Sunday, September 16, 2012

This Week's Frugal Round Up

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.

Search & Win

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
Finally, don't forget about my blog giveaway, which I mentioned here. You have until the end up the month to become a follower of the Frugal Workshop and that is when I will have the drawing. 

What frual things have you done this week to save money? 

© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”


  1. Smart move on the bread bag!

    Let me see -- this week we shopped at the thrift store, decided to eat from the freezer and pantry, baked our own breads, and in general didn't do any riding we didn't have to do. Nothing new or grand, but like you said it does add up over time.

    1. Thanks, Shara. Sounds like you've been very frugal this week to. It does add up over time. Onward to this next week, which is looking like it will be a busy one too. :)

  2. You're racking up the Swagbucks gift cards! That will be a big help with Christmas shopping. For frugal activities, I've just been concentrating on using what we have here, both with meals and crafts.

    1. Thanks, Lili. Yes, I am saving up my Swagbucks for Christmas. Would like to be able to buy my daughter a tablet, but time will tell. :)

      Good job of "use it up" by concentrating on what you have there. :)


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