Longtime readers know that I’m not really a fan of Black Friday; why have to get up early and wait in line on an appointed day to get deals when I can get them the
lazy preferred way, here at home in my bathrobe? I’d rather pick up deals throughout the year than have to run some sort of Bargain Marathon the day after I ate too many mashed potatoes.
So when I see something like this week’s Amazon 3-for-2 video game deal, I ponder my options.
Step 1: Are there three games my kids want? (Check.)
Step 2: Are they close enough in price that I’m maximizing my savings with the “get one free” aspect? (Check.)
Step 3: Do I have enough holidays/birthdays coming up so that not only am I saving money, I’m buying ahead for several occasions? (Of course.)
Step 4: Buy. Save. Gloat.
Okay, technically I guess that last one is three steps, but I’m such a pro, I like to combine them.