1) This is less frugal and more sensible I think but let’s go with it! I went to pay some cheques in to the bank this week and out of interest, asked when they would be cleared. In no way did I indicate that I needed the money or that I was desperate for the funds to clear but the lady typed a few things into her little computer and then said ‘Not until next Wednesday but I can increase your overdraft by £2000 for you no problem at all’.
Really??? I just laughed and said no thank you at the time which I’m proud of as I do like the security of having an overdraft and in the past I would have not only accepted but also used it as an excuse to splash out. Thinking about it now though, it’s no wonder people get into debt if it’s that easy is it?
2) I made another batch of my homemade cleaning spray this week which you might have seen yesterday. I added more essential oils to it than I have done in the past and it smells amazing.
3) While I was at the shop this week with Miss Frugal we found some money in some very odd places and even though it’s not much money, it’s still gone into her New York savings pot so it counts as being frugal! So, we were looking at the slippers as she’s after a pair of really soft ones to take on the flight to New York with us and there were loads reduced to £2 a pair so she was giving them all the once over testing how soft they’d be by putting her hands in them. When she put her hands in the second pair she discovered a penny….
Naturally she checked the next slipper, where she found 7p and then the next one where she found 3p. She checked them all bless her and ended up with about 37p in change which is now in her savings jar. To be honest, the amount of money is irrelevant with this one – we just had so much fun laughing about it!
4) On the same trip to the shop we were approached by a very enthusiastic woman who told us that if we watched the display that was about to happen then we’d get a free gift. Clearly the free gift had us there like a shot and we stood for five minutes watching the presentation before the gifts were handed out. I don’t know what you should be more pleased with for me – the fact that I stood and watched for five minutes to get my free potato peeler or the fact that I didn’t buy the thing the last was talking about which looked amazing! I resisted the temptation because I know they’re never as good as they are in the shop.
5) We’ve agreed in advance that we’re not going to spend any money on Valentines Day this year as we have so many other things that we want to save up for this year. I’ve helpfully sent Mr Frugal the link to my 65 free or frugal Valentines gifts post so he has some ideas but I suspect it’ll just be good old breakfast in bed and a lie in.
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