Sunday, February 24, 2008

You Can't Beat Free!

Or can you?

Yesterday, I went to Walgreens to take advantage of their deal involving the newest Venus razor. They were offering a mail-in rebate for the entire purchase price of one of these razors, and yesterday was the last day to take advantage of it. Unfortunately, when I went in last night to buy one, the store was out of them. Thankfully, the manager offered to pick up one for me from another store, and to compensate me for the rebate, he said he'd just give it to me for free and completely bypass the mail-in rebate! Of course, I was happy to be getting the razor for free; however, I was planning on an even better deal. I had a $2 coupon, plus I had $4 off coupon to use. So, I was only going to pay $4 out of pocket, then get $9.99 back as a rebate. I was actually going to make $6! In bypassing the rebate, I bypassed my opportunity to make money.

Tonight, I went back to the store to get my razor. When the manager "rang" it up (to remove it from inventory), to our suprise it triggered the printing of a $5 dollar off coupon! Yeah! But now, I can only think of how sweet the deal would have been had I been able to do what I initially planned! I'm so crazy about saving money!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

i love your new blog--you totally inspired me to start using ECB's at CVS (now that we live 2 blocks away from one, i can't resist!). thanks for sharing your deals and ideas!