Don’t let Eskom get the better of you: Bargain hunting made easier.
If you’re anything like us; we prefer to experience as much as possible without having to spend an arm and a leg. That doesn’t mean that we don’t want to pay people what they’re worth but take the effort to find bargains that are on offer. The best place to begin your search is on the internet. Gone are the days that you’ll have to take an actual trip down to the shops and visit each location to compare their prices. You might be saving money on your grocery bill, but you’re definitely not saving on your fuel consumption. Which, by the way, is at it all time highest, so its wise to drive less. Added to that; Eskom decided that load shedding is in order as they’re unable to maintain the load of generating enough electricity for the country.
Say you’ve decided that the current load shedding schedule from “Eishkom” won’t get you down and that means you’ll much rather spend your money on preparing for when it goes dark. A braai is the best way to make sure that Eskom doesn’t get the better of you. Purchasing some of the best meat cuts on special at Boxer at lower prices and superb quality is what you ought to be doing. While you’re there, stock on some candles, kerosene lamps and other grocery items for your pantry.
But what happens while the lights are off, and you’re unable to keep warm? Check out bargains at Makro. You’re able to buy gas heaters, patio heaters, fireplaces and generators. You’re sure not going to let Eskom get the better of you with those items stocked up this winter. Makro even has a braai stand on special this month, so you’ll be well fed and warm. They offer other electrical items, so checking out their washing machine and dishwasher range will help make chores in your household just that easy.
Making a list before you hop into your car saves a lot of time. You’ll know what it is that you really want to buy and will not be easily swayed into buying what you don’t need. To make savings even easier; make a telephonic call to the shop that you want to buy from and confirm that they have your item in stock. If they don’t have the item in stock; ask them to order the item on your behalf and notify you when it is available. If you’re in a hurry, ask them which branch the item is available at and you can go directly to the branch that has the item that you need. Making a phone call is cheaper than making a trip with your car.