Sorry for the poor picture quality, but it was about six o'clock in the morning and I was tired. Originally I was scheduled to work three days this week, but ended up working four instead, which will be great on payday. I brown bagged my lunch for three of those days, although one day the call came so late I was already on my way to school, so I didn't have a lunch with me, but that was OK. I bought a school lunch for $3.00 and had fish, corn, Texas toast, and the best pear along with sweet iced tea.
If you can see from the photo, I put my sandwich in the bread wrapper since I used the last of this loaf and saved myself the cost of a baggie to put my sandwich into, and let me tell you it fit much better in the bread bag. lol
Last weekend we stayed home over the weekend rather than drive anywhere. Last Sunday, my Mom wanted me to drive to the convenience store and buy newspapers and lottery tickets. I declined and figured I saved $2.50 for papers, $5.00 for lottery tickets, and $1.75 in gas. It's the little things that add up over time.
I'm still doing Swagbucks and this week earned another gift certificate for $25 to Amazon. Now I have $105 saved in my Amazon account, which I am saving up for Christmas.
Here's what I've been reading this week...
Len Penzo asks the question: My Margarine Taste Test: Which Brand Tastes Most Like Butter? I've always wondered this question myself, and I like the way Len conducts his experiments. He actually had a panel of 12 members that conducted this survey. I have to admit that I used to use Country Crock regularly until they took the trans fat out of it a few years ago, and I switched to butter at that point in time, but I think I will give both it and the Land of Lakes buttery spread a try because I as you know we are all about saving money here at the Frugal Workshop.
Frugal Workshop was mentioned last week on Len Penzo Dot Com's blog. This was Len's monthly list for his Top 25 Referrers for August. Look below and you can see us tied at spot number 22 with Couple Money. I consider it an honor to be listed on his blog.
|Image Credit: Len Penzo Dot Com|
What frual things have you done this week to save money?
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