Thanks for my new printer mom!
For a dozen years now I have had the same printer- I think I paid $25 for it at some point to be able to print tax returns and sheet music.
I made the mistake so many of us do- I bought a cheap printer that DRINKS ink. Even with refilling the cartridges I found myself replacing the cartridge too often to be economical.
And even worse…. I found myself NOT printing coupons because I was worried about the expense.
So I decided it was time for a new printer. I knew I wanted one that was more ink efficient, printed faster and with a bigger tray capacity. I decided I would spend no more than $100 no matter how fancy something looked.
One of my fellow bloggers had recommended the Brother HL2240  and after some research I agreed that printer or one in that family would be perfect for what I need. She promised me that although the ink is more expensive than my current printer it would use it much more efficiently- making long term savings for me.
At that point the waiting game usually begins- watching prices, researching shipping options and trying to find coupons.
Except I took advantage of this great deal at Office Max  a few months ago. So I had earned $50.77 in store credit. Plus I had returned three of those old ink cartridges to Office Max to be refilled and those each earned me $2 in credit. So altogether I had $56.77 in store credit to be used toward my printer.
So I went the Office Max website and look- it’s on sale  for $69.99 (down from $119 which is ridiculous).
So with my store credit my printer was only $13.22 out of my pocket! And it came with a starter cartridge so for right now I don’t even need to buy ink.
The moral of the story is be sure to check out the Max Perks Program ! I save a ton of money each year on ink and paper for printing those coupons!