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$350 car accessory -snowflake

January 3rd, 2018 at 08:39 pm

So I want weathertech floor mats for my new minivan. Very extravagent. They already put it in the trunk. But I want the rest The question is how do I buy it? Yes I can afford to buy it. But I want to not just pay for it.

I'm thinking I might try to make it a challenge and see how I can snowflake my way to it. Maybe coupon clipping? Maybe ebates? Pinecone surveys? What else could I do?

I don't want to use my paycheck. Or maybe giving myself the cost of a meal out if we skip eating out? I'm actually trying to not eat out because I want to lose weight.

Do I count borrowing books from the library? Or anything free I can snag? Or selling stuff at the consignment? What can I do to make this happen? Skipping a starbucks?

What do you consider snowflakes? My ticket savings to hawaii? Or our trip at the end of the month?

4 Responses to “$350 car accessory -snowflake”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'd get WeatherTech mats if I were getting a new car. Husband tried to convince me to get them a couple months ago, but I'm not going to have my van that much longer (well, hopefully 4 years). But we have already had it 10.

    I think you can count snowflakes anyway you want. Although, not sure I'd count the savings on the Hawaii trip, but that's me. Otherwise, I like all your other ideas. Keep an eye out for rebates on things you are buying anyway. Or if you are buying something and receive a free gift card count that as a snowflake. Target has these with some frequency.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I agree with CCF, the way you count snowflakes depends on the individual. The first few years I did it, I only counted extra money coming in. Later on, I started to count the value of coupons and rebates. I don't count discounts as such, because I probably wouldn't buy the product without the discount and thus it is not true savings.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Okay and CCF since you are uber frugal I think you say you'd like the Weathertech mats I have to say I agree. I love the ones we have for our outback.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I think how you count the snowflakes is whatever works for you. It sounds like a good investment for your vehicle. We always buy new mats for our vehicles, although not Weathertek because we feel is saves wear and tear on the vehicle and factory mats that come.

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