Thursday, January 3, 2013

Taking a Risk...On Rugs.

So I did it...I finally purchased rugs online.  Am I the only one that struggles so badly with purchasing rugs?  I would love to buy one from an actual brick and mortar store.  I’d be able to see it, feel it and have a good sense if it would work in our house...but while I’m out shopping, I never find the right:  a) pattern/color, 2) size and d) price.  {Anyone catch the movie reference?!?!}

That leaves me with one option...rug shopping online.  I love “window” shopping for rugs on the Internet.  As a matter of fact, I have been stalking quite a few of them for over a year.  My sites of choice are Overstock and Rugs USA.  Their selections and prices are UH-MAZ-ING, but knowing that I’d be responsible for return charges {if necessary} to get the rug back to the store had me avoiding the "buy" button.  Eeeeek!

This fear has kept our living room rugless, and I was afraid our bedroom would suffer the same fate now.  Luckily, I put my big girl pants on last week, and I purchased, not just one, but THREE rugs for our home!  Whaaaaaaat?!?!  Yup, you heard me right...three!

First up, one for our master bedroom.  Since we needed a sizable rug (an 8’ x 10’, or something larger) to fit under our king bed, I decided to check out Flor carpet tiles first.  I figured this might be a great idea since I could create a “U” shape around the perimeter of our bed, and therefore not pay for the rug area that would be under our bed.  I measured out how many tiles we’d need and it ended up being about $270.

But thennnn, I saw this chevron ikat rug that I love on Rugs USA, and the 8’3” x 11 rug was only $10 more than that because of a 50% off coupon {WINT50}.  Woot woot!


After figuring out our bedroom situation, I moved my focus to our living room.  I measured things out, and figured that I could get away with a 5’ x 8’ rug for now because of how our couch is shaped.  I found two rugs that I love...one ikat and one herringbone, and couldn’t decide between the two.  Either could go in the living room or in our guest bedroom.  Since they were also 50% off {WINT50}, I added both to my cart and figured I'd swap them back and forth depending on what look we wanted to go for.  WIN-WIN!



Getting 50% off on my purchase allowed me to get 3 rugs for the price of one...it was almost a no-brainer!

And then wouldn’t you know it...the next morning I got an email from Rugs USA telling me that they were having a 65% off sale {NY2013, expires 1/7/13}.  Come on!  I just placed my order not even 24 hours before that!!

I immediately called customer service to see if they would grant me the 65% off discount, and they said sure!  Although there was a catch.  {Isn’t there always a catch?}  The prices of all the rugs I bought had gone up...so the discount would be taken from the new, higher price.  I did some quick math with the rep and realized that even though the prices went up, I'd still be saving an additional $110!  Yes, please!!  All three rugs for $450...not too shabby, if I do say so myself.

Now...let’s just say a few small prayers, and keep our fingers crossed, that we like all the rugs when they arrive!!  #idontwanttopaytoreturnanyofthem #ahhhhhhhhhhh

33 comments:

  1. Ooh, I like the ones you picked out. I hope they turn out to be plush and awesome. I have been known to order rugs impulsively. Once it worked out, once not so much. Even if one doesn't work out, $450 is still a rad price for just two rugs!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope they turn out to be winners too...eeeeek!! :)

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  2. Oh I love these rugs! They are so gorgeous! You got some amazing deals Gabbi! :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope you are feeling better, Ashley! :)

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  3. Good for you for taking the plunge! That's a screaming deal for 3 gorgeous rugs!

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    1. I honestly can't believe I finally did haha...thanks, Kate! :)

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  4. Ummmm, this post is like magic. How did you manage this? I'm impressed. I'm going to hire you to find me new rugs in the future. And by hire, I mean have you just do it for me. ;)

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  5. Your new rugs are awesome!!! And what a deal, holy cow! I bought a groupon for Rugs usa awhile ago and I'm still deciding which one I want! It's so hard without seeing them in person!!

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    1. Thank you, Whitney! I completely understand your hesitation...I mean, it's taken me over a year to take the plunge haha. You can use me as the guinea pig to see how good the rugs are. ;)

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  6. Oooh, gorgeous rugs. My favourite is the herringbone one!

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    1. It's definitely one of my favorites too! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  7. Love the citron color! I think it would pop so well with all the blue and grey in your home! Great pics lady!

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    1. Definitely, I love citron, aqua and grey together...one of my favorite combos. Thanks, Cara! :)

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  8. I definitely have FOBO when it comes to rugs, and I just bought two hallways runners :-/ We'll see! Love your choices!! I'm sure they'll look great.

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    1. Aw, thanks Lindsay! I hope your runners work out...fingers crossed for you guys! :)

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  9. Pretty choices! I am sure they will be great. We have a dining room rug from Rugsusa and it's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Oh, phew! At least I'm gettig some great feedback about them from you guys...you're the best! :)

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  10. I have two rugs from Rugs USA and I love both of them! I think you'll be happy when they arrive.

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    1. Thanks for the boost of confidence! I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

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  11. Grey choices for rugs. I can't wait to see them in person. Okay. I guess I will just rely on your opinion in seeing it in person.

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    1. You're welcome to make the trek to Jersey to check them out, but juuuust in case you aren't up for the trip, I'll definitely post them here. ;)

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  12. Please share some of your online rug purchasing bravery with me. I browse Rugs USA all the time, but I can never pull the trigger. I love all three of the rugs you bought. Can't wait to see how they look in your rooms!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone in my fear! And I wouldn't call me brave yet...I might have just made a stupid purchase HA! I guess we'll find out soon! :)

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  13. I'm with Chelsea! I never bite the bullet with the online rug buys. I loooove the ikat one!

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    1. It's so hard to buy them online...it's such an ordeal! Thanks...can't wait to see what it looks like IN PERSON hehe. :)

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  14. Looking good attractive color combination and unique Design of Rugs Thanks for share your Area Rugs

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