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Groceries, Gas, Apps and Herbs...Oh my!!

August 24th, 2014 at 11:40 pm

The only money spent today at our house was for groceries and gas. Husband just went to fill up his truck, so I'll say around $60 to fill it up. The groceries were from Target. I had three physical coupons, used Target's cartwheel app for other discounts, and redeemed two $5 gift cards I obtained a few days ago. The charge to my Target Red card was $113.05.

I started using the Ibotta app for additional rebates on things I buy. I earned a little cash for buying ground beef and bread today. The other day I earned a rebate for buying Kleenex tissues. I'm up to a whole $2! It will add up over time though.

I also started using Two Grand app for tracking food. It is all based on pictures, rather than counting calories. I need something new to keep my interest so I'm going to give it a try. Eating too much food is my problem right now. If I eat I'm getting some exercise, although I need more. I've had more water today because of the app, so that is a plus.

I also harvested some herbs today. Specifically, oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary. My mom purchased and planted them, but then sent them with me when they were out of town for nearly two weeks. I tried to send them back last time I visited, but she said they weren't doing as well as they were here. So I was to keep them. I used them fresh only once or twice. Today, I set most of them up to dry in bags and the basil to freeze. I will find out if she wants them now. If not, I got free herbs!

How was your spending this weekend? Have you started any new apps that you like? Do you use herbs in your cooking or baking? Do you have a favorite?

3 Responses to “Groceries, Gas, Apps and Herbs...Oh my!!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    How do you freeze the basil?

    I dehydrated our herbs in the microwave and store them in jars.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    @rob, I clipped the leaves off the stem and put them on a tray in the freezer. A few hours later, I simply double bagged them to put back in the freezer. I read this was okay for basil, but not for most other herbs since they don't have the high oil content. I was also deterred from using microwave from the article I read, so I'm air drying the other herbs. I'm no expert, just did a little online searching to determine what to do. Your way sounds like it works!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    I use Ibotta....I have earned one Starbucks gift card and I am .50 away from another. I love it when they have a rebate for something I use and I also have a coupon I can apply in the store. I love earning something like that for very little effort.

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