1. I bought an undated planner pad
You all know how I’ve struggled to find a planner that works with the weird way my brain sees the days of the week/hours of the day.
BlueSky used to make one that was perfect, but they discontinued it.
But I found this made-in-the-USA weekly planner pad on Amazon, and I ordered it.
Since it has no dates, if I skip a week, it’s no big deal (skipping a week in a regular planner means that week is wasted).
I paid $14.99 and since it has 50 sheets, it should last me a year, as I’m bound to skip a week or two.
Note: Once I got my planner, I saw that 321Done is a small business, and if you go straight to their website, you can order directly.
Shipping is free with a $25 purchase, so once I use up this pad, I’ll order two pads directly from 321Done. That way, they get to keep more of my purchase money than if I buy through Amazon, and I’ll still get free shipping.
2. I used $50 of Old Navy credit
Well, $50 of the $75 hit my account, and I used it to buy a sweater and a few other items.
(I have a long Old Navy sweater, but Lisey borrows it so much, it’s basically hers now. So I thought I’d buy another one for myself.)
To maximize my savings, I:
- chose the free, slower shipping you get with a $50 purchase
- added a clearance pair of socks to meet the free shipping minimum (I was $2 away!)
- went through TopCashback and got $3 back on my purchase
My total after my gift card was $2.18, and considering that I got $3 back from TopCashback, this order was a little more than free.
Hopefully everything will fit! My order is obviously not here yet, since I chose the slow shipping.
Good thing I’m patient.
3. I used two rebate cards for groceries
I had an $80 prepaid rebate card from my contact lens purchase and a $50 rebate card from our stove purchase.
I find these cards to be a little annoying…I liked it better when they used to send checks.
But, I used both of these towards my grocery purchases, so they were basically as good as cash.
4. I got an Eddie Bauer tank top for just shipping
They emailed me a $10 coupon, so I looked at their women’s clearance online, sorted by price, lowest to highest.
I found a $19.99 tank top, applied the 50% off coupon code, applied my $10 coupon, and paid for just shipping.
The shipping was $9.99, but I figured that’s a pretty decent price for an Eddie Bauer tank top.
5. I made a rice waffle with leftover rice
We had some pretty old rice in the fridge, and I saw someone on Instagram use rice + a beaten egg to make a rice waffle.
So, I gave it a try!
- I should have added a little more salt
- My rice was really dry, so it was still a little hard once it was waffled. I should have used fresher rice or rehydrated this rice a bit first
I used one egg for 1/2 cup of rice, and that seemed to be pretty good proportions.
I’ll probably try this again in the future, and I think I’ll top it with a fried egg next time.
Your turn! What frugal things have you been up to lately?
P.S. If you want a traditional planner, TopCashback is offering $20 back on any planner from Staples to new TopCashback customers. Click here to see all the details.