Five Frugal Things 8/4/2017

YaYu tees off at the 18th hole

  1. Last Sunday was “Kama’aina Day” at Kaua’i mini golf, up in Kilauea on the north shore. Locals are invited to play for free on the last Sunday of each month, and our schedules finally aligned so we could all go for a family outing. Money saved: $42.30.
  2. I bought a huge bunch of fresh basil at the farmer’s market last week, and used some when we had Caprese skillet eggs last week. Fresh basil spoils quickly in this heat, but I had everything on hand to make a double batch of California herbed butter. Half went in the fridge and half to the freezer for future use. We didn’t throw away any other food this past week either.
  3. I earned 708 bonus Swagbucks in July – not as much as the previous two months, but still a good haul.
  4. Brett and I both continue to take advantage of the free Kindle downloads offered through the public library. Another book came off my hold list this week, and I’ll get started on it this weekend. I honestly can’t remember the last time either of us bought a book.
  5. We put $7.35 into the change/$1 bill jar: $7.25 left over from the farmers’ market, and 10¢ we found in the car.

What frugal wins did you have this week?




6 thoughts on “Five Frugal Things 8/4/2017

  1. Hawaii Planner says:

    The boys love to mini golf when we’re in Maui, although it’s usually quite windy, which gives the ball an unexpected lift in some cases. 🙂

    For us, tried to keep meals in check between trips, priced out cheapest transportation options to & from while traveling, price matched air fare & received an $80+ credit, and used miles to book another flight. Apparently, it was all travel related for us. 🙂


    • Laura says:

      The golf course looked deceptively simple – it was not. No wind issues for us, but there were water hazards everywhere.

      Travel-related savings are always a good thing!!


  2. The One in Debt says:

    I keep meaning to buy a ice cube trays for EVOO + herb concoctions. Nothing better than fresh basil in certain dishes. Well that, and cheese 😉


  3. Rachel says:

    Oh my word, I LOVE that golf course! We went the last time we visited our family in Kauai and they were nice enough to give us the Kama’aina rate. My husband I mini-golf a lot of places we go (I’m a kid at heart, I really love mini-golf), and I’ve never seen a course as gorgeous as this one! Of course it poured on us for about a third of the course, but eh, it’s always a warm rain!


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