Cherilyn emailed in the following tip:
We recently realized we needed to perform a tune-up on our vehicle. We try to do this ourselves whenever possible to save money, so we purchased the needed items — but the prices were shocking!
- 8 Spark Plugs – $40
- Wires – $29
- 5 quarts of oil – $30
- Air filter – $21
- Oil Filter (someone had already given us the oil filter, thankfully).
I set out to find some deals and came across this one from Wal-Mart that would get us four quarts of oil for free after the mail in rebate… but the rest was all at full price.
When I came home, I was still disappointed that the entire procedure was going to be so costly. My husband wisely suggested I check online for some more rebates for the other items we purchased. Was I ever happy to find two more mail-in-rebates for the spark plugs and the air filter!
So in the end, what would have cost well over $140 ended up being $80 – a savings of over $50 for just a few minutes of checking.