I am so proud of my frugal child. She will be a high school senior next year and may actually entertain the idea of going to the "prom". My eldest did not attend any of these "formal" dances...prom or homecoming. My youngest has resisted so far. However, this upcoming year will be her senior year and she is hoping to make the most of it. She already decided to use her "Distinguished Young Women" dress for homecoming.
Today she wanted to venture out to the formal ware store which will be closing next Saturday, hoping for a bargain for prom. The senior prom will be held at the Baltimore Aquarium. Dates are not important.
Delaney found a $350.00 dress that looked absolutely stunning on her. I commented that it was pricey. The store was offering a 50% discount due to the impending liquidation. This would drop the price to around $175.00....still a bit much. Daughter suggested "haggling". "Do you think we can haggle for a lower price?"
I don't know, but you could try.
Daughter offered $100.00. Sales Lady says...."I'll have to ask the manager, but that's a long shot." She comes back and says " You caught the manager in a good mood." Delaney gets $350.00 dress for $100.00.
I could not be happier. My daughter is not only smart and gorgeous, frugal and moneysmart, but she is not afraid to haggle.
I did not do anything! Wow!
Of course she has to find a date or a bunch of friends to go to the prom. But we have until May of 2013. My redhead daughter is absolutely gorgeous but perhaps intimidating to most of the boys around here.
Yes I am biased. Have you seen her pictures?