Hi all—happy Frugal Saturday! I was such a slacker yesterday I forgot to put up a Frugal Friday post so better late than never right? On Thursday Bruegger’s Bagels was giving out three free bagels if you’re part of their email list. I dig Brueggers because they don’t send too many emails and when you sign up, you get a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese! Plus their bagels are bigger and fluffier than other chain establishments out there and they have an array of different flavors.
I got a honey grain, spinach and asiago and sun dried tomato bagel. When I got home I sliced them in half then put them in the freezer so I can enjoy in the future!
I’m starting my new job on Monday and can’t wait! It’s nice to be a lady of leisure for a few days but when you don’t have that much money to go out and do stuff it sucks. Normally I would go outside to a park or hike but with all the snow we’ve gotten in the past week that’s been virtually impossible (I will be buying a pair of waterproof hiking boots very soon!) I’ve been lagging on the breakfast front when working and haven’t been preparing anything that I can just grab and go with. Usually I will portion out oatmeal or yogurt and granola beforehand so I don’t have to worry about it in the morning but the last few weeks that came to a stop. I took care of that this morning by making breakfast wraps! I made a batch of scrambled eggs then topped with cheese and wrapped in tin foil. I kept it on the minimal side of toppings so I can add stuff the morning off like one of my 100 calorie packets of Wholly Guacamole or ham.
I went to the Goodwill thrift store on Sunday and found tons of cheap deals! I was on a mission to find a few tops or sweaters and gave myself a budget of $25 for the trip and am happy to say I stuck with my budget. Pink tags were half off that day and I found a couple of items but the rest of the sweaters were under $4.
Plus I found some other cute goodies I wasn’t even looking out for like this coffee mug and pint glasses for $.49 and hat for $1.99
Paxia threw a VIP party/tasting on Thursday night to celebrate their new lamb dinner menu they are rolling out for restaurant week.
I never heard of this restaurant so I was excited to check it out! I heart Mexican food but free Mexican food is muy bueno in my book. I walked in and was overtaken by all the colors, they had just about every color that could make you happy. Plus they had chairs with funky patterns, I was tempted to take one and make a break for it!
They offered free margaritas or beer and I tried one of their margaritas which almost knocked me off my ass (in a good way of course).
After going through baskets of chips and their salsa which was some of the spiciest I’ve ever had, it was time to try their lamb tacos. I think the servers forgot about us after awhile because it seemed like a majority of people had a plate but we didn’t. After flagging down someone, we finally got ours and I was looking forward to it since A) It was free B) As much as I love chips and salsa, that’s not going to fill me out—mama needs protein! and C) Everyone was ooh-ing and aah-ing over them.
Sadly they were a bit of a disappointment. They lamb was tender and absolutely succulent but it lacked flavor. As much as I love red onions and cilantro it can’t carry all the tacos flavor so that was a let down. I’m happy I got to try it out though before going there and trying the lamb tacos because that is something I would definitely order if I saw it on a menu. They also gave us a coupon for 15% off our next visit and it’s even valid during happy hour so I will be going back to Paxia for sure!
In other frugal news…..
*Free Pancakes Day is back at IHOP! All day February 28th you can get an order of short stack pancakes for free but they do ask that you consider leaving a donation since proceeds will go towards Children’s Miracle Network. Just another case of eating for a cause, I’m totally down with that!
*For the lovers out there (or people who are just friendly) if you go to Qdoba on Valentine’s Day purchase an entree and kiss someone, you get a second entrée free! I want a free burrito so I’m officially on the hunt to find someone to kiss, I wonder if it has to be with tongue??
*On March 3, Auntie Anne’s is giving away free pretzels from 10am to 3pm.—no coupon needed!
What deals have you found this week? Any freebies out there you would like to share?