Thanks to you bullies, I decided to splurge the other day and buy a $450 Weber grill. I wasn’t able to bring myself to a point where I could justify the purchase, but after a bunch of peer pressure from some of my readers I felt I had to.
Okay, that’s a lie.
I just really wanted a new grill, and your encouragement was just the nudge I needed. So thank you for that.
I don’t know if you keep up with the comments that I get on my blog posts, but on my previous post there was a comment made that TURNED MY WORLD UPSIDE DOWN!!!!
Buy the grill. Yours is toast and you can afford the Weber. If buying at Home Depot, go to giftcardgranny.com and buy some discount Home Depot gift cards to cover the purchase. That will reduce the price by 8-10% which will ease your pain–especially if you get a Memorial Day sale price.
What is this sorcery?
It sounds too good to be true… ONLY IT IS TRUE!!!!
Intrigued I hopped on over to Giftcardgranny.com (GCG) punched in Lowes (since that is closer to me than Home Depot) and BAM, hundreds of gift cards were being sold at a discount.
GCG doesn’t actually sell the gift cards, they simply point you to various websites that do. Kind of like how you don’t purchase your airfare from Kayak, but they simply show you prices for all airlines.
I was lucky enough to find a $400 Lowes gift card being sold for $359.96. There may be similar deals on Home Depot coupons.
A 10.2% savings!!!!!
I was a little sketched out by the process and was fearing it was all a scam, but I decided to be your guniea pig and give it a try. The gift card I bought had an e-code associated with it (so I didn’t have to wait for a physical gift card to be mailed to me).
I punched in my credit card information, submitted my payment, and sure enough, 5 minutes after being notified my transaction went through, I got an email with my Lowe’s gift card code.
The moment of truth
I was so nervous that I just got suckered out of $360.
I clicked over to Lowes.com, added the $450 grill to my cart, and on the billing screen punched in my gift card code.
IT FREAKIN’ WORKED!!!!
In less than 5 minutes I saved myself 10% off an item that almost never goes on sale (Weber grills are like iPhones, they’re almost never sold at a discount because they don’t need to be).
My life has been changed forever.
Why pay full price for anything when I can save between 2% and 10% at virtually every big box store?
Answer: I won’t.
So thank you PDITF commenter for sharing that gem of a website, and enlightening me and my readers.
Oh, and on a random side note. I think the BBQ gods wanted me to get this grill for free because in the mail yesterday I got a $500 Chase bank promotional offer. I get $300 for opening a checking account with them (I’m currently with Wells Fargo) and setting up a direct deposit. And $200 if I open up a savings account and transfer over $15,000 that I leave there for 90 days. Totally worth it as this promotion covers the full cost of my Weber!!! WOOHOO!!!