Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The $50 Challenge... Deal #1

A few days ago, I posted about a $50 challenge extended to me by a good friend. In that post I mentioned how I am supposed to use the $50 to get the best deals I can, and to see how far I can stretch it. Well, there are always deals out there, but I want to really do my very best and find the most creative ways to make the money go as far as possible.

On amazon the other day, there was a deal for Suave Naturals Shampoo, Mango Mandarin, 22.5-Ounce (Pack of 6) for $11.94. Now, if you are like me, you are saying, Yeah right, no way would I pay almost $2 a bottle for Suave even if it is the big bottles.  But wait....there's more, lol.

We are just getting our stockpile started for personal care items and there was a code that took off $1.79 making it now $10.15. Ok, better, but still, not good enough...but wait, there's more! Because I use Swagbucks.com to do my internet searches, I earn amazon gift cards for free (since joining I have earned almost $200 in free gift cards), and I had $7.20 credit just sitting there, so even though I wouldn't have generally used it towards this deal, my challenge is to stretch the $50 as far as possible, so I need to keep the out of pocket very low.

So, my first $50 challenge deal is as follows:


Suave Naturals Shampoo, Mango Mandarin, 22.5-Ounce (Pack of 6)  $11.94

Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Promotion Applied: -$1.79

Total Before Tax: $10.15
Estimated Tax To Be Collected: $0.00
Total: $10.15
Gift Certificate/Card: -$7.20

Order Total: $2.95

My balance $47.05

And, if anyone comes across some kind of amazing deal, let me know! And if you have a blog, I will totally link back to you and give you credit for the heads up on the deal.