Saturday, January 7, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: Things I did not do. I did not pick-up my daughter's contacts. Since they gave her a free trial pair, she does not need them immediately. I am going to wait until her glasses come in and pick them at lunch time. Combine errands - save gas. Mail was great today - got my free Good Housekeeping magazine (and boy do I need it :) and 2 $10 AMEX giftcards from the promotion last month. After taking a nice nap, my daughter and I headed to Barnes and Noble where she picked up a reference book she needed for one of her classes. We also treated ourselves to a BOGO latte (printable on-line coupon) and split a Reese's cookie. I made a quick trip to Victoria's Secret with my $10 giftcard - and since they were having their clearance sale - ended up getting 3 pairs of underwear for $2.XX out of pocket. I also had a $10 Barnes and Noble giftcard. So, other than VS - which I paid cash - no extra out of pocket. We browsed the magazines. Before taking a nap, I made a brown rice/veggie stir fry, and vegetable tempura. I am about to make a couple more pumpkin pies with my frozen puree. I am going to try and cook ahead - which means healthier meals, frugal, and less stress during the week.