Campbell Camel

After numerous applications, multiple phone interviews and three in person interviews, I finally have a job. I accepted an unofficial job offer Friday afternoon to work at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. I know its a bustling hub of 2,200 in North Carolina and most of you know where it is, but here's a quick geography review.

Its about 30 miles south of Raleigh, 30 miles north of Fayetteville,
2 hours from the ocean, 3-4 hours from the Smoky Mountains
Once I pass my background check, I will receive an official job offer. At least for the time being, I will be assigned to the women's basketball and men's and women's tennis teams. Go Camels!

In other winning this weekend, I have been doing some serious bargain shopping. Part of it is starting to acquire some of the clothes I have been wanting for a long time (a girl's gotta treat herself for finally getting a job, right?). The other part is that I only brought a week's worth of clothes with me to the hotel. Normally, that would be sufficient, but I have been having eating/drinking issues this week which have forced me to change my clothes more than once a day. This week, I have turned a week's worth of clothes into 3 days worth of clothes, so I had to buy a few tops to supplement my wardrobe. I got some really good deals and I almost feel like an "extreme couponer" or something. Here's a look at what I bought:

Zara Pleated Dress
Original Price: $89
Actual Paid: $40
Saved: $49

Couldn't find the exact shirt I bought, but this is close. Mine has white trim along collar and cuffs.
Brooks Brothers V-neck Sweater
Original Price: $60
Actual Paid: $24
Saved: $36

Again, the closest to what I actually bought
Gap Curvy Straight (oxymoron, no?) Jeans, Dark Blue
Original Price: $45
Actual Paid: $19
Saved: $26

Gap Gray V-neck t-shirt
Original Price: $20
Actual Paid: $4
Saved: $16

Old Navy Olive Green Cardigan
Original Price: $20
Actual Paid: $2
Saved: $18
Forever 21 Blazer (I purchased it in beige)
Original Price: $24
Actual Paid (Thank you gift card): $17
Saved: $7

Not pictured: 
Old Navy Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt (my bro goes to school there)
Original Price: $20
Actual Paid: $2
Saved: $18

Defunct Running Team Singlet (can never have enough running shirts)
Original Price: $30
Actual Paid: $5
Saved: $25

Total:
Original Price: $308
Actual Paid: $113
Saved: $195 (Major winning)

3 comments:

Derek said...


Congrats on the job! I'll have to come down for a ride with you guys sometime after you get moved in. I'm about an hour away in Greensboro.

Rachelle said...


That would be great! We love having new people to ride with.

Bonnie said...


Congratulations! And your new home will be two hours quicker for us (by car). If you keep up at this rate and each time you move 2 hours closer to us, it will only be five more moves until you and Ben make it to our neck of the woods!



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