Sunday, February 14, 2016

More Frugality Last Week

Besides my plan to move my Rxs for free store gift cards I did a couple other frugal things this past week--

*  I had .50¢ in gas points.  Since my Sonic only has a 10 gallon gas tank I give the points to Hubs as his Malibu has an 18.5 gallon gas tank meaning he gets a better benefit(if he runs his gas down first)for those gas points.  Hubs used them this week so the Weis $1.879 gas was only $1.379 per gallon and he saved us $6.43 on his gas fill-up.

*  I have NOT gone to the grocery store this week at all!  One of the few side benefits on not feeling well-I have not felt like grocery shopping.

*  Though I haven't been to the grocery store I sent Hubs out for plastic wrap at the local Shursave store as it was $2 a roll on sale this week and we are on our last roll.  I had thought about going to Weis last week as they had a Mega-Sale that included the same rolls of Glad wrap but the Deal was you had to buy 10 rolls(or as many rolls as you wanted + enough other Mega-Sale items to equal 10 items)....Reg. price at Weis of $2.49, Instant .50¢ off for Mega-Sale makes them each $1.99.....which is what the local Shursave was selling them for on sale.  I don't NEED 10 rolls of plastic wrap nor could I figure out 8 other Mega-Sale items I wanted/needed so it was more fiscally prudent to just buy them at Shursave.

*  While Hubs was picking up the Glad wrap he also bought himself a bag of chips(to finish off the dip I made him for Super Bowl)and it was on sale too.  Evidently this store started some sort of Grocery Giveaway Promotion and he got a game ticket with his purchase.
Well lookie here!  I won a can of tuna!



I'll take it........lolz
So in the end, we spent $7 of the food budget last week and got a free can of tuna.

* I found a free program to help me do my taxes this year.  I can also use them to e-file for free(but I probably will mail in a paper return anyway).  Why pay for tax software when you don't have to?
Now that we don't have enough deductions to itemize my return is a lot easier to complete....well except for that Lifetime Learning/College Credit thing.  The free software from that tax site makes quick work of that too so I am a happier camper and I keep another $50 or so in my wallet not shelling out for TurboTax or whatever.

What frugal hacks have you taken advantage of lately?

Sluggy


6 comments:

  1. None this week, but gas is $1.39 a gallon, before the 8 cent minimum coupon I always have-which covers my coffee on those cold mornings I need to fill up. I know I should just pocket the savings, but I don't.

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  2. I hope you feel better soon Sluggy! Riteaid is missing you lol soon they shall come looking for you. I am 3/4 through the feb grocery budget and just at the halfway mark in the month so need to put the brakes on. I made a lemon drizzle cake yesterday using a long expired cake mix (and it didn't hurt us). Also listed 2 items on our facebook bidding site. Both have bids so will sell - the money will go into the Weekend away fund. Found a mid-century modern candle holder that is worth some money for .50 cents at my favorite thrift store yesterday plus 2 European decorating magazines for free as they don't charge for magazines. Not much else though.

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  3. Cool that you won a free can of tuna! I've been using up my plastic wrap here too. We had so many boxes of it so time to get busy using it up. :)

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  4. I have not been fruaal but I've been a good girl scout. Yesterday I bought 5 boxes of girl scout cookies= $4 each- and also gave them $20 as a donation. I gave the cookies away to the grandsons and 2 neighbors who all love the Samoas. I kept one box- the new oatmeal raisin- for coffee afternoons LOL. I was a girl scout leader many years with both my daughters so I have a soft soft for them and I'm sure I'll be buying from them again. It's all booths these days in front of busy grocery stores.

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  5. Our taxes are simple and do them through the TaxAct site, no software. I think it cost $27 and most of that is because it costs to file our state taxes online. I was shocked how fast our refunds arrived, less than a week fo Federal and exactly a week for state and that was not doing any early refund offers.
    In the past I also used TurboTax and HRBlock, both through their website with no software.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Yay for frugal and yay for tuna!!!!
    I keep plugging away on finding new corners to cut but it seems my budget is now round with no corners.

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