Although most of my day did not go as planned, it still turned out to be a nice, money-saving day!
This morning, I served at my church’s children’s ministry for the last time. It’s going to be hard to find as great a church as North Metro in Denver, but I hope that we can find one that comes close.
Anyways, the only reason I am bringing children’s ministry up on my frugal blog is that not only has it been a great church to serve at, but it has also provided me with various free Sunday breakfasts and coffee for the past year and a half — and for a college student, free just makes serving all the better!
So after having my last free breakfast at North Metro, my saving success continued the rest of the day. For dinner, I met up with an old friend (friends since elementary school!) at Marietta Square.
We chose to catch up at Marietta Pizza Company, where I had never been before, but had heard great things about. I wasn’t expecting to save much here, especially since I didn’t have any birthday coupons for this one 🙂 BUT surprisingly, I did end up saving! MPC sells pizza by the slice, and my Vegi pizza slice, full of fresh Mushrooms, onions, green Peppers, black & green olives (subbed spinach), tomatoes, fresh garlic, and xtra cheese, was definitely big enough for a meal. My slice was only $3.80, and my awesome friend actually took up the tab for the both of us, so I was unexpectedly super cheap tonight!
On the way home, I decided to stop at Baskin Robbins along the way for another one of my birthday freebies — a 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream (usually $2.79). The guy behind the counter let me try all the flavors (I really didn’t even ask, but thanks), and I finally chose the Jamoca ice cream. As you can see by the picture, I added my own toppings when I got home — caramel sauce and snickerdoodle cookies I made the other day. So yummy.
Side Note: Based on my blog, it probably seems like I go out to eat a lot, but that is far from the truth. In fact, one way I save my money is by making my own food. However, since I just got all of these birthday freebies, the next few weeks will cover those restaurant experiences.
Tomorrow, I’m headed to Charleston, South Carolina for the first time, so be sure to check back here to follow my thrifty travels!
forever frugal & free,