Friday, October 7, 2011
Frugal deeds for the day: I got in on the free lunch at Macaroni Grill - but I went to "work" for 1/2 a day - so, my husband and daughter went there for lunch - and they really enjoyed it. They also stopped at Michael's so that my daughter could buy some art supplies. She had a gift card and a 40% off coupon. Then they went to the grand opening of an Aldi. They ended up getting fresh produce and a couple dozen eggs. I left work without eating lunch. Stopped at Publix and had a nice meal. The demonstrator wanted to get rid of the stuff because otherwise, she'd have to dump it. I had salmon w/capers, beans and key lime pie. I also got just over $30 in groceries for around $9. I went ahead and splurged - but still have a bit of credit on my credit card. So, no additional charges to pay. I also stopped at CVS and ended up getting 2 ALL detergents and 2 Suave 2'n1 shampoo/conditioner for just over $3 after coupons and ecbs. I paid with the cash in my wallet. Mailbag: I got a portion of my acupuncture payment paid back by my insurance company. The rest of the mail was junque. Tonight, I will eat leftovers and my husband and daughter can enjoy a meal at Applebees with a giftcard I have. My husband is not as serious as I am about not "spending" any extra cash. He even forgot to put one of his Wal-mart giftcards in his wallet. He borrowed mine to get a few items. Then he tried to keep it. Uh, no. Added: instead of 2 small pecan trees from a Freecycler - I ended up with about 10 saplings. I need to plant them - but, I am feeling lazy. I will water them and get them planted tomorrow.