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It All Adds Up

September 26th, 2013 at 09:08 pm

The battery in our lawnmower died after 4-1/2 years of use. DH found a "replacement battery" for $150 on Amazon. (The lawnmower manufacturer no longer sells replacement batteries for our model.) I did a little internet browsing and discovered that what we were calling the "battery" is actually the casing that holds the actual batteries (aka "the guts"). DH took the casing apart and said that he was confident he could change out the batteries easily, so I bought "the guts" on eBay for $94 including shipping. I have Amazon gift cards that I purchased with a 3% cash boost from Smarty Pig, so I didn't save as much as it may seem at first glance. But I did earn a tiny bit in eBay Bucks. All in all, we saved a little over $50 by doing a little research & shopping around. If people like my DH & I who are NOT handy can do it, anyone can.

DH had a broken tooth extracted and got 2 prescriptions. At the pharmacy, they said that our prescription plan denied coverage. I made a call to the insurance company and then went back to the pharmacy to get things straightened out (they had inputted the wrong dentist name). Combined the pharmacy trip with a trip to the post office & grocery store, so I didn't have to do any extra driving. Recouped $5.99.

Mailed an item sold on eBay. One of the first things I did after getting back from overseas was get my eBay listings back up & running, and I've had 2 sales.

It all adds up ...

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