Friday, August 10, 2018

Frugal Friday ~ August 10, 2018

It's Friday once again and time for another frugal blog post. 

We stayed home several days this week and worked on cleaning, sewing, and reselling. 

Monday was the day the washer was fixed, so we ended up washing four loads and folding and putting those away. 

Recent Packages Waiting on the Mailman
We continue to make sales online and oftentimes we use second hand packaging materials. We always reuse the ones we get in the mail. 


I'm still decluttering around here. Some of the silliest things were kept for some unknown reason. 

Today I put into the donation pile two pieces of glass that looked like tiny candle holders. I suspect my daughter kept them when she was little. She never wanted to get rid of anything back then, but today is another story. Thank goodness.  :)


Do you ever leave your grocery list at home? When I've done that it's usually because I ended up in town for some other reason and wanting to save on fuel, I go to the grocery store, but without my list since I hadn't planned to go there.

I've been using Google Docs for a while now, but never thought to keep my grocery list on there. I can access Google Docs from my phone. Since I always have my phone with me for sub jobs, I will now always have my grocery list with me.  


Could it be a possibility that price books may become obsolete with the new grocery store pick up websites? These stores have their products listed, the different sizes and the prices as well. 

This week I compared groceries at two websites, Walmart and Food City. 

Comparing prices has never been easier than it is now. We could be shopping in a store and wonder if a price on one item is a better value somewhere else and a quick view on your smartphone will answer that question. 

I've been having fun this week comparing prices between Walmart and Food City. As always, no one store has the best price on everything. 

If you're interested, this link to Walmart will give you $10 off of your first pick up order. 


My daughter did her usual Thursday thrift store shopping and stopped in at Ingle's to find these meat markdowns:


Ground beef, actually marked down twice. Final price was $5.99 each for over three pounds in each package works out to $1.83 per pound.


Sweet Italian Sausage for $1.99 each, which is a great price. 


And lastly, two cheddar style burgers for $1.99.


That is all the news to report this week. I hope you have had a wonderful, frugal week. I would love to hear all about it in the comments section. 

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

19 comments :

  1. Wow! Those are some great meat prices! What a blessing!

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    1. Thank you, MamaHen. Definitely a blessing. :)

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  2. What a lovely eek. Your meat deals are fantastic!
    Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I hope you have a good weekend too. :)

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  3. Bailey is amazing, you are a lucky momma.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Thank you, Mary Lou. I appreciate that, she is a sweetheart. I hope you have a good weekend too.

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  5. I love your frugal Friday post! Always such good ideas. That one about saving boxes and reusing is great idea. I used to do that, but I got too many and it just ended up being a cluttered mess of boxes. lol Then the frustration of wanting to just throw everything away. :)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. That means a lot to me. :) We do have boxes stacked up in our shipping area. They almost reach the ceiling. LOL

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  6. Wow, you scored some great deals!

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  7. This is exactly how I buy all my meat.

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    1. We only buy meat on sale or on markdown here too. :)

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  8. You always find the best deals, Belinda! 😊

    I stayed home all this week, so I saved money by not buying anything. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Nil. Staying home is a great way to save money!!

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    2. Belinda and Bailey are a great money-saving team. DH found an error in not receiving points for vehicle gas, made a call, and will receive 90-cents off per gallon at end-of-August fill-up. Good saving for him.

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    3. That is terrific, Anna. Good for him!

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  9. Those meat prices are the best. I agree Bailey is the best.

    I keep my list on my phone too. I have it in categories. I have my grocery list, non-grocery list, thrift list, art supply list. Been doing this since the days of the very first Palm Pilots, lol. I even make notes like Coupon for Cat Food. I won't forget the coupon. I even write prices for things so I know if the store is charging higher than they should and if it's a good deal. I am one of those super organized people, lol.

    I don't use a price book either. I take my lists every week and look online for best deals before I go shopping. Then I know if I want to order online, or go to that store. It saves so much money and helps with not running around everywhere. It only takes about five minutes a week for me to price compare. I will never do a price book again.

    If I am at WalMart I see something I want that is a good deal I will look online to see if I can find a better deal. Plus, I check WalMart online and have them honor the price. For example we bought a new cable box a couple weeks ago. The store had it $12 higher than WalMart. We showed them WM online's price and saved $12.

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  10. Thank you, Safyne Anais. You really know how to use your smart book to your advantage. I am in awe of you and how you use it. I'm going to have to get better as using mine to save money.

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  11. Hi Belinda,
    Have you ever mixed bulk sausage with ground beef? My partner makes meatloaf, meatballs and even hamburgers this way and the result is very savory. He doesn't do this every time -- only when we find a decent price on sausage.

    You're lucky to have multiple supermarket options. Here we have just two, plus a limited amount of groceries at Walmart.

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