Saturday, August 27, 2011
Frugal deeds for the day: Last night, I ordered discounted giftcards on the Citibank Credit card so that I can get my bonus. I ordered giftcards for Lowes, Petsmart, Michaels, and Barnes and Noble. I know we will be shopping there anyway, so might as well get a discount and earn my bonus - plus, shipping is free :) This morning, my daughter got her teeth cleaned, not only did the dentist give her a free toothbrush, tooth paste and floss - but he also gave her 2 pages of coupons - one each from Oral B and Colgate - and the Oral B were $2.50 off. Coupons must be "cool" now for the dentist to be giving them away :) I made a fantastic lunch - if I do say so myself because it was frugal and delicious: I used the free Garden Delight Noodles, free shrimp from Earthfare, the last of the basil and grape tomatoes from the farmers' market last week, some shreaded organic carrots - free with coupon from Wal-mart last week, goat cheese from the farmers' market that I have been getting for no additional money out of my pocket because I "won" it at a silent auction, didn't have panceta - so, used purchased on-sale bacon I had in the freezer - and made garlic toast with leftover bread. And while we did plan to go to "Green U" - my daughter made another trip to Plato's Closet and sold 3 items and bought 2 and got 4 more stamps on the card. They also stopped at Costco's - and while I gave them list - they did deviate and added a few more items. We just got back from the "Y" - and shortly, we will go to dinner with a 1/2 priced gift certificate and watch a movie - we have a discount card and will get to see the movie at the matinee price. But what I enjoyed most of all, was the lovely nap I had today :) Oh, I got a rebate check in the mail and several freebie magazines.