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Four Ways to Save on Gardening Equipment

When you hit the stores to start shopping for your garden, the sticker shock can be alarming. Save on gardening costs this year with these four creative hacks:

1. Share equipment

You won’t be able to care for your yard and garden without the proper tools, but that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank to get all that equipment. Instead, speak to your friends or neighbors about sharing some of your gardening gear. Let your neighbor use some tools you own, like your weed-whacker, trimmer and spreader, in exchange for free use of your neighbor’s gardening tools.

2. Purchase used gear

You can save big on gardening equipment by looking for secondhand tools and machines. Check out sites like Craigslist, Freecycle and eBay for quality equipment at bargain prices. Be sure to give the pre-owned tool a test run before finalizing a sale.

3. Rent equipment

Instead of shelling out big bucks on expensive tools you will only use once or twice a season, consider renting them as you need them. Home Depot rents out a wide variety of gardening tools at excellent rates, and plenty of smaller hardware stores have a similar garden tool rental service during the spring and summer months, too. You will have access to quality equipment when you need it at a price you can afford. Plus, you won’t have to worry about storing bulky gardening tools all year long.

4. Find deals with Benefits Plus®

Once you upgrade your basic checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking with SeaComm, you will gain access to some of the best deals on gardening supplies! Your membership entitles you to discounted gift and eGift cards at a variety of local retailers, including Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and Walmart. Your Benefits Plus® membership also provides you with grocery store savings, identity theft services, and much more. Visit your local SeaComm branch to upgrade your checking account, today.

For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.

Don’t forget to stash the money you have saved on gardening supplies in your SeaComm savings! Click here to discover the best savings options for your financial lifestyle, or call us at (800) 764-0566 – we are happy to help.

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