Reader Julianne wrote recently to share with me how helpful she is finding the Faithful Provisions newsletter to be. I love hearing about all the deals you score as a shopper, but it’s even more encouraging when I hear how saving money is netting you great family time! Check out Julianne’s letter below:
I just wanted to let you know I appreciate the work you’re doing. I love getting all the good deals and being in the loop on where the giveaways and frugal finds are.
Yesterday our family scored on a great day of fun in Huntsville, Alabama, thanks to you. We’d never even been to Alabama before!
You notified us of the Botanical Garden freebie admission passes for May 6, so we decided to make a day of it. We had a buffet lunch at a local Indian restaurant as a special treat, then went on to the Children’s Science Museum; we have a membership at our local museum and Huntsville reciprocates, so we got in free there as well! After that, you had notified us of the Starbucks Happy Hour, and I had asked Starbucks to notify me by text to remind me of this deal on a daily basis. I had forgotten that, but the text arrived and the timing was perfect as we were leaving and we got to get half-price frappaccinos for the ride home, something we rarely do anymore now that mom is a verified frugalista!
The gas for the trip was purchased at a discount, too, since I shopped at Kroger this week and had enough points to save $.50 cents a gallon.
All in all, the entire 200 mile trip for 4, including gas, real restaurant food (not fast food), entrance to two major attractions, and an afternoon snack was around $70.
Thanks again for sending out your newsletter. I love it.
This is why I do what I do! Thanks, Julianne, for letting me know how saving money is actually netting you time with your family! In the long run, that’s the only kind of investment that really matters!
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