1. I picked up some more free chairs
You know how I was painting those two Buy Nothing group chairs so that they’d match my table?
Well, one of my cousins let me know that another cousin was getting rid of his current table and chairs, and his chairs actually almost match the two I’d refinished.
So, I went over there with my van and picked ’em up.
I probably will not get around to refinishing any of them until the semester is over, but that’s ok. They’re very usable as-is!
2. I got a free Starbucks drink using stars
This was sort of an inadvertent savings: Zoe and I stopped in at Starbucks after church for a little treat, and when I opened the app, I saw that I had enough stars for a free drink. Yay!
3. I got two bottles of Maui Moisture at CVS for $2
I got the shampoo and conditioner B1G1 50% off, which brought the price for the two down to $18.
Which is still high, but hang on!
Then I used a $2 off any purchase coupon, my $10 Carepass credit, and a $4 shampoo coupon, and that brought it from $18 to $2.
I do pay $4/month for the Carepass credit, but that still was a wash because my purchase gave me $4 in ExtraCare Bucks to use on my next purchase.
- got a few more pumpkin carving knives for 75% off after Halloween
- got a vitamin supplement for 50% off
- corrected insurance information with LabCorp (bc what was supposed to be a free Covid test caused a $100 bill)
- bought chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts because they were actually cheaper due to a sale (I was making Aussie Chicken and I figured chicken tenders would work just as well as chicken breasts)
5. The fail: I bought men’s shoes
Not too long ago, Lisey said, “Mom, I know you’ve been wanting a pair of light purple Converse forever. I bet if you bought a pair, it would really help you finish this semester strong.”
Her logic seemed air-tight to me (ha!), so I hopped on eBay and found a pair in my size right away for a very good price.
Buttttt…when they arrived in the mail, I realized I’d made a fatal mistake. They’re men’s 8, not women’s 8.
I can’t return them, but I can list them on eBay myself.
So, I will clean them up, take nice photographs of them, and hopefully sell them for at least as much as I paid for them.