For most part my ‘frugal week’ meant just acquiring free stuff; some of the goodies literally landed in my lap while others I had to hunt for (with quite minimal effort). I continued to make all meals from scratch, brown bagged our lunches every day, made coffees at home. I was being a very good girl!
Well, that’s during a week.
The weekend is a bit of a different story – I lunched and brunched and drank latte like there is no tomorrow. I met with one of my girls and I went a bit overboard… $59 or so later… (each). Gulp. I feel a lot of guilt today :/
My mind is set up on doing a no-spend August, starting tomorrow. Perfect timing, as I surely loosened up a bit these past few weeks.
Anyhow, my goodies and freebies and frugalities this past week are:
1. Goodies from a gift bag
Summer means goodie bags from work events that T. gets invited to. This is my loot from last week:
One of the gift bags actually had 2 eye creams so I got a total of 3. I opened one to use myself and will post the remaining 2 on eBay. They retail for $68-$80 or $40 on eBay. One may say that’s a one generous gift bag, right?
2. Schoola FREE clothing for my nieces – affiliate link below
Ok, I’ve been hearing about Schoola for the longest time but never ordered anything through their website. I don’t have children but I help my sister out a lot and clothing for her three girls is what I have been supplying for the last 6 years. Last week I signed up for Schoola account with another blogger’s affiliate link. That gave us both $20 online credit. On top of that I used a 50% off coupon good for first purchase (WSW00090-SM), good until end of August, 2016. Whoa! Look what happened!
If I had waited another day with orders I could have used another $10 credit that arrived in my account 24 hours later. I was too impatient and placed the order immediately and will use the $10 credit another time.
If you are NEW to Schoola and sign up through my affiliate link we both get $20, put in the WSW00090-SM discount code and you will get $41 worth of clothing absolutely free.
3. All the other goods
- Received 2 cans of Enfamil baby formula in the mail
- Bowls set is from a colleague as a goodbye gift (from my previous work). These will be returned to the store for a gift card as I do not need/want them)
- I went to NY Mets game for free on Friday night!
- T.’s mom sent me a care package with some clothing. None of them fit but I will add them to the package to send to my sister for her mother in law.
How did YOU save money?