What did I do to save money today?
by, 11-04-2008 at 08:09 PM (464 Views)
That's a question I often ask myself, and as I strive to be more and more frugal, I ask it more often.
So what did I do that was frugal today?
Well, my daughter had a rash break out on her tummy, back, arms, and face, and her doctor advised Aveeno baths. I know that colloidal simply means finely divided (or, blended really really well), so I got out the trusty blender (purchased on 1/2 price day at the thrift store for $2.50) and the big tub o' old fashioned oats (huge tub, for under $3), and I made my own "Aveeno" bath. The cost of the blender is nil, because I bought it last summer and it has already paid for itself. The oats cost was less than a quarter for four baths' worth. A box of Aveeno, with 8 packets of finely ground oats, costs around $6. So my frugal move was to make my own, at a savings of around $5.50 for the same number of packets.
The other frugal-ish thing I did today was to feed the kids for free. They're both signed up for Pizza Hut's Book It program, and had each earned their certificates for October. So, they each got a free & clear personal pan pizza (cost me the gas money to get there: 6 miles round trip). I did not buy myself any pizza, and my husband's in Iraq, so the girls were the only ones eating pizza. FREE pizza.
Doing something frugal every day is my goal. Actually my goal is to be more frugal than doing ONE thing per day, but striving for frugality is the main point.