Friday, April 19, 2013

Just Ask

Sometimes saving money is as easy as just asking! The other day I was at KMart, and as usual I went to check the canning isle. I have a habit of going to these isles wherever I am to see if they have anything I need on clearance. They had the plastic storage caps (which we use once we divide up snacks for use in the pantry and lunches) in damaged boxes. I needed to buy more of these anyways, so I asked the cashier if there was any discount for damaged boxes. item was fine, but the packaging was all dented. I got 10% off just because I asked. Sometimes you never know until you ask. These boxes were already damaged- in no way am I suggesting you stomp on a box to damage it just to get a discount. That is stealing in my eyes. However, if I see a product that I need and its damaged, I have no problem asking if they give a discount. This applies to many other places as well. The other day at Home Depot, I got mulch for half off just because the bags were ripped. Mulch is mulch to me, and I am just going to throw the bag away anyways. If you are looking to save money and don't mind damaged packaging or torn bags, just ask! You never know.

4 comments:

  1. we get our much free from the landfill!

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    1. Do you go to the Westminster landfill? Is the quality good? I had no idea about getting mulch there. I'll have to look into it. Thanks!

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  2. Certainly give the dump mulch a try but we found it to be too much like compost and it didn't last long. Don't use it in your garden either. You don't know what is in it. You might try finding a place with lots of pine trees and raking needles in the fall.

    I use those white lids too. Aren't they great!?

    Stringmaker

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    1. I love the white lids! Thank you for the tip about mulch. We have plenty of pathways I could use it on where it wouldn't matter so much what's in it. I will be careful not to put it in the garden. Thanks!

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