Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008

Why Pay More if You Don’t Have to?

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!


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