Sunday, March 31, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: Time sure has flown by. We just returned from our "Spring break" - college check-out trip. We ended up buying airfare for under $200 round-trip for each of us. We booked too late to use frequent flyer miles - not very frugal - but the fares were tolerable We used hotel points - so no hotel expenses. I have to say, the best amenities were from the particular Homewood Suites we stayed at - WOW - delicious and plentiful selection Breakfast and Dinner. At check-in - fresh baked sugar cookies. Laundry room in the facility - although not free, made it so we could wear our comfy clothes another day :) Great view Hyatt - although the toiletries were nice - no breakfast - much less dinner. And - parking was horrible - I am thinking $37 per day. Shuttle to the airport was free - so, we returned our rental car 2 days early :) So, no parking, and saved a bit on rental. Can't say we saved the whole amount because we used some $ for public transport. While traveling - I stopped at a Starbucks - and got a survey at the end of my receipt - reward was a free tall drink. Stopped at a Dunkin Donuts - and a survey printed at the end my receipt - reward was a free donut with the purchase of a medium or large drink. My husband is almost finished with our taxes - sadly, I owe on Federal taxes and he gets a refund - since he lives in a different state - we filed married/but separate. However, net is we "owed" :( Flooring project on the second floor is almost done. I got a small rebate check last week. These last couple of months have made saving really difficult. I am hoping April will let us turn over a new leaf :) Added: I redeemed points from a credit to order a $10 CVS gift card. I also redeemed most of the very few Delta Airlines Miles that I had left for 2 magazine subscriptions.