Thursday, June 14, 2018

thrifty thursday #1

This is the first Thrifty Thursday on Frugal Bandit! You can find the previous archive over on Lucky Bandit here. TT is a collection of ways I made or saved money for the week(s). Here's this week's:
  • I didn't indulge in a single Memorial Day sale.
  • A while back I sent in a box of clothing to swap.com and finally sold my first item and I'm patiently waiting for the next payout date to receive my $2.42 via PayPal. It's small, but it counts!
  • Two Sundays were no spend days. I didn't leave the house and I ate more leftovers.
  • I made 50¢ via ibotta at Walmart a while back, and two pending rebates for 28¢ and 23¢ came through.
  • Two short server shifts at my (very) part-time job granted me $97 in tips. Not a fortune, but it'll help pad the house fund.
  • While tempted at the gas station, I refrained from buying something sweet (that Clif bar was calling to me).
  • I cashed out points I'd earned with Microsoft Rewards for a $5 Walmart giftcard. Sadly, I don't think PayPal cash is an option anymore.
  • The league I volunteer for has an amazing umpire-in-chief and he gave us $20 Subway gift cards for helping him out this past season. Really we should be gifting him things, but I'm going to stretch it as far as I can! Thanks, Coach!
  • On a trip to Food Lion, I managed to get $3.00 back with ibotta, saved $1.00 off an item by loading a coupon onto my VIP card, and I made another $1.00 via Saving Star. I grabbed a cheap cucumber for 54¢ after rebate, which is destined for a bowl of vinegar.
Frugal Fails
  • I redeemed a free pizza from Domino's, but I had it delivered as I was home with heat exhaustion, so I had to spend a little. I'll have numerous meals from it, though!
  • What I thought was a bad bout of heat rash turned out to be a severe allergic reaction to my laundry detergent. Many creams and dollars later, I'm still itchy. However, my last CVS stop granted me a 10% off coupon for my next trip.

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