Friday, September 2, 2016

Frugal Friday File, week 35...


Successes:
1.  Kindle Daily Deal had a book I was interested in for just $1.99, but I checked the library website, and they have the same ebook to borrow for free.

2.  I worked five days this week, and came home for lunch every day.  Taking my lunch would have saved gas, but I needed the mental break in the day, and Rudy needed to be let out.

3.  Ordered something online this week, but at least I remembered to check Retail-Me-Not first and found a code for 25% off my order.

4.  The start of school means the start of school fundraising.  Chloe's school fundraiser was the first out of the gate, and it offers over-priced magazines and pretty much useless junk.  I subscribed to a quilting magazine which I could well have done without.  Not finding anything else to waste $ or space on, I noticed that there was an option to order a gift card that goes directly to your child's teacher for classroom supplies.  Still not frugal, but won't be gathering dust around here, and it's tax deductible as a donation.

5.  Put off a haircut again.

Keep Tryings:
I am feeling the pinch, and I only foresee expenses ahead.  Carey and I both have been suffering with really painful left shoulders.  I got some relief when I started going to a new chiropractor, so I made Carey start going too.  We are both still going at least weekly, and it is not cheap, but... aaaaahhhhh... being able to sleep without waking up many times a night from aching pain is so wonderful.  Rudy is being neutered next week...cha-ching.  So many other unavoidable expenses lately: car insurance, life insurance, house insurance.  Sensing a theme?

Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  leftovers
Sunday:  Sunday family dinner at Kasey's
Monday:  *barbecue
Tuesday:  leftovers
Wednesday:  roast, carrots, rice
Thursday:  *Tex-Mex
Friday:  spaghetti and garlic bread

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)
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2 comments:

  1. I really like the gift card for the teacher idea.

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