Monday, November 18, 2013

Taking advantage of discounts for things you buy anyway

I just ordered a CVS gift card through Gift Card Granny that is resold at a discount of 11.5%. I used PayPal to pay for it and hope this all works out. If it does then I'm going to do a lot more of this.

Other discounts I take advantage of in addition to grocery and clothing sales and coupons are:

- 5% off purchase total on Wednesdays at both Kroger and Publix just for being over 60
- 10% off purchases if you use their debit card in addition to buy x get one free for both drinks and coffee beans at my favorite coffee house
- senior prices at the movies for hubby and me at one place and only me at the other since their age limit is higher
- occasional $10 off $50 gift cards of various kinds at the grocery store with a coupon and minimum purchase
- buy x get 1 free deals on dog food and dog grooming
- 15% to 20% off deals for haircuts with pre-payment
- discount on auto insurance for completing on line safe driving course (good for 3 years)
- $50 debit card reward for completing on line preventive health modules through health insurance
- discounted gym membership through health insurance
- CVS points card to earn coupons
- free Kindle books through Amazon
- discount on dog's dental treats by having regular shipments from Amazon

We do earn frequent flyer miles when we buy plane tickets but that is not a regular source of savings.

I'd love to find more as our savings are earning nothing and perhaps are even losing money due to inflation.

Do you use any other discount deals you have found that I could explore?


  1. Luv those senior discounts; plus the rebates on the credits cards. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Our credit card doesn't include rebates. Perhaps I need to look into that.

  2. Always, always, always do a Google search for promo codes before buying anything online. Last month we downloaded Suze Orman' s Will and Trust kit for free by doing an online promo code search, and today I found a 10% off code for an item I was ordering for Christmas (Hydro Flasks - best thing since sliced bread).

    1. You are right. I do this most of the time and need to be more consistent.

  3. Juhli, your local library probably also offers free downloads of books and talking books for your Kindle. Rosy

    1. Yes they do although the selection is limited at this time. I use the library extensively. What a great resource it is.

  4. I use RetailMeNot every time I shop online. I can always find codes for % off or free shipping ect. Love that site!