Inside: Want to save more money each month? Check out the 5 ways I saved in October for some inspiration to save some extra money. Saving money can be easy and fun.
October was a fun month for us. My son gets a week off for fall break in October so we took off to Tennesse for a couple of days. It was a fun, and pretty frugal, fall break trip. My husband took the whole week off and we spent some time hiking & hanging out.
Besides having a fun fall break we found some other great ways to save this month. Check out the ways I saved in October.
Beauty School Haircut
I needed a haircut so I headed to my favorite beauty school to get one. For $17 dollars I get a haircut, back massage, and a facial. All of that for under $20 is a great deal. I have always been happy with the haircuts too. It’s a fun and relaxing way to get a haircut without spending a lot of money.
Stocked Up on Chicken
Meijer had chicken breasts on sale for $1.69 so I stocked up on chicken. I bought about 15 pounds of it while it was on sale. We used some of the chicken the week of the sale and then I vacuumed sealed the rest of the chicken breasts and froze them. I like to cut them down into smaller portions and individually vacuum seal them. Then I can quickly just grab one or two for smaller meals.
Fall Break Deals
We got some great deals on our fall break. Because our kiddo gets a whole week off we can travel during the week and get some better rates on hotels and stuff. I was able to use some discount codes on top of the good deals with the cabin we rented and our tickets to Dollywood. I have learned to search for a discount code any time I see a box for a discount code online. It’s a quick easy way to save.
Toward the end of October, I was able to get some great deals on Halloween clearance. My neighborhood CVS clearanced some of their Halloween candy so I picked up a couple of bags. I also got some pumpkins on clearance that I used to make a cooked pumpkin. You can use the pumpkin for making pumpkin pie, although we always give it to our dogs as a treat.
I needed to do some online shopping so I used Ebates. I know I mention it fairly often, but if you haven’t signed up for Ebates yet you should! It only takes me about a minute to use when I am going to buy something online and I get a check every couple of months. If you haven’t used Ebates yet you can see how they work here. With holiday shopping coming up I highly recommend using Ebates when doing any online shopping.
How was October for you? What ways did you save?
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