I've been on the look-out for a Horseware Rhino blanket for Missy for a few months now. Originally I thought I would find the best deal during summer but that actually wasn't the case. I've learned that you don't find a lot of deals on the Horseware Ireland blankets. But I just wasn't wanting to spend $220 for the blanket plus the astronomical shipping charges that all the tack companies seems to be in favor of now (cough, cough Dover).
Well then I discovered that last season's Rhino Original and Rhino Wug colors were being phased out. Dover had (and still does have some sizes if you're interested) the Rhino wug heavyweight for $179. I jumped on that...until I saw that the $23 shipping charge was going to bring the blanket to $202. Yeah, there had to be a way to stay under $200.
I remembered that a friend told me that Horseloverz does a price match so I looked into that and was able to get the blanket for the same price as Dover through them...except they wanted $25 for shipping *bangs head against door*
Eventually I just gave up for awhile.
Well Today I just happened to see that Horse.com was also clearly out last season's Rhino inventory and had a size 75 Rhino Plus for $179 plus free shipping. Umm SOLD! While I *really* wanted the Rhino Wug, the Rhino Plus blankets have the removable hood, so that seemed worth it too me.
Right before I went for the check-out, I looked over at Horseloverz *one* more time...turns out they had a free shipping promotion going on!
This meant that the Rhino Plus and the Rhino Wug were exactly the same price, both with free shipping. Even though I hate Horseloverz, I went with the Wug.
Had I paid the regular retail price this blanket would cost me around $250 once all was said and done...saving $70? Not bad if I do say so myself!