Family Fun

Frugal Summer Fun Challenge 2020 (Week 1)

We found quite a few things to do last week and here they are:

1. Yard Sales


We were beyond thrilled that the thrift store opened up a few weeks ago. Now that yard sale season is finally starting to pick up, we made sure to take advantage and do a little shopping together this weekend. To make it even sweeter, our area had two neighborhood yard sales and we found a few treasures to take home. We found a pet carrier ($10), lots of fabric ($17), a pet bed( $1), a New York keepsake box ($1), and a small concrete planter ($1) this week.

Cost: There was no cost to attend the yard sales, but we did manage to spend just under $30 on everything. **The fabric was the most expensive purchase. It was still a good deal because you cannot find any cute fabric nowadays thanks to all of the masks being made and we all know how expensive fabric is…

2. Sonic and the park


My daughter won a Sonic gift card for earning the most points in a weekly youth group challenge, so we decided to cash it in and took our food to the park to enjoy it al fresco. We are blessed to live in a city with amazing views of the Tennessee River. **Ben did not win a prize, but he got a treat anyways:)

Cost: $7

3. Free doughnuts and swimming


Krispy Kreme was giving out free doughnuts everyday this past week, so I took the kids to get a free afternoon treat after we swam at our gym’s pool. This is the first time that we have been back to the pool since the shutdown so we did not know what to expect. Thankfully, we must have chosen a slow time to go because we had the pool all to ourselves…so that was really nice.

Cost: $0

4. Audiobooks and Legos

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We used our Hoopla account (thanks to our public library!) to download an audio copy of Ramona the Brave. I find that if my children’s hands are busy they listen much better to audiobooks, so Ben played with his Legos while we listened to this classic tale. **It just so happens that Stockard Channing was the narrator in this version. The kids got a kick out of the thought that Rizzo was reading to them.

Cost: $0


How was your week? Did you do anything especially fun and frugal with your family?


Here are the links to our past summer challenges:

Frugal Summer Fun

Frugal Summer Fun Challenge Week 1

Frugal Summer Fun Challenge Week 2 & 3

Frugal Summer Fun Challenge Week 4

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