Jul 17, 201207:43 AMThrifty Mom
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Patience and a little effort lead to savings
I’m going to admit it. Last month, while on vacation, I succumbed to the pressure of family and friends and read “The Hunger Games.” I read the whole book in a matter of days and found myself desperate to know what happens next in the trilogy.
The place where we went on vacation didn’t have a Wal-mart, Target or any kind of book shop, so by the time we arrived home I was ready to find a store and buy a copy of the next book.
I went straight to a big bookstore. They didn’t have it. I went to my local bookstore. They only carried the hard copy which cost much more than I could part with.
I then called my local library and found out I would be seventh on the waiting list to read it – that could be months from now. Then I looked online and considered purchasing a digital copy that could be instantly delivered to my computer.
After a time of wondering if I should buy the digital edition online, I remembered that there was another small library just 10 minutes outside of my town. I called the library and asked, “Do you happen to have ‘Catching Fire’ available?” The librarian replied, “I have a copy in my hand.”
No waiting list, no cost – exactly what I was hoping for.
I learned that sometimes it takes a little bit of work and sometimes patience to find a good deal. Check the library, ask a friend, borrow, trade, whatever you can think of to save a dollar can be well worth it because those pennies add up.
What have you done recently to save some extra money?