On Tuesdays and Thursdays I post a photo and just a few words.
I was at a craft store at the beginning of this month, buying some gifts, when I saw this snowflake cookie cutter.
I’d never had a snowflake cookie cutter before, but I could see that this had the potential for some fun decorating.
So what was the problem?
Well, I’ve never bought a Christmas cookie cutter before Christmas. Every single one of mine have been purchased at after-Christmas clearance sales.
For a minute or two, I felt pretty sure I should just wait and see if I could get this on clearance after December 25th.
And then I was like, “Kristen, this is ridiculous. This cutter costs $3, and if you wait until after Christmas, you’ll only save $1.50, and then you’ll have to wait a whole ‘nother year to use it.”
So, I bought the cookie cutter.
And it was just as fun to use as I imagined it would be.
(This is not to say that I’m down on post-Christmas clearance sales, because I’m totally not. But sometimes, frugality can get a little out of control, and I think it’s good to recognize that every now and then, saving $1.50 isn’t worth the wait.)
About the Amazon gift card from the Coinstar post….
Holy moly, you guys! I don’t think there have ever been more comments on a single post.
(and I’ll have you know that I read every single one.)
I wish I could give a gift card to all of you, but that would kind of bankrupt me.
So! Amanda is the winner of the Amazon card…congrats, Amanda! You’ve been emailed.
Also, just because a few people were confused:
If you redeem your coins for a gift certificate through Coinstar, there is NO fee. It’s free! So, Coinstar is a lovely frugal option if you don’t have a bank near you that offers free coin counting.
PSA: The Frugal Girl is migrating to new, improved (read: faster!!) hosting. The move will happen in the next 24-48 hours, and nothing should change on your end…you’ll still visit the same web address and your email subscriptions will remain the same as well. But just in case something goes wonky, I thought I should give you guys a heads up.
I hope that this move vastly improves the speed of your reading experience. I’m also going to do a few other things to speed up the site, and I’m gonna get off my rear and update my theme, which means that my blog should behave better on your mobile devices.
Joshua’s 365 post: Just for fun