How We Bought a Propane Grill for Just $4 + Tax
Trouble is we live in Kansas and our last two (fairly nice, and definitely new) propane grills have toppled over in separate wind storms, damaging them beyond feasible repair. It would have been cheaper to buy a new propane grill than to repair them so for the last year and a half we just did without the propane and used charcoal (and we now keep the grills in the garage).
Unbeknownst to me, Paul has been on the hunt for a new propane grill for the entire 18 months we’ve been living without one. Since we are in the dead of winter and clearance sales are abundant and we hadn’t cashed out our mobile savings apps in a while… we bought a new grill… and we paid $4 + tax for it. This is just one of our larger purchases we have scored this way – Paul bought the 65″ Samsung TV hanging in our basement and paid just over $100 for it using these same means. Gotta love a frugal man! ♥
How we did it…
Normally $198 at both Walmart and Lowe’s, Paul found this Char-Broil Professional Series TRU-Infrared 2-Burner Cabinet Gas Grill on clearance for $99 at our local Walmart. That is already a great deal but my frugal self was still trying to talk him down. I just hate spending money, that’s all.
Paul and I both use multiple rebate/shopping apps and as we were wanting to spend as little as possible, we both cashed in some funds from ibotta and our Shopkick. I cashed in for a $50 Walmart gift card on ibotta, he cashed in for a $25 Walmart gift card on ibotta. There’s $75 in gift cards that we barely worked for!
Then we each cashed in for a $5 Walmart gift card from Shopkick and we used a $10 Walmart gift card I received from the older gentleman at my work over Christmastime. I could have used another $10 from Shopkick but I’ll keep those points for a Target run or a Best Buy purchase at some point down the road. 😉
In total, we redeemed $95 in gift cards – the majority of which we earned just for scanning our purchases and “checking in” on our $99 grill – paying a whopping $4 + tax. Woot woot! There are dozens of apps just like these that you can use to save BIG on large purchases, and it all adds up!
Because we can cash in for Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon gift cards (among dozens of other retailers) we are constantly using our rebate apps so we have new and fun toys saving large amounts of money in the process! #winning
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