Not that this will equal the out-go for kitchen stove repairs, but I was particularly proud of myself yesterday. Not only did I put $100 in my pathetic baby-steps emergency account (bringing it up to a not-so-astounding $145!), but I fed myself and my daughter for 99 cents.
And how did I do that, you might ask?
First, I had two coupons for free Jamba Juice smoothies from last Sunday's newspaper. Then I had a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for Wetzel's Pretzels from my Entertainment book. Both my daughter and I are fond of Wetzel's Pretzel Dogs (hotdogs wrapped in soft pretzel dough).
Life being what it is, we didn't manage to get to the mall for dinner until 8:30 p.m., just half an hour before the mall closed. That turned out to be good news, since apparently Wetzel's puts everything in their food case on sale for 99 cents during the last half hour.
Ergo--dinner for two for a mere 99 cents!
And, since we were late to the mall, we didn't have time to be distracted by the on-going sales at any of the other stores!