- The suitcases we had decided on for the Big Mystery Adventure™, Eagle Creek’s Gear Warrior 32″ rolling duffels, were 30% off on Amazon Prime Day so Brett and I each bought one. The bags were regularly $289 and $279 each before tax, but we purchased both for just $416, tax included. Shipping is free of course. I’m getting a blue duffel with orange trim, and Brett’s is black with bright blue trim.
- WenYu paid the bill for her fall term this week. She declined the federal student loan that was included in her financial aid package because she’s saved enough and doesn’t need it, and wants to graduate from college with no debt. She has enough saved as well to cover the spring term bill when it comes due in January, and is now saving to pay her expenses for the following year.
- Our favorite farmers at the market, Dang’s Fresh Farm, sold us three big bundles of bok choy for $5 versus the regular price of $6, took 50¢ off the price of the cucumber we needed, and gave us a bag of winged beans for free! We shop their stall every week because they always have beautiful produce, so this was a special treat for us. We’d never tried winged beans before, but they are delicious, and can be eaten either hot or cold.
- We cooked all meals at home (except for breakfast at the Tip Top Cafe to celebrate YaYu’s testing success), ate all the leftovers, drank filtered tap water and sun tea, were careful about turning off fans and lights when we weren’t using a room, watched our water usage, did all our laundry on one day and dried half of it in the sun, combined trips whenever possible when we had to go into town, took advantage of free entertainment (i.e. the beach) and did all those other small things that don’t seem like much but really do increase our savings.
- We put $14.29 into the change/$1 bill jar: $9.76 left over from the cable bill, $1.50 change from the farmers’ market, and $3.03 from recycling.
What frugal wins did you have this week?