Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Frugal deeds for the week: We made a trip to the beach condo this weekend. Since our condo was booked, we stayed at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott for free - got that bonus for being approved for the Marriott credit card. They had a nice breakfast - and I forgot my toothbrush and paste - and they provided those at the front desk. Then to our condo meeting - and they served a nice seafood buffet - free - but not really since it comes out of the budget. We spruced up a bit, shopped at the Tanger Outlet mall - I used 4 20% off coupons and 20% off at Tommy Hilfiger store for jeans for my husband. The prices were great. On the way down, we stopped at a casino - and ate at their buffet - the food was fantastic. I played $10 - and cashed out $10.XX. My husband lost a few $. But while at the beach, I thumbed through a freebie magazine - and found a $5 free play coupon - so, grabbed another for my husband. We stopped on the way home - and each got a vanilla milkshake for tip and I "lost" my free $5 - and my husband cashed his $5.XX out. We are probably not the clientelle they are looking for. We decided not to use the new bed cover set - so, this weekend, we will spruce up my daughter's room. I just put some veggies in the crockpot - and hope to puree them tomorrow for a creamy soup. The weather is cooler - and the hot soup will make an easy dinner.