Many of you know my savings does not just stop at groceries and healthy and beauty items. I could win the lottery and I will still save on just about ANYTHING I CAN! I would have to say the only hang up I have with myself is that I am obsessed with anything Pottery Barn! I love evertything from their furniture to the home decor! Unfortunately , my wallet will not allow me to always shop there. Even if I was a millionaire. I sometimes cannot justify spending almost a $1000 on a desk. BUT…when going to their outlets and grabbing a coupon or free shipping, maybe something on clearance. I can accept the price a little bit more since I am technically saving money 😉
I recently found my new favorite store , Home Goods which to my surprise sells Pottery Barn Home decor! I kid you not it is the same EXACT STUFF I have seen in Pottery Barn’s outlet and catalogs for a fraction of the cost at Home Goods! If you don’t believe me , go see for yourself!
Take these lanterns for instance at Pottery Barn. Same EXACT ones in Home Goods for only $16.99! OK…so maybe now I can finally have my Pottery Barn home and not go broke!
Ok so anyway…I saved over $900 on my recent purchase at Pottery Barn and I am sure you are dying to know how I did it. We recently moved into a new home and I have been wanting a farm table for the longest time. Can I tell you I have searched high and low for one that would not cost me a million dollars. The thought of making one even crossed my mind just to save money, but I have a feeling I woule just end up spending hundreds of dollars on wood and it would not be a very safe place for my guests to sit if I were putting it together! Even months before moving into our new house I kept eyeing the Benchwright Dining Table from Pottery Barn but just could not bring myself to spending $4000 on a dining set. Even when looking for tables, I would go back to Pottery Barn’s site and compare it. My husband and I have worked so so hard to live debt free and to stay that way has be such a wonderful feeling. However, when we want things like this…it’s just not in the cards unless we have the cash for it. If we don’t have the cash for it, we don’t buy it. NEVER again will we get into the mess of owing thousands of dollars to credit card companies.
BUT…I am now a saver. I save everything. I let money I have earned from cash back mobile apps just sit there until I REALLY need it. I earn rewards from many apps I use as well and redeem those for gift cards. Which brings me to THIS.
I FINALLY DID IT! I was able to buy the Dining set I wanted and justify the price to myself because of the amount of money I was able to save on it!
With tax and shipping this was over $4,100.
I searched for a coupon on Ebay and found one for 20% off. I paid $4.99 for the Pottery Barn coupon code and within an hour the code was emailed to me.
I entered the coupon code and that instantly dropped the price $730.60!
I also belong to a website called Raise.com. Which if you do not belong to it, you NEED TO JOIN NOW. They sell discounted gift cards and I use them ALL THE TIME! Plus u earn points every time a friend joins and those points are worth like a free $5 gift card! Once again…I saved those points up too! Anyone can join and it’s free. If you sign up now you also receive bonus points. Sign up Here
I purchased 10 Pottery Barn Gift Cards at a 5.2% discount rate. I paid $3001 for a total of $3269.38 in Pottery Barn Gift Cards.
So I saved an additional $268.38
My balance as you can see below after Gift Cards and my 20% off was $222.37
I used my debit card and $190 of that was transferred to my account that I earned from Ibotta.
ACTUAL COST OF DINING SET WITH TAX AND SHIPPING – $4166.28
MY COST AFTER COUPON – $3491.74
My Final cost after Coupon , Ibotta Credit and Gift Card Discounts = $2841.66
Saved $1324.62 🙂
We Finally had the table delivered today so I had to share a picture! Make sure you continue to check back on the progress since we decide to renovate the kitchen and Dining room ourselves to save even more money, We will be painting the walls and ripping this floor up shortly so no decorating in this room for me now unfortunately. 🙁