Saturday, January 22, 2022

Frugal Friday....the Birthday(Jan. 21st)Edition on January 22nd

First off, thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday or sent messages to cheer me out of the winter doldrums.  I swear with this cold weather I am feeling every one of my XXX years old. lolz  And here's to you, all you other January babies out there!

So here are a few of the frugal-ish things that happened here this past week.......

*   No food waste so far. ;-)  Not much cooking either and eating leftovers happened as always.

*  I used my free Birthday Burger coupon at Red Robin on Thursday.  I pulled what my daughter use to when we'd go out as a family; I got the most expensive one on the menu. lol  It sort of backfired on me though as it wasn't as good as the burger I usually get there. It was still yummy and FREE! ;-)

*  I did a couple of Rite-Aid transactions this week.......

Nothing OOP, earned $6 in Bonus Cash back and $7 in Ibotta(Oral B, Glide, Twist, 2 x Jergens).

*  I did a fair amount of Walmart this week too.

2 trips(2 different Walmarts)and some offers reset.  Missing from photo are a tin of Nivea men's cream,
a whole Perdue chicken, 3 Hallmark cards, Penetrex muscle reliever, 4 bags of Green Giant Riced/Spiraled veggies, a bottle of Fairlife milk and a Freschetta frozen pizza.

This week Ibotta has 5-6 free items if you sign up or have someone sign up under your referral code.  Mine is MKAAXA.  I haven't gotten any referrals so I only got the free pizza offer. 8-(

Anyway, I also bought a bag of shredded cheese at Weis(PMITA)Markets for $2.50 so my Grand Total Spent for Ibotta items was $79.02 after coupons and gift cards used.(The scanner gun at the last Walmart yesterday was broken so I couldn't use more gift cards from my phone.)
I earned back $63.44 in Ibotta rebates and bonuses for the week, making my OOP $15.58 after Ibotta.  I earned $9.48 on Coupons dotcom and Checkout51 making it $6.10 OOP.  I also earned .31¢ on Fetch, $3.40 on Shop Kick and $6.15 on Swag Bucks(but I don't count those until I cash out for gift cards).

I also found a few clearance deals at Walmart, $1 for Turkey Broth and 100 count boxes of tea bags, 2 bags of Smartfood and 2 Family size boxes of Cheerios(not pictured)for Hubs.

*   I found money!

Found this 12¢ at the entrance outside of my Rite-Aid on Monday.

Found this penny by the second register at my R-A on Wednesday.

Total Found in last Week...... .13¢
Total Found This Year......$1.83

It would be nice to crack the $2 mark for January but probably won't happen. ;-)

That's about all I've got for this week.

Any frugal wins in your neck of the woods?  Let's hear all about them!

And have a good weekend and stay warm!!



  1. I have a return for Marshall's- might be too late at this point, but decided it was the only thing I needed to do, so couldn't justify driving 20 miles to closest store so that's my savings. Worst case I can't return the gift and one of my girls gets a new sweater.( Not sure what universe my SIL thought I could wear a medium).

    1. Not 100% sure on this but this is what a Marshal’s sales lady told me. ( and I believe it goes for TJ and Home Goods) if you bring things back with a gift receipt the 30 day limit doesn’t apply. They’ll exchange or give you a gift card. I live 60miles away so don’t get there often. I’m going to try to remember to get gift receipts.

  2. I saw the birthday on FB and hoped you had a good one.

    I think of you whenever I find a penny now; and I have the goodies you sent me.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday! I saved a little over $9 by doing some price comparisons. I'll call that my win for the week!

  4. You are just amazing keeping all that stuff and keeping track of points and such. My head would explode.

  5. I agree with Kim...You astound me! Frugal wins...mmm.. I bought enough veggies to make a huge pot of soup that I will freeze half of. I went to Trader Joe's to get a few items, and found a nice bottle of wine for half the cost at the local grocery store.

  6. Belated best wishes for a happy birthday


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