Sunday, June 20, 2021

My Frugal Week


My Frugal Week

On Thursday every week I go through the Craigslist website and our local newspapers and add all the yard sales we are interested in and add them to my Google Maps app. I have two folders there, one for Friday and one for Saturday. I can cross each one off the list after we've visited it. This is so much more efficient than using a paper map. 

Last Friday we went to pick up my second set of glasses and stopped in at Ingle's to see what they had on markdown. 


They had beef and chicken on markdown. The chicken was $5.99 per package and has three huge chicken breasts in both packages while the ground beef has three pounds in each package for $5.99 each. We bought five of those.  


They also had bottes of Laura Lynn buttermilk dressing for 50 cents per bottle, so I bought two of those. 

On Monday we had to make a trip to the dr.'s office. Unfortunately there was a tree down across the driveway and we couldn't get out. After we got back to the house the FedEx man pulled into the and had moved the tree for us. 

Saving Money In My Frugal Kitchen

I love this time of year for all the fresh fruit and vegetables. We've been having fruit bowls this week with fresh watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe melons, grapes, and strawberries.  

I took the leftover BBQ chicken and made it into a spread using cream cheese. It had so much flavor, and was good spread on tortillas and a good/different way to use up those leftovers.  

We used up the last of our tuna this week, so I bought more at Amazon. I really like the Starkist Lemon Pepper tuna and it's only $19.60 for 24 pouches on Amazon. 

We picked up several salads from Aldi this week. They are the perfect item to have for dinner on these hot summer days. 

We are having Internet issues here since all the leaves are on the trees now. We live in a very wooded area and in the summer time the leaves will block our Internet signal and make the connection go off and on all day long. I've had trouble posting this for that reason. So, this is a short post just to let you all know what is going on here. 

How was your week?

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~
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17 comments :

  1. Those were some great deals. I think I would have gotten more of the dressing - it is so good on anything!
    What a nice Fed Ex guy!
    Have a good week

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    1. Yes, I love the buttermilk dressing on multiple things, Cheryl. Yes, our FedEx guy is the best. They have really shined thru this pandemic.

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  2. So happy you had someone clear your tree for you - what a great guy! And, those are some great deals at the store.

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    1. Thank you. I know that was really nice of our FedEx man.

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  3. Good buys! We don’t have an Ingles in our area, but we are going on vacation where Ingles is the only store. We are looking forward to doing our vacation meal shopping there.

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    1. I really like Ingle's. They are a little more expensive than some stores, but I still like to window shop there. LOL

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  4. You really got some great deals Belinda! We sure can't find prices even close to that here in Florida.

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    1. Thank you, Martha. We are always happy when we can find such markdowns.

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  5. It was very nice of the FedEx man to move the tree for you. 😊

    I didn’t know about folders in Google Maps. I’m going to see how to do it.

    Hope you have a wonderful week, Belinda.

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    1. Thank you, Nil. We thought that was very nice of the FedEx man too.

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  6. IT is hard to get internet where I live also. I wish we lived close as I would love to yard sale with you!

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    1. Oh, that would be so much fun, Kim. we would have a blast.

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  7. Sounds like a good week. Great deals! Your meals sound delicious!
    I love your idea of putting your garage sale route into google maps. Saves time and gas too.
    Sorry about the internet troubles. Our tv antenna loses signal in the summer with all the leaves on the trees, but it can still pick up those shopping channels that I don't want.
    Hope you can see better with your new glasses. I'm glad the fedex man was able to move the tree so that you could get out.
    Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. You're so sweet. When we had Dish network it would do that to the cable in the summertime too. Those shopping channels and advertisements find a way to get thru, don't they?

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  8. Great deals Belinda.

    God bless.

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  9. Those were great meat prices! This week, I have just been tired this week. I have to pass up most yard sales since the walk is too far...lol. I love to hear about your yard sales.

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  10. It will be quite a while before we can have any fresh fruit; we should see strawberries and maybe raspberries within three weeks, and our two small trees are loaded with little green apples.

    However, we did have a big salad from our garden and yard today: Red Sails lettuce, several kinds of Asian greens (they've gone rogue and reseed themselves every year), young quinoa leaves (ditto), some kind of red-green lettuce (ditto), spinach and chives.

    Tomorrow my niece's sister-in-law is having a BIG garage sale, so I hope to make it over there. This woman does four big consignment sales a year and visits thrift shops and other people's yard sales all year long. She usually has some great finds, so I might be able to do a little early Christmas shopping.

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