Saturday, August 17, 2019

Frugal Friday ~ August 16, 2019



This week I was able to sub for two days, so I'm grateful for that. Naturally, I packed my lunch and brought plenty of water for both days. 


My time was spent in the gym where there is no a/c. All the doors are open and there are big industrial fans, but it is still hot, so I drink a lot of water. 


These are the containers I brought with me. One is my regular water cup and the big one is a one gallon Bubba Keg. I bought it years ago at a yard sale for 50¢. It keeps ice all day long and even overnight. It was a good investment as a new one will run about $30.



Jody asked me to come over on Saturday and help him can peppers. He had grown all of them in his raised bed gardens. He had canned with his parents and grandparents when he was young, but they've all passed away since then. 

This was his first time canning since then and he wanted someone there to make sure he was doing it right. He does so much for us that I was more than happy to help him. In the end we had twelve half pints of peppers. 

The Mennonite community here has boxes of produce for sale at this time of year for $7.00 for canning. Jody said we should get some green beans and can them and split them up for our families. I thought this was a great idea.




Cool Gear really came through with their replacement for me. They sent me three containers and one of those was an expandable Bento box, which was very nice of them. 


We both received a free sample from the Freeosk at Walmart this week. This was a free sample of the Smarty Pants Women's vitamins. 





Weight Watchers magazine is no longer going to be published, so my subscription was switched over to Eating Well magazine, which came in the mail yesterday. 

There are a lot of good looking recipes in there that I'm going to have to try out. My original WW magazine subscription was free, so this one was as well. 


Last week I sold a cookbook that I bought at a yard sale for 15¢ for $5.00 on eBay. I also sold three other items on there this week. The money from these sales will help supplement my income this month. 


If you're interested in what I did in my frugal kitchen last week, be sure to read that blog post here


Thanks to my wonderful readers, this week I was able to cash out on Microsoft Rewards for two $5 Amazon gift cards making my balance $20 now. 


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My daughter went to town on Wednesday and scored a good deal on  Coca-Cola 2 liters. 


Publix has them on sale for buy two, get two free.  They also have a coupon in their coupon flyer for $2.00 off two certain coke products.

She bought me my favorite lemonade and stocked up on some other flavors that aren't pictured here like Mello Yellow and Pineapple, Orange, and Strawberry Fanta. 


My daughter worked out a deal through Influenster and earned a $15 shopping spree for Big Lots. One of the things she bought me were these dryer balls, so we will be trying these out this week. 



Panera Bread sent me an email for a free pastry this week, so I picked out this chocolate croissant. 



Toy Story 4 is ending in theaters here this week. We've seen all the Toy Story movies at the theater and wanted to see this one there as well. We saw it on Tuesday since it's $5 night and since we are reward members that comes with a free small bag of popcorn. 


It was a very busy week getting back into a routine and tiring at the end of the day, so I slept well. I hope you all have had a good week as well. 

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~
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16 comments :

  1. Lots of frugal goodness for you this week!

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  2. Sounds like a great week! We did a few standard things, & I had a ton of eBay sales, which really helped.

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    1. Thank you. Kudos to you for good eBay sales this week. Can't beat that.

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  3. Lots of goodies for you. WTG!
    sounds like you had an awesome week.

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  4. Great discounts this week Belinda! I use tennis balls in my dryer, they really help get things dry faster like bedding, towels, and my husband's work uniforms. It's over month until we get our Lidl here, I'm so excited! (similar to Aldi if you haven't heard of it)

    Nichole

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    1. I'm so excited for you to get a Lidl, Nichole. I would love to go in one and see what they have to offer. Good idea o the tennis balls. I had some of those, but let y cat play with them instead. LOL

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  5. Good week for you except the 2 days spent subbing in the week. Our local public schools do not allow doors to be open in gyms. Odd when students play on playground fields.

    That keg is a dandy.

    -memphis metro

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    1. Thank you, Anna. The open doors in the gym is a big issue. Spoken about often every year in meetings with the school board. They really need to work on it seriously.

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  6. I bet those 2 days in the gym were pretty hot! Before we know it, though we will be into the cooler days of fall. Great frugal week and some good deals.

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    1. They were very hot! Thank you, Nana. I'm looking forward to cooler days.

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  7. Back to school and now you will get to sub. Do you save any of your sub money for the summer when you are laid off?

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    1. Yes, I try and save some money to make it thru the summer.

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