My Arizona trip was all about thrift. Some passive and many active thrift activities.
- Helping my dad clean out some things from his garage, I found some great clothes for my boys and the Gman. Pops has some stylish cast-offs. I needed to go to a thrift shop to buy a small suitcase on half price day for $7.00 to get the loot home.
- When my dad needed a bathrobe and I discovered they weren't in season at Walmart or Ross, I scored one for a whopping $2.50.
- We didn't go out to eat much, so there was some thrift. Pops treats so he was the one benefiting from our staying home.
- I didn't pay for the Entre Leadership seminar because I didn't want to be out all day. I was able to catch the last hour for free as I waited for the book signing.
- I bought my son Entre Leadership by Dave Ramsey, which is in essence an investment in my future.
- No souvenirs, but a gift for the boys who stayed home. Socks and a bathing suit, just the necessities. There is healthy competition in the Chandler area. I was able to pick up these things for a fraction of the cost here in my tourist location.
- We took the bus home from the airport. With the cost of gas, parking and wear and tear on the car, it was the thriftier choice. We could have hitch-hiked, but that would have been insane thrift.
- Borrowing the geometry teacher's book and DVD from my Bestie.
- Combining my real estate appointments to save gas.
- I enjoyed dinner on my boss for our monthly pizza night. Great Mediterranean pizza, and because I don't drink, my tab for a sprite didn't break the bank. I love soda with pizza, but switched to water after one.
- I attended a free self-defense class offered by our local real estate organization.
- I gave up cream in my coffee. After a few days, I don't notice the difference anymore. Maybe, I'll shed a pound by this tightwaddery.
What have you done to advance thrift in your life this week? I am always looking for more creative ways to part with less money.