Sunday, February 9, 2014

First Frugal Week of February

Thankfully the ice and snowy weather has moved out of our area this week and I was able to work every day this week. I'm very thankful for that. 

All drinks, snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners came from home this week, so no money spent on any food out of the house. 

My daughter took stove popped popcorn with her to school one day this week as a snack. She also took a bag for one of her friends, a 16 year old girl. Her friend loved the popcorn and had never had popcorn popped on the stove and had no idea you could buy popcorn or make it on the stove this way. Can you imagine that?

Dinners this week included:

Monday: Pork Stew (Leftovers from Sunday's Pork Roast)
Tuesday:  Vegetable Stir Fry & Rice
Wednesday: Spaghetti & Garlic Bread
Thursday: Vegetable Soup & Cornbread
Friday: Soup Beans & Cornbread
Saturday: Homemade Soup
Sunday: Vegetable Chili

On Saturday, after my daughter's weekly volunteer duties, we ran a couple of errands. 

First errand was to the Dollar Tree for another loaf of bread for 54¢ using the last of our 55¢ off coupons. 

Next errand was to Walgreen's for their buy one get one free Lady Speed Stick Sale. We had buy one get one free coupons, so we were able to pick up 8 Lady Speed Sticks after tax for 17¢ each. 

We also stopped at the Family Dollar store for a bottle of Suave Shampoo, on sale for $1.00 with a $1.00 off coupon, and only paying the 10¢ sales tax. 

I also spent $25 on gas this week, but other than these few things we spent no money otherwise, so a very frugal week here. 

How were things in your home this week?

CFO ~ Chief Frugal Officer
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  1. Sounds like a good week, Belinda!
    Isn't that funny about the popcorn?! I think there's an entire generation growing up that has no idea that popcorn can be made without a microwave.

    Belinda, do you get most of your coupons from in the mail circulars, the newspaper, or online?

    1. Thank you, Lili. I did find that funny about the popcorn. I'm sure her mother and father have had it and probably knew how to make it, and told my daughter that.

      We get 2 Sunday papers each weekend and also print coupons online. The ones we used on Saturday came from the Sunday paper.

      Hope that helps. :)

  2. Great deals wow!!!
    A few years ago on CNN they had these two men on who had compiled a list of things that kids under 20(more like 25 now) don't know. The one I remember most is that if you ask a kid what time it is, non-verbally, by tapping where a watch would be on your wrist, they have no clue what you are asking them. Not all mind you but the majority. Young people have no need for wrist watches these days, with cell phones.

    It was a funny list.


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