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Frugal Doings

June 10th, 2015 at 05:11 am

1) Tracking spending (again) and realize that I save 10% average weekly on the groceries using coupons on things we use regularly Aldi's had almond milk and Greek yogurt on sale, so I stocked up a bit on those items (still cheaper than regular store)

2) Took two surveys at the bottom of receipts and yielded one free donut at Dunkin Donuts and free fries at Portillo's.

3) Today will spend $3 on Wed. morning kid movies at our local theater

4) Cashed out $150 in Target gift cards from PNC Bank to put towards younger daughter's ipad needed for school

5) Passed on textbooks to nephew for his frosh and soph years

6) Cancelled oldest son's registrations to Boy Scout Camp (he's going on a different trip with extended family that week) so that resulted in a $280 refund.

7) Gained back 1# of 8.5 lost - need to make better food options - definitely attributable to carbs. Frown

8) The Christmas trip fund has $225 thus far (two of DH's checks from side gig plus money my daughter didn't spend on her trip to FL that need not go back into the cash flow).

9) Going to move $5K to a savings account at Capital One for a $50 bonus to be credited in 90 days.

10) Going to work the smoothie recipes around the seasonal produce on sale coming up

11) Younger daughter found a dress for my brother's wedding at Nordstrom Rack - can't say that I've ever been there - but will most likely visit again. My limit was $30 and she found the cutest Betsey Johnson dress (but smallest size is 2 and it will have to be altered) for $48.xx after tax (down from $130?!). She covered the overage, and I'll cover the alterations. So cute, and the girls are now done with clothing for the event.


6 Responses to “Frugal Doings”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice work, Laura!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Lots of good frugalities! Nordstrom Rack is great. I used to buy my bras there all the time!

  3. scottish girl Says:


  4. mimaki Says:

    Well done!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    I like Nordstrom Rack too. But it's very tempting in there! Nice list!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yep, Nordstrom Rack is an awesome store! I got a bridesmaids dress and a formal dress for the cruise I went on in 2004 (a friend was getting married in Cancun.)

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