We even made it through the weekend with a only a measly £3.44 remaining and much to our surprise we still have that £3.44 in our pockets...PLUS we actually made money!
So how did we do it?
Well, I was warned by a fellow blogger not to become a crazy coupon lady, so I have so far avoided all use of coupons. I also received many comments and emails from people advising me of some of the super scrimping ideas they had tried in the past. (I guarantee they will all feature in a future post, as some were just too ingenious to not share.) But for now it has all boiled down to the following:
- I still have enough 'ingredients' to add taste and variety to even the most boring of food stuffs; potatoes, rice, bread etc.
- I have surprised myself with the amount of freebies available to you if you are happy to blog/tweet/speak about your experiences after using said freebies.
I have to say it always feels like a privilege to be one of the first to experience new art works and this particular installation was no different - absolutely stunning in fact. Hubby is not a lover of 'modern' art, but what can I say? Even he was won over by the free coffee and cake on offer.
- About twice a year I have a clear-out and post some bits and pieces on EBay. I was a little bit earlier in the year than normal in doing this, but figured #frugalfeb was the ideal time, so why wait? Sunday evening rolled around and 7 items sold for a grand total of £173.25. Now, for all you cynics out there, I know I have to deduct my Paypal and final EBay fees from that amount, but I will not let you rain on my parade. I have final a 3 items still listed, so will let you know a grand (net) revenue once everything is sold, posted, deducted and banked.
One day remains of this week and we still have £3.44 remaining so surely we're through this initial phase home and dry? Mind you...I'm not looking forward to week 2 as store cupboard essentials start to run so low. Maybe the real challenge is only just about to start...