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After last night's response to our first See How We Saved Today post I decided to tackle it again tonight. (Goodness, I so loved hearing from you ~ leave a comment HERE to keep me up to date on how you're saving big!)
I don't know that I'll share a post on this every single night, but hopefully a few nights a week I'll pop in and update you on a few ways we've saved each day.
While we didn't have any huge savings today, we also didn't have much spending going on, which is always a win in my book.
I remembered early enough in the morning to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (thank heavens for our Supper's Set for Summer Challenge back in May!), which meant we ate at home and saved on dinner out. This morning my two older kids had baby sitting jobs and my youngest played with the neighbor kids, which is my favorite way for them to spend their summer days at home.
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was when I found this little fun surprise in the mailbox today later this morning.
I'd ordered it 10 days ago on Amazon for $3.99 (it was actually FREE after my Ibotta credit!), and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed!
The shipping was a little longer than my regular Prime deliveries, but for $3.99 (including shipping!) I feel like this was totally my little happy win of the day. 😉
(Go HERE if you'd like one too!)
Later this afternoon, I had to take one of my kiddos for a not-so-fun appointment, so I treated them on the way home to a McDonald's Small McCafe Frappe. We definitely could have skipped the treat, but this kid of mine has worked way harder than many on a few tough things in life, and earned every ounce of that well-deserved $2 treat.
(I promise, we hardly ever have drive-thru treats like yesterday and today, but it's summertime and we're living large. 🙂 Um, if we go there all that often we might REALLY be living large ~ eek!) 😉
For dinner my 17-year old asked if he could have a few friends stay to eat (which he hardly ever does, so I was thrilled our crockpot was full!) I raced to Kroger and picked up a loaf of bread, some sour cream and chives to “fancy up” our King Ranch Stuffed Potatoes meal, and spent $8.72.
(If he hadn't had friends coming over we'd have skipped the extras, but if he's willing to invite his buddies to hang out, you know this momma's willing to splurge!)
I baked up a quick batch of my best ever chocolate chip cookies, promised his friends I'd make them every single time they ever came by, and dinner was done.
So for the day we spent $10.72, and while I probably could have saved every single penny of that, I felt like today that was $10 well worth it.
Have YOU saved big today? I’d love to hear what you’ve done to save some moolah ~ leave a comment to share!
Note: I am loving all the deals that are in our Entertainment Book which I just ordered for $7.76 with the code JULY4 at checkout. I'm not sure how much longer the code lasts, but ours included BOGO zoo passes, water park passes, OODLES of restaurant coupons (at restaurants we actually go to), and is well worth the $7 cost! If you're interested in one, hurry over HERE to snag one for your hometown.
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