Sunday, August 20, 2017

Third Frugal Week of August 2017

As I mentioned last week, I was scheduled to sub five days this week. I brought my lunch to school every day and didn't succumb to any take out. On Friday one of the teachers gave me some chicken salad & bread from a local deli, which fed me and my daughter for breakfast Saturday morning. 

I came home Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and my daughter had dinner already warmed up, which was so great after working all day. On Thursday we went to Chattanooga to pet sit for a friend, making $40 in the process. 

Friday was payday already and since I worked 1.5 days prior to the tenth of the month, I received a paycheck as well. That doesn't happen every year, but it's great when it does. My renter's insurance will come out of the 25th of the month, so now I won't have to pull money from my savings to cover the amount. 

On Friday night we decided to have a pizza delivered since we were in the city, which is something we don't have where we live since it is rural. Having a pizza delivered is a real treat to us. 

And guess what? 

Pizza Hut sent us a text on Saturday that they were sorry our pizza took too long to be delivered and offered us a free one topping pizza as compensation. I didn't even think it took that long to be delivered, but what a sweet offer. 

Monday we will be going to a free event for the eclipse and schools are closed here, so this will be a four day work week and I am already scheduled to work two of those days. 

You may have read in the comments from my last blog post that the principal gave me two free pairs of eclipse glasses for Monday, one for me and one for my daughter. 

We picked up red grapes at Aldi this week since they were on sale for 79¢ a pound. 

Several free magazines arrived in the mail this week. Women's Health, Weight Watchers, Money, Time, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Parents and This Old House. I mostly use Recycle Bank credits to earn free magazines. Some of them even have free coupons in them, which is another plus. 

On Sunday we went to the mall as we both had a coupon for $10 off $10 at Yankee Candle and wanted to use it since it expired that day. We both bought a car air freshener and a candle melt and paid 52¢ each. We also picked up our free pizza at Pizza Hut and had that for dinner. 

I picked up one of my prescriptions at CVS on Sunday and we were given two free bottles of water. 

We watched a couple of episodes of Parenthood on the Internet for free while we were in Chattanooga. It is one of my favorite tv shows and I love so much of the music they chose for it. 

That's it for our frugal week here. How was your week?

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. That is great on your getting to sub. Extra money is always nice.
    Heck a FREE pizza is a win win for sure. You have had a lovely week $wise!
    Take care and enjoy the upcoming week.

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I hope you enjoy the week too. :)

  2. Boy, didn't you luck out this week. Good going! I also had what I thought was a decent Yankee coupon, but certainly not as good as yours. I had 50% off a large jar candle. I did use it and it certainly helps with the cost since the jars have gone up in price. Last year I had several, buy one get one coupons, but haven't seen any like that lately.

    Enjoy your day off and eclipse viewing! Have a good week!

  3. Thank you, Mary Lou. I hope you have a good week too. The cashier did give us one buy one get one coupon, so we will have to use it as well before it expires. I love the smell of the candles especially the food ones. LOL

  4. You had a terrific week. Having free time in Chattanooga to shop and a free pizza would be a double dip, but you did much better. We need times like those. Then can't beat Monday's FREE ENTERTAINMENT with your Total Eclipse. My mother was born in 1918 before the last total eclipse, and Monday was a sister's birthday. Good $$$ happenings at our domain, as well, for which we are thankful.

    1. That is great to hear about your good $$$$ happenings with you too, Anna. We had so much fun with the eclipse yesterday. It was great. A once in a lifetime event for sure. :)

  5. Wonderful photos. Thx for sharing your total eclipse. We had 95% eclipse without darkness, just gray sky. Family members are planning to go to Hot Springs, AR in 2004.


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