6 FRUGAL WINS
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
4 FRUGAL FAILS
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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