I used to be on a frugal living board and this was always a great thread topic. Share your budget triumphs and setbacks (and especially any suggestions on fixing frugal flops). I'll start: Frugal victory: Found Olay Total Defense moisturizer that normally sells for $13.99 on clearance for $3.49 at Walgreen's. After using manufacturer and Easy Saver coupons, got 2 bottles for $1 apiece I was so happy because I love this moisturizer but am too cheap to pay anything near full price. Frugal flop: My 4-year old needs major dental work, and they're going to have to sedate him to do it. We have dental insurance, but they're quoting me $491 for our share of the dental work PLUS $200 for every half hour of sedation--and they think it's going to take 2.5 hours...$200 X 5 = $1000! Plus, I'd have to pay it up front and then submit it to my insurance. I'm trying to figure out how much of that my insurance will cover. I'm also thinking about calling some other dentists. Is it just me, or does $1000 for dental sedation seem insane? Of course, this is not just nitrous oxide, it's heavy sedation, but still! I can't believe I have to fork over almost $1500 for teeth that will fall out in a couple of years!