A very frugal day
March 31, 2008, 6:33 pm
Filed under: Frugality

I did three exceptionally frugal things today:

1. I gave Jake a haircut. I’ve never cut hair before and I have to say, it didn’t turn out too badly. His hair’s a little poofy, but it shouldn’t take long for his hair to “grow into the cut” and look better. If he would have gone to a salon or barber, it would have cost about $20. Money saved: $20

2. We saved 48% on our grocery bill. Kroger is having a spectacular sale this week: buy 10 specific items, get $5 back (up to 3 times per transaction). A few of my corresponding coupons were expiring today, so we needed to go today in order to take advantage of the savings. Money saved: $85.79

3. We made enchiladas for dinner tonight instead of going out to eat at a Mexican restaurant. I figure the items that we used to make the enchiladas (ground turkey, corn, black beans, sauce, tortillas, peppers, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, etc) come to about $9. The whole dish will probably last about 2 1/2 meals. If we would have gone out for 2 1/2 meals, we would have spent about $50. Money saved: $41

Saving a total of $146.79 isn’t too bad for a day’s work.

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Sounds great! I have NO discipline at the grocery store.

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