Friday, August 31, 2007

Frugal Friday: WOOT!

Do you Woot? I do, every morning!

Woot is an interesting concept. Each day, they sell one item, and only one item. When it's gone, the sale is done for the day. The savings on the items are usually at least "decent", and sometimes fabulous. Therefore, you have to check as early as you can - although I'm not going to stay up 'til midnight every single night just to see what's next! If I miss out, I miss out.

They lean heavily toward consumer electronics, but occasionally do have other items, such as appliances, stuff for your car, etc. Tuesdays lately have been "TwoFer" Tuesdays, with the item up for sale being a set of two of something.

The most fun - and sometimes the source of the best deals - is the occasional "Woot Off". Instead of selling one item for the day and being done, they have a whole slew of products lined up, and as soon as one sells out, the next one goes up. There was a Woot Off yesterday that only lasted until the afternoon; usually they go for 2-3 days.

I'd been waiting for it. Harry very much wants an MP3 player, and he wants one with a screen. (Understandable!) I've seen cheap ones at the store for, say, 256K, no screen, $20. Guess what I found yesterday? A Sansa brand 1Gb WITH SCREEN for only $12.99!!! (It's a refurb, but still. And a friend of mine told me she has a smaller memory refurb of the same brand that works beautifully.) And best of all, their shipping is only $5, no matter what you buy. (You can buy up to 3 of any item, any day.) Buy one little mouse? $5 shipping. Buy 3 large screen plasma TVs? $5 shipping.

No, Woot isn't going to help you be frugal if you just sit around waiting on stuff and going, "Oh cool! Great price! Must have!". BUT, if you are in the market for something, have the money saved, and are willing to wait and see, you may just come across a great deal that will save you a ton of money.

Be sure to visit Crystal's blog for more frugal goodness!

Oh, and if you hurry, you can have a chance at winning an iPod Shuffle, too!

Oh, I almost forgot - if you're needing items that you might find at Linens N Things, HERE is a coupon that's good for 20% off your TOTAL purchase, not just one item! And if I remember right, places like Bed, Bath & Beyond will usually honor other stores' coupons, so you can probably use it somewhere else if they have what you want instead of LNT.

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Mommy said...

Glad you got such a great find! Thanks for the idea, I just might try to Whoot! :)

Karen said...

Wow...never heard of it...I'll have to check it out. :) Thanks for visiting my blog - did you have any luck with the Technorati tags? (I'd have replied to your comment, but I couldn't find an email address for you!)

InsertWittyBlogHere said...

The tags thing is working great - WHEN I remember to use it!

Like, say, on this post right here.... >rolleyes<

Laura said...

I think I've heard of this site...


WorksForMom said...

Woot woot! I've heard of woot, but have never actually tried it. Thanks for the info!