Friday, March 10, 2023

Frugal Friday....the March 10th Edition

Welcome to Frugal Friday!   

There are a few Frugal wins this past week......

*  I had a burst of energy on Sunday and was trying to put more stuff away in the Master Bathroom.  There are 4 drawers in the middle of the double sink cabinet there.  I noticed that the bottom drawer barely wouldn't fully close and I was wanting to put things away in it.  I had a hunch so I pulled the drawer out and used my trusty broom to clean the slot that held it and here is what I found.....

All this--a pack of wax melts, a pair of cheap sunglasses, a comb attachment to some grooming tool, 2 plastic covers to an unknown appliance and a package of Benadryl--were behind that drawer keeping from closing completely.

The Benadryl was crushed but unused so that went into our medicine stockpile so yay for free OTCs!

 And with the Pollen in full dump mode here I am sure it will get used shortly. 8-)

We haven't had this severe a dump but I noticed Hubs car was yellow/green instead of the Champagne color it usually is on Wednesday.

*  I don't "do" Ibotta all the time now(I just don't go to the store enough to do all the weekly, weekend and big bonuses).  But I do a few now and again.  On Wednesday my big wins were these.....

A pack of mandarin oranges for .88¢ after using a $2/1 Q.

A bottle of Claritin for $2.86 after Ibotta/Coupon dotcom/Fetch.

A bottle of some new Allergy med for a $2.17 moneymaker after Ibotta/Coupons dotcom/Fetch.  These are children's meds but adults can use them too, might have to increase the dosage but still, almost free!

Another Air Wick essential oils air freshener for a $2.02 moneymaker after Ibotta and Coupons dotcom.

If I just count the items I bought that had rebates/coupons and count the $20 gift card I had from past Ibotta purchases I only spent $10.16 OOP on those 28 items after $41.44 in rebates, $23.50 in digital coupons and $8.40 in Fetch points.

*  I found money!

After our doctor's exam on Friday we hit the local Chinese restaurant for lunch.  I spied .06¢ under the counter when Hubs went to pay.

On Wednesday after our trip to the Wound  Care Clinic I snagged an electric cart at Walmart and we picked up groceries and a couple of Rxs. I snagged the nickel just lying in an aisle and the dime under the self-checkout machine we used to pay.

I did a load of laundry on Thursday and as I was putting the broom back(need to use it to reach clothes in the washer because I am too short to reach stuff in the very bottom)I spied a white round disc jutting out of the floor/wall trim.  Went and washed it and found a penny under all that dirt/washing powder/oxidation.

Total Found in last Week.... .22¢
Total Found this Year....... .60¢ 

That's all for this past week.  

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



  1. I earned 24.00 so far on ibotta for march,March, buying g things I can use

  2. For whatever reason, I've found a bunch of change on the ground lately. I'm at a lot of high schools (sporting events), & I feel like that's a prime place to find change.

  3. One Family One Income posted a warning about anticholinergic medications, Benadryl being one. I checked all my meds. Some, like a nose drop are anticholinergic, but the doctor said the method of delivery made it harmless.

  4. I found a $2 off coupon on Amazon for a new book I wanted! I was pretty excited :)

  5. It's only early March and I too am feeling the pollen already.

  6. I found no money, found no bargains anywhere, but during my purging/cleaning process found all sorts of things to use/wear/eat. I should be able to do minimal grocery shopping for the next few months. The last piece of the "what we have on hand"puzzle will be in place tomorrow when TheHub helps me defrost the big freezer.

  7. I used a digital and a paper $15 off of a $150 order coupon at Kroger. They both worked so that was a large discount right off the top.

    My mother in law also gave me a $100 Kroger gift card for cat sitting. I’ve told her no payment necessary so this is her work around.

    Jen G.

  8. Good deals! Free Benadryl, can’t beat that. The pollen at this time of year and for the next couple of months is so yucky.


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