Friday, March 24, 2017

Frugal Friday

Here are things I did this week that were frugal.  By spending more intentionally we can choose were to spend our money and where to save it.


* Purchased food gift cards at 15% off.



* Didn't buy many groceries this week and everything I bought was on sale and some I even had a coupon to use.  I also used a discounted gift card for that grocery store to pay for the shop.


* I had $30 in Kohl's Cash saved up from buying Hubs and College Boy some clothing(also got large pillar candles for $5.99 to put away for next Xmas in these shops too)so instead of using it on splurging out on Fiesta Ware dish sets(a great deal at $32.01 for two 4 piece place settings!)I bought my daughter a pair of sneakers.


I don't "need" new dishes and even though these would be rather inexpensive for that brand they would still have cost a LOT of money for dishes.  The sneakers on the other hand will be a need eventually when her current shoes wear out and after the Kohl's Cash only cost me $15 OOP and if she doesn't "need" them until late this year I can put these away until her birthday or Christmas so killing two birds with one stone so to speak.
I had the shoes shipped to the store for pick-up so I saved on the shipping as well.
And I shopped online through a cash back site and got an extra .42¢ in that account.  Hey, it may not be much but it adds up over the course of a year. 8-)

* I paid our sewage bill this week.  If you pay it annually instead of quarterly you save money.  It may be only $30 a year in savings but why not if we have the money, right?   Small savings measures add up over the years.



* Actually, this one was last week--I bought dish soap at the Dollar Tree for $1 a bottle.  I am very low on my dish soap stockpile so I have been looking for a "deal" on this item but have found none lately.  I figure a huge bottle of $1 dish soap is better than purchasing a much smaller name brand dish soap at 2 to 3 times that price.

* When I sent College Boy back to school I sent along a bag of goodies for him to open at Easter(since he won't be coming home next month).  That saved me the postage if I had to mail him a box of goodies.

* Not frugal but a result from a previous frugal action.....I received two cash rebates in the mail this week.

$9.62 total back which I will put aside with my saved coins for the year and my assorted online cash back rebate site monies and then dump it all into the food budget for 2017.

* I didn't do much cooking this week as we had tons of Leftovers to use up. This saved me time and money.

* Went on Youtube to watch a couple of cable shows I like that were posted there as well as two movies.  We got rid of cable 3 or 4 years ago.

So what did you do this week to keep money in your pocket or add to your savings?

Sluggy

15 comments:

  1. Rhat is the exact dish soap that I have been usig for several years now. $1/50 oz works for me. The other generic brand DT sells is garbage, I like LA's awesome line of products

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  2. Well it is my Birthday so I let my mom take me out to dinner!

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    1. Jaw hits floor.....she paid?!? And you didn't hold a gun to her head? lolz

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  3. Now I feel obligated to head to Dollar Gen to shop for cards.. I hope the one near me has some from places we frequent (Subway, Subway, Subway) We are headed to the lake today and there are 2 DG's on the way so I have options other than the one nearest me.

    Nice to hear you recommend the dish soap CT.

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    1. Our DG's had tons of Subway gift cards....come on up!

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  4. Do you think CB will open the candy now? I would! I still have 10 or 12 bottles of Dawn and just bought a jug of the refill. The bottles cost me a quarter. Jug was not on sale. I don't dare try anything else since my hands break out so easily. Yes, I am delicate...lol.

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    1. Yes I'd be surprised if most of it made it to the weekend. lol

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  5. Looks like you had a good, frugal week. WTG!

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  6. Thanks for the heads up on the Fiesta ware. Great deal!!

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    1. Evidently that deal ended earlier this week.

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  7. On the way somewhere else, I went out of the way four blocks and let a friend run in and get the ads. I don't think I have ever noticed the cards before. While I was at it, I looked closely at ever item, and Dove was the only thing I would ever buy. Maybe next week...

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  8. At work, when we have a lot of food left over, we are able to buy a full take home container for just a couple dollars. Monday I brought home chicken tenders, Thursday was sausages and Friday I got some apples and carrots.

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    1. I'd take advantage of that offer too!

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  9. Hubs broke 1 of my fiestaware plates. I can't find just the plate in right color. Being short the plate was bugging me. I found a 80% look alike at Dollar Tree as a placeholder until I find the real one. Color a tad off, lighter weight, and sides are a bit different groove but hardly noticeable to a quick eye on a set table. My big win.

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  10. I saved money last week by only buying what I specifically needed for each dinner. So my grocery bill was $28 while I budgeted $70! :)

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