This week I haven't managed five fabulously frugal things, only 4! But considering the amount of spending this week has had, I am really pleased to have Four Frugal Things.
This week sees a No Spend Week Challenge, Cycling, ice cream, meal planning and exercise featuring in my five fabulously frugal things. [Read more...]
I didn’t join in with Five Fabulously Frugal Things last week as life was too busy. It wasn’t a particularly frugal week. The car cost us more money again. This time, a flat tyre! However, this does appear as one of my five fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week!
As the title suggests, I struggled with five frugal things this week. I am surprised actually, as although I have been off work, we haven't actually been anywhere or done anything much. There has been a few trips to our local coffee shop and plenty of sitting out in the garden.
Well, having sat down to write this week's Five Fabulously Frugal Things post, I am wondering if I actually have five?? Let's see....
Another fabulously frugal week here in the Money Saving Journeys Household. From free food to cheap Sky TV, you can find us making the most of it. Here's our Five Frugal Things:
1. Cheap Sky TV
We don't have Sky TV - we would rather save the money towards holidays! However, we do like to watch our local team when they are on. On these occasions we use Now TV. For just £6.99 we can buy a 24 hour pass to watch any Sky Sports channel. This past weekend, we did just that and enjoyed the match whilst saving loads.
2. Free Food
We were very lucky to be given some McDonalds Monopoly vouchers for free food items. Armed with our vouchers, Husband and I went to our local McDonalds for our coffee this weekend instead of our local Costa (our cup of coffee together is our 'date' on a Saturday morning!). We timed it so that we would be back home around lunchtime and before leaving McDonalds we purchased the food and took it home for the boys as a treat. I have to say it went down remarkably well!
As always, cycling makes its way on to the list. The weather forecast for the past week was awful but I am pleased to say that, apart from one return journey on Wednesday, I managed to miss the rain and stay dry. The rain doesn't really bother me as I am well wrapped up in my waterproofs. However, you still have the problem of drying all your wet waterproof gear and I did have to succumb to putting the heating on to make sure it was properly dry before I had to wear it again the next day. There is nothing worse than putting wet things on. The husband didn't fare so well. Not only did he get wet a couple of times, he also got a flat tyre and had to walk part of the way home!
4. Free Printing
My eldest needed more practice GCSE papers to help with his revision. We had two options, print them on our home printer and use pay for replacement toner or print them at the Library at a cost of 20p per page. As each paper tends to be around 20 pages long, this was not even a consideration. At work we have big industrial type photocopiers, so I asked if I could print some papers out using these and they agreed. They said I could print as many as I wanted and I printed 12 papers out (2 for each subject in the exams he has next week).
5. Free Parking
There was a second football match to watch this week, as the local team were playing at home this time. The Husband's place of work is only about 15 minutes walk away from the ground and we are allowed to park there in the evenings and weekends. This meant we did not have to pay for parking.
All in all, apart from the flat tyre, this was a brilliantly frugal week. Hopefully, we can have a few more, over the next few weeks, to fill up our holiday spending money account.
Other posts from Money Saving Journeys:
Welcome to the part of the week where I link up to the 'Five Fabulously Frugal Things Linky' and share any frugal things that take place in the Money Saving Journeys household. [Read more...]
Yes, I have another five fabulously frugal things to report this week!
1. Five No Spend Days
Even though there was a Bank Holiday at the beginning of the week, we still managed 5 No Spend Days. This can again be attributed to the fact that we are on full steam ahead with GCSE revision. I think it is safe to say that being in a GCSE year is brilliant for saving money, as we need to spend every spare moment with our heads in books. I'm learning loads and it's not me that's taking them! [Read more...]
It's been a while since I have joined in with 'Five Fabulously Frugal Things' as it doesn't seem to have been a particularly frugal time just recently. The car needed replacement suspension bits (don't ask me what, as it meant nothing to me!), new tyres and brakes replacing BUT now I feel back on track and at least we had all the money sitting in our 'car fund' ready to pay for this unexpected work. [Read more...]