Saving on things we buy
- Both boys have outgrown their soccer cleats, and a modified practice (masks required, socially distanced, no scrimmages) is supposed to begin in a few weeks. Their previous cleats were almost new, as they got in minimal soccer before the lock down. I'll try & sell those, and purchased new ones on the last day of a sale at a local sporting good store. I ordered several, as shoes can be tricky without trying on & can return for free whatever doesn't work. I also went through Rakuten to get a tiny (1%) cash back on the purchase.
- Used a coupon for a couple of watermelon we bought. Our contractors were working outside on a particularly warm day, so we sliced them up & left them out for them to enjoy. I'm always so impressed with people that can do exhausting work outside in the heat. I'm a wimp in that regard. Saved $1.50
- Continued to list & sell things on eBay. Had a few nice wins, including:
- A dishwasher silverware holder that was tucked in the back of our cupboard & didn't match our dishwasher. Previous owner? Glad to get it in the hands of someone who will use it.
- Shin guard inserts (for soccer players). My son prefers to play without them (shin guards just tucked into socks).
- A pitcher I brought back from our vacation house, that we never use. Apparently, it's now Crate & Barrel "vintage". ;-)
- Found a dime on the ground, big money style
- The normal stuff, COVID style. Minimal driving & activities. We're also doing our best still to avoid takeout (minus last Saturday, where no water + no kitchen was my limit for attempts to put a meal together).
- Minus Saturday (no water + no kitchen), all meals at home
What about you? Any frugal wins to share?