Wednesday, April 19, 2006

eBay a way for me to save money

After reading about Her Coupon Coup on Make Love, Not Debt, I thought long and hard about type of coupons I could use. Finally I zeroed in on some of my travel expenses - Starbucks and Quiznos. I know most pfbloggers talk about bring lunch to work, but it's simply not a feasible idea for me as a traveling consultant. I only buy Starbucks when I'm out traveling. I ended up getting a gift certificate as a discounted rate. My co-workers and I go to Quiznos at least once a week for lunch - it's the closest lunch place and we all like it better than Subway.

I decided to take a chance and buy some coupons from eBay. I accidentally won 3 auctions, totally $15 with shipping. I now have 58 coupons expiring in December. Each one will save me between $3-$7. I will also split some of the savings with my co-workers. I've used two coupons already. Total savings: $4+$2 (my co-worker saved $4 on this one). After two more weeks, I should definitely break even and then it will be pure savings from then on. Yippee!!

Later I will talk about my Ann Taylor buying strategies.


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Jonezez said...

Reminds me.... ebay is a good place to buy tickets for amusement parks/zoos, etc. places like disneyland. But I never thought about buying coupons. Great idea!

Mom2fur said...

I love buying coupons on eBay! I just won 3 auctions myself. They really do pay for themselves quickly. If you have a Paypal account, you can get them even faster!
Enjoy your Starbucks and Quiznos!

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jonezez and mom2fur, thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!