1. I picked up an end table on the buy-nothing group
I joined the Buy Nothing group in my parents’ neighborhood so that I could give away some sheets my mom no longer needed.
And when I saw that someone was giving away an end table, I asked if I could have it.
Do I have somewhere to rent yet? Nope.*
*not for lack of trying!!
But I think that the living room wherever I eventually rent could probably use an end table.
And free is a very good price.
If I do end up not needing it, well, I can just re-gift it on the Buy Nothing group!
2. I bought a $0.99 package of bagels
I found a bag of six bakery cheese bagels marked down to $0.99, so I picked them up, brought them home, sliced them, and then frozen them in bags of two.
That way they will stay as fresh as possible.
I thought they might be a little bit lackluster, given that they were on the markdown rack, but they are super tasty once you toast them! Definitely a good use of $0.99.
And this is why I always take a peek at the clearance rack when I am in a grocery store. It only takes a minute, and sometimes you find really awesome deals.
(Of course, sometimes everything on the rack is terrible, but hey, if you find nothing, you have only lost a minute of your day.)
3. I installed the Mezeh app and saved $3
Last week I hung out at Mezeh while I was waiting for Zoe at her class, so I installed the app for the first time and used a $3 discount on my bowl.
And I chose to drink water, even though Mezeh does have a bunch of interesting-looking drinks. I might get one of those next time. 😉
If a restaurant just has the usual soda/tea offerings at the fountain drink station, I am not remotely tempted to buy a drink. Sprite, root beer, Coke…BORING.
But Mezeh has drinks like mango punch, lemongrass berry, or berry watermelon, and those are the kinds of beverages that are tempting to me: fun flavors and not so much sugar.
4. Zoe and I used some notecards from the abandoned house
She has a horticulture exam tomorrow, so when I was helping her study, we made some flash cards, and we used a package that I rescued from the treasure house (as my sister-in-law likes to call it!)
Mercifully, they were still in the shrink-wrapped package, so they did not reek of smoke/old house.
- used my fabric shaver
- brewed my own coffee at home
- read library books for entertainment
- submitted some healthcare forms to Cigna for reimbursement