When it comes to doing things to help save money, one idea is to purchase refurbished items. There seems to be a misnomer that refurbished means used. That is not the case. It simply means someone bought it and returned it. It can even mean it was opened in the store so the box is no longer sealed. Stores and retailers can then no longer sell these items at the new price – which means you have an opportunity to save.
One such deal today is a Dyson DC33 vacuum for $179.99. Shipping is a flat rate of $5. These vacuums normally sell for $300 or more when you purchase them brand new. If you have been waiting for a deal on a new Dyson, this might be the one.
And while a vacuum is usually not the best gift idea for mom, if she has really, really been wanting one, then you might go ahead and get this for her — just include a free coupon booklet where you offer to vacuum for her!