Discounts and Deals – Everyone’s Tightening Their Belts

When times are tough we tend to become very cautious about our spending habits and when times are good, we tend to be more lax. Why is that? Shouldn’t we be diligent about our hard earned money all the time?

Either way, saving money and finding discounts and deals is on everyone’s mind right now. Retailers are fighting for every dollar of consumer spending they can get. Frito-Lay is adding 20% more product in each bag right now, more chip for your buck, so to speak. Kellogg’s is including 5 $1 off coupons toward waffles and cereal in their products.

There are countless examples of discounts and deals out there, wooing us to save money or get more value from our purchases. But when is a deal really a deal? Only when we are able to save money on a purchase we need or were planning anyway. Unfortunately, “It was on sale” is not a good reason to buy. :-)

Luckily, I have a couple of great opportunities for you to save. The first one is the Fidelity Home Advantage Program. Simply go to www.homewarranty.com, click on the “Homeowner Info” tab at the top, then select the Sears Appliances link. Shop for the appliance you want, jot down the model number and call Sears at 1-800-570-9047. Mention the discount code FNHW2009 and you will receive special pricing on your purchase. Plus, you’re covered by Sears Price Match Policy.

The next deal I have for you is through Lowe’s. To start, when I sign you up through my special access page, you’ll receive a 10% discount coupon for any purchase. In addition, I can set you up with their homeowner tips newsletter and every 6 months, the email includes a $10 off $50 coupon.

Just give me a call or send an email to me requesting that you be signed up for the Lowe’s Realtor Benefits package.
Are foreclosures a good deal? Still a hot topic these days. And the answer is, maybe. There are great bargains to be had still in the REO market, but just because the house is bank owned doesn’t mean it’s a smart buy.

Like all investments, you have to do your due diligence, run the numbers, compare the condition of the home and the asking price against other homes for sale and recent sales. One thing for sure, the current availability of foreclosures is not going to last forever.

So if you’ve been on the fence about looking into investing in real estate, now would be a good time to start.

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