I have been collecting things 🙂
No, this is not my closet-pack-rat tendancies being thrown in to the spotlight! We’ll save those for another day . . This is about my frugal, thrifty, deal-finding side!
We are taking a family vacation later this year to a place with a famous mouse! I plan on buying NO souvenirs while there. Last November, I got everyone a stuffed Disney classic on a Black Friday sale. I’ve been collecting Disney shirts on sales and clearances.
I read some great ideas to keep expenses down! Like, skipping the meal plan, packing a lunch, and leaving it in an insulated lunch box in a park locker! I plan on stopping at a grocery store, or researching Shipt shoppers in that area. Inside the park I plan on spending money on cold drinks and possible ice cream – paid for with Disney gift cards that I will buy discounted at Sam’s Club! That is all for in-park expenditures!
Today, I was out picking up a few things with the hubster at Dollar General and I saw Disney Pez dispensers for $1.50 each! I grabbed them! They are going in our vacation pile!
Tonight I am thankful for cost savings research and plans to do this vacation in cash with no regrets, no debt, and only wonderful memories!
I seriously have been planning this vacation in my head since I was pregnant with my first baby! I wanted all the kids to be old enough to walk around themselves without needing a nap. That gave us some time! And in that time we found Dave Ramsey and added that this trip would be done in cash; cash that was set aside specifically for this vacation and NOT needed to pay a bill. That’s a big goal. We’ve been working our tails off. And BAM! We will do this vacation thing wonderfully!!!