A handful of hacks helped DF and me save four hundred simoleons in just three days.
The biggest-ticket item was our stove, which has been faltering. Since the appliance is at least 30 years old, DF was disinclined to call a technician. Since both of us are disinclined to pay retail, I sent away for $550 in discounted gift cards to a certain home improvement center (which I bought through a cash-back shopping site) and we started watching for sales.
He’d figured that $550 would be enough for the stove he wanted. But then we got lucky.