Friday, May 17, 2019

Frugal Friday

And, the end of work (for a while!) is almost upon me. I just have to finish up today, and I'll be taking a break through September. Hurrah! That said, it was very chaotic the last week, as I wrapped up projects, met with team members, etc.

Here are a few frugal wins for the week:
  • Bought gift cards for flights on sale, saving around $51
  • Went through ebates for the gift card purchases, saving another $6. Nothing too exciting, but everything helps! The gift cards are for flights we are confirmed to book over the next week or so.
  • Prepped meals over the weekend, to make it easier to avoid eating out during the week. And, we were successful in avoiding eating out, despite the track meets & late nights!
  • Similar to above, we bought a discounted Home Depot gift card on Raise, saving $22, and went through eBates, which will save another $5 or so. Given this is something we will use in the upcoming month or so, it's great to save a small amount where we can.
  • We also did the standard stuff: drove the electric car to work & charged for free, utilized free books from work for entertainment, and ate breakfast/lunch at work for free as well.
What about you? Any frugal wins to report?


  1. No big wins that I can think of, aside from cooking all week and buying nothing but gas and groceries! That's good.

  2. Good job on avoiding eating out. Good deal on saving on the HD card too. I worked all week, so I'm counting that as a frugal win. :)

  3. Since Thursdays Thrifty post, I've managed a free lunch at work through our Union meeting and did not give in to picking up take out last night or a Take and bake pizza. Today will not be a spending day as it is awful weather and I am homebound and will work-once I stop being lazy on the computer.