I like to save money when I buy things. That is a good thing. And, that is a bad thing. Let me explain--if I have to make a purchase of $20 or more, I try and find the best deal. It could be for a $20 book...I will go and see if I can find it at another retailer for cheaper, etc. So I end up spending 20 minutes searching for a better deal and find it for $18. Yay for me, but when you look at it, I basically wasted 20 minutes to find it for $2 cheaper. Yeah, I suck.
Now, if it is a more expensive item like a tv or a dvd player or tennis shoes, etc. That is when I spend more and more time to get a better deal. I usually get pretty good deals on most of my stuff but I spent probably way too much time at night or in the morning trying to find the best deal possible.
My recent saving-money claim to fame? I went to Smiths and stopped by their shoe department. This is a boring story, so I will save you all of the gory details...but the $80 Adidas shoe that I was eyeing, I paid only $8 for...yes, $8. A clearance deal, a 25% off coupon and another $5 coupon brought it down to that price.
Anyway, you will now notice that on the left side of my blog, under the Friend's links list, there is now a new 'Deal of the Day' link. I will try and keep this updated and it will be a variety of different things (from computers to clothes to books, etc.) so feel free to check it out every day to get coupons or discounts. All in my effort to help save the people from this economic crisis. OK, maybe that was a bit too dramatic.