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So my 12 yo son was spoiled this weekend when his Godfather (my brother) bought him an IPad Mini.  Now, we would never buy that for our son (he was actually saving up to buy one), but my brother moved to Europe about 15 years ago and is here for a visit and it’s the first time he met his Godson in person.  So to make up for all of his missed birthdays, he bought him one.

So anyway, he was researching what kind of case to purchase and found that Walmart sells the Otterbox case for the best price.  (If you don’t know what an Otterbox is, it’s worth checking out as I have one for my Iphone and it has saved my phone quite a few times…I love it!)

otterbox for IPad MiniWe checked online to see if it was available at our local Walmart and it was in stock.  We knew we’d be driving past it last night and stopped in to pick one up.  I was shocked to see the price to be $68.88.  I checked with an associate (and showed him the price on my phone) and he said it was pretty common for the online price to be lower than the in-store price.  I asked if he couldn’t just price match it..he couldn’t.  He said to order it online and they will usually pull it off the shelf and have it ready for pick up (at the online price) within a few hours.  How crazy is that.

So the next time you are wanting to buy something at a Walmart and have a smartphone, take a couple of minutes to research it online.  Doing so saved me $22.89.  That’s a pretty great savings for a couple of minutes of time.

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