Saturday, February 13, 2016

Frugal Saturday

Pictured below are two free items I received in the mail this week. One was for a full size can of Axe dry spray deodorant and a coupon for $1.50 off the same item from Target. 

The other free item was for flushable wipes from Cottonelle along with a $1.00 off coupon for Cottonelle toilet paper or wipes. 

We've had some snow in the weather here this week and ended up using four snow days as a result. Unfortunately I missed two days of subbing as a result. 

Some frugal things we did this week include:

Paid $1.38 per gallon for gas at Sam's Club in Chattanooga. I filled up my car for $17.71, which tickled me. However, my brother, who lives in Illinois, is buying gas for 99¢ per gallon! 

Went to Sam's Club this past week and bought pizza making items. I noticed an increase in price on two of the items I normally buy, but did see a decrease in the price of mozzarella cheese. 

August 2012
Pepperoni - $7.98
Black Olives - $6.25

February 2016 
Pepperoni - $10.18 - an increase of $2.12
Black Olives - $9.48 - an increase of $3.23

Mozzarella Cheese (5 pound bag)
June 2010 - $10.37
March 2011 - $11.29
April 2011 - $12.98
January 2012 - $11.98
August 2012 - $11.26
February 2016 - $10.48

I also bought two packages cole slaw, three Asian salad kits, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, pepperoni, sour cream, worcestershire sauce, tortillas, cottage cheese, and yeast.

Today I am making chili for dinner. I used this opportunity to use up a few things that I had lingering in my pantry. 

I used the taco seasoning and sauce from this taco kit and used the shells and a little bit of the hamburger from the chili to make oven baked tacos for lunch today. I also used up the last of three cartons of tomato sauce. It's good to use these items up and get them out of the pantry. 

How is your Saturday shaping up?

~ Living within my means in Southern Tennessee ~

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  1. We are paying between $1.95 and $1.89 a glow here in Western PA. Cheryl

    1. Those are good prices too, Cheryl. I remember being thrilled when we were paying that price. :)

    2. I hate this new kindle fire, I meant gallon. This machine has a mind of it's own. I agree the cost of gas is great, not to great with the stock market, and worse for those poor people in the oil business. Cheryl

    3. Yes, I wonder what will happen as a result of these low gas prices. Time will tell for sure.

  2. Good job on your frugal week.:) Sorry you missed 2 days from the snow. It was in the low 90s here in S Cali. I am hoping it will cool off again. You are creative with your meals. We had a lot of salads this week.

    1. Thank you, Patti. Sounds warm where you live, 90 can be so hot, I would want cooler weather too. Salads are the perfect warm weather food. I hope it cools off for you some this week. :)

  3. 22 February and lowest we see is $1.57 for gas. You did well/well with you all savings. Appreciate seeing your cheese price comparison.

    1. Thank you, Anna. I like seeing the cheese comparison too for some reason. lol


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