As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, I am reminded of how much of a pain buying gifts can be. You have to come up with a gift idea and then go find that gift. You can be traditional and go with jewelry, or you can come up with a custom made gift. There are so many options for gift giving that it can be overwhelming. My main goal with anything regarding gifts is to find the right gift at the right price. I like to roll with the Debt Roundup way!
P.S. There is a great $100 cash giveaway entrance form at the bottom of this post. In need of a gift, use this money to please your loved one!
There is nothing worse than finding the the right gift for your loved one and then overpaying for it. Some don’t really care as long as they find the gift that works (like my wife!). I have always been one that wanted to not only find the right gift, but also pay the right price for it. I can get a little sour when I overpay for an item. In order to stave off the dreaded over-payment, I harness the power of the internet.
Equipped with my smartphone, I make sure that I am not overpaying for my gift idea. I like to touch and feel gifts in order to get a better idea if my wife would like them. I like to check the quality and all of the important aspects that go into a gift. Yes, I could just pay whatever the store charges, but what is the fun in that? I fire up my cell phone and go on a little price comparison spree. I check Amazon, then use Shopping.com or any other comparison shopping engine. If I have the tools at my disposal, then why not use them. My number one rule for gift giving is to never overpay for said gift.
If I locate my gift at an online retailer, there are many ways to score an even better deal. You can check to see if there are any online coupons to score you a nice discount or even free shipping. Most reputable retailers offer coupons to entice you to shop with them, so make sure you check. One tool that puts even more power in your hands is a sweet little browser plug-in called Coupons at Checkout. This plug-in shows you coupons codes automatically for anything you buy as you go through the checkout process at your favorite store. You don’t have to go out and find these coupons because they are just delivered to you in your browser. How easy is that?
I work hard to figure out what kind of gift I want to give a loved one, so I don’t want to work hard in order to pay the right price for it. If you don’t take a little time to price compare, then you could be throwing money in the trash. Who wants to throw money in the trash? If you do, then please put that money in an envelope and then email me for my address. Don’t waste money, just shop smarter. Not only should you give a great gift, but you should gift yourself by paying the right price.
As a bonus, here is the entry form for the $100 cash giveaway. What a better way to start your gift shopping than with $100 cash. Enjoy!