This is a guest post by Megan from Publix Coupon Queen
If you have been following my site for any length of time you have probably seen quite a few deals come across your computer! Each of them has a description that describes it as a great deal! If you bought every deal I post though, you may go broke, crazy, or be called a hoarder.
When Is A Deal Not A Deal?
It’s not in the budget. – If you can not afford it, it isn’t a deal. It does not matter if you are paying $5 for a $5000 product. If you don’t have $5 you shouldn’t spend it. Some of you will argue that the scenario I just suggested is extreme and "worth the investment." I have not been secretive about the fact that I don’t think you should spend money you don’t have.
You don’t need it. – If you are buying items you don’t need and they are going to take up space than it is not really a deal.
You have to drive a long way to pick it up. – With gas prices on the rise a deal is not a deal if you spend more than you save driving to the store. Make sure to account for cost of getting to the store and coming home.
You have to order coupons. – Consider the cost of ordering coupons when trying to score a deal. It may not pay off if you are spending more on coupons.
You have to pay shipping. – Many companies will offer great deals that don’t look so good when you count the shipping costs.
Just make sure you are looking at the bigger picture when you shop and you will do ok.