Frugal Steps and Stumbles

Jen

FRUGAL STEPS AND STUMBLES (2)

Frugal Steps:

  1. I used coupon codes to get a free photo calendar and 12 photo Christmas cards from Shutterfly for the cost of shipping only.
  2. I found a Halloween costume and snow boot for the toddler, dress shoes for the kindergartener, three toys for Christmas, and 3 shirts for my son at the children’s consignment store for $38.
  3. I bought stocking stuffers for the girls (art supplies, coloring books, Disney calendars) and a couple Halloween supplies at Dollar Tree.
  4. I worked three days.
  5. I took a free webinar from Share-A-Sale to learn how to best use affiliate links.
  6. I didn’t need to send lunch with the girls for the sitter Friday,  because they had pizza and cake for a birthday. The girls were super excited to get to go to a party.
  7. I had $12 in Extra Care Bucks from CVS I had to use up. I bought CVS brand Tums, 2 Skintimate Shave Creams, and 2 tubes of CVS brand dry mouth toothpaste. I used a $2 off toothpaste coupon and a 30% off coupon, paid $12.52 out of pocket and got $5 in ECBs back.

Frugal Stumbles:

  1. Work canceled quite a few shifts for November, and I am down to 3. I am trying to see if another team needs me.
  2. All three kids saw the dentist this week. We have to pay 20% copay now instead of $25 per visit for dental care, so I paid $116 instead of $75. Boo.

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