Bargain hunting

Bargain hunting

I am a bargain hunter.  I work hard for every penny I make, so I don’t want to waste any more of it than I have to on the things I need to buy in life.  I’m a serious Craigslist addict after having found so many amazing deals on really great stuff.  I have been looking for probably almost a year for an electric lawn mower.  It’s one of those items that you rarely see for sale used.  I came upon one a while ago, but the online reviews weren’t good.  Then, a few days ago, another one came up for $125.  Given that I almost bought a new one for $400, this seemed like a good deal.  I found the online reviews, and they looked good!  I contacted the person the same day and arranged to see it.  I had to drive an hour, but fortunately it looked great.  What a bargain!  And I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to have a mowed back yard today!  My back yard is what I refer to as a “work in progress.”  I am slowly transforming it, but in the meantime, it’s like a wild meadow most of the time!  But not today!  Today it looks great!  I heart Craigslist!

Used electric lawn mower bought on Craigslist

I got another bargain yesterday.  I don’t know if you know this, but there are websites online whose sold purpose is to provide coupon codes for online retailers.  Whenever I’m buying something online, I search for the name of the retailer plus “coupon codes.”  Yesterday, I was on the Aquasana website poised to spend $124.95 on a water filter for my sink.  I searched for “Aquasana coupon code” and came up with something.  You never really know whether they’re going to work – sometimes they’re expired or only for certain things.

I got lucky this day and received $25 off my order!  My $125 filter was now only $100!  It took me 5 minutes to earn $25, so let’s see… that’s the equivalent of $500/hr.  That’s what I call time well spent. Don’t be afraid to do a little bargain hunting yourself.

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