That’s right! I snagged a printer for $47.83.
We all know there’s absolutely nothing I love more than getting a great deal. Well, I just have to tell you about the latest deal I snagged! I was able to snag myself a $149.99 all-in-one printer/scanner/fax for less than $40 at Staples. There were several factors as to why I ended up shopping Staples.com over another site. These factors were – I knew I could utilize a cash back site, I knew I could hit a sale, and I knew I could get free shipping. I was hoping to find an online coupon code but couldn’t – so I resorted to Ebay for a coupon.
I prefer not to buy coupons as such (I’m not a fan of watching auctions), but sometimes, it’s well worth it. I snagged one for $25 off $75. I paid roughly $8 but that in turn saved me $17 off my purchase. When all was said and done, I only needed to dole out $47.83 out of my checkbook for a $149.99 printer…take a look at how it panned out:
BROTHER MFCJ825DW INJKET AIO
Item No.: 344775 Price: $149.99/each
Expected Delivery: 02/25/2013 by UPS 1 $149.99
- Subtotal: $149.99
- Delivery: FREE
- Coupon1: -$60.00 (instant coupon)
- Coupon2: -$25.00 (Ebay coupon)
- Coupon3: -$10.00 (Staples Rewards – free money back as Staples Rewards on something I purchased a while ago that I needed)
- Coupon4: -$13.50 (Staples Rewards)
- Tax: $0.00 (I live in NH – there is no tax)
- Total: $41.49
Behind the scenes of the purchase:
- Ebay cpn +$8.00 (what I paid for the coupon)
- Cash back site $1.66 (@4% – if they use the $89.99 figure before all my coupons)
- Total OOP $47.83 (out of pocket)
I also will get 48 points on my MyPoints credit card (that’s the card I used to pay for the purchase) and I will get 48 points on my debit Visa card when I pay the credit card bill.
If Staple’s website was only able to accept multiple payment methods – I could have used the $30 Staples Visa I have from an item purchased at staples.com that came with a rebate during the holidays (that was another fabulous snag). However, their site isn’t able to accept multiple payments, so that $30 card will just have to go towards another purchase (can be done anywhere). But had I been able to – I would have gotten the printer for less than $20 out of pocket.
I honestly can’t complain. I was expecting to pay a lot more for a decent printer with a lot of features. I didn’t really didn’t want an all-in-one for the mere fact that if the printer or scanner died – the unit is pretty much rendered useless since I use those features the most. Time will tell.
Have you snagged a great deal lately? Please share!