First – I need your help! We are trying to plan little excursions this summer with the kids and we are interested in visiting Great America and/or a waterpark for as little money as possible. Any hint on where to find tickets for less? Or any suggestions for things to do around the Chicagoland area?
I admit I may have gone a little crazy this week over these $1 (normally $2.49) 40 oz bottles of ketchup available at Target. But with three kids who think ketchup is the Ninth Wonder of the World, we’ll have no trouble using it all up.
And sometimes being “frugal” means spending money! These are my favorite pair of flip-flops EVER. They are Havaianas and have lasted almost a year and half of constant wear. They are $18-$24 and I know that seems like a lot for flip-flops – but, trust me, they are worth every penny. I actually just bought a second pair yesterday (at Gap), and with a $10 off card I had, they were only $8. I subscribe to this formula when buying clothes:
Cost of clothing divided by # of times worn= cost.
You’ve bought $5.99 shorts from Old Navy and worn them once before they wore out, right? So, you paid $5.99 to wear those shorts. However, spending $18 on Havaianas and wearing them 180 times. Formula: $18 divided by 180…equals 10 cents each wear.(And they are hardly showing any wear yet…trying to get it down to a penny a wear!)