I created this post as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and Shell; all opinions are my own. #ShellCrowd
We budget in my family and are always looking for ways to save.
Sometimes those savings go towards other things we need.
But every now and then, it’s nice to take those savings and use them on something that’s just for fun- a want instead of a need.
One of my favorite ways to splurge a little is to go on a foodie adventure. I love where I live, but I’ve also said that one thing that bothers me about it is that it’s hard to be a foodie in a chain restaurant town. Thankfully, I have a friend who feels the same way and we head out together to towns that aren’t that far way, where we head to try new foods, usually inspired by various local foodie instagram accounts that we drool over.
Recently, we headed off to try specialty donuts: pineapple upside down cake donuts, maple bacon donuts, s’mores donuts, creme brulee, and more. They were ahhhh-mazing!
We’ve taken a short trip to a cupcake shop that was a winner on the show Cupcake Wars and knew after one bite why they won. Though my favorite was the pb&j cupcake: peanut butter frosting with strawberry jelly filling.
It’s not just desserts: any new food and especially the specialty of a restaurant, I’ll try it. But if I keep posting all my foodie day trip pics, you’ll be starving! Though you can follow me on instagram if you want to see more. I have a foodie bucket list I’m working my way through, so there’s more coming!
But, in order to be able to go on these foodie adventures, I do need to make sure I’m saving in other areas.
One really easy way to save is with Shell’s new Fuel Rewards® program which helps its members save at least 3 cents per gallon just by swiping a free membership card. New members can get a discount of 25 cents off per gallon. Hmmm… that would get me a cupcake or three!
What is your favorite splurge when you have a little extra money?