Friday, December 6, 2019

Frugal Friday

It's been a crazy week as I try to wrap up as much work as possible, and get ready for next week's trip to London. Here are a few frugal wins:

Saving on things we buy

  • Used flight credit for a trip to the beach I'm taking in April. My sister & BFF & I are going to run a half marathon. The flight credit covered the full cost, so no out of pocket spending for the flight. 
  • Figured out how to avoid a shipping charge for a gift that didn't meet the spend minimum, saving me from having to mail it myself. 

Earning money

  • Earned enough to cash out a $10 Amazon reward on Bing
  • Sold a jacket on eBay. I'd bought it for Sam this summer for an event, and by the time we noticed it was huge on him, it was out of the return window. I sold it for more than I paid for it, which means I've covered the eBay fees, and pretty much break even. Hurrah!
  • I also added a few other things to eBay. Fingers crossed.

Avoiding spending

  • We have been eating A TON of leftovers. Primarily because we had so many, but also to avoid food waste & the cost of eating out. Double win!
  • Returned a bunch of things I'd ordered, but didn't need. Going through the effort of returning was a good reminder to not frivolously buy for wants vs needs.

And, in Frugal Fails, we didn't get our DMV renewal notice until well after the deadline. I don't know if it was delivered to a neighbor, & they eventually dropped it off at our house, or something else. Nonetheless, we had to pay a $70 penalty for being late, and no amount of explaining helped the situation.

What about you? Any frugal wins to report?


  1. I had few if any wins so didn't even do a post this week. Well done on the jacket. I do hope you can slip away and do a wonder in one of the London markets. A week in December in London is on my wish list.

    1. Those weeks definitely happen! You've inspired me to look up markets near my hotel for my first day. Fingers crossed for something after I arrive.

  2. Crap, the DMV penalty sucks. My annual bills I put the due date in my budget in case something slips by. It was an expensive couple of days in Alberta so just reining in the spending now!

  3. Wow! That's a big penalty! Ours is 10.00.