Monday, March 30, 2009

It pays to wait

My kids gave me a $100 gift card for my birthday, and I've probably stretched it at least 2x as far as the ordinary person. "Ordinary person" does not, of course, include my fellow frugal bloggers!

Okay, so I've had my eye on the Vidalia Chop Wizard for a while now, but even with the gift card I wasn't sure I wanted to pay $20. So I kept passing it by.
What do you know? Today I found it on the clearance rack at Walgreen's for only $12.99! Seven dollars saved just by putting it off.

Think about it. How often do you just 'need' something, but it's really a 'want'? If you are willing to wait a bit, most of the time those 'wants' go on sale for a much better price. At the very least, if you wait until they show up on an "As Seen on TV" shelf, you won't have to pay for shipping.

I've heard a vast range of reviews for this puppy, mostly very good, so I'll have to let you know how I like it.


Heather S. said...

I have the vidalia chop wizard for a while now and I like it. It's sort of messy at clean up time though. Meaning it doesn't necissariy come clean easily in the dishwasher.

LaVonne said...

Patience does pay off! Good for you! And thanks for visiting my blog and offering advice as well as a differing point of view. I appreciate it. Stop by anytime. I love comments and advice.

Stephanie said...

Looks like a neat gadget. Hope you like it!

Melonie said...

I've done this with Target cards in the past - you are SO right! :-)

Just wanted to thank you for commenting on the new blog today - it was nice to hear from you again!

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