Monday, October 8, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: This is the first year my daughter did not get Columbus Day off . . . so, my husband and I had a date day. We started with watching "Trouble with the Curve" as a matinee - 10:40 this morning. It was a good movie - especially for someone who normally doesn't like to go to movies. Then, I purchased a groupon last night - for lunch out. I also purchased a groupon for self serve yogurt - yum. Then we headed to Target - I got 4 .99 Archer Farm coffee - great to take to the condo - or to try different flavors - using the $1.50/2 Target coupon. I also ended up getting 2 Nestle Refrigerated Cookie doughs for just over .50 each after sale/coupons - and they went into the freezer. My daugher has had a need for a snack for a class - this will make it easy - and no need to run to the grocery store at the last minute. I also did some sewing and have a project to work on during lunch tomorrow. I have also been thinking about "Trick or Treating" - I am wondering if I should offer stuff instead of candy - trial sized Bath and Body Lotions I got for free, extra packs of Bic Pens and Pencils I got for next to nothing, etc. I was thinking it would be a great way to declutter, and perhaps give things that might be a treasure to others. I was thinking of having some candy on hand for those that would rather have candy - but not go overboard. I heard from the claims attorney regarding our other property at the beach. Seems it may be possible to collect a bit. It would pay about 1/2 of our property taxes we plan to pay at the end of December. I am also awaiting a refund of property taxes from our foreclosure property. It would be nice if we could pay it all with "unexpected" money :) Still waiting to see if the IRS will refund a bit of our $ too - should know by the middle of November. And the nice thing about November for me - is that it is an extra paycheck month. I am also hoping to get a small bonus at work. So, perhaps the taxes will be covered. Also, we are working on a couple of credit card deals - hopefully, we will earn the $900 by then too.