Posts Tagged ‘having fun’

How Much is a Night in a Hotel Worth?

September 26, 2009

While we were on a trip earlier this month, we had the option of either staying with relatives (for free), or paying for a hotel close to the airport (not for free).

Sounds like a no-brainer, and normally I’d be all over the free option, and not even discuss alternatives.

In the end, though, Mr D2S made a few valid points:

  • we’d save at LEAST an hour and fifteen minutes in drive time the morning of our flight (meaning that much more sleep!)
  • we wouldn’t have to worry about traffic or stress about being late
  • we’ve shared a hotel room only a couple times and it would be FUN!
  • free breakfast (okay, that was my point, but it’s a good one, right?)

After making some calls, we found out that the hotels on the airport property were charging $130. We booked a room at an off-site hotel for $90. Turns out it was just as close as the more expensive options, and we were very impressed with the room. I wish we could’ve spent more than 8 hours there!

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Coupon Codes

August 22, 2009

I have a scrapbooking date with my sisters tomorrow. Thanks to Walgreens promotions, I ordered 25 prints and an 8 x 11 scrapbook page that will cost a total of NOTHING. Then I ordered 50 more prints for $5 plus tax. Not too shabby.

Now, only if I had done this earlier in the week. The photos won’t be ready until a few hours after our scrapbooking date. 😦 Oh well! I can at least have my pages prepped and ready for them!

Update: One of my sisters also procrastinated with ordering her pictures, but called her Walgreens this morning, and her pictures were ready (twelve hours than the website said)! So I called my Walgreens, and lo and behold, mine were ready too. 🙂

Free Fun

July 11, 2009

It’s been a busy week at work, so I’m quite glad it’s Saturday and that I’m off! Mr D2S used a comp day for today, so we have loads of time together. We just enjoyed a delicious (and cheap) lunch at home of taco salad.

In about an hour we’re headed to a museum with a friend. We’ve been wanting to go to this art museum for over a year, and now we don’t have to pay to get in! When I bought the Entertainment Book, it had coupons for “buy one get one” admission, and I thought that was pretty good. Then Mr D2S bought a coupon book from a kid selling them door to door, and it has several free admissions with no other purchase necessary! The book cost $20, but we’ll recoup that with our three free tickets today. Not too shabby..

And tonight we’re meeting a bunch of my college friends for dinner. We didn’t choose the restaurant, but it’s cool, because the one that was picked is one that we have $35 worth of giftcards to!

Yay for not spending. 🙂

UPDATE: Turns out the 2nd Saturday of the month is free admission for everyone at the art museum!