Sunday, July 28, 2019

Frugal Friday on Sunday ~ July 28, 2019

Last Saturday we ventured out to yard sale, but the rain started soon afterwards, so it turned out to be a dud. We did go to Starbucks and got some work done via their free WiFi and had free refills on my iced green tea. 

Yesterday we ventured out to yard sale again and it turned out to be a great day. We actually took both cars because I wanted to go to a clothing closet ministry and Miss B wanted to go to a church yard sale. We met up afterwards and got into one car to continue our yard sale day.


The clothing ministry is run by a local church and once a month you can get free clothes. I went for my Mom who has been having nose bleeds due to her blood thinner and wanted some new shirts. 

I picked out several shirts and even some pants for free. She was so tickled with them. This is such a great ministry and such a good thing for our community. 

The church yard sale Miss B went to was selling clothes by the bag since it was the last day. She ended up with three large garbage bags for $10 each and got a lot of great pieces. 

While we were out and about I found an advertisement on my news feed for inexpensive produce, so we decided to go and investigate. 


 The store is called Root to Fruit and is on Ringgold Road in East Ridge for those who live locally. 

They had red pears pried at 4 for $1.00, so I definitely got those. I like pears but hardly ever buy them due to the price but this was a great price for them. 


We also bought cucumbers, tomatoes, and bananas, which were perfectly ripe enough to make banana pancakes for breakfast this morning. I made a few blueberry pancakes and even some chocolate chip pancakes this morning too. 

Afterwards we wanted to use up some $5/$7 vouchers we had from UberEats. (Google: Uber Eats $7 voucher) So we went to The Purple Daisy Cafe and both got a baked potato with the works for 65¢ each after our vouchers. 

Other frugal things we did this week include:

I received a survey in the mail from Consumer Opinion and also received $5 in advance from them for completing the survey. 


This week I repaired the hem on a pair of pants. These were pants we bought to resell. The hem had fallen out and had been walked on, but ironing and repairing the hem made them usable again. 

For meals this week we had pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, chicken tenders,  tacos, grilled chicken, and loaded baked potatoes. Most of those were served with potato salad on the side. 

Just last week my daughter picked up a five pound bag of potatoes in the produce section for 99¢. I took the entire bag and made a huge batch of potato salad that lasted us the entire week as a side dish.

How was your week?

Belinda
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18 comments :

  1. Wowza girl you both got some great deals. That is so cool that there is a free clothing give away.
    Great deals on the fruit. Love pears too - but they are pricey. I would have jumped on that deal too.
    Meals sounded great. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I hope you have a good week too. I was tickled over the pears.

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  2. I have lots of potatoes given to me. My plan is potato salad. Now that celery has gone down, I can afford celery to put in the potato salad.

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    1. Definitely on the celery. I'm so glad the price has come back down.

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  3. That's great on the free clothing. Good deal on the pears, too. I love blueberry pancakes.

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    1. I love the blueberry pancakes too, DLL. My daughter even warmed up the maple syrup before adding it to her pancakes.

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  4. Great deal on the produce. Also the meals sound very good. I get the whole idea of making a huge batch of something and eating on it all week. Unfortunately TheHub is not so inclined, so whatever I make I have to finish off at lunchtime. Now I generally take a big amount of one food (like potatoes) and prepare it 3 ways. I just make sure I can make everything from boiled potatoes so there is only one real cooking process.

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    1. That is a great concept, Anne. Sort of like a potato batch cooking process. I should do that too, one of them would be augratin potatoes. They are so good.
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  5. Good shopping, as usual. I try to always have blueberries in the freezer when I get the urge for blueberry pancakes. They are my favorite, as well.

    Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Lou. The freezer is the best lace for blueberries since they last so long in there. I hope you have a good week too. :)

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  6. You did have a great week! What's better than free clothing? And the fruit was a great bargain, for sure. I still haven't done the Starbucks thing, but it's on my mind.

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    1. Thank you, Penny. I was so tickled over the free clothing as was my Mom.

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  7. As usual you are smokin in the saving department. Good for you.

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  8. Your post reminded me that I need to follow some mending. Not something I enjoy doing, but i don’t want to throw away an otherwise good garment.

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    1. Definitely, Nil. I know how easy it is to let something sit in my closet while it needs a repair. Summer is a good time for me to mend.

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  9. Love your blog, long time reader. Please tip the baristas well

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    1. Thank you so much, Vanessa. Thank you for the reminder on tipping as well. They work hard and deserve to be tipped well. :)

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