I'm reaching the end of my craziest work season, & I'm ever so grateful. While not the best frugal week, here are a few wins:
Saving on things we buy
- Used the last of a Rite Aid gift card to pick up a prescription
- I get a lot of sun exposure, being outside a lot. I'm also very fair, and need to start wearing more clothes that are light weight & offer sun protection. I read about a few options & priced them out, and found a great deal on some. If they turn out to be high quality (I'm awaiting the order), I'll share the recommendation. I was able to combine multiple offers to get the shirts for close to 70% off, so they were a very good price.
- Uploaded all of our receipts to Fetch
- I haven't been listing much on eBay, but have sold a few things that were listed a ways back:
- A collection of fancy collar stays (think mens suits), for $75, so that was a big win
- Two pair of shoes
- I found $.06 on the ground (a penny at the tournament & a nickle at Rite Aid)
- I've had an ongoing problem with Sam's Kindle being charged for Kindle Unlimited. There was an error in his billing email, and we've had no way to log in & turn it off. Multiple (long) calls took care of this back in May, but somehow the charges have re-emerged. Got it taken care of again, and got $30 credited back. He does do a lot of reading, but mostly reads books not available on Kindle Unlimited.
- Drove our electric car both ways to a soccer tournament, that was quite a distance away. Tournaments are never super frugal, but it felt good not to have to spend money on gas.
- Brought lots of water & snacks to the tournament. We bought extra stuff & did have two meals out as expected, but we were able to avoid some purchases through planning ahead.
- Used a gift card to buy dinner on a busy day.
Eating what we have
- We used up all of the taco meat I defrosted. We often have a very small amount leftover (not enough for any one meal), but I made a taco quesadilla for Nick for dinner, which he enjoyed.
- I used garden zucchini (shredded, from the freezer) & a few other pantry items to make zucchini muffins for M
- We've had a bunch of garden tomatoes, which are no hardship to use up.
- Loaned a tool to a neighbor
- Shared produce with another neighbor
What about you? Any wins to share for the week?