Weekly Roundup: Trains, discounts and good deals

by Kristina on April 19, 2013 · 2 comments

Good morning Dinks and happy Friday.  This time next weekend I will be on a train on my way home to see my parents.  As you may remember I don’t visit my hometown very often since my family fell apart almost three years ago, but I haven’t been home in a while and I got a really good deal on my train ticket.

I am taking a 5 hour round trip (10 hours total) for only $80.  I know that may seem expensive to some of you because Amtrak is a lot less expensive than our rail system up here in Canada, but this is a trip that would normally cost over $150, so it’s a really good deal for us Canadians.

I thought that the phase of my life when I would carelessly buy things just because they were a good deal was over – but I guess not.

What is the last thing that you bought (but didn’t need) just because it was on sale?

Have a great weekend. Enjoy these giveaways and posts from around the web:

– My Diary Entry is giving away a pair of X-1 headphones

– Take Our Gift Cards is giving away a $150 Visa gift card

– The Jenny Pincher – I suck at Relationships – But Here’s How I’ve Tried to Fix It

– Smart Money ChicksThings To Do With Your Tax Refund

– Budgets Are Sexy – Yard Sales Are Back!!!!

– Money Crashers – Best New Bank Account Promotions, Offers & Free Money

– My Bank Tracker – New Wells Fargo Branch Concept: Going Small, Going Digital

And here are the carnivals we were linked in:

Adam Hagerman – Carnival of Personal Finance #406 – It’s Tax Time!

One Smart Dollar – Festival of Frugality – Spring is Here…Or Is It?


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1 DC @ Young Adult Money April 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Enjoy the trip! I’ve never travelled by train, I think it would be fun to travel by train someday.

2 Kristina April 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm

OH DC I love travelling by train – you should definitely try it. The tain is very comfy and it’s pretty cheap too. Have a great weekend.

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