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It pays to look! ($24.74 thanks to uncle Sam!)

September 30th, 2012 at 02:18 pm

So this is officially day 4 in our new surroundings. We just noticed that there are no AC's in our area. While my daughter is in utter agony over this, I'm actually quite excited. This means I'll be able to sweat properly and not feel the arctic blast in the middle of the night.

During our explorations at a local Target, my hubby and daughter picked out a really nice set of dinnerware. We bought it for $69.99 plus tax and felt it was a bargain. The next day, we visited an outlet mall and found the same set for the same price at 25% off. Not only was it lower in price but the store offered a generous military discount. We returned the dinnerware and purchased the set- and walked out with a whopping $24.74! That money went right into our side discretionary fund because we view it as money spent. The entire outlet mall offers a military discount- we will definitely shop there for our necessities!

7 Responses to “It pays to look! ($24.74 thanks to uncle Sam!)”

  1. Wino Says:

    Good for you! Well done. When I got out of the military, we were treated not so well. My dad, though, got to endure signs like "Dogs and Sailors keep off the grass." Yes, I actually saw that sign when I was a kid.

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    Thank you to all the military families for the sacrifices you make! Thank your hubby for his service for me. I have great respect for all of you. Great going on the bargain hunting.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a sweet deal! Well deserved. Smile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Good show! Glad you saved some money.

  5. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    My Dad landed in Normandy on D Day. You should get every discount and benefit available. Thank you for your families service

  6. Jerry Says:

    That is a huge savings, and you deserve every discount that your family's sacrifice leads to... we still get benefits from my time in the service through USAA (banking and insurance) and some other veterans' discounts. I'm glad that things have evolved from the times that Wino mentioned!
    Jerry

  7. Larry Says:

    I like your advice on distracting the teller when taking coins to bank. Thanks. I'm going to try that when I ask for free coin rolls because they only give you a handful at a time. I can't believe SI bank in California charges for rolled coins, that ridiculous. Here in Cleveland Chase Bank doesn't do that.
    Also, your quote by Bernard Shaw "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." What do you think about 'Quirky.com' as seen on the TonightShow with Jay Leno. This website allows you to submit invention ideas and sketches and they do all the difficult work like engineering, manufacturing, material purchasing, supplying and selling. The Inventor, you, are given royalties on the product you invented. Seriously, what do you think, do you think "following this path" is acceptable versus trying to manufacture inventions on one's own? from Larry in Cleveland, to Smart&Pretty ArmyWife


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