Five Frugal Things 3/10/2017

Brett had the affordable and tasty “hippie bagel” (hummus, tomatoes, cucumber and sprouts) for lunch at Little Fish Coffee in Hanapepe.

It’s been another week filled with good, frugal choices:

  1. We went to Big Save this past week to buy yogurt, a dozen eggs and hamburger rolls, and that’s all we bought.
  2. YaYu’s track meet went until after 9:00 p.m. yesterday evening. Brett took water, coffee, fruit and other snacks from home so that they weren’t tempted to spend anything at the meet. They ate leftovers when they got home.
  3. Brett and I wanted to have lunch at Japanese Grandmother’s Kitchen in Hanapepe while we were there last Friday afternoon, but we checked their prices before we left home and decided instead to have lunch across the street at the more affordable Little Fish Coffee. Brett had a delicious bagel sandwich and I had a wonderful smoothie. Our lunch total was low enough that even after buying two pastries at the Midnight Bear Bakery down the street we still spent less than what we had budgeted.
  4. YaYu raised an additional $90 through fundraising, so her round-trip flight over to Honolulu in April cost less than half of the regular price: $69 versus $159.
  5. Although I love my stylist, the price of a hair cut at the salon increased enough this year that I’ve decided to grow out my short, curly hair to chin length which will mean fewer cuts.

What frugal wins did you have this week?

4 thoughts on “Five Frugal Things 3/10/2017

    1. Wow! HUGE savings – congrats! A couple of weeks ago I looked at what the tickets for our trip would cost now, and they are more than three times what we paid for them. Unbelievable.


  1. I am so impressed with YaYu’s hustle and selling skills.

    My frugal win is eating homemade food all meals except for a planned lunch with a friend-of-a-friend, who is French. I was able to practice my French in preparation for my April trip.

    Sounds so boring for a frugal win, but it takes effort and self discipline to stay away from take out and restaurants.


    1. YaYu is a natural. It’s kind of amazing to watch, especially since we live in such a small town, and don’t have family connections to sell to (which is how a lot of kids do it).

      I don’t enjoy eating out as much as I used to, but it’s still fun once in a while. I’m looking forward to not having to cook while we’re in Japan (and of course getting to eat Japanese food). Brett and I are also going to go out to celebrate our anniversary not long after we get home.


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