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Frugal tip: Use ecode Gift Cards for big purchases

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If you’re making a big purchase online, you can purchase an online “ecode” gift card for that retailer to save up to 10%. These gift cards are usually discounted about 6-10% off the purchase price. So buy enough gift cards that sum up to almost your purchase price (including sales tax!), and you’ll basically be saving almost 6-9% off your purchase price.

For example, I just bought a Dishwasher for about $600 from Lowe’s. Lowe’s cards were selling at 8.1% off at (which does have as awesome support as they claim!), so I basically saved $50!

eCodes can be purchased off Gift Card sites like Plastic Jungle or CardPool. A nice comparison site that lists the most common gift card sites is Gift Card Granny (altho’ they don’t always have the most updated availability)

Note that eCodes may take a few hours to maybe a day to arrive, even though they are delivered electronically. Not sure why they do this, but it’s probably some fraud prevention measure. Some sites deliver faster for repeat users.

Written by Pseudonymous

March 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Posted in frugal

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