Happy Monday! (It’s so much easier for me to say that when it’s spring!)
- Used a $16 Staples Rewards credit to purchase a new black ink cartridge for my printer. With tax, my out-of-pocket cost was under $3. (Almost all of my printer ink is used printing coupons.)
- Earned a $2 Staples credit for recycling an empty ink cartridge.
- Read The Money-Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine from moneysavingmom.com, and Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security by Jean Chatzky (from the library).
- Renewed our membership in our heating/AC company’s preferred customer club. This cost $199 (paid via check!), and means our twice annual system servicings are free ($123 each, otherwise), and we receive a discount of up to 50% on any necessary services throughout the year.
- This is another one that required an outlay of funds (via check!), but I purchased a variety of gently-used clothes for my daughter, from a neighbor. Her daughter is about 18 months older than mine, and before she takes her outgrown clothes to the consignment store, she lets me go through them and purchase items at garage-sale prices. For $98, I got four nightgowns, four skirts, three pair of leggings, three pair of shoes, two pair of pajamas, four dresses, three shirts, and a bathing suit. I’ve been doing this for several years, and most seasons I don’t have to buy any clothes for my daughter. (My mother also loves to buy new clothes for her, which helps!)
- Requested and received an extension of my current Sunday newspaper subscription rate. The cover price for a Sunday paper is $2, and my ten-week subscription rate was $20. However, I received a statement with a new ten-week rate of $45 (?!?). Thankfully, my $20 rate was reinstated.
How was your week? What were some of your frugal highs?