Frugal Steps and Stumbles

Jen

Frugal Steps:

  1. I went through Groupon to get a discounted oil change for the van (about 50% off). I have gone 2 years without getting my hair highlighted. I got another Groupon for my hair and one for a man-pedi that I will use to pamper myself before I walk in graduation.
  2. We spent time at our neighborhood pool this week.
  3. We celebrated Father’s Day with a homemade spaghetti dinner, made from scratch brownies, and a card.
  4. I got a Groupon to try Google Express. The Groupon was $15 for $40 worth of goods, but I used a 20% off coupon code to make it $12 out of pocket, and got 6% back through Ebates. Our front door rug was 12 years old and had huge tears in it, so I used my certificate to get a new rug from Bed, Bath, and Beyond and a few hand towels for the kid’s bathroom.
  5. I went to Once Upon A Child and found hiking boots for my son, a new pair of Van’s slip-ons in the next size up, a pair of fringe boots for the 3 year old’s Christmas present, a raincoat for the boy, and a size 10 raincoat for the girls to be put aside for when they grow into it.
  6. I read my free copies of Oprah, Country Living, and Money magazines.
  7. My mom brought watermelon and cantaloupe.  She also picked up 7 jars of Prego for $1 each and 4 bags of Nestle chocolate chips for $1 each for us at Meijer’s.
  8. My son saw Dan TDM Live as his birthday present last night, and the girls and I had a couple cheap frozen pizzas as our girls night, for a mere $1.50.
  9. I worked like a madwoman this week, fitting in 4 hours last Sunday, then working around the kid’s camp schedule four more days this week. My next paycheck should be nice.
  10. Despite working so much, we did NOT eat out. I worked until past 6:30 last night but still threw together chicken and zucchini.

Frugal Stumbles:

  1. Too darn busy to get into trouble.

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