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February 28th, 2018 at 05:07 pm

So today I went to the health fair put on by a combo of the city/county people. There were a few new booths that weren't there last year.

One was a booth where you could get your blood typed. I did that because I had no idea what mine was.

I'm O+! That means not many could donate their blood to me, but mine could go to anyone! This makes me feel almost obligated to donate.

Another table was a fitness center in downtown. They offer barre classes.

I've been wanting to try barre for a long time. The only place I knew of that offered it was in the far South of town.

It's $15 for one class, but you can get class passes to reduce the cost - i.e. $425 for 50 classes.

They offer them at 5:15. So I'd have plenty of time to make it there from work.

I so want to do this.

But I'm spending so much on the cruise ... I have enough for the cruise, but need to save for the flight and tips. And general spending money.

Even if I sold everything salable (i.e. fluff worth something) I might get $100 at most.

I really want to do this class. Maybe I could just do the one ... I may not even like it (doubt it)

I need to set aside money for replacing my phone and my computer too ... even though neither will be for a number of years.

I need to replace my shoes - both work dress shoes, sandals and sneakers.

Too many places for money to go and not enough coming in!

I really need to figure some way of bringing in more spending money other than Swagbucks/koinme/perk/earnhoney/inbox dollars/bank interest/cc rewards.

Maybe I could try selling my plasma ... the last time I tried, I chickened out. I don't like needles much.

11 Responses to “Tempting ...”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    How about surveys other than swagbucks? I would be happy to give you some referral urls and it would help both of us. Also, if you order stuff online, how about a rebates site? I can give you a referral url for that, too.

  2. laura Says:

    My daughter just signed up for an introductory month at pure barre for $75. She's doing two classes a day with a friend (she's a model and getting her hip measurements down to 35" so she can model in Shanghai in the summer. She paid $20 for three classes last week, liked it enough to commit. After that I think it goes up to $150 a month. Do they anything on groupon?

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks liblady - I think I've probably tried all the survey sites over the years, but maybe you have a new one - so sure

    Laura - good idea! I will have to check Groupon. Pure Barre is what is in the far south ...

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I'd definitely try one class! It will give you even more inspiration to save for the full package. I'd wait to save for the computer and new phone and work just on trip expenses, and shoes first. I find saving for too many things that have different dates slows down progress.

  5. Amber Says:

    I had to Google, barre classes lol. Sounds and looks interesting, I wouldn't mind trying it myself.
    You may want to check out a few high schools, they tend to offer classes at a fraction of the price.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I'm O positive, too!

    My DIL used to work at Pure Barre and really liked the classes and the workouts offered.

  7. crazyliblady Says:

    I just tried to put some referral urls here in a comment, but it won't let me submit it. Arrgh! By the way, if you see a Pinecone banner anywhere, it is worth it to sign up. They pay between $3 and $5 per survey.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CFC - I agree, trying to save for too many things at the same time isn’t productive. I was thinking more along the lines of I know I have these things I need to save for at some point, so should I be spending 15 on a class ... especially when if I DO like it, I might want to go 2x a week...

    Amber, I know our community college offers Pilates classes for relatively cheap.

    CB how cool!

    Liblady- pinecone is great - though I don’t get many surveys anymore from them

  9. rob62521 Says:

    I think trying one class would be good. Maybe they will offer an another deal.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Rob, I think I will try one class. That way I can know whether it is even worth saving for ..

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