DS was going to a movie with friends yesterday. I tried to buy a ticket for him online, but couldn't get my payment to go through. So I drove over to the theater (5 minutes from our house, so not too much gas) to get the ticket as I wanted to be sure they didn't sell out. Saved $1.35 on the online "convenience charge", though that was offset by a tiny bit of gas used (truly tiny, as the car was in electric mode for most of the trip).
After the movie, was tempted to see if DS wanted to eat out, but decided to go home and make falafel instead. I was working with a box mix, and it had the option of cooking the falafel oil free, so I decided to try that approach. I didn't really like them - thought they were too dry/cardboardy -- but DS liked them enough to eat all but one. I had a smaller serving of dinner, which is in keeping with my dietary goals. And now I know that falafel is one of the things we should eat out when we have the craving. Worth the money.
This morning I did a walk around Greenlake, and then hit the Asian market and the gas station. Found the kind of asian pears we like for only $.89/lb, along with some bok choy (.99/lb, got a big bag) and tofu for $1.49. I could have gotten cheaper tofu, but DS liked this brand when I got it on sale, so decided to stick with it. Still cheaper than getting tofu at a regular store. I splurged a bit on some frozen dumplings, but that is a takeout avoidance meal and thus saves money in the long run.
Used my Fred Meyer discount to get $.10/gallon off 10.5 gallons of gas. A bit bummed that gas prices have shot up since the last time I filled the tank -- base price was $2.31 today, compared to $2.09 a couple of weeks ago.