Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008
I try to be frugal whenever possible but I probably have a bit different perspective than most. I’m not interested in frugality in terms of doing without or not buying the things that I want. My concerns are not being wasteful and getting the most for my money.
For example, I’m attending a baby shower in a few weeks and went online today to look at the registry. First, I decided to see if I could find any of the big ticket items (high chair, etc.) cheaper. The registry was at Babies R Us and one item (a baby monitor) was listed at $99.99. By using the wonderful site MySimon, I was able to find the same item for only $79.99 at Kmart. But I don’t really like shopping at Kmart and there’s not one near enough to me to make me want to go out of my way.
While looking for Kmart coupons, I came across the Coupon Cabin site. There was a store, Diapers.com, that had a $10 off $50 coupon and free shipping. That was right up my alley! I would save money and not have to drive anywhere. Yippee! I compared the registry items to those sold at Diapers.com and found three that were lower in price. So I purchased those using the coupon. I should receive my order on Friday. I saved over 25% (about $15) by spending ~15 minutes on the ‘net and I didn’t have to go out of my way to drive to BRU (also not really near the house). Mission accomplished!