I know, I know. I'm on an engagement kick this week. I posted about how I bought my engagement ring from a wholesale jeweler on Monday (which is seriously the only way to go if you like keeping your money).
I also had a few readers share some pretty creative alternative options to the big mall stores, like using an great-grandmother's diamond for the ring, or buying an different kind of stone instead of a diamond.
All of that is great for saving you money at the jewelry store, but the most important part of the entire process is saving up for the ring before you go to buy it!
Here's a little known fact: An engagement ring was the first major purchase I made after I paid off my student loans. Right after I had my head above water, I saved up for a few months and paid cash for my wife's ring.
It felt like it took a LONG freaking time to get the money put together.
My guys over at Jonathan's Fine Jewelers (they're the Houston wholesale diamond store that did my wife's ring) clued me in on this video that a customer had sent them, and it's full of awesomeness.
Basically, this savvy millennial decided to use Uber to speed up the process of saving up for his future wife's ring. He definitely wins the M$M award for creativity AND frugality!
Check out his Uber Engagement Proposal here:
I don't even know this guy, but he's my new hero. Now…I've never used Uber before because my car is old and fits 2 1/2 people in the cab. With that said, I feel like this is a GREAT idea if you want to save up some money for any purchase that you'd like to pay cash for.
Has anyone used Uber and had success? More importantly, does it actually pay well?? If so, would you even try something like this? Let me know in the comment section below!
Again, no. I didn’t receive any compensation from Jonathan's or Uber for writing this post. No discount in exchange either. I just think this guy's video is really really cool.