Frugal Steps and Stumbles


Frugal Steps:

  1. I had not one but TWO invites from CVS to take a survey for $10 in Extra Care Bucks. That’s $20!
  2. My boss gave me a little reward at work and I was able to turn in those bonus points for digital rewards. I chose $20 in Vudu credits. I had $10 in Vudu credits that I haven’t used yet, so we watched Dr. Strange last night for my birthday and we might watch Moana tonight if I can get my school work done.
  3. CVS gave me a bonus $3 in Extra Care Bucks for my birthday. I also got a free entree from First Watch, $10 in Kohl’s cash, a free pore smoother from Ulta, 50% off my order from Land’s End, a free 8 x 8 photo book, and $20 off a Shutterfly order.
  4. I finished the Debbie Reynolds memoir and started reading Prairie Tale, Melissa Gilbert’s memoir, on the Ohio Digital Library. I’m not sure it’s going to keep me as interested as the last memoir. It’s starting a bit slow.

Frugal Stumbles:

  1. It’s not our fault in any way, but we learned this week one of our children has dyslexia. We are fairly certain that one of the younger girls has it as well, though we can’t formally test for another year. Some urban areas offer free dyslexia tutoring but as far as I can tell, our county does not, and the closest city with this service only takes kids from certain counties. Tutoring in specific methods was strongly recommended to us; we can’t just hire a college kid. One Orton-Gillingham tutor charges around $60/hr, and 2 hours per week were recommended to us. Multiply that by 2 kids and that could be $1000/month! I’m waiting for a list with the local chapter of the International Dyslexia Association and the school psychologist, and hoping we find some that are in the $20-25/hr range, but until then I will be having a mild heart attack and wondering how we will fit that in our budget.
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2 thoughts on “Frugal Steps and Stumbles

  • All the best with your youngster. I hope you find a solution which is both beneficial and affordable!

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