6 Frugal Wins and 4 Frugal Fails


  1. While I had gastro last week, I have visited the doctors 3 times. Aside from the $30 registration fee for the clinic, I have paid $0 on doctors fees as the clinic bulk bills the costs (thanks Medicare and free health cover).
  2. I was gifted a new personalised notepad for setting my goals which I absolutely love! Will be putting it to good use to set my financial and personal goals for the remainder of this year and 2019.
  3. I went to a friends dinner at a Chinese restaurant on Friday and it cost us $20 per person for dozens of dishes. It was one of the cheapest and most delicious dinners I’ve had in Melbourne.
  4. I called an Uber pool from the CBD and it cost $4.30 for the trip back home. This was cheaper and quicker than taking public transport. As the other passenger was dropped off before me, I was driven to my front door. Saved $15 by not taking a normal Uber and took the same amount of time!
  5. I used up 2 candles for the house. Both were gifts from friends so they were free and as they were both great quality, they lasted months.
  6. Instead of spending money today, I packed some biscuits, a flask full of tea, a good book and notepad and headed down to the park across the road. I used the time to get a head start on my personal and financial goals for the remainder of this year and next. The weather was sunny and beautiful and it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.



  1. I bought salmon fillet then threw it out as my stomach couldn’t handle it while recovering from gastro. I also threw out a mango as well as it went rotten while I was sick. Luckily the gastro has now ended and I’m back to full health so the food wastage has stopped.
  2. I’m trying to use up products instead of buy new products. Instead of checking the bathroom for what I already had, I bought new shampoo. Turns out, I had a shampoo bar as well as a bottle of shampoo in my bathroom that was yet to be used.
  3. The Chinese restaurant was BYO so I bought ciders. Turns out they are a lot sweeter than I thought, so I had one and the rest and in my fridge. At this rate they will stay untouched in the fridge for a long time.
  4. I went to brunch with a friend on Saturday. While the food looked delicious and highly instagrammable, the taste was absolutely awful and I could barely stomach the food, wasting $21. Afterwards, I was still hungry and ended up getting a $4.50 burger from a sausage sizzle stand run by a butcher shop, which ended up being one of the best burgers I’ve ever had.


How frugal was your week? Comment below!

xx Miss Piggy

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