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Good morning, Club Thrifty enthusiasts! It’s Friday. Do you know what that means? In the Club Thrifty household, Friday is hands down the best day of the week. Why? Because I’m going to sleep in. I’m also going to *try* not to work. Hell, I might even have a few adult beverages. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m definitely having adult beverages. It’s Friday, and it’s 5:00 somewhere. Am I right?
We also have plans to hang out with some awesome friends tonight. But, since we’re on FALL FINANCIAL LOCKDOWN, we’re just hanging out the house. As I said earlier this week, we are totally for-serious about sticking to our budget and reining in our spending. I meant it!
Anyway, since it’s Frugal Friday, I’m going to share all of the frugal things that I did this week. After a summer of spending, I really enjoying returning to my frugal roots and finding new ways to save. Here is a list of my latest frugal moves:
Frugal Move #1
I practiced restraint at the grocery store this week….and it was rough. My beloved Kroger had crab legs on for $6.99 per pound and I had to force myself not to buy any. I actually had one of the big packs in my cart ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS and managed to put it back both times. BOTH TIMES!
Frugal Move #2
I bought a trash bag of clothes from one of my renters. Seriously. The tenants in one of my rental properties has a daughter a size bigger than my oldest and she totally hooked me up. For $20, I got a trash bag full of size 4 & 5 jeans, shorts, shirts, and bathing suits. And, it was really nice stuff! Yes, I know that I totally spent money as opposed to saving…but I always take opportunities like that when they come along!
Frugal Move #3
We ate a bunch of stuff at the house this week. We had oatmeal, pasta, cheddar bay biscuit mix, cornbread, mac-n-cheese, green beans….the list goes on and on. I’m really obsessed with eating the groceries we have because I absolutely *hate* wasting food. Wasting food sucks!
Frugal Move #4
I didn’t buy Pearl Jam tickets.
Yet. Earlier this summer, Greg and I hoped to go see Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field but it sold out before we got the chance to get tickets. Well, I recently found out that they’re touring again! I *almost* bought tickets to see them in Pittsburgh, PA on October 11th or in Philadelphia, PA on October 22nd. I even had the tickets in my virtual cart! I’m still thinking about this one and I haven’t ruled it out, but I’m glad that I was able to take the time to decide if it’s something that I really want. I’m going to think about it for a few more days.
More Exciting News
A lot of you have asked how Greg is doing at his new job. He’s still in training but things are looking pretty good so far. I’ll keep you updated!
Oh, and did you happen to read my last staff post at Get Rich Slowly? You know, the one where the comments section totally got hijacked with comments about Game of Thrones? Anyway, it was awesome. Any time that I write something and the topic turns to Game of Thrones, I feel like I must’ve done something right. Basically, people were talking about whether it was unethical to watch Game of Thrones on someone else’s HBO Go account. Since I don’t have cable, I obviously watch Game of Thrones in an illegal fashion. But, I also buy the seasons when they come out. So, in my mind, I’m not really stealing, just previewing.
So, how about you guys? What were your frugal moves this week? And, do you think that watching Game of Thrones on someone else’s HBO account is stealing?