Yes it’s that time! Time to reflect on the ways I saved money this week. Sure, paying yourself first is the best way to start saving, but beyond that, there are many other ways you can cut spending!
How’d I do this week?
- At Walgreens, I was hunting for deal items including the EasySaver free-after-rebate items of the month. After making my purchase, I noted that my gift card was just a few cents short of being used up. At the next Walgreens, (where I was picking up my prescription) I noticed some other items I was going to buy to do the Marie Claire deal. (Thanks to From Wags to Riches, one of my new favorite blogs) I realized I’d have to spend actual out-of-pocket money since my gift card was about empty. I was all set to do it since I had coupons and ES coupons, but I realized, why should I spend about $10 just so I can get some lotion I don’t need and a magazine I don’t want (or a makeup bag I don’t need)? That’s not a freebie! So I got my prescription and went on my merry, frugal way.
- I was all set to buy the pattern I need for my Halloween costume, and I even had a gift card so I wouldn’t be spending OOP. But despite my excitement and eagerness, I waited until this weekend’s sale so I could get the pattern for $0.99 and spend that gift card toward fabric!
- I’ve been combining trips lately. Instead of making several nonessential trips on different days, I waited until I had a bigger chunk of time and just made a few stops in one day. Bonus–I wasn’t as rushed trying to squeeze it into a school day!