Time For Change
Just under four months ago I responded to an Indie Travel Challenge by Bootsnall: See a Penny, Pick It Up. In brief, I set myself the task of emptying my purse of any change under €2 every Friday for the forseeable future. Dear reader, it wasn’t all talk. I actually did it!
Last Sunday I decided it was about time to count out the two jars of change that I had accumulated.
It took me a while but I managed. I managed in typical obsessive compulsive Hannah fashion. In particular, the €5 made up entirely of 5c coins appeased my penchant for multiples of five to no end.
Top left: a rogue penny
Turns out I saved enough money to do one of the following:
- Adopt an orangutan for a year
- Get a return flight to the UK (on one of Ryanair’s good days)
- Go zorbing 3 times
- Buy a decent sleeping bag
- Have little fish munch on my feet for over an hour
- Watch the awesome Foo Fighters and The Black Keys live in concert
That’s right: I was a few cents short of €50! Go me 🙂 I’ve already paid for most of the things on that list so I think I’m going to be sensible and get the sleeping bag I actually need.
So there you have it – if you’ve already cut back on the unnecessary expenses, there are still ways to save money if you need to.