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!
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.