Blogger Hall of Fame
ShopAtHome.com is excited to announce its 2012 Blogger
"Hall of Fame" featuring our blogger partners to celebrate and honor them!
Our bloggers do a fabulous job finding great deals for their readers, couponing
and helping families stretch their dollars. Be sure and check out their tips below
and visit their blogs. Feel free to leave a comment on their blog, fan their Facebook
Page and follow them on Twitter. Tell them "ShopAtHome.com sent me!" They will love
getting to know all of you!
Deb Sutherland is a married mom of three girls living in New England. After 8 years in Advertising and Personnel, Deb left her career to start her family. By careful budgeting, strategically using coupons, and enjoying the simple things in life, they have been able to live on less income, while still blessing their family with all they need and more. Deb founded FrugalLivingAndHavingFun.com as a way to share her experiences with other people looking for ways to save money.
Why I Use ShopAtHome.com
In the summer of 2011, my washing machine died during the last load of towels before
our family packed up to leave on a six-week vacation! With no time to shop around
for a new washing machine, we simply went on our vacation and decided we would shop
for one when we returned home.
You can imagine how disappointed my husband and I were to come home after such a
long vacation, and much money spent, to a washing machine that needed to be replaced.
After shopping several stores for the best model and price, we decided on a really
nice washing machine that fit our budget from Lowes. ONLY problem was, they didn't
have one in-stock, and it would take three weeks to order and deliver. That was
a HUGE problem! A family of five has enough laundry in one given day, let alone
a six week vacation's worth with another three week to follow!
I suggested we go online and see if Home Depot carried the same model. We were
so excited to find out that not only did they carry the same model at the same price,
but that they were offering to take our old machine away and deliver at no extra
cost, with an additional $50 rebate. Still, a pretty large price tag to come up
with after spending all our money on such a wonderful vacation!
That is when I remembered that ShopAtHome.com was having a HUGE promotion and that
several of the stores were at more than doubled their regular cash back bonus. Up
until now, my husband had never even heard of ShopAtHome. I quickly signed on
to my ShopAtHome.com account and squealed with excitement when I saw that Home Depot
was at 10% Cash Back until the end of the week! Quickly calculating in my head that
I would be saving an additional $85 just by going through ShopAtHome.com, and clicking
on the, "Blue Shop Now Button", I hurried to tell my husband!
He was very skeptical, and starting saying things like, "Well, if we go through
them we may not get the deal on removing the old machine and free shipping....and
we may not be able to send in for the $50 rebate…and on and on the skepticism went.
I reassured him that he would enjoy the same benefits going through ShopAtHome.com
as we would if we bought it on line directly with Home Depot. Still with reservation,
He allowed me to go through my ShopAtHome.com account. Just a few days later there
was a $85 credit sitting in my account.
You can only imagine how excited my husband was when the check arrived several weeks
later from ShopAtHome.com. I would over hear him bragging to all our friends on
how he saved $85 Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com, received Free Shipping, $50 Rebate,
and so on! He was like a little kid excited to tell his story to anyone who would
listen to him! ;) My husband is now a ShopAtHome buff. Whenever I want to buy something
on line, he asked me, "Did you check what percent ShopAtHome.com is giving? So CUTE!
I have caught him browsing ShopAtHome.com to see what % they were giving on places
that sell electronics, or motorcycle parts. Then reasons with me that he would be
saving an additional % on the item he wants. How FUN is that? As they say, "Boys
will be Boys", but I am just so excited that we both can enjoy extra savings on
all our on-line shopping with ShopAtHome.com. With prices soaring through the roof,
we all need a little extra helping hand to keep more of our money in our pockets.
Wouldn’t you agree?