Saturday, May 25, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: Got lots of chores done. My husband fixed 2 electrical problems, painted, mowed, etc. I power-washed the front entry/sidewalk - and then my husband tried to turn the outside faucet off - and the handle broke off? Emergency plumber? $160 - ouch. Oh well, I feel like we saved more than that doing all the DIY we did today. Then my daughter - after getting her hair done at the beauty school came home - and we hit the Guitar Center because she had a gift card from her uncle - and boy was he generous. Anyway, I found a 12 percent off $99 coupon and my daughter got Memorial Day sale special on the item she was looking for. She got $100 off the retail price with the coupon and discount. Then we went to Best Buy - with my $5 gift card that I got on Listia - she used it to buy a charger for her "free" Kindle Fire HD. Then we went to Earthfare - DD pulled up the mobile coupon for 10 grass fed beef burgers for $10 and my husband had enough Tomato Points for $10 - so we got all 10 for free - not even tax :) In the meantime, my daughter had dropped off some items at Plato's Closet for some quick cash - she got a few $ - and the items not bought will go to a charitable organization - I have an appointment for a pick-up in about 2 weeks - that should give us enough time to go through our stuff and decide what we want to donate. All meals cooked at home as I want to use up as much as I can out of our pantry, fridge, freezer.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: I met with a couple of friends and they treated me to lunch :) I in turn, was able to re-home 5 plants. Tomorrow, the realtor will stop by to do some preliminary work before we can list our house. My daughter and I will do some cleaning. So much to do, so little time.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: At lunch - I went to Home Depot to look for an inexpensive way to touch up my bathroom cabinets - I found a "pen" - hope it works as it was just over $6 with tax. Gave my daughter my Starbucks card and she got a free Venti Frappucino.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: We received a small windfall today - it will come in handy for all of the $ that went out the last couple of months. I also got a $5 Best Buy gift card that I won on Listia with credits - and I got a Stouffers blanket (it is really nice) with the Stouffer codes I won on Listia. I deposited the change that we got at the yardsale. A former co-worker is going to take my lemon and orange tree :) I feel like I am making progress.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: we sold some stuff at the yard sale and made some $. We had a nice lunch with my dad - home made by me. Although I made fresh pineapple/strawberry crepes - my dad brought over a nice German chocolate cake. Too tired to do much more today. My daughter and I did do some shopping. We went to Sephora and used some of our bonus points for 2 products - no money out. Then to Anthropologie where my daughter used the rest of her gift card. Then to Victoria 's Secret for 2 free pairs of underwear and 2 pair of yoga paints - after sale and coupon - came out to $10 a pair. My husband is at Home Depot with my discounted gift card to buy faucets for our bathroom sinks as we will have granite installed this week. Note to self: next time my home needs to be updated - do it sooner - rather than later so that I can enjoy the fruits of my labor - rather than just the new buyer. Hopefully my house will sell quickly. One around the block sold in 3 weeks.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: Tomorrow is the community yard sale - and the weather is not really cooperating - so, we have set up our wares in the garage. Our point is to get rid of things - hope they move quickly. Then, instead of eating out, I am making a nice meal for the family and my dad. I have a nice job offer - waiting for the paper work to catch-up. I will be in the same state as my husband. We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Woot on the stock market :)