It’s time again for Five Frugal Things, small and random frugal hacks that are completely attainable to the average
- I picked up two over the counter medications at a hospital based pharmacy that’s affiliated with my employer. My employee discount knocked approximately 35% off the bill, and it sure as hell beat the $250 co-pay the prescription plan was going to set me back, which was after the insurance picked up $400+! (Worry not, it’s for a non-lethal rash.)
- Yesterday we celebrated my mother’s 71st birthday by having people over to the house for dinner instead of going to a restaurant. I served pressure cooked pot roast with all the fixings. I made The Frugal Girl’s cloverleaf rolls and a carrot cake from scratch. We drank water with the meal, and I served tea with the cake. Wine was offered and refused. The meal (and company) was lovely, yet the entire meal for six people set me back maybe $25, which includes a massive amount of leftovers. (I easily could have spent much less on dinner if I’d chosen a different menu for the evening.) I spent $5 on her gifts, which were two thrifted framed antique cross-stitch samplers. There’s no reason to think that having a limited budget is a barrier to generosity and entertaining.
- My older son has his last varsity cross country meet today, but the location is almost twenty miles from the house. I’ve put a notice on the high school Facebook page as well as on my personal page asking if anyone wants to carpool. Having so many parents individually drive this distance is such a waste of gasoline and money. (I already plan to utilize this parent board when it comes time for a graduation cap and gown. To buy these items for a single use is beyond ridiculous!)
- The sun is out, which means yes, another load of laundry on the clothesline.
- I found a bright and shiny penny on the ground at Fred Meyer yesterday. Coin Girl is ever present!
Now your turn. What frugal thing have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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