How Pinterest Can Help You Save Money

Yeah, read it again. And again. And one last time, because it’s true.

In March of this year, our favorite collective addiction, Pinterest, unveiled that it would now have a Gifts Feed which would include a new feature…

The ability to organize Pinterest posts by price.

Pinterest Gifts Feed - Organize by Price!

Do you feel more powerful already? Don’t let it go to your head, there are some imperfections and undoubtedly there will be some hiccups along the way. For instance, prices fall into one of 4 categories: $, $$, $$$, or $$$$. These aren’t really defined anywhere, and it’s hard to tell if I have $ in my back account or $$. (-$?)

From what I can tell, $ is equivalent to our Daily Deals, which means everything is under $25. $$ seems to cap off around $50, so you can kind of figure it out from there. The nitpicky broke person in me wishes that there was a sliding bar, like on many retail sites, so that you could choose exactly what range of price you were looking for.

Additionally, it looks like there are some small hoops for retailers to jump through in order to get their products and prices to display properly. Many budget-friendly retailers have already done this: Ruche, Lulu’s, and Etsy are all on board, but then you also have gigantic pricing cesspools like eBay in the mix, which can muck things up from time to time…

Also, since when is a blackhead removing kit considered a gift…? I definitely have some questions.

That being said, if you’re looking to skip all of the ephemera that accompanies Pinterest walls, and are just looking to beef up your “THINGS I WANT TO BUY!!!1” Pinterest board, this is as good as a Christmas gift.

Have you played around with the Pinterest Gifts Feed and organized by price?

Have you found anything you’ve later purchased through this new feature? I’d love to hear your opinion!

Lindsay Ginn

Livin' in your basement, eatin' your canned foods.

  • Great idea! I never thought about this before!