When you are making a larger purchase, it’s important to always save your receipts!
You never know when something is going to go on sale again for a lower price than what you originally paid for it. You can be the most vigilant and patient sales-ad-watcher ever, and still get surprised!
I know that happened to me, when I bought our new entertainment set. Original price was $499, so I watched. I waited. I watched. I waited some more…
Finally ShopKo had it on sale for $224. Figuring that that was a pretty good deal, more than 50 percent off, I bit the bullet and bought it.
Three days later I get a sale flyer in the mail. Sure enough, pictured was what I just bought but it was $40 less on their “lowest prices of the season sale”.
No worries, I have the receipt!
I gave them a quick call, just to verify, and then hopped in the car the next day. They took care of everything right at customer service and I was credited my $40 back on my credit card.
**It never hurts to know the policy at the store you shop at. If that big item goes on sale shortly after you purchase it, will they honor that new lower sale price?
Keep this in mind as you’re looking forwards to Black Friday… Occasionally they have leftover inventory, and mark it down even more a week or two after that big shopping day.
Happy penny pinching!