Brittany - posted on 08/14/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Where are some places that you ladies save all you can, so that you can spend that little bit extra somewhere else?
For me, we cut back out gas expenditures. With one car, we do as few trips as possible and fill up only once every 2 weeks. So for us that is about $120 a month. On top of that we get 10 cents off gas when we get it through our grocery store.
We get reduced price swimming lessons through our Y. I have two kids, so we average about $68 for two kids for 7 classes each.
Right now we are potty training our toddler. Diapers are now getting in the way while we are out (she wears undies at home), so one splurge has been pull ups. Even then we use a coupon when we can.
Another is our zoo pass. At $85 year (thankfully both kids are free for one more year), it is worth it. It is by far our favorite spot.
The last big splurge for us is my husband's clothes. He is such an odd shape that we have to spend a bit more on clothes for him. We have to go to specialty shops, otherwise he'll "hulk" out of shirts. Since he is the smaller size in the store it is next to impossible to find his size in clearance.