Friday, September 22, 2023

Fourth Frugal Friday of September 2023


Welcome to Frugal Friday! 

Quote of the Week

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life” ~ Dolly Parton

My Frugal Week

I scanned all my receipts into Fetch this week. It’s great how fast it all adds up as you get 25 points for every receipt and sometimes more. I’ll be using my reward points for $50 gift cards for Kroger or Walmart. We could definitely use free groceries for something as simple as scanning our receipts for items we are buying anyway. 

If you are not a member of Fetch and want to sign up using my referral link you can sign up here with code KB3EV and get 100 points in the process. 

I filed a claim form with Angie's List for the stolen artwork, broken appliance dolly, and a service call for an HVAC company. The total cost was $120, so now we will wait and see what happens. 

We received a check from Sweet WeePeets for the consignment sale, which was right under $500 for everything we sold this past week. I ended up with one item from the consignment sale for the kitchen, which was this scraper for $1.00. I’m such a big spender. 😂 

I was out of the house on Tuesday and Wednesday for physical therapy and a routine doctor visit. The physical therapy office had a Little Free Library in there. I picked out three cook-booklets for myself and will bring some books with me for the next time I go back.

My doctor wrote me a DME prescription for my physical therapist. Rather than having to drive back to Chattanooga to give them the prescription they allowed me to take a photo of it on my phone and text it to them, which saved me time and gas. I just love technology. 

Also on Tuesday I had a Zoom meeting about bank overdraft fees. There were three other people in the meeting with me and we spent ninety minutes in the meeting and were paid $150 for our time. Cha-Ching! 

I redeemed a $5 coupon Etsy sent to me via email and used it to purchase a Christmas present. 

On Saturday we decided to get out of the house and have some fun. Yard sales weren’t very good as it kept raining off and on all morning. So, we headed to Chattanooga and went to McKay Used Books. We brought multiple books to trade and we received $36 in trade credit. I spent all of my time in the cookbook section, which is always fun for me. 

Here is a photo I took of my new to me books. 

Here is the link to each book on Amazon, if you're interested. 

Southern Living The Slim Down South Cookbook Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon

Ultimate Superfoods by Kelly Pfeiffer

Good And Cheap by Leanne Brown

The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet

Vitamix Getting Started Plus The Perfect Inspiration for Every Meal

Vitamix Savor Recipes

The Great Chicago Style Pizza Cookbook by Pasquale Bruno, Jr. 

Alabama’s Historic Restaurants and their recipes by Gay N. Martin

Famous Dave’s Backroads & Sidestreets


This week I received a free copy of the Halloween Magic issue of Good Housekeeping.

My three free cook-booklets from the physical therapy office. 

Through my no spend group I received a box of four rolls of toilet paper, one box of tissues, one roll of paper towels, one bottle of Dawn dishwashing detergent, and a bar of soap. Also received a box of spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, several granola type bars, corn, soup, canned chicken, a loaf of bread, grape tomatoes, and a bag of oranges. 

Photo of the Week

This is our cat Archie, who was so busy scratching his ear this week that he didn't realize he flipped his ear backwards. LOL

Avoiding Spending

I filled up my gas tank on Wednesday, so I couldn’t avoid spending this week. 

Saving Money on Entertainment

Shadow Casting on PBS The Making of “A River Runs Through It” 

What I've been Reading This Week

Last week in the comment section, Barb told me that Rhonda over at the Down to Earth blog is back to blogging again. Rhonda is a wealth of information as is her blog, so be sure to check it out. And thank you for letting us know, Barb. 

My Frugal Halloween

60 Dinners that will $ave you Money

Thank you for dropping by my frugal blog, you are always welcome here. 

We would love to hear all about your week in the comment section.

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  1. (Little Penpen) wow, you had a terrific week in the money department. Enjoy! I hope the Angie’s list thing comes through for you.

    1. Thank you, Penny. I hope Angi comes through for me too. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. Have you stopped temping for teaching

  3. What a deal on the zoom call with the bank!

    1. Thank you, I was really tickled over that one.

  4. What a great week of frugalness. Love those cookbooks and the booklets as well.

    God bless.

    1. Thank you, Jackie. I was really tickled over the cookbooks too.

  5. Sounds like a good money saving week! Great sales at the consignment and how cool about the money for the zoom meeting. All those savings surely add up. What a cute kitty! It is so funny how their ears flip back.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you, Kathy.

      Archie is a real Mama’s boy to my delight. 😂

      I was happy about the consignment sale, although Bailey was looking for more. But in these days of higher grocer bills, people don’t always have money for extras even second hand.

      I hope you have a great weekend too!

  6. I'm so far behind on technology...but I'm getting there. It seems as though I have no choice so I have to embrace it. Your doing great!
    Your cat is so cute-I love his ear flop. You did quite well in the free department..great job!

    1. I
      Thanks, Vickie.

      I know what you mean about being behind on technology. Bailey will tell you that about me too. 😂

  7. Oh my, Archie is such a cutie pie! I am so jealous of that Chicago pizza cookbook. Chicago pizza is on my list of things I want to learn to make. If you make any, please share. Sounds like you had a great week. I hope you're having a great weekend as well.


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