The last week or so has been spent on vacation, so lots of money out (and memories made), but fewer opportunities for frugality. There have been a few wins here & there.
Saving on things we buy
- Planning ahead for our trips to/from the airport, I purchased (slightly) discounted Uber gift cards through Raise. I also clicked through Rakuten to get to Raise, saving a small amount more.
- Took advantage of an iBotta strawberry offer, saving $.35. That offer triggered another (redeem any offer type of thing), saving another $.15. I like saving $.50 for strawberries we were planning to buy anyway. Also, we bought them on Friday evening, and they were gone on Saturday afternoon. The teens are big fruit eaters!
- Uploaded all of our receipts to Fetch
- Picked up some snacks & drinks at Costco, to save a bit on food spending.
- I went through our hotel bill & found an overcharge, and had it corrected.
- I paused all of my eBay sales, so nothing there. I did find $.35 on the ground in Hawaii ;-)
- I packed snacks for the kids, and also pre-ordered them a meal for the long flight.
- Brought our own water bottles to fill, to avoid having to buy drinks for travel days.
Eating what we have
- We did a good job clearing out the fridge ahead of our trip, finishing off leftovers, etc.
- Gave away a bunch of garden produce ahead of leaving town, as well as two gallons of milk. Waste makes me sad, so this makes me happy.
- We paid for my parents trip to Hawaii, as the gift for my dad's (belated) 70th birthday & my parents (early) 50th anniversary this fall. So happy for the time & memories together.
- I managed to give away a yard sign metal holder (Nick refused to display his middle school graduation sign), so at least it's not going straight to the recycling bin.