About $33. Plus, I earned $1.91.

If you want to snag this awesome deal before the end of the month, check out Swagbucks then find the item you’ve most dreaded shopping for. But don’t stop there, there are a variety of ways to use Swagbucks to earn extra cash

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her coworkers shamed her for having an old pillow, so she’s getting her new one delivered to the office. Nap time, anyone?