Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Sunday breakfast treat
Over $17 worth of donuts, yet I didn't spent a penny as I used part of a gift card to cover this treat. I can't afford the local donut shop (quality is far superior) while on such a restricted food budget, so having squirrled away some gift cards and intentionally splurging with them (this is my weekend of the month with the boys) helps to reduce if not eliminate any feelings of deprivation. With $50 in DD cards, I can get 2 months treats (once a month when boys are home for feb and March)for free and most of a third month (April). Add in that I have something like $70 worth of Starbucks gift cards as well, I can splurge on some treats from Starbucks for May and June before our move in July.
Rounding out today's Sunday breakfast: hazelnut coffee (decaf for one DS), OJ, hard boiled eggs, one DS had the rest of my homemade applesauce, I had a red grapefruit.