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weekend spendiness

December 1st, 2009 at 03:37 am

We had a busy weekend and I have only just been able to sit down and take stock of the money spent Big Grin
The damage wasn't so bad in the end.

DF's uncle had a 50th Birthday Surprise party on Saturday night, so I decided that day was as good as any to get my hair style cut, blow dried and straightened. ($63.95) I had been meaning to book it in for about a month. Turns out my last visit was 3 months ago! I am getting better. Last time it was 6 months. I think 3 months is a good enough time - the hairdressers recommend 8 weeks - but seriously, who goes to the hairdresser that frequently???

The 50th was catered Big Grin and drinks were provided, organised by the Uncles' girlfriend.

Sunday we had breakfast with DF's sister, BIL, niece and mother. We spent $26.90 on breakfast, $7 on juices and $9 on coffees. We decided to have a bit of a stroll through the shops and DF bought a shirt for $25 and we bought some books that were on sale ($23.95)

Then we dropped by a friends place for an hour or so (free!), and then on the way home DF dropped me at a coffee shop to catch up with a friend ($7).

Next weekend is just as busy. On Saturday my friend is apparently throwing a Christmas party, and then we have DF's group of friends throwing one on Sunday morning, and then in the afternoon is my staff party!

Every year I get a bottle of champagne and a $50 GC from work - I am thinking of cashing in our credit card rewards to get another GC. Also, I have enough Flybuys rewards for a $20 GC - and nearly enough in rewards on a survey site to get another $20 GC!

I was thinking of putting these to good use on the Boxing Day sales... Hmmm.





3 Responses to “weekend spendiness”

  1. tightwad kitty Says:

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  2. frugaltexan Says:

    You sure did have a busy weekend.

    I don't know how people go to the hairdresser more than once every few months. I'm doing good to go 2 times in a year!

  3. baselle Says:

    Once every three months for me for a mow. And mow it is - I have short hair and tell them to take an inch off each time.

    Over twenty-five years ago a hairdresser got snippy with me when I brought my mop in. At that time my hair was medusa like - not really dreadlocks, but thick. I finally said to her, "well, what would you rather have - the little old lady that you have to take 1/32 of an inch off of, or me, that you can go crazy with?" She rolled her eyes...apparently I guess the 1/32 of an inch made it very easy to do the pretend snip-snip by the ear and collect the $40. But that was the only one - the hairdressers I frequent now appreciate the business.

    Just wait until you think about dying the gray out of your hair. If you can do that yourself, that really saves the bucks.

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