Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Last year, I started using a local car wash service, initially taking advantage of a coupon offer to try them out. I like that the car is hand washed, totally dried, tires shined, interior vacuumed, windows sprayed etc. I pay for "the works" which is a step above just a car wash. I do buy certificate bundles around this time of year, which means I pay $24.12 per car wash vs the normal almost $29. Factor in that once a year, at my birthday, I get a free carwash, and my 10th wash a year is free as well so, I pay for 10, get 2 freebies a year dropping my once a month cost to $24. Worth it to me, considering my orthopedic issues, and I do like that the water is recycled/cleaned for reuse.
I also received this freebie in the mail from St Jude's: a small note pad, Christmas gift stickers (to/from), preprinted return address lablels. Several organizations send these type "gifts" out as they make their solicitations, so I don't purchase return address labels, for example, and should I run out, I just write it in on the envelope. No biggie.