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Frugal Wins

June 25th, 2017 at 09:37 pm

I just harvested a bunch of lettuce from our garden. Maybe for the last time this season...it seems a bit on the bitter side. We will still eat it mixed with other greens or add to a smoothie. There was also one cherry tomato and a summer squash ready. I do need to do some fertilizing as the soil here is awful!

I used one of my Frito Lay coupons today at the store. The price of the chips was $3.20, so received that off my bill. I also used two other coupons, that I found in the store, for another $1.50 off products I purchased. I have moved $4.70 from the grocery budget to the BIG goal.

I probably saved more money today, as I made a list and later crossed a few items off. I would guess another $5 to $10 worth of savings by skipping some items that were not needed. I also don't think I added anything extra into the cart...oh actually I did. But both were less than $2 combined. I also had a couple times where I picked up an item I needed only to find the same thing, different brand in another aisle for less!

We have been able to keep our irrigation system from running all but one time in the last two weeks because we have received so much rain! Maybe the water bill will be a bit lower next month.

What are your frugal wins?

In other news...

We have been hearing from our daughter each afternoon. Evening for her. She left the UK yesterday and arrived in France. I know she will be in Paris tomorrow evening. She isn't saying a lot because it seems to be moments before she dives into bed. I think the trip is going well. We have seen pictures on Facebook from a teacher who is posting. I will be interested to see how much of her money she spends!

7 Responses to “Frugal Wins”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    My biggest and best frugal win this week was using the points accumulated at Walgreens...to the tune of $35 off a bill for some things. Most of the clerks won't let me use that much and say you can only use $5 or $10, but this gal was new and wasn't as quick on the draw of getting the screen to flip over.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I used a bunch of "loyalty" coupons I received from our local grocer: $6 off my order, free hummus, and lots of doubled coupons that gave me free rice mix, beans, cheese, and a few other things. And like Rob, I used Walgreen's rewards for $10 off the reduced camera batteries and chapstick. The clerk at Wags told me something I'd never noticed about their rewards--when you get to 18,000 points, you actually have 20,000 or $20 worth and at 40,000, you have $50 worth. I usually spend mine more quickly but we do buy a fair number of things there. Perhaps I should save them up?

    Any tips from you gardeners about keeping the bunnies out of your garden?

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    @MEC, I had to install a chicken wire fence around my lettuce. I had a bunny eating them initially. Lucky for me, I had already invested in these in the past...so just had to pull out of my garage.

    Nice job with the savings ladies at Walgreens.

    I did remember that I'm also trying to root the end of my celery to see if I can get it to regrow. I figure if I can it could be worth the effort, and save me at least another $1.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    Free things I've ordered using cc reward Amazon gift cards this month: A planner, waffle maker, muffin tin liners, two Playtex bras, underwear and socks for my husband.

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    Free things I've ordered using cc reward Amazon gift cards this month: A planner, waffle maker, muffin tin liners, two Playtex bras, underwear and socks for my husband.

    P.S. and a cilantro bunch from a neighbor.

  6. ThriftoRama Says:

    Did someone say bunnies in the garden? We used to have a huge problem with them and wasted plenty of time and money trying to keep them out. The solution? We added dutch white clover (via reseeding) to the lawn all around the garden. Now, they hop right past the garden to eat the clover. They prefer it because it tastes like sweet pea shoots. And, it's pretty and good for bees. Win win!

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    That's a neat solution to use clover, Thrift.

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