Just because something is on sale, doesn’t mean it’s a great deal, even if it 60% off. You need to weigh the value of a deal for you and your family. For instance, today on Groupon they are offering a large Domino’s Pizza with up to 10 topping for only $8.00. (60% off regular price). Now, one large pizza with 10 toppings for only $8 may be a great deal, but it’s not really that great of a deal for our family and here are a couple of reasons why:
- We don’t normally order 10 toppings, we rarely order 3, we’re boring like that! I can get pizza’s for around the $8 price with coupons.
- We have 7 people in our family (3 of which are teenagers) and 1 pizza isn’t going to cut it. We would have to order 2 more additional pizzas and pay regular price, because you can’t use additional offers or deals with the Groupon.
Here is the cost breakdown for dinner at Domino’s:
1 Large 3 topping pizza @ 8.00 (Groupon)
2 Large 2 topping pizza’s @ $15.39 (regular price, can’t use additional offers or coupons with the Groupon)
Total for 3 pizza’s = $38.78
Here is the cost breakdown for dinner at Papa Johns:
1 Large 3 topping pizza $10.00 (special)
2 Large 3 topping pizza + 2 liter pop @ $18.99 for both (Sounder’s special)
Total for 3 pizza’s + 2 liter of pop = $28.99
Am I telling you not to buy the Domino’s pizza Groupon? Absolutely not! If you only order one pizza and love lots of toppings, then the Groupon deal is great for you. If you need more pizza’s and don’t really like a lot of toppings, you will probably find a better deal somewhere else.
Doing a little research will go a long way when it comes to saving your family money!