There was no school today because of the holiday. We have been stuck inside with this polar vortex with below freezing temperatures so today was a great day to get out of the house. We packed up and headed out to the mall. It is about an hour ride for use to get to Westfarms so we try to make it worth it when we are making that long of a drive.
We visited a few stores and grabbed lunch and all I spent was $1.27 in taxes. Everything was totally free.
Both my daughter and I had a coupon for a free item up to a $5 value at Bath & Body Works. So of course we found items that were exactly $5 and both were completely free.
For lunch, we stopped at Chipotle and I redeemed my free burrito text so that too was totally free.
Our last stop was Build a Bear for a free bear. Around Christmas time, Build a Bear was selling $10 gift cards for only $5 so Santa had put one of those in my daughters stocking. And we also had a $10 rewards certificate from earning so many points. We made sure to grab a bear that was exactly $20 bucks. After gift card and rewards certificate, I only had to pay $1.27 in taxes. That is my daughters 72nd Build a Bear! She is obsessed. Thank goodness that I don’t ever pay full price for them because she surely wouldn’t have that many! (To read how to take advantage of the Rewards program at Build a Bear and get free bears, click HERE)
We both had a great mommy-daughter day and we both got spoiled for free 🙂