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Spending to save

August 8th, 2012 at 09:41 am

Yesterday I got into a bit of spending to save. I try to keep from doing that, but sometimes I can't stop myself!

I got an email from Deals Magazine with a code worth $5.00 on their account. So I captured it, and looked for something to spend $5.00 on. I chose a Lowe's voucher, $5 for $10 worth of merchandise, thinking, oh, aren't I smart! Well, the $5 I had in my account did not apply to "this special deal." I couldn't figure out how to back out, so I went ahead and processed the deal. I have not yet received the voucher, either.

Then I got an email from AmazonLocal selling an $8 voucher to a local gourmet hamburger restaurant which will purchase $16 worth of food. I went for that, because the place is right down the street, and I can use it when my kids come over. However, I have to use it before December, and I have to REMEMBER to use it. I DID get my voucher for that.

I've got to stop reading my email.

I noticed my brakes were a bit shaky on my trip, so I have to get that checked out. The local Toyota dealer is offering 20% off for work done on Wednesdays, if it's a result of their free 21-point inspection. I'm thinking of doing that next Wednesday. Today I'm booked -- dinner downtown. That will be pricey. My friends and I are planning to take a train and bus to get there, thus avoiding the traffic and valet parking costs. Not sure if it will really be cheaper that way, but everyone is up for the adventure.

2 Responses to “Spending to save”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Why don't you set up a reminder alert in your email program (or if you have a smartphone, on its calendar) to remind you to use your dinner certificate?

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Good idea!

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