Well today's post is a little off the beaten path for me. Not that it isn't normal to see me comparison shopping, price matching etc. I just haven't really discussed it on my blog before.
Today I ran across a post from a blogger who gave some great information on how we should be comparison shopping on Toilet Paper. I have a favorite brand and usually don't stray on this item. If I find a coupon or a sale on my brand I take advantage of it but that's about as far as it goes. After reading the post on the Happy Money Saver blog I think I may need to re-think my strategy and get out of my uh hem... comfort zone to check out some of the other brands... just to see if I can get a better deal.
I am an avid believer in checking the price of something before you buy it. Now I don't go EXTREME like you see on some shows but I do check a few of the local grocery store ads on Thursday or Friday. I sit down with my old fashioned paper and pencil and jot down a few of the really great deals I see (only on products I normally use), and I will make sure to take advantage of the deal and even throw a few extra in my cart if the price is really good.
I am also a very firm believer in researching reviews of products on bigger purchases. This has rarely led me astray. I love to go on Amazon or really just about any website now, and check out the customer reviews. I have done so on Vacuum cleaners, light fixtures, crafting supplies and yes even on my most recent purchase of a toilet.
To be really honest I don't use coupons all that much. I live so darn far out in the country that I can't get a newspaper to deliver. I have tried printing them from the coupon websites but the last time I did that I ended up with a virus. I WILL NOT do that again. I am sure most of these sites are safe, I just don't want to take any chances after already having a bad experience.
Click on the link above to check out the post on Toilet Paper and all of the other great money saving tips. Her blog seems to have a little of everything!
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