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Christmas shopping has begun...no amazon!

October 16th, 2017 at 05:08 pm

I started my christmas shopping. I bought the girls two lego advent calendars for $23 each from Walmart. I used google express and got 20% off for first order plus I also paid using my discover card for an extra 20% cash back up to $500 in spending. The max discount for the google express first order was $30 for a $150 order.

Things I ordered? I got the lego advent calendars, wipes, a new toaster oven (costco for $34.99), coffee beans, portable file box for girl scouts, and waterpik heads. Yes it was $150 on the nose.

Seriously the things I ordered were cheaper not on amazon. I don't get why people buy so much stuff from amazon when if you shop around and really look at the amazon prices it's a rip off. Plus walmart and costco both offer in store easy/free returns. Amazon you have to pay for shipping. People think it's free shipping but it's really not. They let you print a return tag but they take it out of what you paid if you look closely. It's happened to me a long time ago, so in general I never order ever from Amazon if there is a chance of a return. Besides recently it's come to my attention that the prices are so much cheaper elsewhere. But the 20% cashback from discover is what drove me to google express but I plan on using them probably entirely.

Do you most of your online shopping at amazon or elsewhere? Do you even bother to look at other websites?

5 Responses to “Christmas shopping has begun...no amazon!”

  1. Amber Says:

    Wow early bird 🐦 catches the worm 🐛. I think it's awesome that you've gotten a jump start.
    For me, I like my brick and border stores vs online. I do; however, shop online for the best deals prior to entering the store

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Nice work! Amazon is tempting because NT has Prime through work, so free shipping a lot of the time. But we've been trying to move away from them as much as possible and toward smaller sites and/or in-person shopping. Sick of big companies taking over everything.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm not a great fan of Amazon, either; I like to look at what I buy, and I agree that the prices are not great. But I find that I have to shop on Amazon for gifts -- it seems to be the expectation now.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on those deals. I only buy what I have to on Amazon, but even then, I'm not a big online shopper. Last summer I was looking for a light to go over the bathroom vanity and our local Lowe's didn't have it. I looked it up on Amazon and they did, but I suddenly had the inspiration to see if Lowe's had it online. They did and it was far more reasonable. Lesson learned.

  5. crazyliblady Says:

    I don't order from Amazon, either. I like to deal with locally owned stores when possible, but we order from ebay for some things. For health supplements and some food, I like vitacost.

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