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Going to the Movies

December 30th, 2016 at 05:54 am

I'm home today, but in a little while I will go to my son's house to watch the grandsons. We are going to see "Sing" today, and will probably buy lunch, too. Wish I had a gift card for food, but I didn't get any this year!

I created my final invoice for 2016 for the museum work -- $450. Won't see that until well after the new year.

I did some shopping yesterday - $35 at Aldi and $15 at PetSmart. Much of it was getting ready for the cruise -- pet food and litter, road food. I bought only one perishable -- blueberries -- because I will soon be leaving for 10 days.

I also did another $1.50 load of laundry, and I will probably need to do two more before the trip.

My son called to get some info from my passport and also the number of the credit card I plan to use for "purchases" on the cruise. (He was filling out forms.) I wonder what kind of purchases I would make. Food is included. I don't plan to shop! I suppose there will be little fees here and there. It will be interesting to see how I fare.

4 Responses to “Going to the Movies”

  1. pjmama Says:

    Enjoy the cruise! One tip I'll be sure to extend after my all-inclusive in Mexico earlier this year: make sure you bring sunscreen! We don't check luggage, and consequently only brought two tiny bottles. When we went to buy a normal-sized bottle at the resort, it was $20 :/

  2. snafu Says:

    Cruise lines are clever at getting money moved from your pocket to theirs,. Most cruises charge an automatic gratuity for each person and present a 'bill' at the end. Most people don't realize they can change the sum which is divided between cabin staff, servers and behind the scene staff. I had the impression that staff is paid a paltry sum based on their origin and income is really the tip out. I don't know how much actually gets to workers.
    n our experience, day excursions organized by cruise staff was at least double the cost of making arrangements on our own in advance of the trip. They are all available on-line.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Good tips about making your own arrangements and remembering all those incidentals. I still recall with horror the time I spent $8 on 10 ibuprofen at an airport!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    If you remove even one water bottle or soda from those provided in the room, you'll be charged for all of them. You can buy soda card for unlimited sodas anywhere on the ship - adult drinks are extra. Personally, I stuck with water. Smile

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