These are the things we have done to save money the past week.
I grocery shopped on 6% Senior Discount Day at Top’s. I got a $3.49 bag of carrots for free with a Monopoly coupon.
I took back a bag of Hubby’s soda cans and got a $2.00 deposit refund.
I found the same jeans that I love on Amazon for $10.00 less than I had purchased them at J. C. Penney’s. I now have 4 pair and I think that will do me for now. I earned points on our credit card and got a rebate on Rakuten(formerly Ebates).
I received a $6.00 rebate in the mail.
We have a dead tree in the garden in the front yard. It is a good size but not too big to handle. Hubby and my son are going to dig it out and let the town take it on brush day. I loved this flowering tree but Hubby thinks the harsh winter and wind killed it. Rather than have another expensive tree killed, we are going to replace it with a huge peony bush that we have in a backyard garden.
Our garage that maintains the car wants $750. to put new back and front brakes on our car. My other son has said he will help put in new ones with Hubby. That will save us quite a bit of money.
I booked a 2 night stay for a trip that we are taking later in the summer. I used Priceline and got a great rate. I also used a $5.00 off coupon that Priceline gave me for signing up. I went through Rakuten and will get $ 5.15 back after we travel. I also got reward points on my credit card.
We did not eat out at a restaurant or get fast food this past week. All food was made and eaten in our kitchen.
I did some hand wash and hung it to dry.
We have not spent much grocery money the past few weeks. So I took money for a birthday gift out of it and it also saved me a trip to the bank. My gift purchase was made using a 15% senior discount, $5. in Kohl’s cash, a $5. coupon and a 20% off coupon. I love stacking these.
It has been so cold here that we have had to use the heat again a couple of mornings just to take the chill off. But we have not had to use the A/C on the warm days.
I took back a couple of library books and got 3 more.
Only turned on the oven once to roast a chicken. Most meals were either cold or done in my electric fry pan.
I picked up an application for our dental office discount. We will fill it out and return with the lump payment a week or so before our next appointment. We have determined that it will save us money especially on major work which will be 20% off.
Our state is changing the way they give the Star Rebate on school taxes. Our town sent us a newsletter explaining the changes. You now have two options, one of which will probably save us some money, I stopped at the town to get more info. Anytime we can save a little more money, we are in. We will be applying for the new way when it becomes necessary.
So what have you done to save money this past week?
4 replies on “Frugal Things This Past Week”
Those are all great small ways to save money, but add them all up and it makes for a chunk o'change. Good job.
It sure does especially the dental discount since we have no insurance.
I've been definitely taking advantage of ebates. We have been booking quite a bit of travel & working on major home projects, so I've been buying gift cards via ebates from Raise, & saving 1% through ebates & then whatever the Raise discount is. We have been using them for things like flights & will also use some of the gift cards to pay for our new doors. It really does add up.
You have to love Raise! It does really add up especially when they put out a $10/100. coupon code.
Thanks for sharing.