Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Frugal Happenings Lately

Monday, Monday.  :)

It was a busy weekend here, and I did not get the chance to post. Here is what we've been up to lately...

- Replaced the battery in my 98 Olds Cutlass, which is the one we use to haul off garbage. I don't want to put anything like that in my newer car, so I need to maintain the older one. Cost was $88 and my Brother-In-Law put it in for me. 

- Now that the battery was replaced I was able to take off two weeks of garbage, fill the gas tank up, and fill one of the tires that has a slow leak. The fill up with gas was only $14 and will last around two months. 

- For my regular readers, I've not had any luck finding a garbage service for our area. 

- Packaged up the mozzarella cheese and pepperoni I bought last week into pizza kits for the freezer. 

- I had the oil changed in my newer car and did not have to pay anything today. I prepaid for five years of oil changes when I bought the car. So, in 2020 I will still be getting oil changes at the 2015 price.  :)

- I used a $15 off coupon that I received in the mail to buy  a new swim suit for my daughter for spring break.  

- I used a rewards card to save $6.40 and then saved an additional $8.64 by using my credit card to buy her a cover up for the swim suit. Of course, I have already paid the credit card in full. Nice to get the additional savings for that. 

- Found some Pepperidge Farm dressing mix on mark down for $1.50 each. 

- Made deviled eggs and sandwiches with the egg salad I made this weekend. 

Last week we had Monday off for President's Day and then I worked the rest of the week. 

I hope you had a happy, frugal week.  :)

~ Living within my means in Southern Tennessee ~

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  1. I love how you pre-make your pizza kits ! so fast and easy!

    1. Thank you, Meme. It does make it fast and easy. :)

  2. I love the idea of making the pizza kits! Thanks! This will help my teenage son be a little more independent in feeding himself when he wants a snack! I often get Thomas English Muffins for buy one, get two free. He can use those for mini pizzas! Have a great day.....

    1. You're welcome. Glad I could help. You can put the English muffins in a plastic bag and attach those to the bag too. Anything to make it go faster I say. :) I hope you have a great day too.

  3. Homemade freezer and fridge kits save the day at my house. Great informational post, Belinda. The eggs came in handy. Coupons and credit card deals lose money on me.

    1. Thank you, Anna. I love that the coupons and credit card deals lose money on you too. It is such a fun game to play! lol

  4. It sounds like your week has been going well, Belinda! That's smart to hang on to an older car for hauling stuff like the garbage. We may do that too. Your deviled eggs look so delicious!

    Have a great week!

    1. Thank you, Lili. The older car is great for dirty jobs like garbage. lol

      I hope you have a great week too.

  5. It was so clever of you to prepay on your oil changes. Was that some sort of incentive the auto dealer had going on when you bought your car?

    1. Yes, Theresa, it was an incentive that I got from the auto dealer when I bought the car. I love not having to pay for them now. :)


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