Saturday, April 25, 2015

My Frugal Week

Frugal things we did this week include...

Rescued a laundry basket from the garbage, just had to duct tape it to fix it using the technique I blogged about here

- Bought six bottles of BBQ Sauce, which were 99¢, but had $1.00 coupons attached, so free to me. 

- Bought my daughter's prom ticket at the reduced rate instead of waiting until the price goes up later. Savings was $10.00. I did the same thing with her yearbook this year. I bought hers at the reduced rate in the fall instead of waiting until spring when the price was higher. 

- Took off our own garbage as usual, which cost us nothing. I would love to delegate this to an outside service, but they are very hard to find here and I would end up paying for this service as well.   So, for now, I will continue to do this myself for free. 

- I started the work week with no days to work, but by the end of the week I had worked every day. I count my blessings for this and many other things. 

- I was gifted with multiple boxes of gluten free macaroni and cheese, which we will try and then decide if we like or not. If we don't like this, I will donate to the food pantry. I was also given one bag of onions, and one container of butter. 


How was your week?

Belinda
Live simply by not spending money you don't have.
© Belinda & Frugal Workshop, 2011 - 2015.

10 comments :

  1. What do you mean by "I took off our own garbage"? Do you haul it yourself to a transfer station or a dump?

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    1. Yes, we haul it ourselves. We do not have garbage service in the rural community we live in, so we either have to burn it or haul it ourselves. There is a place with dumpsters about 3 miles from where we live, so it is not far at all. It is a chore though, which I would gladly pay someone else to do somedays. lol

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  2. Glad to see you post again. Love reading your blog.

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  3. Thank you, Theresa. We've had 3 deaths in our family in the last month. Two of my uncles (my Mom's brother and my Dad's brother) and then last week, my grandmother died, so it was a little rough going there for a while. Glad to see you here though. :)

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  4. So sorry to hear about your loss Belinda. Be well.

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  5. Belinda, my condolence on your losses.

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  6. Sending my sympathy to you and your family.

    As for savings last week, there was a large one. A prescription escalated in price, but an OTC is available to replace it. Savings yearly: $1138.80.

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    1. Thank you. What a great savings!! You did good. :)

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