We’ve been breaking drinking glasses left and right in this house. When we got married, we were given 16 glasses that came from Crate & Barrel. Though nothing fancy, the glasses were solidly built and comfortable to hold. We’re down to about three glasses. So when a coupon from Kohl’s came in the mail for $10 off a purchase of $10 or more, we headed on over to see if we could find a decent replacement that was easy on the budget.
We could have opted to just replace the glasses with the same ones from Crate & Barrel. They weren’t terribly expensive at $1.95 each, but we no longer live near a Crate & Barrel and to replace our whole set plus shipping and handling would have cost over $40. That seemed silly given that with Captain Destructo Charlie around, the glasses might not have a long life anyhow.
We picked through the various options at Kohl’s and stumbled upon glasses that looked an awful lot like the ones we received as a wedding present from Crate & Barrel. Upon closer inspection, they were the exact same ones from Crate & Barrel (even had the same name). Kohl’s offered a set of sixteen glasses for $37.99. Though this wasn’t a huge savings from Crate & Barrel, we had the $10 off coupon, so I figured it was a good deal for us. And then I noticed the sign. Oh, the sign. All glassware on sale. Sets that retailed for $37.99 were on sale for $19.99. Stacking our $10 off coupon with Kohl’s sale on glassware meant that our grand total for the set of 16 glasses, after tax, was $10.76.
When we got home, I took one of our old glasses and one of our new ones and asked Mark to see if he could tell the difference between the two with his eyes closed. I am not too proud to say that I was positively gleeful when Mark misidentified the glasses. Turns out the only difference is that our old glasses are a little cloudy after all their wear and tear. The new ones are beautifully clear.