I won tickets for four to Universal Studios Hollywood through a local radio station. We planned to go this weekend. So, I threw the tickets on the table for our trip and decided to take a look at them. *gasp* They expired on July 3rd! We were a month and a half late.
We were sooooo bumped! But, we made an executive decision to continue to go on our end of the summer outing. We were all really looking forward to the trip. So, I transferred the funds from our Hawaii account (this is where the Earn More Challenge comes in handy).
The original cost should have come to $270 + tax, but a kid was giving away a $15 off coupon. My luck! Least we felt a bit better. Saved $60 right there on 4 tickets. So the total enterance was $217 (ouch). We had a blast (I will post pics soon)! It is really neat to take a behind the scenes look at many of the film and tv events, like Backdraft, Desperate Housewives, Psycho, and Jaws. To see the sets where Van Helsing and John Wayne Westerns were filmed. It’s all very cool.
My family’s own personal Earn More Challenge goals have been raised quite high! LOL. But, I know we are up for a good challenge. 🙂
This week’s “$217 Mistake” Menu:
- Sunday: Spaghetti, green salad & Garlic bread
- Monday: Brats, Baked Beans & Fruit
- Tuesday: Chicken Quesadillas, refried baked beans & watermelon
- Wednesday: Tuna Casserole & salad
- Thursday: BLTs, Corn Chowder and Lemonade
- Friday: Frito Lay Casserole & Salad
- Saturday: ???
Well the good news is that we are staying within our weekly cash allowance. I can see a sqeeze spot coming tomorrow in paying co-pays & fees for my son’s school registration, dental and doctor visit (hey, I have one day off and I squeezed it all in! :)). So, we’ll see how that will turn out. Cross my fingers that we can make it a frugal day!
Has everyone been racking their brain, like me, trying to figure out how they are gonna earn some extra dinero??? Hope you are having a great weekend!