A few weeks ago Margaret @ Live Like No One Else posted about how she saved some money by checking prices on both walmart.com and in the store. Which is great advice!
My oldest turns 7 today (!!!). We had a party for him last weekend, and he ended up with some serious birthday money. He and my husband wandered the Wal-Mart Lego aisle, and decided he would use all of his money on one big Star Wars Lego set he’s been wanting that comes with a whopping $90 price tag! I’m w-a-y too cheap to buy a gift like that (even for my own kid), which I guess is why he had to buy it for himself. Anyway, I had this niggling memory of her blog post of finding a cheaper price online vs. the store. I looked up the Lego set on my phone, and whaddya know, the online price was $75! Still a lot, but a decent discount. I found a couple employees talking together, and they both agreed that they couldn’t price match their own website (which I think is kind of crazy, but whatever), so we ended up ordering the SW lego set online, and he was able to get a second smaller superhero Lego set as well for his $90.
Ordering it online was a win/win/win for me. Lower price, delivered to our home, and I get all of the packaging materials to reuse in the future (like my free gift with purchase!) I’m not the only one who can get as excited about the packaging of my orders as I am about the actual items I receive, am I?
Also, as you’re shopping online don’t forget to make your purchases via Swagbucks to earn some additional points. I love getting rewarded for things I would be doing anyway. I got a couple hundred points from the purchase, just one more bonus in this whole scenario.
So, thank you, Margaret, for the tip. It worked out great for us!