It wasn’t all that long ago that I was searching for a brand-new coffee maker, mostly because my “Old Faithful” coffee machine took a nosedive and quit working.
Well, after 15 years of using the same thing, coffee maker technology has transformed quite a bit – to the point where I didn’t even recognize coffeemakers anymore!
I thought that I was looking for a new Mr. Coffee, but once I got a look at all of the different products out there I was lured into purchasing something else entirely.
And while I’ll keep my purchase a little bit “secret” so I don’t influence you one way or another, hopefully you’ll be able to use these tips interest below to get the best deals on a coffee maker for yourself! One big tip though is to check reviews first, that will really help in finding the best coffee machine, a good site is AllGreatCoffee.
Anyway, let’s jump right in!
Outline my expectations
The very first thing I did was outline my expectations for a new coffee maker, something that I do every single time I plan to spend any more than $50.
By outlining my expectations (I needed a coffee maker that could produce multiple cups of coffee on a single run, keep it warm over longer periods of time, and take just about any kind of coffee I wanted to put into the filter) I was able to narrow down my selections considerably.
There are just way too many coffeemakers out there right now to choose from that if you don’t have reasonable expectations ahead of time you’ll end up with a mess on your hands!
Check online stores first
Secondly, I made sure to check all of the online stores first before ever stepping foot in a retail location.
Now, I know that not everyone loves to shop online, but I love to save money – and it’s hard to ignore the fact that you can save a tremendous amount of cash by shopping online rather than at a physical location.
On top of that, I knew that if I found a coffee maker that met my expectations at a local store I’d buy it no matter what the price – and that wasn’t the point of this exercise!
Apply any coupons I can dig up
The next step is going out in digging up as many online coupon codes or discount offers that you can find.
Believe it or not, there are literally tons and tons of these coupons and promo codes floating around on the Internet every single day – all you have to do is know where to find them!
A quick Google search will end up turning out more online codes and promo offers then you know what to do with, but at least you will be guaranteed to get the lowest possible prices on your coffee maker when it comes time to pull the trigger on a purchase.
Use my rewards points credit card
Finally, I used my credit card that gives me the most reward points for the purchase, knowing that I’ll pay the balance off in full before I get hit with any interest.
By doing this, I’m able to increase the value of my purchase dramatically, without having to break the bank when it comes time to purchase a new coffee maker.
I really hope that helps you out!