Saving on things we buy
- The shelter at home order has been extended until June for us, so I put one of our cars in "storage" via our car insurance.
- Took advantage of flexible travel policies & rebooked & saved about $150 on our flights to Portland for the holidays.
- Totally unclear if we will be participating in our family relay this summer, but I cancelled & rebooked our flights on another airline, saving $300
- I decided to treat the kids to Panera yesterday, as they were having both a family meal as well as a $10 off deal. I combined that with gift cards to pay just over $1 for lunch for everyone, plus enough leftover for another lunch. We ordered online via the app, & they came out to the car (with masks, and we had masks). It was really convenient.
- Continued to list items on eBay, and small sales are trickling in
- Sold an old lawnmower on a neighborhood site. The timing was good, as most people don't have yard service right now, and are more motivated to mow their own yards
- I found a super old postage stamp (for $3.50?) in a drawer when decluttering, and used it to mail masks to my sister.
- I also found a stamped envelope, already addressed to my parents (also discovered when cleaning) & used it to mail the letters we wrote to my mom for Mother's Day
- Cancelled flights to/from LA, where I was planning to pick up the boys from my parents after a trip to Disneyland. That's been cancelled, so no need for a flight. I got credit back on Southwest Airlines.
Not really under any of those categories, but more about our neighborhood sharing
- Brought Kleenex for a friend (she couldn't find them) & she gave me apples from her farm delivery
- Made potato salad & saved a few portions for our neighbor across the street. She is always doing kind things for us, as we walk her dog daily. She dropped off a quiche from a neighborhood bakery that she'd purchased for us.
- Made orange muffins using a few of our many oranges from our neighbor's tree. Dropped off some for her to enjoy as well
- One of our neighbors had a huge bin of lemons outside on their driveway, with bags for taking home. I juiced them for salad dressing & to add to my water every day. I'm loving the addition of lemon to make my water feel a little bit more like a drink.
What about you? Any frugal wins for the week?