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Frugal Things This Past Week

These are the things that we have done frugally this past week:

– I used a $5.00 off coupon to get Hubby’s and my winter coats dry cleaned.

– I received a $3.00 rebate in the mail.

– I cashed in my Ibotta rebates for a $10.00 Walmart gift card.

-I received a $5.00 Walmart gift card from Bing.

– I washed two loads of clothing and towels in cold water in the HE using the crystal eggs to wash;Hung the clothing to dry and used the dryer with the wool balls for the towels to cut down on the drying time needed.

– Grocery shopping was done for just needed items this week. I did no stockpiling there.

– We have been grilling our meat outside to use up the propane. We don’t like storing it over the winter. 

– I washed some windows on the outsides using a bucket of water, vinegar, a little dishwasher soap and our squeegee.

– Hubby trimmed the rose bushes and transplanted a bush to a front yard garden.

– I renewed my library card and took out one book to read.

– Hubby continues to get everything off the garage floor to get ready for the work that is going to be done on it in mid-October.

– I stocked up on toilet paper and garbage bags at great prices from Amazon.     

– Entertainment this week: We had company for dinner last Tuesday evening. We had family watch the Bills game with us on Sunday. My son bought us an early take out dinner that afternoon. 

– The A/C has stayed off and we have not turned on the heat even though it has gotten cold a few nights. 

– I soaked the apples I purchased in a solution of 1 Tbsp. of baking soda and 6 cups of water for about 15 minutes, rinsed them well, and dried them. Studies have shown that this removes most of the pesticides. I don’t purchase rinse to do this.

– I filled up two 2 ltr. bottles(from Hubby’s Diet Coke) with tap water to add to my water stockpile. 

– I returned a bag of cans and bottles to Fast Cash and got $2.60 in deposit returns. 

– Picked up a 90 day prescription that had no co-pay. 

– I am continuing to save plastic grocery store bags to stockpile for my wastebasket disposal. It won’t be long before our state’s ban goes into effect.

– With the colder weather kicking in my arthritis is starting to bother me, so I soaked in the bathtub in epsom salts which always makes me feel better. I added epsom salts to my errand list because I am getting low. 

– We will use the leftover turkey taco meat for taco salads again tonight. We love these and don’t mind eating them two nights in a row. Waste not, want not! 

What have you done frugally this past week? Please share so that we can all teach each other.

8 replies on “Frugal Things This Past Week”

Hi I just wanted to tell you how I enjoy your blog, all of your ideas are so wonderful.I just discovered it recently and you are one creative and practical lady. I will try to apply your methods. Im a mom of 3 boys two young adults and one 4 year old.I live in Illinois the triple taxation state, we also have nasty great lakes winters so i like all the pantry ideas you share. Thank you for blogging, its giving me so much inspiration to continue the frugal journey.I cant say enough how detailed and comprehensive your blog is. Thanks again!

I was out of town for work this weekend and although I could eat out 3X a day on their dime. I chose to bring leftovers and food from home saving calories and in the long run the bottom dollar of the company, same with a hotel stay since we were in the same town my MIL lives we stayed with her.
We paid cash for dinner one night (we get 1/2 off at a friends pup) and she took us out 1 night. I did submit my mileage though and already deposited the check along MIL's check for her Costco order we brought up
We had planned to stop for dinner on the way home but the weather was frightful so we just got home as quickly as we could and my pet sitter had left us a dinner of ribs and rotisserie chicken
I ate the chicken for lunch the next day
Took advantage of the Target pet food deal buying 2 large bags of cat food for 28.00 and getting 10.00 in GC which will buy dog food on Saturday
Cancelled my Subscribe and Save on cat food this month
Redeemed 25.00 Amazon GC from Swagbucks that'll go to my S/S order this month

Hi Patti,

You had a good week saving your company money. How nice of the pet sitter to leave food for you. I believe that when you do something nice, nice things happen to you and this proves it. Good deal on the pet food.

You are always so organized, and organization definitely leads to savings. Great work this week!

I was in Boulder for work, so I didn't spend any money. I also left a menu & easy items for the boys while I was gone, found a coupon (I knew they would eat out once), found $.02 on the ground, & arranged carpools to cut down on driving.

Hi AD, this is Chris. Last week was a regular shopping week, but I did go and hit the 10/10 sale at Meijer and got a few blocks of cream cheese and a few bags of pretzels for my stockpile.

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