The Poor household is blessed with two daughters, Poor Gail Jr. and Poor Rose. Poor Gail Jr., being a quick study when it comes to squeezing her money until politicians scream, decided that to create a big, fun-filled birthday, she would take advantage of every birthday offer she could.
Since Poor Husband had to work on her birthday, we used a free meal coupon for Golden Corral a couple days before. We are lucky to have a very nice GC close to us, and we enjoy the variety.
Then on her birthday, the grand tour began. Both girls and I piled into the car and made our first stop at Baskin Robbins, where she got free ice cream. Then to WaWa, where she received a free large drink. She got a huge Coke slushie.
Next stop was Krispy Creme, where a wonderful lady gave her a free doughnut, plus a second doughnut ‘just because’. We appreciated her going an extra step to make Poor Gail Jr.’s birthday special.
After the doughnuts were stowed in a plastic container to take home, we headed to Dairy Queen for buy one, get one blizzards. Poor Gail Jr. ate hers, and Poor Rose and I split the other. Very yummy.
Then the mall. I really don’t like going to the mall, but we must make sacrifices for those we love. She got a free slice of cookie cake from the Great Cookie company, then at Auntie Anne’s Pretzels she got a box of pretzel bites with a drink purchase. These were also stowed for the trip home, because the next stop was…
Cold Stone Creamery, where we once again got a buy-one-get-one deal. Â Their ice cream is normally too pricey for us, but the birthday coupon made the cost more palatable. It made a nice leisurely break before heading home.
One last stop, though. We went through the Steak n’ Shake drive through to get buy-one-get-one birthday shakes.
We had a great time, and Poor Gail Jr. got lots of birthday goodies. She got a few more emails too late for our excursion, such as a coupon for Red Robin, but she has even bigger plans for next year.
Check out your favorite stores and see if they give birthday goodies. You can have a special treat-filled day, too!
This was originally posted on my old blog, Middle Class Poor.