Frugal Friday: Replace your own watch Battery

It really pays to DIY!

Recently, I went to get my watch battery replaced. At the kiosk in the mall, this service costs $10. On a whim, I decided to ask if I could just buy the battery that I needed.


For a mere $6, I went home with an Energizer watch battery. I pulled out my hubby’s small flat screwdriver, popped off the back and placed the new battery inside. In less than 5 minutes, I had a working watch and saved $4 in the process.

Now, you may scoff at saving $4.00. If you think of it, though, I saved 40% off for doing it myself, which makes it quite a deal.

In perspective, listen to what you could do with the $4.00 you save …

Gift 21 – Milk

A cup of milk seems so simple, but its essential nutrients like protein and calcium are vital to poor children fighting malnutrition. That’s the reason we provide milk and other nutritious items to many schools, orphanages, and hospitals in poverty-stricken countries. A gift of $4 can provide a week’s worth of milk, so we can help a needy child grow “in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52).

or ….

Gift 38 – ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Lambs

War, disaster, or illness can be so traumatic for children that they sometimes stop speaking or withdraw from human contact. To comfort these little ones, Ruth Bell Graham came up with the idea for our Operation Christmas Child teams to hand out toy lambs that would play the sweet melody of ‘Jesus Loves Me’. For $4, this cuddly lamb will reassure a hurting child of the Good Shepherd’s love and care.

These are gifts from this year’s Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog.

Makes you want to go change your own watch battery doesn’t it!

So that you can change the world …

Helpful links:

WikiHow’s How-To-Guide for watch repair

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog

One Comment (+add yours?)

  1. corporate Gifts $2
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 03:59:59

    Very good post. I am experiencing some of these issues
    as well..


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