Around here, we often talk about how being frugal does not necessarily mean not spending any money, but rather getting the best value for your hard earned cash. Frugality is not self deprivation and misery, it is spending money on what makes you happier, more comfortable, and generally improves your quality of life.
For example, here are a few items I never cut corners with: a mattress, kitchenware, and anything else I use on a daily basis. What is the point of life if you wake up sore and tired after a sleepless night in a terrible bed? Life is too short for that. You spend over a third of your day in your bed, your body deserves some serious rest. The same goes for kitchenware. Cooking every day with useless knives and sticky pans? No, thanks. The first thing I would do if I had such bad equipment would be to order take out, which completely ruins the frugality mindset.
So while this is technically not an investment, I consider spending extra on quality and durability a kind of investment. I want a low cost per use, not a low cost period. Using $5 bath towels for a month and throwing them away is way more wasteful than buying a fabulously comfortable $20 towel that will last you years, and be a source of joy every time you step out of the shower.
Still, while spending on quality is not an issue, a true frugalist will look for the best bargain while on the hunt for the perfect durable item. I used to google “coupon XYZ” every single time upon checkout, but thanks to technology, this is not something you need to do anymore. There are apps that will do all the hard work for you, scout the web for discounts and coupon codes, and automatically apply them for you at checkout.
Dealgogogo is one of them. This is a Chrome extension that is free to download, and focuses on Amazon coupons. The link will take you over to their landing page, where you can download the Chrome extension and start saving big on Amazon.
You can shop the deals on their own website, by category or by entering a particular brand in their search bar. For example, I went searching for kitchen utensils and it gave me a list of knife sets and other kitchen sets with a 10 to 50 per cent discount.
You can filter the deals by date, popularity, percentage discounted or find the ones offering free shipping.
But mostly, you can just make your life simple, add the extension and enjoy your savings. Why would you use the search feature? Well, if you are not set on a particular brand for an item you need, you may find that presenting the options in order of higher discount might bring to your attention a brand that may not have been featured like that in your Amazon search results.
Nevertheless, I’m all about automation and ease of use. Looking for coupons online can get tiresome. Especially when you are on Amazon already, and your cart is all full, and you really want to call it a day and proceed to payment. Having an extension doing all the hard work in the background takes away the frustration of expired coupons, or spending an hour to find a $0.50 off coupon.
You keep going with your life, and they tell you if you can save something or not. Easy.
The coupons in Dealgogogo’s database are all current, and they are directly approved by the sellers, so you know they will work. The deals are applied while you browse around on Amazon, without any work required on your side.
In order to start saving on Amazon, click here to install the Dealgogogo Chrome extension. Then sign up for a Dealgogogo account, and resume your Amazon shopping as usual.