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September 9th, 2016 at 12:22 pm

I only spent $1 over the three-day weekend and that was for trash disposal. And I only drove a mile, to dispose of said trash, during the entire weekend, so I didn't use any gas. A truly frugal weekend!

I did buy a plane ticket to Portugal very, very, very late on Monday night, so I'm going to count that as spending on Tuesday, since technically it was. Smile

Monday - NSD

Plane ticket
Fare: $963.06
Window seat: $64.90 (I can't believe you have to buy seats now! The only free seats left were a few in the center and I need to lean against the wall in order to sleep without hurting my neck with head bobbing, so it's worth the extra money, but still…)
Last leg of the trip: $5.60 plus 7500 frequent flier miles
Total plane ticket cost: $1033.56

Hotel in Portugal purchased online - 1 night - $190.15

Gas - filled tank (5 cent/gal discount for cash) $28.38 (saved .68) Smile
Food at my favorite local market
Peaches $4.13 (1.66 lb @ 2.49/lb - I think I got 5, still so yummy!)
jar of local salsa on sale 3.99 (I hope it's good!)
local uncured hot dogs $4.99 (these are in the freezer for quick future meals)

Thursday - no spend day
Free lunch - work meeting at restaurant (and brought home leftover ½ brisket beef sandwich)
Massage – was supposed to be 90 minutes, but I totally forgot and showed up late, so was probably a little less than an hour (free with insurance)

Friday (today)
Dry goods at grocery store
Paper towels (6 rolls) and can of bathroom cleanser $6.93 total

$1272.13 – total spending for week. If I remove the travel costs, I only had $48.42 in discretionary spending.

I have enough food at home to feed myself for the weekend and probably most of next week, so I am going to avoid going to my favorite food store after work. I plan to spend most of tomorrow driving to the closest shopping area (about 50 minutes away) to purchase items for my trip. I need to look at hiking boots, day packs and luggage, plus some other small items. I believe it will be a fairly spendy day. I will eat a big breakfast before leaving and pack food to take with me so that I don't have to spend time or money on lunch.

I took a 90-minute walk after work on Wednesday and I hope to do walk for at least 60 minutes after work today, if I can drag myself out the door.

Woo hoo – TGIF!! Smile

3 Responses to “weekly spending ”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I wonder if that is just on international flights where you have to buy the seat you want? Makes Southwest much more appealing.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I didn't have to pay extra for a window seat, I've not heard of that. I did land window seats for 4 out of 6 of my flights on my big trip in JuneJuly. If you had to pay though and it gets you extra sleep then it's ok.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I understand why you need the window seat. Worth the extra cost for your comfort.

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