Last year I re-carpeted my home and well, let's just say that it wasn't cheap. Since it was such a big investment, I shopped around for months and took advantage of any and every discount I could get my hands on. In the end it was still pretty expensive, but I was able to save hundreds of dollars by stacking discounted gift cards with a credit card discount and a 10% off coupon.
Now when I tell people this, their first question is usually: Discounted gift cards? Where do you get discounted gift cards?
Well that part is actually quite easy and I've shared it with several of you who are hoping to remodel this year. I'm guessing there are more of you out there that have a thing or two planned for your house, so you may want to check out Plastic Jungle's current sale on Home Depot gift cards. They currently have values as low as $25.00 and up to $500.00 for 7% off.
That means that if you get a $100 gift card, you will only pay $93 for it. That might not seem like a ton of savings right away, but if you're doing a big project it adds up very quickly. And even if you're not doing a big project, the way I look at is that it's free money! I'm not planning any big projects this year for my home, but I do plan to do a little gardening, so I'll be picking up a $50 gift card for $46.50 since I know I'll be spending that money anyway, so why not get an extra $4.50 in flowers?!
One of my favorite things about getting discounted gift cards is that they can be stacked with sales and coupons, so like I said, the savings can really add up. Plastic Jungle has gift cards for all sorts of establishments including Apple, Best Buy, CVS, Sam's Club, Sears, Walmart, Frandango and a bunch of different restaurants, so even if you're not remodeling this year, make sure to check out their deals for some bonus savings on wherever you may be spending money.
Have a Gift Card you don't want? You can even sell or trade unwanted gift cards to Plastic Jungle and they have lots of information on doing that available on their website.
Lastly, one thing to keep in mind on these deals is that when I got my Home Depot cards they were store credits, which worked just fine for my purpose, but would not have if I was intending to give them as a gift. So, just keep in mind that what you receive may be in the form of a store credit if it is for a store like Home Depot.
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