I Finally Did It- I Bought My Television

by Laura on January 7, 2011

If you have been following A Frugal Chick for a while you know that periodically in a post I mention that I have been saving for a new television.  I take FOREVER to make big decisions like this and research it until I know more than I need to.

Oh and my goal was to get the television just using gift cards I earned on-line. 

So for the last two years I have been saving Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks and other sites in hopes of getting a great deal on the perfect TV.

Today I finally worked up the nerve to buy it.  It’s a huge decision for me and I still sort of can’t believe I did it!  And I managed to have enough gift cards that I didn’t pay a penny for the television!  (If you are interested I bought this one - I thought $150 off regular price was pretty good.)

My new television should be here soon.  My old television will have a new home with a friend of mine who will love and appreciate it as much as I have.  It’s a great television- I have been using it for 11 years and with the exception of a few minor quirks it has been fantastic.

So please use this post as encouragement!  If you set your mind to it and are patient you can get a great deal with your frugal knowledge!

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Carolyn G January 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Congratulations on your new tv. Enjoy it to the fullest. Best thing is, it was FREE!!!!

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Lyn January 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

Fantastic, Laura! You’re my hero! ;)

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Melissa January 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm

thanks laura!

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Laura January 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Hey Melissa! Here is my guide to earning more Swagbucks! http://www.afrugalchick.com/2010/09/20/how-to-earn-swagbucks/

I hope it helps!

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Laura January 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I have a small place. A 42 inch TV would look like a jumbo-tron in here! :)

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Brandy January 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Yea!!!! I’m so glad you finally got it! Yeah for free!

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Danielle January 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Congratulations! Doesn’t it feel good knowing it was free. You deserve it.

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Melissa January 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm

wow! great job!!

so is there a hint to getting more swagbucks everyday? i joined a few days ago and it seems hard to get many swagbucks.

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Kathryn Littler-Fuller January 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm

OOOPPPS, sorry wrong Tv. I just clicked on ‘this one’ and saw the one you bought. Nice one and great price. Enjoy your new free Tv:)

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Kathryn Littler-Fuller January 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Did you get the Panasonic 42-inch 1080p LCD HDTV????

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