Catch up list.

I’d started these posts as a kind of internal accountability thing, but lost the thread somewhere along the line. I’m going to try to be more consistent in the weeks to come.

Since my last post, I did a variety of things to save money:

  1. A bunch of things I never bother to put on the list, but always do: hung at least part of every load ofΒ laundry (even without a clothesline, on racks in the house), kept the A/C up high during the day time (or the heat low), drank mostly water or tea at home.
  2. Had a free chai using a Star Reward on my Starbucks card.
  3. We got a Visa gift card when we upgraded our Uverse service, so we used it to have several dinners out. Can’t beat free meals, right?
  4. Took advantage of a 40% off sale to stock up on my fancy pants foundation make up and my favorite facial moisturizer.
  5. Got a sample of Emergen-C in the mail.
  6. Got a free bottle of BBQ sauce, a 2 liter Diet Cherry 7 Up, and a free cake mix at Kroger.
  7. Used wrapping paper and gift tags bought on clearance last year. Also snapped up some holiday print Hello Kitty wrapping paper for $1 at the Dollar Tree.
  8. Used credit card points to pay for more than half of our holiday gift shopping. (And we never, ever charge gifts. We pay all cards in full every month.)
  9. Used $6 from survey payments to pay for my Seamwork subscription (twice).
  10. Read eleventy billion eBooks from the library! Almost. OK, 33 eBooks and one physical book. Still a lot!

I was obviously still keeping some notes (there’s no way I would remember this level of detail over two months, obviously), but just never got around to posting here. Here’s to a frugal 2017!


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