Otherwise known as a miscellany post!
$0.50 flowers. Yes, please.
When I was last at Aldi, I noticed that a shelf of plants had been marked down.
As in, $0.50 for each hanging basket.
Now, they were looking unappealingly brown, dry, and neglected, but I figured that 50 cents wasn’t much of a gamble. So I brought two pots home, watered them, and they’re feeling much better now.
Pants, Swagbucks, and Ebates
Mr. FG’s work pants were wearing out recently, so I got him a couple of new pairs from L.L. Bean.
I like these pants because they require almost no ironing (unless you leave them crumpled up in a laundry basket under other clothes for days like I do every now and then. Ahem.) and because they last quite a long time.
Fortunately, I remembered that Swagbucks now offers L.L. Bean gift cards, so I redeemed my points for one of those.
Aaand, once I got my gift card, I remembered to sign into Ebates before making my purchase, so I got a few dollars in cash back rewards. Schweet.
Not Buying Things is my preferred method of saving money, of course, but when I have to part with my moola, I do like me some discounts.
The Freecycle Circle
Want to know something?
Lisey’s first bike came from the trash. I didn’t rescue it-a fellow freecycler did, and then offered it on freecycle, where we snagged it. A perfectly good bike, and someone was going to throw it away. I just don’t understand that!
We’ve used that bike ever since (with three girls in the family, it wasn’t going to collect dust!), and now we’re at the stage where we don’t need it.
The little pink bike clearly still had plenty of miles left before it needed to be retired, though. So, back onto freecycle it went, and now it’s living with another family, where it’ll hopefully be well-used.
Maybe it’s silly to be so happy about this, but I just love that something that was saved from the garbage is still being used.
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