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Great "low-spend" day

August 9th, 2014 at 07:47 pm

Hubby and I split up today - he took our 7 year old out to do a few things, and I took our 3 year old shopping with me.

My 3 year old needed sneakers, but the selection in stores is awful. I found a pair on www.6pm.com for $25 (the same shoes at Stride Rite are $45) and will be ordering those tomorrow. We went to JC Penney, and I had a coupon for $20 off a $50 purchase, and a $25 gift card. I got one sleeveless top, and 2 cardigan sweaters (which makes it cheap and easy to convert my summer work warddrobe to winter - just throw a cardigan on!) for under $15 out of pocket.

Took my munchkin out to lunch using our Kids Dine Free card, cost $10 for both of us. Then went to our local berry farm's market, and got 3 pints of blueberries, 2 pints of strawberries, and 2 cantaloupes (they were free with a $6 purchase) for a total of $8.

Last splurge was frozen yogurt at Sweet Frog, my 3 year old's favorite place on earth. You fill a cup with as much as you want, and you have a ton of toppings to choose from. I'm not crazy about frozen yogurt so I didn't get any, giving us a $2.37 bill for my little one.

Overall a wonderful day with my youngest, for a super cheap amount of money! I do still need to buy a pair or two of pants, as I've lost a good amount of weight and I'm tired of pulling my pants up all day long. That's a good problem to have though Smile

3 Responses to “Great "low-spend" day”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You scared me for a second with your first line of 'my husband and I split up today'. I'm glad it was just for errand running! Smile Sounds like a great day.

  2. frugalredhead Says:

    Haha! Didn't think of how that would sound Smile Usually the 4 of us go out together and run errands, but he wanted to see his uncle in the hospital, and we didn't want to bring the 3 year old there, and we both had different errands we wanted to do. Shopping is hard with both boys trying to kill each other Smile Having one each was much easier!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    That was my first reaction, too!

    Sounds like everyone is getting new pants because of weight loss. Bravo!

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