Moment of truth! You finally closed on that dream Edmonton home and now you’re scheduled to move in a few weeks. Hooray!
In view of this awesome news, Team Leading Edge pieced together a few simple tips on how you can save precious dollars on the important things that you’ll need for your new residence.
HOARD SUPPLIES BEFORE THE ACTUAL MOVE-IN: If you still have time, it’s best to stockpile when you get good deals. For example, if your move in date is in 3-weeks time and there’s a sale or clearance at the Edmonton mall today, time for you to go crazy and buy the necessary items you need for the house at a cheaper price.
It’s financially beneficial for you to buy items on sale in the 3-week period vs. buying everything at once (for the regular price) on your move-in date.
If you buy everything on the move-in date, not only would it be stressful on your finances, it’ll also be physically and mentally exhausting for your family.
COUPONING: You’ve seen the TV show Extreme Couponing, now its your turn to be on the spotlight and finally savor on the benefits of this activity
Patience and dedication are 2 investments you need in order to succeed. You’re doing this to save money, right? So c’mon, just enjoy it!
By couponing, you can save precious dollars when purchasing paper products, cleaning supplies and stuff for the kitchen. Groupon is just one of the many websites where you can find lots of money-saving coupons!
CREDIT CARD REBATES, POINTS & REWARDS
Team Leading Edge founding member Serge Bourgoin is one heavy user of credit cards. He takes advantage of all the rebates and rewards his cards offer. You should too!
Going shopping this week? Double-check first the stores where you’re a rewards member. Try also to find out which joints provide points for your credit card use.
Rewards? An example is GoAuto.com with their “The Go Card”. An excerpt from their website:
“With the Go Card, you'll save on every service, part(s), and accessories bill, and you can earn big money for every friend you successfully refer to a Go Auto dealership.”
Another example is the RBC Royal Bank has the RBC Rewards Visa Gold. Their rewards include the following:
1. Earn Points
Earn 1 RBC Rewards point for every two dollars in purchases you make with the card.
2. Redeem with Points
Redeem for travel rewards, merchandise, gift cards/certificates and RBC Financial Rewards® with rewards starting as low as 2,500 points!
3. Convert Points
Convert RBC Rewards points to Esso Extra, Shoppers Optimum points‡ or WestJet dollars.
See our point here? Perfect, eh?
This list wouldn’t be complete without…
DO-IT-YOURSELF ITEMS: You will save hundreds of dollars if you build some of your own furniture.
Can you hear that? IKEA is calling!
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