- Use the power of cash.
- Don't be afraid to negotiate.
- Be willing to walk away.
- Know where to find the deals.
Because we had such great success with our little 4x4 square foot garden last summer...
...this year, we're expanding! In addition to our 4x4, we're taking a little corner of grandma's field to plant corn, potatoes, yams, cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, lettuces, peas and herbies.
Garden expansion = Trip to Home Depot
We needed potting soil, compost, fertilizer, and vermiculite, so we tried out our bargaining chops this morning at the Home Depot.
We went looking for the advertised 1 cubit bag of MiracleGrow soil for $3.97 in the rows of fertilizers and compost. Lee noticed that there were rips in some of the bags as we walked around, and he decided to see if he could get a better bargain due to the damaged packaging. So he simply asked.
The nice garden center associate told us that Home Depot will sell 8 damaged bags--any type and size--for $4.08. Yes, people, that is four dollars and eight cents for a total of 8 bags of ANY bag that is torn! Holy cannoli!
Naturally, we got our 8 (four different types of fertilizers and compost). And naturally, we got the name brand stuff! It was awesome!
We hope this money-saving tip will help you gardeners out there. And we'd love to hear your tips on saving money when making purchases--post a comment and share with the rest of us!