I honestly don’t recollect making any impulse buys in June. Some treats, sure, but those were all things that made me happy, all a part of sharing time with friends. A few lattes, a couple of light brunches and two cups of frozen yogurt (the one you can get at Bloomingdales – yum!). I probably spent less than $100 as far as personal expenses during the entire month and spending it to be social with friends really made me much happier than spending it on clothes or extra cosmetics.
Frugal accomplishments? Yep, always on a lookout to save money and trying to stay aware of where my money is going.
Cheap-o UBER ride
This weekend UBER offers 2 rides at 75% off (when you put on the code: JULY4NYC75) I took it on Saturday morning from home to Jackson Heights for a whooping $2.07 (usually $8.5). Taking a bus during a holiday weekend always means hassle so that saved me both money AND sanity!
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You know how in NYC while walking 5 blocks you will encounter at least 10 people trying to give you flyers? Discounted mani pedi, free drink with a foot long Subway sandwich, 90% off of a bad quality suit, no thank you.
Last week, amongst other things I got a few sample baggies of beef jersey, some granola bars and my favorite score: buy one get one free coupon to Hale&Hearty soup place. Yes! I got two large containers last Tuesday and we called it a dinner. Total spent $9.50 or so. No cooking for me plus 2 happy bellies 🙂
Small things adding up
- I had a few small sales on eBay. Some random things such as a fountain pen box, a board game, sneakers. After all the fees and shipping expenses I made $62 in June.
- Except weekends when we did spend some money while out with friends, T and I made all coffees, breakfasts and lunches at home.
- We are visiting with a friend this 4th of July weekend. We do communal dinners with everyone (the house is full, probably 15 guests) but for breakfasts everyone just wants to go out. $17 for a bagel with lox? Caesar salad with chicken for $22? Add coffee and a juice and you have a $100 breakfast for two. Ain’t gonna happen. While everyone goes out to eat, T and I scramble some eggs, chop a tomato and make our coffees ourselves. That costs us less than $10. Then, when everyone is back with much thinner wallets, we have fun together by the pool. Smart!
How are YOU saving money?