Engagement Ring. !BIG PURCHASE! Help Wanted
Beginning that once-in-a-lifetime (at least that's the plan ) hunt for an engagement ring for my LONGTIME girlfriend.
I'm looking mostly at BlueNile because of their selection, solid prices, and great service/reliability.
However, the only thing I have found that will take the sting out of the purchase would be FatWallet's cash back for BlueNile. It is normally at 3% but I have seen it go on "sale" on a few occasions to 5-6%. That is a nice chunk of change since I have a budget of around $7,000-$8000.
My question to you SlickDealer's is: Do you know of any other outside the box methods of maximizing savings on a big ticket item like this? All of BlueNiles' coupons on various deals sites tend to exclude diamonds, so they aren't much help. Any input will be greatly appreciated! Even a few extra percent savings will = big bucks.