This post is a follow up to “3 THINGS YOU’RE OVERSPENDING ON….WHAT I CHANGED TO SAVE THOUSANDS A YEAR” Since writing that I’ve discovered a way to save a tiny bit more on my Prepaid Phone and my Netflix account….I have no idea why this didn’t occur to me sooner, but the light finally came on and I’m going with it:
I normally just have the monthly Verizon and Netflix cost billed to my debit card, which is fine but there’s no extra savings that way. What I’m doing now is purchasing all my cards, even restaurant and gift cards from a location that gives me cash back for spending. For me I can get $10 off any gift card purchases over $50 at my local grocery store or Staples where they give you points that add up to cash to be spent in the store. I have to spend the same amount for these services whether I pay directly with my debit card or whether I purchase them from a money back offer within a department store. Of course the choice for me is to save those few extra dollars and purchase my cards while I’m already in town doing my grocery shopping.
I do have to plan ahead with everything I’ll need for the month but for me it’s worth the small amount of time it takes to be organized to save a few bucks. I still pay by the same method I just get cash back for doing it. I love it when a lightbulb moment happens. I know I’m not the first to discover this, but I did want to pass it along to everyone out there who’s also looking for ways to save a dollar.