I woke up this morning and had the perfect topic for my first blog post arrive in my “inbox”. A buy one get one free smoothie coupon from Jamba Juice. How could I not pass this along??
For those of you who know me, and those of you who are lucky enough to “get” to know me through my blog posts, I am very budget conscious. Some call it thrifty cheap, economical, frugal, penny-pinching, but I much prefer the term unwasteful. I HATE PAYING RETAIL for anything. If it isn’t on sale – hey I don’t need it that bad…..I can wait until it is. This has become a standard joke in our family – but in a good way. My husband will often be found at work bragging about how I can make money out of nothing!! Normally it would be the opposite – a husband would be off complaining about his wife out spending ALL of his money – but not in the Heid household! Our family of 5 has managed to go on a week vacation to Hawaii, stay in a 6 room waterfront Penthouse, airfare, rental car and meals for $3000. That is what being thrifty will get you!
I have managed to save money on basic groceries and used that money for other “extras” that we normally would not have been able to purchase. It is almost a game, somewhat like a challenge for me! I find it so rewarding to know I have stretched my families funds.
I hope during the time we share that I can pass along ideas, strategies and useful information to help you accomplish the same in your family. So as a starter grab one of your children, hubby or a friend and dash on down for a treat! This is self-care, budget friendly, building relationships and just plain YUMMY! So start your weekend out on a fresh “budget friendly” note and get out to enjoy your FREE SMOOTHIE!