Babies R Us Trade-In
We were going to do a mega stroller revamp. Right now Babies R Us has a deal going on where if you bring in your old one, you get 25% off the new one. Sweet. I checked out their prices on-line and got pretty excited. Then I went into the store to find that the prices in person were mega-inflated.
The teenage associate who only checked up on me because we arrived half an hour before the store closed said it's because you can't trade in your stroller on-line. So they marked their on-line prices down 15%.
But why would I buy one in the store for 25% off? I can get it delivered to my house for 15% off, and then sell my old one to a consignment store that will probably give me more money than 10% of a middle-of-the road stroller. We have yet to act on this one.
Oil Change Extravaganza
We needed an oil change. Not badly, but at the point where if you don't get it now, it will become badly. I remembered a "deal" email I had gotten from one of our local news channels. I looked it up. $30 for 3 oil changes, 2 tire rotations, and some other service. AMAZING, right?
Luckily I thought to check the website before buying a voucher. Even though I had gotten this email from a Pittsburgh news channel, all of the service centers in Pennsylvania were located in the Philly area. (For those of you not familiar with PA's geography, that's about as far away as you can possibly be and still be in the same state.) So instead we just got the standard $30 oil change. That was with a special, but the tax and oil dumping fee brought it right back up.
So what did we score this week? Free toothpaste. Kuhn's had Colgate on sale for a dollar. I had a fifty cent coupon that doubled. Score?