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January 3rd, 2018 at 05:57 am

It may actually snow today where I live! They are expecting an inch, so school gets out two hours early. Smile As a Midwesterner I have to laugh, but the truth is they don't have the equipment here, nor do people know how to drive in the stuff!

After school lets out, I'm taking the girls to get their hairs cut. We use Great Clips. I usually tip $2 to each stylist, so the cost is $15 each. My husband is getting his hair cut today on post. I think the cost is less than $10, but he usually tips $4! As a percentage, we are both overtipping, but we do think our service people deserve it. These were budgeted in our personal care category.

I received $3 from Pinecone Research yesterday. It is sitting in my Paypal account now. I was notified we will receive an $10 AutoZone gift card for a rebate on headlights we purchased. And after getting our daughter a new cell phone last week, I am sending her old phone in for recycling and expect a $10 bill credit on next month's bill. I love money snowflakes!

The first two days of the year were no spend days. I made the point of going to the library to check out some books to read to keep me busy and focused on healthy eating this month. I love the library for the fact that it costs nothing to browse a book. My sister just mentioned spending $100 at Barnes and Noble recently. I do think some were Christmas gifts, but wow that is a lot of money on books! She also purchased their membership which means she plans to purchase more books there this year.

Have you found any snowflake money this month? Do you use the library?

9 Responses to “Snowflakes”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    I utilize the library much more often now that it is right across the street from me. My grandson found 42 cents yesterday which is the closest to a snowflake so far.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I don't understand the need to purchase books. People who do, tell me the library is "just not the same" and one has even told me that library books are too "germy." Really? Using the library is such an easy way to save a ton of money, if you're a reader.

  3. Trying to get ahead Says:

    For Great Clips, I get the gift cards for my sons and the haircuts cost 9.99. I also look for their coupons in the mail.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    Yes to both. I'm using my Amazon vouchers recently for gifts, but now I want to use them for needs/wants.

  5. l bryant Says:

    To cut your hair cut costs check with the great clips staff and ask which great cuts salon they conduct training at. If you contact that salon they will tell you when they have "free haircuts available". These are licensed stylist, but, they require all new stylists to complete their training. They also have periodic reviews with all of their current stylists. these haircuts are free and they do not allow tips. I always bring a little goodie bag with homemade cookies or some other treat to give since I would like to say thank you.

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Love the library. I can't imagine spending the kind of money in bookstore that I spend on books from library for kids and me!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    If I paid for all the books I read from the library .... I would be in debt to my ears!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    We use the library a lot! DH reads to classes and he is always getting books and I read 100 books last year alone, not to mention all the reference books, how to books, cook books, and magazines I checked out.

  9. Gailete Says:

    I love libraries and have been a life long reader. At this point in my life, I don't go as often because I get snowed in and it is dangerous for me to go outside - by the way my area went past the all time record snowfall of over 12 FEET of snow almost 2 weeks ago and we have had more snow since! Any how I do try to get to friends of the library book sales. I get bagfuls of books for super cheap, so I always have books to read. I also do books reviews for Amazon and get the books for free so I always have plenty of books. I do have a long wish list on Amazon of sewing, embroidery and quilting books which gives my kids a chance to buy me something that I would like.

    I will admit to buying books and having a B&N membership. My son also uses it and uses my Prime membership on Amazon as well.

    As things have been super tight the last few years, I haven't been buying much in the way of books, but at one point if I got a bestseller, before the library did, after I read it, I would hand it off to the librarian and it would become part of the collection. When they got a book from my favorite author first, she would let me read it before it went into general circulation. Then we got a new librarian and she just isn't into things like that.

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