July 19, 2011

Penny Pinching

As you’ve probably guessed from my last post, next month is going to be pretty pricey. Between gifts (3 birthdays and a baby shower), travel (gas is $3.73 here), and text books (classes start 9/6) I need to pinch some serious pennies. Technically my financial aid comes in September, but until then anything school or housing related is going to come out of pocket. I'll be cutting it close, so fingers crossed that the go go gadget red car hangs in there. Here we go:

1. I got the course book list for my Victorian English class and saved a bunch, further justifying my Kindle
  • Frankenstein
    • Regular: $8
    • Cool Nameplate!
    • Kindle: $0
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    • Regular: $6
    • Kindle: $0
  • Dracula
    • Regular: $5
    • Kindle: $0
      • Total Regular Price: $19
      • Total Kindle Price: $0
 2. I love to shop for kids and should be able to find some good deals. Here’s what I’m thinking, and keep in mind that these gift bags might change.
  • Boy – Third Grade
    • Book of Ghost stories - $5 at Amazon
    • Bookmarks – I’ll make them from .69 cent card stock from Micheal's
    • Nameplates – My Home Library has name plates that you can print for free. I got some sheets of labels and can make him some really cool stickers to personalize his books.
      • Total : $6
3. I'm not going to go into detail about the baby shower because she might be reading this and I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise. I'm also not going into Mum's present for the same reason.

So, let's see how this goes and how close to these budgets I can stick. 

1 comment:

  1. I just read in the office elevator on the news screen that Amazon is allowing rental of ebook textbooks for students at up to 80% savings. Might be worth checking out!


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