I spent exactly $55 this whole weekend. Comparatively, I usually spend at least five times that–upwards of several hundred dollars from Friday through Sunday. This was the weekend for coupons.
Dean paid for dinner on Friday night. It was only $20 since we used a $20 Open Table coupon.
On Saturday, I used a Bloomspot coupon for a luxurious mani-pedi and waxing at Cocoon day spa. I paid $18 for tip which practically paid for itself with the glasses of champagne they continued to pour. We spent the rest of the evening with my sister hanging out with my nephews, then at a playoff party. Free!
Marc laughed during Sunday brunch when I told him I’d only spent $18 thus far that weekend. We split the bill–each paying $21–and I made sure the waiter boxed up all the leftovers–even Marc’s salmon benedict. “Everything. I want everything boxed up. All this toast, too.” I bought a $4 birthday card for Jen, then spent $12 on two glasses of chardonnay that night for her birthday.
This is how I live my life now. Miserly.