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Old 02-17-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Did I do okay with saving on my new refrigerator?

I wanted to purchase a new refrigerator. Holy smokes, they are expensive.

I went to several stores looking at items and settled on a Maytag at Lowes.

I waited until this weekend to purchase because it was on sale.

Then I remember reading here many times about buying gift cards to pay for items.

I went to the grocery store and purchased $1200 in gift cards and got a lot of gas points. I was surprised that I could purchase that much in one transaction, but it worked.

I came home and went through my rewards site to get a % back for buying the fridge online.

So, I saved 10% on the refrigerator, got free delivery, a lot of gas rewards, and a % back from my rewards site (I hope). I didn't think I did too bad.
I'm not sure if I will get rewards for purchasing the gift cards with my credit card. I checked for a while to see if I could get any other discounts, but that's the best I could do.

The only other time I spent so much on gift cards was Disney gift cards, but I didn't purchase that much all at once.

I know it seem like no big deal, but I was pretty happy to save what I did. My reward site cash back will go towards our 2014 trip.

My new refrigerator will be here in 2 weeks since it's not in stock locally.

I hate spending money, but I like saving money on items I need.

Thanks for reading.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Could you share how much the fridge was listed and then what you paid for it was? It will be easier to figure out. Plus, Im actually planning on buying a fridge in the next few days so would like to know if this is a good deal.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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Good for you op.

I am shopping myself. Any time I shop for anything, I generally nextag it to see who offers it and at what price (a comparison site if youve never used it
With the holiday week, lots of appliance sales on now!
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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For those looking check out best buy . I know strange place for fridges but they have some good sales, and ding & dent models. The one we got a year ago was listed at $2700 EVERYWHERE , best buy had one that was a dinged model, seriously one tiny ding smaller than a dime on the back corner, we got it for $1400 after taxes and with free shipping, made me over the moon happy.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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Home depot will match any ad on appliances and then beat the price by 10%. Lowes had a $1200 Whirlpool 25.3 cu ft stainless side by side with water and ice dispenser on sale for $699 Black Friday weekend. I took the ad to Home Depot that weekend but they were out of stock on the Whirlpool so they matched it with the same model by Maytag. The price was $629.10 pre tax with free delivery and haul away. I was able to put it on my Home Depot CC so I have a full year to pay it off with no interest charged. I consider a 48% discount on a major appliance a pretty good deal!

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