lucky bandit: thrifty thursday #24

Thursday, January 04, 2018

thrifty thursday #24

  • This first one is pretty exciting; I received an email from Shop Your Way that said I had $25 worth of FREECASH points, which is basically free credits that you can use toward purchases. These were for Sears.com only, but since Sears actually has some decent business clothing, I went on to find a pair of much needed black straight leg slacks and black flats. I added them to my cart and came back to them this week and my FREECASH was now at $27! I went to check out and chose store pickup for the shoes and the free shipping option for the pants. My total for this whole transaction? $3.14.
  • I'm down to the last tomato from when I stocked up on three 3lbs bags for $0.79 each from Aldi. I'm hoping they have another sale like that soon!
  • As a Christmas gift, my dad bought me a nice pair of Nike Metcon Repper* trainers that I can use for umpire training and some indoor softball practices as a coach I have coming up soon. The Metcon 3's weren't in a color scheme I liked and almost twice the price, so I went with the older style. Not only were they $25 cheaper on the Dick's Sporting Goods website, I earned Scorecard points and chose in-store pick up, so shipping was free.
  • I'm still working on my minimum cashouts for InboxDollars*, Mintvine (which is now Branded Surveys*), the Panel App*, and Microsoft Rewards. It's slow but easy work if you integrate the few seconds per day per app into your routine.
  • Saturday was a no spend day other than gas to get to work. Wednesday I was home sick so that was a no spend day, too. Thursday I only spent money on one thing; a headlight for my car.
  • Friday I discovered that I owned not a single pair of black ankle socks. Since I waited more than five minutes for my pickup at Sears, they gave me a $5 coupon. I scored another pair of work slacks and six pairs of black ankle socks for only $11.05.
  • My phone bill has had a second line tacked to it for almost two years now (major sideye) but the contract has finally ran out and I managed to disconnect the line via the chat in the Verizon app. I didn't have to call anyone and it only took about ten minutes.
  • The next Thursday I had come down with bronchitis and had a fever, so I had to call out again, ugh, but at least it was a no spend day. I've had a life of coughing so you'd think I'd be used to it, but it really sucks.
  • An affiliate link website I use sent me $4 for participating in a Twitter contest. I didn't know they were even offering it so that was nice to wake up to one morning.
  • I sold an item on Mercari, two on Poshmark, and two on eBay. My lighting kit has come in, so I'm hoping to up my amount of listings tenfold soon.

Frugal Fails
  • We've been ordering a lot of takeout at work, sadly, but I have been getting two day's lunches out of them.
  • I joined a gym to get in shape for baseball season so I added $23 to my monthly bills.
  • Buying things in general isn't frugal, but I've been trying to cheaply get caught up on the things I've needed for a while now.


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