Bought a 32" LCD HDTV for Net $463
Well I broke down and bought a TV. I had been tossing around several possibilities, but in the end I found the Olevia 32" LCD 232V HD TV on sale at Circuit City for $599 and started thinking that if I could get the price down some more it would be an easy decision for me to buy it.
I was drawn to the TV for a couple reasons - HD is nice to have and I am willing to pay a little more for it (but not much) and my living room is on the small side so getting a TV that I could potentially hang on the wall would make the room much more spacious.
By dumb luck (or fate I guess) I found a couple ways to save some money on my purchase.
1) 10% off TVs Circuit City coupon - The USPS Change of address packet comes with some Circuit City coupons including a 10% off TVs (even TVs that are on sale).
2) Discover 5% Get More Promotion - Discover Card was offering 5% cashback on purchases from Circuit City and a few other retailers.
3) Discover Mall Promotion - get $20 gift cards for every $200 in purchases on Discover Card. This basically gives me 10% back in gift cards.
4) Miller Lite Electronics Beer Rebate - A holiday tradition of mine, I found a beer rebate for $25 off a electronics purchase of $75 or more.
After finding all these discounts I finally bit.
Here is how the transaction looked
$539.99 [$599.99 - 10% off]
+$36.45 - NC Sales Tax of 6.75%
$576.44 Total put on Discover Card
-$60.00 [Malls Promotion -Discover Gift Cards]
-$28.82 [Discover 5% cash back]
-$25.00 [Miller Lite Rebate]
Net Cost: $462.62 for my Olevia 32" HDTV. At that price it was less than $200 more than a standard definition TV of the same size and given the HD and space saving benefits it seemed like a wise purchase for me.
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