Saturday, January 26, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: Today, we made an appointment for the dog and got her groomed at Petsmart and used the rest of the cheap giftcard. Also shopped at Kroger and Wal-mart with lots of coupons for some health and beauty items - toothpaste - Colgate $1 less .75 coupon, etc. Panera bread, my daughter and I signed up for their rewards card and each got a free pastry this morning. While there, we went to Victoria's Secret and got a free pair of panties, used the 20% of pretty much anything in Ulta and my daughter used the last of her GAP gift card (from signing up for the AMEX card) and got 2 shirts for about $2.50 out of pocket after the gift card since they were having an additional 40% off sale items. We ate lunch at a Thai Restaurant with a BOGO coupon. Sadly, we could not find the Triple Chocolate Hot Cocoa at Arby's - we tried 2 Arby's in the area and neither had the item. So, that freebie was a bust. Not to jinx ourselves - but the stock market has been ver nice to our 401K equivalent accounts. Added: my daughter's smartphone will not hold a charge for more than 2 hours. We stopped by T-Mobile - and inquired about replacement batteries. The sales representative told us that since we are now pay-as-you-go, the battery is not covered. He told us we should be able to order one for about $5 from Amazon.Com - and he was right. Instead of the $5 one, we ordered the $7.XX one - no shipping costs and I used my Amazon.Com credit.