- I was listening to an old Clark Howard podcast while gardening yesterday, and he mentioned that there’s an Amazon Prime music streaming app/site that many people don’t know about. (And like Spotify Plus, is commercial free!) And since my mother lets us use her Prime account, my ears perked up. I looked it up and you’re allowed to have up to ten (ten!) devices on each account, so I downloaded the app onto my phone. Thanks, Clark! And mom . . . thanks, mom!
- A nearby wealthy neighborhood had signs up for their annual garage sale. Which for me meant free-stuff-set-out-on-Sunday day. My son wanted to come along, so he drove us around and around (and around) the neighborhood until I finally realized that the signs were up early for next weekend. (Duh!) At this point we weren’t too far from my father’s house, so we stopped by. Only my sister was at home, but she wanted in on the action, so the three of us slowly drove her residential streets. We did come across a box of free baby stuff, which made its way into the back of the Prius. No impressive diamonds in the rough, but good company and the thrill of the hunt made it all worthwhile.
- I stopped at The Grocery Outlet today and bought 3-1/2 big bags of groceries for $35. Yes, I had a $3-off-$30 coupon from a previous receipt, but it mostly just extremely discounted food.
- I brought three paper bags of yesterday’s free baby stuff to the kids’ consignment shop and they took one bag’s worth. They also had a $20.94 check for me to pick up from when I dropped off my sons’ clothing a few months ago. Free money, people. Free money. (Also, the consignment shop is a couple blocks from my son’s school where we were running one last school related errand.)
- My younger son will be working four days a week this summer, and my older son will be basically working full time. Having kids that can earn their own money, plus put money aside for college is a great savings! Plus, they’ll be able to use this work experience towards their careers later in life and be desirable employees when competing for jobs.
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
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