I am getting to posting my frugal accomplishments from last week with a bit of a delay. The weekend just got away from me but I was super productive – I finally got to the notorious ‘ironing pile’. I am almost finished with it, ha! By getting to it I found a few pieces of clothing I totally forgot I owned.
Without further ado, let’s see how I did:
1. Rocking it on Ebates
I am up $20 since last time I reported. It took 5 minutes of my time and cost me $0 (well, I mean $0 my personal money).
I am jumping at a chance to purchase anything on behalf of my boss which is usually thank you gifts such as flowers or thank you baskets, etc. I sent 2 bunches of flowers this past week and since they were $99 each using 10% cash back at 1-800-FLOWERS, I made a super easy $20. I cannot wait for the payout in early May. It is going to be a very nice chunk of money which will go towards my dad’s hot springs spa vacation in the Polish mountains. He is not going until mid September and it will cost me around $350. My plan is to save up for it using side money – I am literally half way there;)
2. Duane Reade Clearance
I usually don’t buy much at Duane Reade but I do love their clearance section. At my local store they keep all their clearance in one corner which makes it super easy (instead walking around section by section). Usually I am able to get things at 75% off but on a rare occasion I am lucking out at 90% off as well. Such as this past week when I got Listerine dental floss at 42 cents each. I got 5 which will last us for at least 6 months.
3. Using things up
to the last drop. Well, not all of them but definitely my most favorite body cream :). Crazy, when you think there is nothing left but cut the tube and look inside you will still find enough to last the entire week (or two!). I opened a new tube for T. and I continue to use the one cut in half.
4. Zero meals out
I cooked and prepped and both T. and I managed to NOT eat out all the entire last week. This included all lunches. I also ate 1 lunch at work. We had a catered meeting for which I ordered nice sandwiches, fruit and cookies. Yum 🙂
I am going so strong with the lunch thing that I am challenging myself to ZERO lunches out in April. Do you think I can do it? Tomorrow is the 12th… Hmm.. I think, I can. Let’s see how I go.
5. Weekend on a $0 Budget
Usually I get at least something, the ‘something’ is usually a beloved cup of latte, sometimes a small meal. This weekend I spent nothing on entertainment. It was a bit gloomy so the PG Girl and I decided to stay it. I spent a few hours on Saturday at her apartment where we cooked, watched ‘Chopped’ and drank home made tea. It was great 🙂
How did YOU save money?