Friday, August 9, 2019

Frugal Friday ~ August 9, 2019


My daughter accidentally ordered some Great Value quart sized bags on her Walmart pickup order this week. She meant to order the gallon size. 

She returned them to Walmart for a refund and the customer service rep showed her how to do a return on her phone and let her keep the three bags she bought by mistake. I'm tickled because I can use these to take sandwiches to work. 


Pictured above is a package of Ball Park hot dogs that we bought on markdown for $2.99. We bought three of them. My daughter bit down on a bone in one of hers and so she does not want to eat anymore of them. 

I called Ball Park and sent them photos of the three packages. They mailed me a check for $10.00 to cover the cost of the hot dogs. I thought that was really good customer service. 


We have three of these containers from Cool Gear. The lids are very difficult to remove. In fact one of them had a fork stuck inside that I could not get out. So, I emailed Cool Gear and sent them photos with the fork stuck inside.

The customer service representative said she could see my fork stuck inside. I just love being able to send pictures instantly to these companies and getting assistance when a product fails. 

She said she was going to send me something in the mail and although it hasn't come yet, I will keep you updated. 

 

Here is my lunch bag I bought this summer ready for my first day back to school on Thursday. I took my sub bag to the car the night before, laid out my clothes the night before and was raring to go on Thursday. 

Woke up early and got there on time, went into the classroom and sat down. The teacher walks in and asks me why I'm there. Ugh.

He had mixed up the date and didn't need me until later in the month. It takes a lot of effort to do all of that and get there and then to not be able to sub or be paid was a big let down. 

He is a good person and I know he wouldn't do that to me on purpose, so I'm letting it go and moving on. I'll be subbing next week, so that's good. 


My daughter picked up a Fannie Flag audio book while she was thrifting this week. She knows I like Fannie Flag's Fried Green Tomatoes and figured I would like another book by her. I'll put this in my car to listen to while I'm driving.


Krispy Kreme was giving away one of their new Reese's doughnuts yesterday.  Your choice of peanut butter or chocolate. I chose the later and split mine with dd and we both though it was delicious. 

I received a neat little surprise yesterday, but I'm going to wait until next week to share it. So be sure to tune in next Friday to see what it is. :)

Belinda
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22 comments :

  1. Oh, man. How frustrating to show up at work & not be needed! I'm trying to get myself (emotionally) ready to go back to work, after so much freedom & flexibility & productivity this summer. It's going to be hard!

    I like your lunch bag.

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    1. Exactly! And I didn't even mention the gas I wasted on the 26 mile round trip. Ugh. It was frustrating. I know how you feel emotionally to go back to work. It's all in the mindset. I had a trial run yesterday, lol.

      Thanks, the lunch bag is nice and roomy and I like that. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  2. It definitely pays to let customer service know of problems. Good job.
    Bummer on showing up to work that day.
    Have a good weekend.

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  3. Good wins this week-except the wasted gas and time. Sorry for that! I'm currently using my sons old lunch bag -over 15 year sold, with a couple cooler packs. It works so great for avoiding take out and expensive stuff and the gross refrigerators at work!

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    1. My lunch used to get stolen out of the refrigerator at work, so lesson learned there. That's great to have a lunch box 15 years old, that sounds like a great one, Sam.

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  4. Forty or more years ago, I went in to sub and a race riot broke out. The principal told me to go home and told the secretary to pay me anyway for getting up and showering. I had a one- and three year old, so it took a lot to get there. At least I got paid, but it was so nerve-wracking to be there.

    What is in your sub bag?

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    1. Oh my goodness that sounds awful. It's so great that they paid you anyway.

      My sub bag includes my planner, notebook paper, erasers and pencils for students who are out, ibuprofen and pesto bismal if I get sick, paper towels or cloth towels for if I need them. a tiny fan, erasers, an extension cord, a book I'm reading, and other items like that.

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  5. Fannie flaggs, the honk and holler coming soon is a great book too.

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    1. Thank you for the heads up, Nichole. I'll be sure to check it out too.

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  6. That would be a pain to show up and not be needed after all you go through to be ready for work. Oh well these things do happen.

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    1. Yes, they do, Kim. Thank you for the support. :)

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  7. I'm sorry.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  8. Some companies have really good customer service.

    I’m sorry you were not needed on the first day of work. 26 miles is a long way to drive just to learn that. Don’t they call and confirm a day or two in advance?

    Seeing your lunch bag reminded me that I need to repair mine, it has a rip in one corner. I’m going back to work next week.

    Have a great weekend, Belinda.

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    1. No they don't call, but I will text the day before to from now on to make sure he needs me. Good plan to repair yours in preparation for next week. I hope your school year is a great one and you also have a good weekend. Summer was fun while it lasted. LOL :)

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    2. Summer is every day for me. Do not miss teaching, but I did miss it for years. Enjoyed entertaining my own kiddos and their friends, who came requesting cakes, cookies, meals, and on and on. Have a great school year, Belinda.

      Your connecting with companies to correct their wrongs is amazing.
      -memphis metro

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    3. Thank you, Anna. I appreciate that. I do miss the students during the summer months. I received several hugs on Thursday, so that was nice.

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  9. I just requested a Fannie Flagg book from the library "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven." I haven't read any of her books before so looking forward to it. I often listen to podcasts (yours included!) and audio books while in the car. It makes the time pass by more quickly.
    So sorry about your wasted trip to school! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, DLL. That FF book sounds like another good one too.Thank you so much for listening to my podcast. That means a lot to me and I appreciate it. I hope you have a great weekend too.

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  10. To me the most difficult part of the day is getting ready and getting to wherever I am supposed to be. If I got there and it was cancelled I would not be terribly happy. Sorry you had it happen.

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    1. Exactly, Anne. Thank you. It was disheartening.

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