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JCPenney “Penney Days” in Los Angeles

Yvonne Condes and Jerry O'Connell chat for "Penney Days"

This is a sponsored post.

JCPenney is launching “Penney Days” and the celebration began on Wednesday in Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. Actor Jerry O’Connell was on hand to help the public win prizes.

Jerry O'Connell for JCPenney

People could win prizes valued from $25 to $500. O’Connell said he’s working with JCPenney because as the busy dad of 7-year-old twin daughters, he loves a good value.

“I have two kids, I have two girls,” he said. “I’m always looking for a bang for my buck because I’m usually buying two of everything because I have twins. JCPenney just makes those shopping experiences worth my time, effort and money.”

He said he told his girls about Penney Days and they’ve started collecting pennies.  Penney Days will include BOGOs or “buy one, get one” specials available in store and on jcp.com. The first week-long Penney Day BOGO event started February, 28th and ends tomorrow, March 5th, allowing customers to purchase any item from the Company’s The Original Arizona Jean Co.® and purchase another Arizona item for just one penny (excluding footwear). Throughout the year, additional Penney Day promotions will include one-day-only specials that feature a unique in-store item for just a penny with no additional purchase required so keep an eye out for more information!

“They (JCPenney) have name brands that just won’t break the bank,” O’Connell said. “I’m a big fan.”

And so were my two boys after we received a gum ball machine and a roll of pennies.

JCPenney gumball machine for "Penney Days"

The card says, “Remember when a penny was worth something?” It encouraged us to have to have a conversation about saving money, which we always try to encourage our kids to do – whether it’s a penny or a dollar.

JCPenney conducted a penny focused survey recently. The results found that the penny may be tiny, but mighty. 95 million Americans (2 in 5) say they usually wouldn’t even pick up a penny if they saw it on the sidewalk. But that doesn’t mean Americans think the penny is worthless. In fact, quite the opposite. Nearly nine in ten Americans still keep pennies around either in their home, a piggy bank or their purse (89%) and say that pennies can come in handy (88%). Almost three-quarters of Americans (73%) say the penny is an important part of our currency and should not be eliminated.

My boys collect pennies and other coins they find or have left over from allowance throughout the year. Last Christmas, they took the money they’d been collecting and bought toys for a toy drive. I think we’ll use the gumball machine to remind us that we need to save our pennies.

Yvonne Condes and Jerry O'Connell chat for "Penney Days"

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JCPenney. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Yvonne Condes (724 Posts)

Yvonne Condes is the Editor and Co-Founder of MomsLA.com. She is a Los Angeles Mom of 2, former newspaper reporter, and occasional marathoner. Also find her at her personal Latina blog YvonneInLA.com and @YvonneInLA and MomsLA.


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