I have so many events in college and never enough sarees for them. Our college rules say student leaders must wear sarees for formal events, and I don’t like wearing the same thing every time we have an event. And sure enough, we have 3-4 occasions or events or programs every month. I told my parents I need more sarees and they said they will give me Rs. 3000 and I can buy whatever I want for that amount. I argued with them and said I’ll get a maximum of three sarees, and I need at least six! They refused to budge on the budget and so disheartened, I took whatever I could get. That evening, I was complaining about my situation to my friend Divya and she told me that’s a big budget. I said, “What’s wrong with you?! With three thousand rupees you won’t get more than three or maximum four sarees. Even with the sale!”
Divya, “Clearly you haven’t shopped in Super Saravana Stores!”
“No, I haven’t. Why? What’s so special?”
“Everything! You will get so many sarees for that budget! Pretty prints, lightweight saris that are perfect for the 1-2 hours that you’ll be using them for.”
“Oh really? How much are these?”
“With the super value sale, it is approximately Rs. 300 for two sarees because it is to buy 1 get 1 free at that price!”
“No way. I don’t believe you. How can anyone sell sarees at that price?! I just don’t believe you!”
“Ok fine, we’ll go tomorrow after college and I will show you myself! Ok?”
“Don’t forget to bring your big 3000 rupees! You can buy a shop!”
“Haha, let’s see!”
The next day, I was so excited after college to see if this sale was real. Divya took me to Super Saravana Stores and my jaw dropped when I saw that she was right!! Super Value Offer – INR298 Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Synthetic Fancy Sarees! Another offer – INR695 BUY 1 GET 1 FREE on Fancy Sarees!
Well, I got to work! Divya and I picked out nearly 30 sarees of various kinds of colours and prints. They were all so beautiful! I went crazy! The salesgirl couldn’t stop laughing at my joy. Can you believe it, I could buy 20 sarees!!! I just picked whatever I liked! All the sarees were of good quality, lightweight and comfortable to wear. They fall so well and are crease-free since they are synthetic. This is so important because half the time I have to run around, sit here and there, and cotton sarees are quick to crumple. It doesn’t look good when you go up on stage later. These sarees not only complimented my figure, but they also looked formal and fresh. The designs were all new; like nothing, I’ve seen before. It’s so rare to find exclusive designs these days so I was really happy. Finally, we shortlisted 10 sarees under the Rs.298 offer. So our spend was Rs. 1490. I saw a few sarees that I really liked in the Rs. 695 section. So I decided to buy two there, after all, I had to pay only for one! I thought I can use those for special occasions. Now I had only Rs. 815 left. I bought matching saree falls and then went to look for readymade blouses.
With the blouses, I could repeat common colours so black, off-white, gold, green, yellow and red were the colours I wanted. I already had 3 of those colours. I only had to buy an off-white, gold and yellow blouses. I was running a little short on the money given by my parents but I decided I’ll spend some of my pocket money and make up for the balance.
So with that, I wrapped up my shopping for college cultural! When I came home and told my parents I bought 12 sarees, 12 falls and 3 blouses they could not believe it! They were so proud of me, I felt great! Dad was instantly eager to go to the store in the weekend for formal shirts. I said, “Yes daddy, you have super value offers on menswear too, and Ma, you can also go and buy some sarees for your parties!”
Thank you, Super Saravana Stores! I don’t know how I would’ve managed without you! Now I don’t have to worry about repeating my clothes often at college!