I managed to save some money this week but not nearly as much as I had hoped. Hopefully, you guys have some great money saving stories for me.
This week, I saved money by:
Taking my lunch to work. My goal is to take my lunch to work at least 4x a week and only eat out once a week. Of course, if my boss is taking me to lunch, that doesn't count. This week, I only brought my lunch three days and I went out to lunch two days. I did manage to save money by drinking water instead of ordering a soda.
Using the library. I went to the bookstore the other day and saw a couple of books that I wanted to read. One of them was $18.95 and the other was $13.95. I went to the library and checked the books out for free and saved myself $32.90 plus tax. Why purchase a book that you may only read once or twice when you can get it for free?
Using Coupons. Last Sunday's paper was full of coupons on items I use regularly. I managed to save enough to cover the cost of the paper and a save a few more dollars. One important thing to remember when using coupons is that if you were not planning to purchase the item anyway, purchasing something just because you have a coupon is counterproductive.
Did you save money this week? How did you do it?