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Bought A Battery and Faucet Filter

February 3rd, 2019 at 01:05 pm

Geez! Apparently we had some pent up need to spend! A lot of outflow since Friday, but no regrets.

On Friday we purchased a battery for our truck. Our last visit to the dealer indicated it was going to be replaced very soon. This is something my husband knows how to do. In the we had help from the NAPA shop owner who offered to help swap it out. No extra charge and it saved us a trip back to drop off the old battery. The battery cost $99.81 and has a $10 rebate, which I submitted online today.

We went out to dinner last night and spent $37.87, including a tip. This was a planned outing.

We both filled up our vehicles in fuel, after nearly a month! Total spent for both vehicles $61.48.

My husband got a haircut this morning for $9.50, plus a $5 tip. Yes, he's a very generous tipper sometimes. He tipped $6 on last night's meal, so I think he really doesn't think through percentages! I've had this conversation with him before, but in the end, it's not breaking us and we do want to tip well for good service.

We bought groceries, cat food, litter and one cleaning product at the commissary today. I found $4 in coupons on things we were already going to purchase. Total spent was $160.61. We are buying some quality food right now.

Today we bought and installed a kitchen faucet filter. I can't stand the water here, and had been buying bottled water at $0.81 a gallon, which adds up! The filter was $18.99 and was very simple to install. Filters are about $10 a piece, every three months. In the long run we'll save a little money this way and our water will be cleaner and more palatable to drink.

So until next weekend let's see if we can keep the spending down! It wasn't too bad, but seemed like a lot in a short time, after a month of trying to stay pretty frugal.

6 Responses to “Bought A Battery and Faucet Filter”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I don't think you were outrageous and so many of those expenditures were probably more needs than wants overall. It seems like my spending goes in cycles. I will be really frugal and then suddenly a couple of things break or we run out of stuff and have to spend a lot quickly.

  2. Butterscotch Says:

    What % do you normally tip? $6 on a bill for $31.87 is just under 20%. When I was a waitress back in college 20% was kind of standard unless you did a crappy job. I have no idea what the going % is these days, but when we eat out we keep it at 20%, and if service is awesome we even tip a little more. But we don’t eat out very often so maybe if we did we would tip less? I guess it adds up if you go out a lot.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, generally 20% or more for restaurants. I think he lowered the amount because they did bring me the wrong food. Then came back and took his meal, which was correct, but then it was another ten minutes until we both had our correct meal. But then again, he probably just rounded...20% of of $30 is $6. Not everyone can or does do math and tipping well. Generally, he tends to lean toward the side of tipping over 20%. This case was just under as you noticed.

  4. Dido Says:

    More needs than wants, and the meal out was preplanned. That's not bad at all! And only filling your tanks about once a month is great!

  5. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Sounds like planned spending. Where did you eat? What sort of food?

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