It was a slow weekend at Menards. Today there was only 1 new ad flyer and I wasn’t able to max out the quantities on all the free items; my new purchases finally caught up with my available in-store checks. The total retail value of items I bought for free this weekend was only $11.99.
It was a little better week on the free gas tactics front. I redeemed points for the “big coupon” on Tuesday and filled my car and two 5-gallon gas tanks at a $1.06/gallon discount. My total free gas for the week* ended up at $28.73.
* commute only – not counting personal miles or my wife’s car
New Posts this Week
– Early March Menards Haul shows my free Menards stuff from the past couple of weeks.
– Tracking is the Key (and why you shouldn’t do it) is a response to those of my friends who see the value in using the tactics presented on this site, but who see the tracking and record keeping I do, and think it’s a necessary step. It IS a necessary step, but I’ve already done it for you! That’s one of the main reasons I created ValueTactics.com in the first place!
No big credit card or points news this week.
We’ve been having warmer weather up here in Minnesota, which makes me think about flea market/garage sale season. So I’ve been thinking about some of my free stuff tactics and miscellaneous and one-off ways to make money by selling things. Yesterday I found myself half owner in a few dozen 40″ soccer balls and double action air pumps, for the low cost of offering some space in my storage shed. My friend and I will be partnering to market these online soon. I’ll let you all know how that goes. You never know when an opportunity to create value might come along, out of the blue. Just have to keep your eyes open! (Although a 40″ high-quality soccer ball with washable removable cover is hard to miss!)
Now you’re updated. Go employ some Value Tactics!