When I visited the local hardware store last week, I noticed a promotion they were running by the checkout counter.
If you signed up for their credit card, then you could receive 40% off your first purchase.
Normally, I wouldn’t participate in something like this because I already have a credit card. On this morning though, I was intrigued because I had a big purchase coming up and I could undoubtedly use that 40% off. I needed a new a/c program and it was going to cost me several thoUSAnd dollars to have it installed. Before signing up for the credit card though, I took an information packet beach home with me and I study all the good print. I wanted to be sure that I could use it on the a/c program that I wanted. It wasn’t worth signing up for if I couldn’t. Thankfully, there was nowhere in the good print about not being able to use it, so I went ahead and registered for the card. This turned out to be one of the best financial decisions I ever made because it saved me thoUSAnds of dollars. I was able to charge the a/c program to the credit card and then I was reimbursed for 40%. I also was able to pay off the new AC program within a matter of weeks so there was no interest acquired. I’m undoubtedly happy that I saw that promotion while the two of us were in one of my visits to the hardware store.