Hey guys! Kevin here for a belated Handyman Wednesday.
So Jess and I made a mistake.
When we bought the Little House, we cheaped out and bought the most inexpensive (clearance) gooseneck faucet Home Depot carried.
Sometimes we can get by being cheap. This time it bit us in the patukus. Cheap faucets are made with cheap parts. This faucet in particular was made with cheap o-rings which broke down over time and clogged the sprayer head, leaving us with a mere trickle of water. It would take us several minutes to fill a sauce pan, ten minutes or more to fill our stock pot.
After a year of complaining, we finally found a new faucet we liked last week. Both Home Depot and Lowes carried it, but because Lowes had a $25 of $250 coupon code, we decided to order it from there.
Before we pulled the trigger though, I broke out one of my biggest deal hunting secrets: the Granny… Giftcardgranny.com, to be exact.
Before Jess and I make any big purchases, we always check this site to see if the store we’re buying from has any discount giftcards. In this case, we were able to buy a Lowes giftcard for 8.5% off… basically a free coupon!
So between the retailmenot.com coupon code for $25 off $250 and the discount giftcard, we saved $47 and scored free shipping to our door.
We installed it Wednesday night and absolutely love it.
Have you guys made any dumb purchases for your house lately? Does your spouse have difficulty controlling the sprayer on your sink?