Friday, July 6, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: I received a Tide Pod and one for a friend in the mail. Other freebies in the mail - a $5 gift certificate to Pier1 Imports that I plan to partner with a 20% discount coupon I received in the mail. I also received the 1/2 off dining certificate I "got in on" - limited quantity for 1/2 price - they sold out in less than 10 minutes. And tonight, my daughter and I are getting our hair washed with a "blow-out" - from ULTA for "free" - we plan to pay tip. Tomorrow is my "free" facial for buying a Dermalogica anti-aging cleansing/skin rejuvenation kit. Mail has been pretty dreary. I printed a coupon for $4 off $20 for CVS and I plan to combine it with my discounted $25 gift card - and see how far I can stretch it. Sadly, my stash of toothpaste is almost out - I am down to travel sized and cutting them in half to get the last bit out. I hope I can find a great sale I can combine with ECBs and coupons and stretch that gift card to the max! My husband took my daughter to guitar lessons today and while she is taking lessons - he will stop and get a few veggies for me from Aldi. Even though multi-colored peppers and grape tomatoes are on sale - I am skipping those because I have been getting a pepper or two and a handful of cherry tomatoes every day for the last couple of days from my "garden" (boxes). My mint that I am trying to root still is going strong - although I don't see any roots on the cuttings - yet. I also picked 3 more small peaches from my peach tree. I found a nice piece of vintage fabric in my linen auction box - I threw it into the wash. I think it will be perfect to make a no-pattern vintage style apron. Also, Sunday afternoon is another auction - my daughter and I plan to go - I need to make a budget and stick to it. The insurance company refuses to budge on our primary insurance - but has issued a "letter of experience" for us. So, now, we must find a new carrier for our primary residence.