Monday, October 11, 2010
Frugal deeds for the day: I was just going to relax today. But, I got a call from the rental agent about the house in which the couple are divorcing. She asked if I could get the utilities turned on. Water - no problem. Electric company - I needed to come out there personally and could set up a landlord's account (in the future - just a phone call and reduced fee to switch services. Hmmm - so, I printed a coupon for a free 16 oz drink at the Pilot Travel center - good thing their gas prices are cheap - and I got a caramel machiato. Then to Aldi. I got a very large pumpkin for $1.99 - other stores have them for $3.99 - so, it will be decoration for a bit - and then I will roast the seeds and make pumpkin puree for pies, etc. So, $1.99 is a good deal. I also got some other produce at great prices. Then to Kroger to get in on the buy 10 certain items, get $5 off. So, I bought 30 items, with $15 off and coupons, I paid $6.XX. Also did some grocery maintenance - made salads, boiled eggs, etc. for lunches this week. No mail, but was happy the DOW stayed above 11,000 :) Blockbuster Express sent a code for a free movie - good for today only - we didn't rent one - but the code is MBBX2.