Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thrifty Thursday #1

Happy 1st Thrifty Thursday*!

I'll be sharing two Craigslist purchases with you this week because they're both small ticket items. Here they are, a Bumbo and a Fisher-Price Whale-of-a-Tub bathtub:

Craigslist Price:  $20 total ($15 for the Bumbo, $5 for the tub)
Target's Price:  $71 total ($40 for the Bumbo, $11 for the Bumbo tray, $20 for the tub)
Amount Saved:  $51
Amount Left Before I Can Justify Buying My Joya Rocking Chair:  $649

*An explanation of Thrifty Thursdays:
According to my readers, I should spend approximately $300 on a rocking chair. I've already admitted that I'll be spending a whoppin' $1,000. That's a difference of $700.

To offset this $700, I plan on saving money elsewhere. Every week, I'll buy something for the baby from Craigslist or Ebay, and the amount of money I save will go toward this $700 difference. So, say I score a $200 stroller on Craigslist for $100. The $100 that I saved will be "banked," and I'll have to save $600 more to justify purchasing my glorious rocking chair. For a more in-depth explanation, see this post.


WillJogForFood said...

Great buys! I am definitely going to be buying that tub. Its so friggin cute :)

futurehope said...

goo job!!!

the bumbo is AWESOME! love it.