I always like writing these posts because they keep me going with the whole “trying not to spend extra money” thing. So, here are some frugal things that have headed my way lately…
Free Magazine Subscription. I scored a free magazine subscription to SHAPE magazine. I heart this magazine and I wish I could afford to buy it every month like I used to. But I lucked out! See, I buy Huggies diapers for my daughter and they have a points system for every box of diapers and/or wipes that you purchase. I garnered enough points to get a free magazine! And I chose my beloved SHAPE.
Now I am well aware that I had to buy diapers in order to get a free magazine subscription. But, the diapers were and are, a necessity. The magazine is not. So the fact that I am getting this subscription that I was not expecting, is nothing short of awesome! Free magazine subscription that I didn’t have to send in an actual payment for = happy girl!
Exercise Workouts. I am trying to lose weight. Walking has been my main form of exercise, but the scale and I are not on speaking terms right now. I can’t afford a gym membership or a pretty new elliptical machine. But, apparently I have Discovery FIT on demand with my current cable package. There are all these workouts I can do, from the comfort of my own home whenever I want! No pricey gym memberships, when my living room will suffice. I’ve already worked out twice using two of the different workouts, and I am hooked!
The Library. The library has truly been my saving grace. I love to read. Reading is like breathing to me, and the fact that I can’t run around Barnes and Noble like a crazy person, buying every book that glances in my direction, is a difficult pill to swallow. But the library is working out for me. I’ve been checking out books like nobody’s business. And the best part? It’s free!
Any frugal things going on in your life lately?