- We were out of milk so I stopped at Fred Meyer on my way home from dropping my son at school. I looked through all the gallons until I found two that had a “pull date” from yesterday, yet don’t actually have an expiration date until April 4th. I found an employee and had him mark them down, which brought the price from $2.59-per-gallon to $1.29-per-gallon. I can always throw one into the freezer if it seems like too much milk. (Note in the above picture the large expiration date, but the smaller sell-by date, which reads Monday the 28th.)
- I worked yesterday and like always, I brought my own lunch (leftover tortellini with red sauce) and drank the free crappy coffee. Someone had brought in leftover Easter chocolate, of which I enjoyed a few.
- I usually give my son $20 towards gasoline for the drive back to college, but instead I told him to cover it himself as we have a $7000 college bill coming up this Thursday. Every dollar counts, people. Every dollar counts.
- I have two Marimekko items that I’ve been meaning to list on eBay, and have decided to schedule them for April 17th when the Marimekko-Target line goes live. There’s likely to be peak Marimekko hype on that day and my items should do well as a result.
- I packed up three things to take the the post office today, (The Jansport backpack, a backpack that I’m selling and my son’s Ugg slippers which he forgot to take back to college.) I didn’t have boxes or big enough envelopes, so I cut open paper grocery bags and turned them inside out to create my own mailing packages. Yes, I used a laughable amount of clear packing tape, but in the end I avoided a purchase and used what I had on hand. Win-win!
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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