Walmart Frugal Heroes $100 Challenge: Cottage/Beach Bag Essentials

Last Thursday, Walmart declared the day National Savings Day and my friend Dee (click on her name to see her challenge) and I participated in our first-ever Frugal Heroes Challenge. We were both challenged to make the most of our dollar by shopping the lowest prices and saving. We are both very frugal people so we relished the challenge. In fact, we had set ourselves our own little challenge the other night to see who could find the cheapest car and home insurance quotes. I won (of course)!!! But not all of us have the frugal gene, I have some friends who struggle to be frugel and find themselves getting payday loans because they can’t keep within a budget. Maybe they should consider payday loan consolidation to make their repayments mangeable? I’ve heard its super helpful. They will have to admit that their spending habits are a big problem and rethink their finances. If they look at the best credit cards for building credit, they may be able to get back on track but they need to learn how to be frugal! But I digress. We each had a particular challenge… Dee was shopping for Summer Beauty Essentials and my challenge was similar but focused on necessities when filling a Beach/Cottage bag. Walmart graciously provided us both with a $100 Walmart Gift Card to use towards our specific challenge goals. Take a look below to see all of the products I purchased for my challenge and whether I stayed within budget. Hint……I came really close!

My Walmart Canada Frugal Heroes Challenge:
“Cottage / Beach Bag Essentials”
Nautical-Inspired Beach Bag – $22 CDN
Gum ($1.58 CDN) & Vitamin Water ($1.77 CDN)
Beach Towel ($7.88 CDN),
Sunscreen Lotions: 30 for Mom & Dad & 60 for Kids ($9.97 CDN each)
Makeup Case ($6.97 CDN), Tange Hair Brush ($9.97 CDN),
Lip Balm ($1.97 CDN) & Body Mist ($5.97 CDN)
Reading Material – Magazine ($4.98 CDN) & Novel ($6.97 CDN)
$100 Beach Bag Challenge!
Walmart Receipt – Super Savings!!
To see other challenges check out @WalmartCanada on Twitter
using the Hashtag #WalmartFrugalHeroes
What do you think of my Beach Bag picks?

Did I forget anything? What would you have included?