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Companies offering quarantine-friendly deals

Posted at 5:51 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 06:43:01-04

(WXYZ) — We’re not used to being home all day, trying to create a comfortable workspace, and for some of us, caring for kids and pets around the clock.

The expenses may be a little frightening. So 7 Action News reporter Ameera David has a look at a few of the top quarantine friendly deals that may give your tight budget some breathing room, so you don’t waste your money.

Whether it’s about working comfortably while remote, or keeping your kids happy. We know quarantine costs are certainly adding up.

So we’re linking up with retail expert Sara Skirboll to scout out the best deals, starting in your home office.

"You might need something like a new phone in your house, you might be looking for a laptop stand," said Sara.

Check out Office Depot, offering you $10 off a $50 buy. Just head to RetailMeNot, since it’s an RMN exclusive.

"If you need to add a new phone line, consider Verizon. They are offering $75 cash back if you open up a line," Sara said.

After you satisfy your office needs, don’t forget to satisfy your office mates – your kids, that is.

"Not only do they need education – they also need a little entertainment," according to Sara.

So try out Udemy, where there are over 100,000 courses at up to 75 percent off.

"You can find classes on everything from learning a new language to speaking in public, great for kids and adults frankly," said Sara.

Meantime, to keep your furry friends in shape, consider Petco where you can get 35 percent off your first delivery order plus 5 percent off every repeat delivery of that item thereafter.

Plus with tick and flea season underway, the company is offering collars, topicals and sprays at up to 45 percent off.

But just because there are tons of great quarantine friendly deals doesn’t mean you should overindulge.

"Hit pause before you press send or purchase because the deals are going to last, just make sure you’re spreading out your purchases and only buying what is absolutely necessary," Sara said.

A lot of people think the overspending is an issue with the big purchases, when in fact its the small frequent buys that do the most damage.

So bottom line, look for the sales.