I had a fruitful weekend.
To be more precise, I had a fruitful 25 hours. Two nights of bad sleep during the week apparently equated to 11 hours of sleep Friday night and 12 Saturday night. Whee.
But in and around that, I managed to get a few things done. And quite a bit of money saved.
First of all, I (finally) set up a hair appointment. I generally get it cut and colored every six weeks. It’s been probably 10.
This means that the length is pulling the top down flat against my head while my wavy hair flares out. Or as I like to call it Bell Head Syndrome.
So next week I’ll get over to the beauty school. Three hours and $30 later, I’ll look decent again.
I also managed to work out both days. I’m hoping to lose a little weight before FinCon.
Granted, “work out” for me means 10-minute videos from YouTube. But they’re designed to tone/build muscle. And more muscle means more calories burned. And yeah, less jiggle.
I also got around to hitting the nearby Skecher Outlet. It only took me about five months.
Honestly, I was a little disappointed by the pricing. A lot of the shoes were maybe $10 less than retail. Not to mention that I had trouble finding my size.
So a couple of my pants remain without shoes that technically match. I’ll live, but… sigh.
At least I was able to find the black ones I wear all the time. At $20 less than retail. Plus a back to school sale was BOGO50. So I got both pairs for $56 after tax.
I’ll also get a $10 off certificate for spending $50 or more. Maybe I’ll go back and get another two pairs. Nothing more frugal than stocking up on a sale, right?
But the biggest savings of the weekend was insurance.
The accident last year meant a $400 increase in car insurance. (Thank goodness for annual payments, or the hike would have come much sooner.)
Safeco’s rate is only $100 more than what we paid last year — and home insurance was also cheaper. We’ll save $620 total. Not bad for 40 minutes’ work… and about three totals hours of research/stress.
The lower car premium means we can avoid the projected shortfall in the car insurance fund. Which slightly lessens the painfully high credit card bill we’ll get at the end of August. Slightly.
All in all, a productive, if sleep-filled, weekend. I count it as a win.
Did you guys find any good deals this weekend? When’s the last time you compared car insurance prices?