Shopping Cart Spotlight: Dyson Vacuum
Buying a top of the line vacuum does not have to cost full price.
My family was recently on a hunt to get a high quality vacuum for less than the advertised price. We researched online and decided the Dyson DC33 Multi-Floors Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner was the right fit for our home and lifestyle. We liked that it converts into various hand held tools by pressing a few buttons, the canister can be cleaned with a visit to the trash can instead of replacing bags, it’s lightweight, and can be used on both carpet and hardwood floors.
On average, the vacuum sells for around $320. To cut costs, we compared which store would give us the best savings. Knowing that Plastic Jungle offers Bed Bath & Beyond discounted gift cards for 10% less than face value as well as discounted Home Depot gift cards for 6% less than face value, Bed Bath & Beyond seemed like the obvious choice.
However, our final step was to stack Plastic Jungle’s discounted gift cards with a store coupon to maximize savings. I immediately grabbed a 20% off Bed Bath & Beyond coupon and decided to read the fine print. The text on the coupon explained that it was not valid for the purchase of Dyson vacuums. As Plan B, I checked the limitations of a Home Depot 10% off coupon and found it can be used on a Dyson vacuum.
We quickly ordered enough discounted Home Depot gift cards from Plastic Jungle to cover the purchase and a 10% off Home Depot coupon from from eBay. About one week later, everything arrived in the mail and we made a trip to Home Depot to buy a $320 Dyson vacuum for under $270 (15% off)!
For those who are visual learners, here’s the deal comparison in visual form.
|STORE||Bed Bath & Beyond||Home Depot|
|Plastic Jungle Discount||10% off||6% off|
|Discounted Price||$319.99 – $32 (10%) = $287.99||$318 – $19.08 (6%) = $298.92|
|Coupon||(not valid on Dyson vacuums)||10% off|
|Discounted Price||$287.99 – $0 = $287.99||$298.92 – $29.89 (10%) = $269.03|
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