- Took our kids to the grocery store and, even though they’re toddlers, we kept on talking about “shopping using the list,” looking for things we need/ can use on the discount rack, buying on sale, waiting if we don’t need it or it isn’t on sale. I’m hoping the consistent reinforcement over time makes a difference to them.
- Our oldest has a piggy bank she loves. We returned bottles and cans at the grocery store. We went to customer service and got the return money as coins for her piggy bank. She was so thrilled and proud, first of helping and then of getting “pennies” for her piggy bank.
- We stretched the grocery store and farm store into a 2.5 hour journey so that my hubby could work in the garden. Kids find it really funny when we’re across the store and I realize I “forgot” something obvious like bananas. Then we zoom up and down a few aisles “looking” for bananas while I hold up a loaf of bread or a jar of mustard and ask “is this a banana”?
- Been trying out Ibotta (a rebate app) as it has rebates on produce, milk and bread. I find it super fussy when trying to upload pictures from my phone and it keeps rejecting receipts because it can’t see things on the receipt (like the total paid) that are there. I’m going to see if I can upload pictures through my laptop instead.
- Been feeling a bit overwhelmed between kids, home, work, garden so we used yesterday as a catch up day, cleaning, doing laundry, prepping food, working in the garden, fixing the chicken coop. Have BBQ plans this afternoon but may keep chugging at the backlog until we need to leave.
Frugal fail: We tried Zenni online for glasses for my hubby and followed their instructions for measuring pupil distance which wasn’t listed on the presvription. Glasses were giving him a headache so we googled around and found a Zenni competitor which measures your pupil distance using a webcam. And the measurement was way off from what we had used for the Zenni order. So I have to return the Zenni order and try again.