Thursday, April 16, 2009
Money Saving and Stockpiling Challenge
For the Stockpiling Challenge, I was not able to hit the stores to do any hounding, so no update on that. HOWEVER, there is the sale at Shop Rite on Colgate, buy any 3, get a $3 Catalina! So if I go and get 3 at a time, using my Q's (I have to check what I have left) this can be a real moneymaker if you rinse and repeat a few times. I will try to do some of this tonight. I am going to a Women's Night at the golf store by my house. I'm sure they want you to buy stuff, but I'm going to try to win some prizes! First 72 women get a free gift, so I'm going to go real early. I also need a golf towel, which are cheap, so I'll just get one of those and I'll check to see what's on sale and what I have Q's for, so I won't spend much. There are 2 Shop-rites on my way, so I can easily rinse and repeat!
As for saving money (or not saving)
--I got my nails done (not saving money) but I needed to get them done. I am thinking that maybe instead of going for a fill-in, I'll just have her do a manicure or just take the tips off (which are my real nails, so just take off the layer that's not mine) and then I'll just paint them myself for the summer. I'm not 100% on this one as getting my nails done is the only 'girly' thing I really do.
--My hair was like 5 different colors. I was due for a root touch up from my hair-dresser months ago, but she hasn't come back to do it. I tried contacting her many times, and she'd make an appt and not show. Oh well. I got a $4 box of Nice and Easy and DH put it in last night. Now my hair is all one color again! Normally, with the roots and a cut, it's about $100, and I paid $4 for the color, so that's a great savings!
--I washed a load of clothes in cold water and hung them to dry :) No dryer necessary!
--For some reason, our hot water stinks in our house. After I did my hair, I had to rinse in warm water, so I did that in the tub. I had my head under the faucet thing for tops 5 minutes. I then watched the end of American Idol, then went to take a shower, there was like NO hot water! Ugh. So I had to do a sponge bath kind of thing. I'm not sure why there was no hot water, not even in the kitchen! This has happened in the past, DH and I took a shower at the same time (2 different showers) and we BOTH had cold water after 4 minutes. I'm not sure if the hot water heater has to be turned up higher or not, but if anyone knows why, let me know!
--I had leftovers for dinner so I did not spend money to buy food, nor did I waste energy heating food up or cooking on the stove.
--I bought my own lunch to work (I normally do). The past few weeks, we've had lunches and parties to attend, so I was buying out a lot, but this week, I've been eating PB & J sandwhiches for lunch. YUMMY!
I want to start off small so that way I don't set myself up for failure. How did YOU save money today?