Saving money is one of my favorite things. Call me cheap, but finding a good deal makes me soo happy and also makes me feel very smart and savvy! Are you in the same boat? Keep reading for a really good money-saving tip.
When I do online shopping, I’m notorious for quickly googling “___ store promo code” before clicking “place order.” After all, why not check?
However, that doesn’t always work. Or the codes online are fake, or only apply to items that coincidentally aren’t in my cart… you get the drift.
Enter my new best friend: Gift Card Granny. If you haven’t heard of this before, Gift Card Granny is a site that re-sells gift cards for sometimes up to 50% off their value. That’s right. Let me tell you more about how it works:
A few weeks ago, I decided that I wanted a new backpack – specifically a lululemon one. These obviously aren’t cheap, but I was prepared to pay a little more for something that would get me to and from the gym and work without hurting my back. I’ve been having back pain… I digress.
The backpack was $148 and I wasn’t in a huge rush to get it, so I took to Gift Card Granny to see if they had any lululemon gift cards I could snag. The nice thing about Gift Card Granny is that they typically have gift cards of all sizes, ranging from $10 to $500+. I chose one that was for $139.84, and it was 14% off, so I only paid $119.56, saving $20.28.
They delivered my gift card electronically within about 12 hours of my ordering, and I swiftly put that sucker into my order on lululemon.com. I paid the difference with my credit card, only $17.41 (this was after tax was calculated). I saved about 13%, which may not seem like a lot, but for a big ticket item like a bag from lululemon, it definitely made a difference!
I have repeated patterns such as this one over, and over, and over again. Just last week I ordered L.L.Bean boots and saved $13! I ordered the 6 inchers in brown/navy.
So what do you think? Would you try this money-saving tip? If so, go through this link so they know I sent ya.
What other money-saving tips do you have that most people don’t know about?
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