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Money spent -- freebies found

June 2nd, 2015 at 06:56 am

Money flowed out yesterday. It began with ordering my marriage record online ($17), and then I got a fill-up and car wash ($30). Then, with some unexpected time on my hands, I decided to do my ten-items grocery shopping ($23). (The ten items: Taco sauce, macaroni, boxed mac & cheese, K-cups, tortillas, almond milk, creamer, bananas, celery and a Vidalia onion.) I bought my summer beach pass ($26), and then took my cat to the vet ($64). (She's okay, just a scratch that festered.) I also paid $2 for parking, and gave $2 to the guy selling StreetWise.

I almost paid $77 for the marriage record on vitalchek.com, but I decided to check the county website, and it was only $17 to get it through them. So a $60 savings! So glad I looked around.

This morning I bought breakfast at the station ($4).

That brings me to 24% of my variables budget spent!

I found a cast iron griddle pan by the dumpster yesterday. It has a bit of rust, but I think it can be scrubbed and re-seasoned. It's a nice flat, round shape; I can really use it if I can get it back in shape. The other day I found a stoneware jug with a matching cup in the same place. Someone is de-cluttering the lazy way! I guess it's okay; in a populous area like this, there will always be someone to grab nice things that are being recycled.

Meal possibilities this week:

Chicken salad
Chicken vegetable soup
Chicken tacos
Broccoli cheese soup
Egg casserole
Spaghetti due

6 Responses to “Money spent -- freebies found”

  1. mimaki Says:

    Well done finding a cheaper way to get your marriage record! Dealing with bureaucracy can be such a pain--hopefully once you give them your marriage record that will resolve the issue. Even though you spent some money, it seems like it was all necessary and well-thought-out. What is a beach pass? I'm glad your cat is okay Smile

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I live two blocks from a Lake Michigan beach, but during the summer, I can't even walk along the shore without having a beach pass with me, which proves I am a resident. Basically it's a city tax.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    love the cast iron pan! And such a nice savings on the marriage record!

  4. SecretarySaving Says:

    Did you get a muffin at the station? Smile

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Some great finds by the dumpster Smile

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Yep! Corner Bakery! It will miss me when I'm gone!

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