Friday, October 5, 2018

Frugal Friday.....the October 5th Edition

This is the Sluggy & Kim edition of Frugal Friday.
There was lots of $pending this past week but there were a few "wins".........

*  We ate breakfast at the motels and at the cottage in Canada, we bought food and ate there, only going out to eat when we didn't have cooking facilities in our room.

*  We shared a rental car.

*  We also a couple times shared a room at night to save money.

*  We snacked for 1 meal per day along the way(a Mickey D's stop or snacks from a convenience store, etc.), only eating out for a late lunch/early dinner.

*  We did lots of free activities(to offset all the ones that we had to pay the Big Bucks for)whenever possible.

*  I've been accumulating the tiny shampoos and soaps, etc. along the way on the trip.....

I just never knew given the level of accommodations what we would find in the rooms.

*  No groceries were bought as part of our regular food budget.  The few items bought went under the travel budget.

*  Most souvenirs were of the consumable kind.  Exceptions were a bag I bought(on sale for 25% off and CDN $s so cheaper than US $s).  And a few things Kim bought for Christmas presents.

*  We did NOT get arrested by Border Patrol, though Kim and I tried out best at times, which saved on bail money and lawyer costs.

*  That bag mentioned above was also paid for with Canadian dollars I've had in a drawer since my last trip to Canada in 2003.

*  We hopped over to Maine to buy groceries instead of paying through the nose at Canadian stores for the very same items.

*  We stopped at Rite-Aid on Wellness Wednesday and did some shopping using coupons and sales and cash rebates.

*  We laughed a LOT and enjoyed each others company.....and I didn't kill Kim, especially in the mornings when she was so, so perky.

As always, follow the advise of the Most Frugal Man in the World...........

What frugal wins did you have this week?



  1. So glad we don't yet have to pass the hat for legal fees for the two of you. I bet you re having a great time.

  2. Bahaha... I'm so glad you did NOT get arrested by Border Patrol. Sounds like you've had a blast!!

  3. That "perky in the morning" bit in my presence is painful for me.

  4. And now you understand why my Canadian grocery budget is so high lol. Sounds like a fun time!

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  6. Glad you didn't get arrested by border patrol. Bail is not cheap. Have a great time.

  7. Sounds like a ton of fun! And btw I love the "anonymous" generic comments about your blog. I have a weird sense of humor I guess, but they make me giggle :)

  8. I am not aware foodstuff is cheaper in the states!

  9. Glad you and Kim had a great time and did not get arrested.

  10. I am not perky. Do not believe Sluggy.


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